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Credentials, Awards & Honors

Master Photographer - a degree that takes most people about 20 years to get. Steve is one of the only Master Photographers in the Metro area. This degree is very hard to get and is your assurance of top quality. Less than 1% of photographers earn this degree. It is your assurance of quality!

Winner of the MN State wedding album competition - Photographers from all over the State gather and compete with their best album. It is again your assurance of hiring a top notch photographer.

Work chosen for display at Epcot Center in Disney World (Orlando, FL) - periodically, the top 100 photographers in the country are invited to show off their work. Steve has been invited twice.

Respected by Wedding Professionals -
"Steve Rouch is truly an artist. His eye for a person's inner soul, passion and beauty is reflected with style, grace and perfection in every image he captures. As a wedding M.C., working with Steve is a dream because I know he will preserve every nuance and emotion in the moments that are created. With every thing he does you can see and feel the love he has for his clients." --Bill Herman, DJ

"Steve, Wow! The pictures from the Ausen/Oppelt wedding turned out great! ... It was nice to finally meet you in person, as I have heard of you and your reputation as the best photographer in town. I could not agree more! ... I could not stop telling people about you." --Yvette Zeece, Wedding Coordinator

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Certified Professional Photographer - this is the equivalent of passing the Bar exam for an attorney. Very few photographers pass this tough test and ethical background check ... another "consumer report A+."
See more about this below!

Kodak Gallery Award Winner - Steve has won this twice ... of all the images in a competition, the judges award the exceptional image of the competition with this prestigious award.

Internationally published photographer - Steve has been published on multiple occasions in the largest professional photography publication in the world. He is considered a teacher and mentor by many of his photographic peers.

Fun Guy! - perhaps the most important credential of all is that Steve is a playful person that really enjoys people and helps everyone have a relaxing and fun time during a photo session. After all, people get nervous when being photographed, and all of the above credentials are meaningless unless the photographer has a gracious and happy personality!

This is where the art of photography truly begins and ends!

Steve has done over 2,000 weddings in his career. The average photographer has done 50-100.

Steve was voted to be the “Best wedding photographer in the State of Minnesota" in recent years. He was presented this award from the Minnesota Meetings and Events Magazine.

Steve was named Best Photographer in St. Paul two years running.

Steve has been awarded the Accredited Degree from The MPPA!

Steve has received over 30 National Merit awards for his work from the PPA!

Steve has chosen to run a full time, full service studio. You will always get a friendly answer when you call…this is not a part time hobby out of the basement of a home.

Steve Rouch Photography is a fully insured business with American Family and the PPA, your assurance of a reliable business to work with. Steve has an A+ rating with BBB. In the last 5 years we did over 1,000 assignments. We had 8 clients with questions and all were answered satisfactorily.

Our studio features a staff with a designer with a degree from the U of M (Angie), Steve (40+ years of customer service experience) and Marsha with (20+ years of experience).

Steve is a fine art photographer with 3 published books and many shows in galleries like the KAREN GALLERY in Mpls.

Slideshow above: Some of the many awards, degrees and honors Steve has earned over the years.

Steve is a singer/songwriter that still performs locally in places like O'Gara's. He has 3 original cd's to his credit.

Steve has been asked to photograph local celebrities!

Steve has published a book about his almost 2,000 weddings called
Wild and Wonderful Wedding Day Stories.

Steve has been a photographer since 1971. He studied with Great Masters like

Ansel Adams, Jay Stock, Monte Zucker, David Ziser, Harold Beach, Jay Maisel, and many others.

 

Steve Rouch Photography has donated to St. Jude's Hospital for children for the past 20+ years.

Steve is a 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan karate. He has trained for over 30+ years. He has also studied Aikido…the style taught by Steven Segal.

E-mail us at steve@choicephoto.com or call us at 651-644-2184. We would love to chat with you and help you have a fantastic wedding day! ~Steve

What does "Board Certified Photographer" really mean?

This is a letter from the Professional Photographers of America.....

Dear Steve,

Only 3% of all photographers are board certified....like a law or doctors degree!
Many members worked hard to earn their certification, but don’t highlight it in their marketing. Once you’ve taken the time and made the effort to get certified you should take advantage of the opportunities that certification can provide in your marketing. Studies show that Certification is the most widely recognized consumer credential. People are familiar with certification and understand that it places you in an elite position in your profession.

To be honest not everyone is familiar with certification. There are plenty of folks out there, who you will have to explain certification to, but certification programs exist in hundreds of professions and professionals know what it means. Everyone, from doctors and financial planners, to heating/cooling repairmen, works in industries where certification is critical to your professional standing. So while not everyone knows about certification, professionals like accountants; doctors, and financial planners, the people with disposable income that you want as clients are intimately familiar with certification.

Most professionals either work in an industry that has a certification program or hire other professionals that have certification programs. Explaining to your clients that the credential means you passed a rigorous examination and portfolio review helps to set you apart from your competition. You are one of less than 3% of professional photographers who have attained certification. I know you’re proud of your accomplishment I just hope that you are telling your prospective customers about it. They might be more impressed than you would guess.

Best regards,

David Mithofer
Manager, Member Services
Professional Photographers of America

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Wedding Photography by Minneapolis/St. Paul/Woodbury Wedding Photographer, Steve Rouch. Serving St. Paul, Minneapolis, Edina, Woodbury, Plymouth, Western Wisconsin and Beyond. Learn more at www.choicephoto.com

Creative. Stylish. Award-winning. These are the words typically used to describe this wedding photographer. With clients based all over the world, Woodbury is home to this St. Paul wedding photographer.Steve Rouch Photography is anything but your average Twin Cities wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other St. Paul/Minneapolis Metro Area wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the Twin Cities area.
This is Twin Cities wedding photography at its best. Steve Rouch Photography is an international award winning photographer based in the Twin Cities metro area. Offering wedding coverage in St. Paul/Minneapolis and surrounding area and destinations worldwide, this wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the country and is located right here in the East Twin Cities Metro Area, Woodbury, MN. Creative. Stylish. Award-winning. These are the words typically used to describe this wedding photographer. With clients based all over the world, Woodbury is home to this St. Paul wedding photographer.

We take pride in offering our clients the type of first-rate wedding photography they are looking for. Its one thing to take pictures, its another to create art for our clients. Our local clients are typically looking for artwork for their home vs. snapshots, and that is what draws them into our Woodbury wedding photography studio.

Steve Rouch Photography offers Twin Cities wedding photography coverage in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, including but not limited to, Roseville, Eagan, Mendota, Wayzata, Minnetonka and many more suburbs. We serve the 10 county area. Not looking for a wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your high school senior photography and all your family photography needs in the Twin Cities area. We are located conveniently in Woodbury, MN. Call for an appt. 651-644-2184.

 


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