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Stec {photo} is owned by husband-wife team Pete and Deb Stec. With their flair for artistic yet classic photography, they have shot more than 2,500 weddings all over the world. They blend vintage and modern elements together to form a style all their own that is widely acclaimed.


Pete and Deb were married in 1992 and started their professional wedding and baby photo studio in Ontario and British Columbia in 1994. Over the years, their they have won several awards, such as best wedding photo on Vancouver Island and two Fuji Film National Portrait Competition championships. Wedding blogs like Elegant Weddings, Grace Ormonde's Wedding Style and Wedding Bells have published their work. They have worked with clients such as Michael (Pinball) Clemons, Nelly Furtado’s immediate family, and more, photographing intimate wedding and family events.

Services offered

Stec {photo} offers couples a wide range of flexible options for their wedding photography. They are skilled in contemporary, portraiture, traditional, and photojournalistic photography. Their services include:

  • Additional hours
  • Boudoir shoot
  • Custom graphics
  • Engagement shoot
  • High resolution
  • Liability insurance
  • Trash the dress photography
  • Albums
  • Digital files
  • Thank you cards

Other services

Additional services offered include moving pictures, business headshots, promotional show coverage, and maternity, baby and kids photography.

Areas covered

Stec {photo} has offices in Western Canada and throughout Ontario. Pete, Deb, and their associate photographers travel worldwide.

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What photography services do you offer?

One event per day
Add'l hours
Boudoir shoot
Engagement shoot
Liability insurance
Multi. locations
Trash the dress

What photography items do you offer?

Digital files
Flush mount
Save the date
Thank you cards

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
Digital files
Multi. locations

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Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

One event per day
Add'l hours
Digital files
Multi. locations
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Reviews for Stec Photographers

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Jessica K. Sent on 09/09/2018
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Couldn't be happier

Hello there, if you're reading this then you must be curious about hiring STEC to do your photography. I'll make it easy for you... do it! Seriously, I don't have enough words to tell you how incredible it was working with Pete.
First, let me say he is one of the most welcoming people I've ever met; his wife included (whom my husband and I met briefly). He happily welcomed us into his home and we spent a few hours chatting about ourselves and our plans for our wedding. Pete made us feel very comfortable as he told us about himself and his photography style, to the point where we didn't even consider any other photographer. We knew we wanted him to be a part of our big day.
Second, this man is incredibly patient. We had some issues happen that caused some problems before the wedding, and we had to do a lot of back-and-forth communicating to make sure we were all on the same page. He was extremely helpful and patient when I was a little slow to respond at times. Not only that, not once did he get annoyed when I had to continually interrupt his work to run to the bathroom as I have Chron's Disease. Most people struggle with understanding the situation, but he was very supportive and considerate when it came to location choices.
Third, he's a lot of fun to work with. I spent a lot of my time laughing during the photo shoots, which made things much easier. He provided guidance when needed (let's face it, most of us aren't models!), and nothing felt weird or uncomfortable (ladies, he does boudoir shoots ;) and despite how I feel about my body, he made me look damn fine!).
Fourth, his work is INCREDIBLE. It didn't matter if the photos were touched up or not, they all came out great! Of course I'm a little biased and absolutely loved the ones he did touch up (some of the effects he put on the images were really cool!!), but there weren't any photos I was unhappy with. If you haven't checked out his work yet, take a minute to do so. This is a man who clearly loves his art and it shows!
Now, if you're worried about price, let me say that he is worth it. I don't mean to say that he's expensive, nor do I mean to say he's cheap. However, I know many people who don't want to spend more than a couple hundred (or less) on photography, and that's completely understandable. My husband and I debated how much we wanted to dedicate towards the photography budget, and decided that this was one cost we wouldn't "cheap out on", and honestly we have no regrets. Again, not saying he's expensive or cheap; the price for what we got was fantastic (especially if you compare some others who charge just as much or more for a fraction of what's included if you sign on with Pete).
I could probably keep going on and on about Pete and his work, but I think you get the idea by now. Not only is he amazing at what he does, he's also an amazing person. If you're still not convinced, I suggest meeting him. He doesn't pressure you into signing with him, and he even gave us advice on what to look for when searching for a photographer (if we decided we didn't want to hire him). I would 100% recommend him to any couple. He exceeded all my expectations, and I hope that I can work with him again in the future.
Ashleigh Sent on 07/09/2018
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Pete was fabulous. 100% Recommend

