A life-long surfer and former commercial fisherman, Steve Munch has spent most of his life in, on, or near the ocean. Living in coastal Ventura County, Steve starts everyday either with a surf session or a photo session depending on the waves or the light. With no formal training to influence him Steve has developed a style that is unique and captivating. The coastal series collection has been created in recent years and is currently being diplayed in galleries and private collections across the country. In addition to his coastal and wildlife photography, Steve shoots professional motorcycle racing and surfing. His work has been published numerous magazines including Surfer, Coast, Surfer’s Journal, Superbike, Motorcyclist and Sport Rider. He has also had work featured for commercial use by clients such as ESPN, SUZUKI, JASON PRIDMORE and QUIKSILVER.
A Texas native, Stephanie Hogue has lived in Southern California since moving west to attend the University of San Diego in 1987. While in college, she got her start in photography working on the campus newspaper. After receiving a Bachelor's degree from the highly regarded Brooks Institute of Photography in 1993, Stephanie settled in Oxnard, California, near the Channel Islands Harbor. Stephanie has had the opportunity to photograph weddings, families, commercial jobs and political campaigns worldwide. Her work has been featured in a variety of publications including Time, InStyle, People, Modern Bride, Inside Weddings and Your Wedding Day. In 2008, Stephanie was hired to photograph John McCain for his presidential campaign in addition to the Senatorial campaigns of Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma. Currently, Stephanie's fine art images hang in the homes of private collectors throughout the country. Her collections include a series of painterly dunes and oceanscapes, Anacapa Island landscapes and a moody series of B&W Trees photographed with Infrared film. Also in her portfolio is a unique collection of i-phone photographs featuring vintage Americana that evoke a sense of nostalgia.