Stephen Atohi

Stephen Atohi is a film photographer based in Charleston, SC. Those who have worked with him describe his style as intimate, raw, and joyful. Stephen takes pride in a natural and photojournalistic style that focuses on capturing a kaleidoscope of emotions from throughout the wedding day. He sees his role on a wedding day as someone who gives an artistic interpretation of the story that's unfolding in front of him.

Stephen Atohi

Stephen Atohi is a film photographer based in Charleston, SC. Those who have worked with him describe his style as intimate, raw, and joyful. Stephen takes pride in a natural and photojournalistic style that focuses on capturing a kaleidoscope of emotions from throughout the wedding day. He sees his role on a wedding day as someone who gives an artistic interpretation of the story that's unfolding in front of him.

South Carolina
United States

[email protected]
www.stephenatohi.com


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… You would likely find me relaxing with my wife, perhaps reading a book and listening to music or possibly  out to brunch.

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… Patagonia! I got to spend three weeks visiting Patagonia and my sister, who was living there at the time. It honestly feels like a different planet entirely and the hiking itself, is otherworldly.

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… New Zealand! It’s basically been at the top of my bucket list since watching Lord of The Rings (huge fan of the books too).

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… that’s easily the people. I think wedding photography is just one of the coolest jobs in the world because I get to capture people’s real life “best day ever.” What could be better than that?

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE… a musician. That’s what I was doing before I took photography to full time and it's still a passion of mine.

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE…to relax and just let your wedding be a celebration of your love! Nothing is as important for a wedding as sharing your love and joy with friends and family.

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… Charleston is a 10/10 city. We have incredible food, unbelievable culture and history, beautiful jaw dropping venues, outdoors galore, and a burgeoning craft beer scene. Tough to beat all that.

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… likely somewhere out west. I love Colorado, Seattle, and California. Mountains, music, and craft beer are my love languages, so anywhere I can get those three in abundance.

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? Gonna let my nerd fly here… Lord of The Rings. I grew up reading those books and still watch the original trilogy once a year.