Our Story

We are the Steingards!

We are a creative duo who hail from Stratford, ON Canada. We so value the relationship that we have with our clients and feel it’s important to know a bit about who will be on the other side of the lens. After all, besides each other, the people you spend the most time with on your wedding day are your photographers!

All in all, we are pretty down-to-earth and love connecting with and looking for beauty in the people and places around us.

Most importantly, we absolutely LOVE what we do.

Michael Steingard Photography is run on the passion to look for and capture the Raw Goodness in the world around us. What is Raw Goodness you ask? It is the beauty in Life. It is the beauty in Love. It’s those moments of beauty that are not always easily seen, not always held, and not always felt but are still there waiting to be discovered and captured. This is the journey we are on. This is the journey we love. It can be found. It can be kept. It can be felt. Raw Goodness!

As a husband and wife photography team, we feel so honoured to be able to capture the love of two people coming together and promising each other a lifetime. We love to take the raw and emotional moments of love in a candid and honest way, and blend those moments with artistic, out-of-the-box and dramatically unique perspectives. This is what we do. We create and tell a story of love, while creating awe-inspiring art that will make your photos stand out above the rest. Whether you marry in an intimate living room setting, a grand resort on the beach or anything in between, your wedding day is special and your love is a story worth being told.

"I can say hands down that choosing Michael Steingard Photography was the best wedding decision I made (aside from marrying the groom)."

- Eroulla + Wajih

"We were looking to find stress free photographers for our big day and Michael and Kailyn fit the bill perfectly."

- Simeon + Michelle

"People rave about our photos, and I truly think they are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen!!"

- Charlene & Sean

"Michael and Kailyn Steingard are the epitome of photography perfection."

- Kelly & Tom
Michael Steingard

A bit about Michael

Hello, I’m Michael. Even though I’m a 3rd generation wedding photographer, I kind of fell into wedding photography by accident. During a gap year after high school, I took a trip to New York City where I fell in love with photography through a borrowed lens. Upon my return, my Uncle Phil (who is also a wedding photographer) took notice of my work from the trip and invited me to join him as a second shooter. From there I grew to love photographing weddings, realizing that with the use of off-camera flash and a few other tricks of the trade I’d seen utilized, that I could not only create memories for people, but beautiful and unique pieces of art. From there Michael Steingard Photography was born and I’ve been at it for about 8 or 9 years now.

I get so inspired by the randomness of a wedding day and the challenge of creating images that speak. I love the connection I see between a couple on their wedding day, and think it’s absolutely beautiful. I also love taking that connection and finding a unique backdrop to display it with. This is why I’m convinced that you can have stunning photos absolutely anywhere!

Things I Love:

  • Jesus
  • My Super Gorgeous Amazing Wifey
  • Travel
  • My Vespa
  • Snacks
  • Playing Piano in an Empty Room
  • Road Trips
  • Shoehorns (yes, you read that right)
  • Coffee
  • Guitars
  • Mountains (Anywhere up high with a view, really)
  • Mexican Food
  • Music and More Music
  • Cardigan Sweaters
  • Owning Our Own Business
  • Puns

"I actually switched my wedding date to get Michael as my photographer - he's just that good."

- Kyra + Adam

"To this day, I haven't seen any wedding photographer match his talents... Simply MAGIC!"

- Jamielyn + Rainier

"Michael and Kailyn did not feel like just our photographers, but our close friends."

- Alicia & Byron
Kailyn Steingard

A bit about Kailyn

Hello, I’m Kailyn. Being an artist and musician I have always had a love for photography, but it wasn’t until Michael put a camera in my hands when we were first dating that I really fell in love with it. My insanely good-looking and talented husband is the best teacher and inspiration that there is! When we got engaged, the natural succession of events lent itself to having me joining the business and continuing on not only as photographer, but taking over a lot of the daily administrative tasks. I also have expanded into Family, Maternity and Newborn photography which you can check out here.

There is something about being able to tell a story in pictures that inspires and moves me! My hope is that you will see your story in the images I take and will fall in love with them over and over again as the years go by…both with the photos themselves and the subjects in them.

Things I Love

  • Jesus
  • My Husband
  • My Family
  • My Nephews
  • Music, Music, Music
  • Pajama Pants
  • Being Italian
  • Michael Jackson
  • Coffee (ok, ok, just lattes)
  • Mexican Food
  • Dutch Blitz (best game ever!)
  • Couples Who Cry Seeing Each Other On Their Wedding Day
  • Owning & Running Our Own Business
  • Working from Home
  • Organization
  • Being Real

What you’re saying

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