We got married at Inn on the Twenty this past July, the pictures were great. We had so many compliments about Pete on the day of, his image visions and ideas were great. Definitely recommend him to anyone... his professionalism, experience and easy-going demeanor were a great part of our day.
Amy C. Sent on 17/07/2016
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There is only positive to say about Pete - the professionalism as well as quality of photography that he produces. He was able to capture the intimacy of our small wedding as well as handle our 4 children with ease! We are so happy with our photos and are thankful that we chose Stec Photography as we will have these memories that he captured for us for our lifetime. We look forward to having Pete take photos of our family again in the future!!
Jackie C. Sent on 17/11/2015
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Pete made us feel very comfortable from the first meeting, he was very thorough and detailed from start to finish. Not being a fan of having my photo taken he made me feel very comfortable. Pete is the ultimate professional, for the most part he did his thing and I didn't even realize he was there. All of our family and guests commented on the great job he did. ("Some photographers can simply take over and he just blended in"). Our photos were here within a week and all look fabulous!!!! He really captured our special day the way we wanted it.
Thanks again!!!!!
Jackie and Brian
Larissa F. Sent on 23/10/2015
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Adrien and I were very impressed with the quality of Stec photography for our wedding this past July. We really enjoyed the artistic style used to capture such a wonderful day for us!
Maria F. Sent on 14/08/2015
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We are so happy with our experience with Pete. From our first meeting, to our engagement photos to the wedding day Pete created a comfortable and relaxing, yet professional atmosphere. Our wedding photos are something that we will cherish for a lifetime!
Hilary M. Sent on 25/07/2015
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My husband and I (fiancé back then) met Peter at a Bridal show and were quite impressed with not only his experience and professionalism, but his passion as well. It was clear very quickly that he loves what he does. So, we hired him for our wedding and were very pleasantly surprised with the variety, artistry and thought that went into our photos despite the tight timeframe Peter had to work with. Would highly recommend hiring Stec Photography for your wedding! You won't be disappointed. It is evident that Peter is not only a man of talent, creativity and passion, but also integrity. Highly recommended!!
Elaine N. Sent on 24/02/2014
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Pete did a fantastic job at our wedding, he knew our venue so well and knew exactly where and how to shoot. He was also very open to our ideas and suggestions.

I love Pete's photographic style and he was able to capture the essence of our day. The only thing I would do differently is hire him for longer! I only wanted pictures of the first part of the day and our first day, after seeing how good they came out, I wish I would have had him at the dance/reception taking shots of all the fun we had!

I would highly recommend Pete to brides, that like a classic yet modern style and like clean lines in their images. Pete was great!
Stefanie Sent on 02/12/2013
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All I can say about Peter Stec is: WOW! From our first meeting with him, my husband and I were very impressed by his professionalism and eagerness to help us with any questions and concerns that we had regarding our wedding photos. In the months leading up to our wedding, Pete was very responsive to emails and did not once leave me feeling insecure with the service he was going to provide. Come the day of our wedding, even though it was the coldest, most miserable day of the whole year, Pete did not let this dampen our spirits. He captured all the day's moments beautifully and provided his expert opinion at every turn. My husband and I were so impressed with the way Pete ran around all day, changing lenses and commenting on how cool the photos looked and how he was trying different things and getting really excited- which in turn got us pretty excited! I can go on and on about Stec Photography. Pete was truly amazing and gracious every step of the way. We will definitely be recommending him to any friends we know planning a wedding in the future.
Ashley B. Sent on 22/09/2013
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My husband and I had both our engagement and wedding photos shot by Pete Stec. The reason for choosing Stec Photographers is I loved the natural and soft look of their portfolio. I found this contrasted greatly with the dark, saturated look of other popular photo studios in the GTA.

Our booking appointment with Pete Stec was very comfortable and laid back as it took place in his home. We were having so much fun answering the thorough questions being asked about our upcoming big day that we were there for almost three hours. Pete was very personable and evidently knew what he was talking about. We both knew we had made the right choice after we left that day and couldn't be more excited.

Our engagement photos rained out two times and Pete was very accommodating when it came to rescheduling. When the weather finally cooperated, our fall engagement photos couldn't have gone more perfect. We put our total trust in Pete when it came to picking the locations. He selected picturesque spots around his home in wine country. He also encouraged us to use a few props, which allowed us to add our own personal touch to our pictures and, more importantly, have fun. We had our pictures in our hands less than a week later. We were so excited to get them that we left the house at 11 p.m. after receiving an email from Pete saying he would leave the disc in a bag on his porch. Talk about speedy clientele service!

When our wedding day came, we had the most amazing time taking our couple/ bridal party photos at Van Wagners beach in Stoney Creek. We had a second location on the schedule in Burlington, but things were going so well that we trusted Pete when he said he was getting amazing shots. We didn't even make it to the second spot and we don't regret it at all. Our wedding photos are beautiful and he even made it a priority to get amazing shots with our families and bridal party. As a bride, I didn't feel stressed for time and am forever grateful we went with Stec.

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Pete & Deb Stec
Pete & Deb Stec

Since 1992, we have been a part of over 4000 weddings in Canada, USA and the Caribbean. We'd love to share our experience and skills with you on your wedding day! Many blessings!


3160 Nineteenth Street L0R 1S0 St Catharines (Ontario)

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