Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Stephen is not only a talented photographer, but a consummate professional. He understands our goals, finds creative ways to provide solutions, always has unique shots mixed in with our list of essential images, is a pleasure to work with, AND meets our deadlines. That combination of skills makes him a go-to resource for our team. — Diane Carroll, Director of Communications


There are few local photographers that I have called on for help that can be trusted to do great work… Stephen is one of them!

Curtis Myers, Former Chief Photographer

Walton Arts Center

I have worked with Stephen on several projects and have always been very pleased with the results. He requires very little direction and has a unique approach to every job. But most importantly, he has a true talent and passion for photography. He captures the spirit of a person, place or event with a curious sense of exploration. I should also mention that I own several pieces of his work in my personal collection; I especially love the rich color, light and texture that makes his interpretation of the natural world so distinct. — Beth Bobbitt, Public Relations Manager

University of Arkansas

Stephen is a wonderful photographer in a world saturated with wonderful photographers. What separates Stephen from the pack are several things: his willingness to listen to what the client wants; his ability to deliver the goods; and to do so on time. Aside from that, he’s obviously talented at answering questions about the technical aspects of photography in language that we can all understand—I know because I’ve questioned him to the point of distraction, and still his patience perseveres in every situation. He brings to his work integrity too, and you can trust him at every turn. A real professional in every sense of the word, and an artist as well when it’s time to be an artist. I can’t imagine a better experience than working with Mr. Ironside. — Sidney Burris, Director, University of Arkansas Fulbright College Honors Program

Stephen is bright and creative. He listens to our needs and gives us great results. He is generous with his talent and his time. Look forward to working with him in the future. — David Speer, Director of Communications, Walton College of Business

Stephen is a very talented photographer who puts his subjects at ease and works quickly to get good shots. I enjoy working with him and look forward to working with him again in the future. — Kendall Curlee, Director of Communications, University of Arkansas Honors College

21c Museum Hotel

Stephen’s work continually exceeds expectations. He has proven a tremendous asset to our team, always delivering high quality images in a timely manner. He employs a keen, artistic eye to deliver upon multiple goals during each of our shoots. His versatile images have a way of successfully capturing our museum spaces with movement and energy, while highlighting architectural features. Aside from his technical aptitude, Stephen’s reliability and attentiveness make him so easy to work with. Without hesitation, I would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer who exudes both professionalism and artistic acumen. — Monica Guarnaschelli, Brand Marketing Manager

Edible Ozarkansas

It’s comforting to know I can communicate my photo needs to Stephen and he’ll take it from there. He consistently produces beautiful, top-notch photography on time and in line with my request, while still adding his creative touch to improve the image from what I might have originally pictured. He satisfies my requests, then goes a step further, which I always appreciate. — Amanda Cothren, Editor

Pack Rat Outdoor Center

In a time when everyone owns a smartphone and the lifespan of a photo on social media is 10 minutes, Stephen’s work serves as the perfect example of why you should invest in professional photography for your business or organization. From trail runs to product shots, Stephen has a talent that needs no direction. His ability to capture the perfect combination of art, nature, and subject, as well as the professionalism in which he handles delivery and packaging up the final product make him the first and only person I recommend in the area. — Ali Williams, Community and Marketing Manager

Clark Partners Realty Group

Our clients expect to fetch top dollar for their homes, leaving no room for compromise when it comes to marketing. Over the years we’ve learned that great photos are the single most effective way to tell the story of what makes each home special. We hire Ironside Photography knowing that the photography will tell the story in the most eloquent way, with zero compromise in quality. Stephen is very professional and is great about working with specific time frames. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else if you need quality photography! — Anthony Clark, Owner

I am available throughout Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding area, nationally, and internationally for all types of commercial work — corporate photography, editorial photography, advertising photography, product photography, event photography, portrait and headshot photography, and more. For anything from corporate headshots to travel work, contact me for more information. I particularly love working with non-profits and NGOs!