About Steven Bridges

Steven Bridges is the senior photographer for the Office of Communications and Marketing at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville TN, and accepting freelance assignments throughout East Tennessee and beyond.

Steven has been producing images for clients across the US and internationally for over 25 years. During that time, his commercial clients have included Dollywood, The Spining Group, Smoky Mountain Opry, Moxley Carmichael, Silver Dollar City, and TeamHealth. Meanwhile he has created editorial images for Time, Business Week, Paris Match, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Chronicle of Higher Education, Sports Business Journal and countless trade publications.

Steven’s work has been recognized by the the University Photographers Association of America (UPAA), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA), National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Arkansas Press Photographers Association (APPA). In 2020, 2021, and 2022 Steven was named the UPAA Photographer of the Year.

The core of Steven Bridges’ photography is crafting relationships. He finds great joy in creating and being a part of once-in-a-lifetime moments. Steven’s first priority is to capture the viewers’ attention, allow them to feel the moment and experience the emotion. His second priority is to have fun. As the old saying goes “work hard, play hard,” but it is a harmonious thing when you can combine the two.