By SUSAN LAIRD, Valley Community Newspapers editor
When Stephen Crowley left a lucrative career in software sales in the Bay Area in 2006, he knew he was ready for something that would bring more joy and meaning to his life. The dog-eat-dog world of Silicon Valley, frankly, left him feeling rather burnt out.
A native son of Sacramento, Stephen decided to return to the city of his roots – and to pursue something he always loved: photography and art.
Since that time, he has steadily built an impressive portfolio – and honed his skills in the craft. With his warm smile, patience and easy-going manner, Stephen has the ability to capture the “inner essence” of his subjects…a valuable skill in portraiture.
His photography business, Crowley Photography, specializes in portraits, events and weddings throughout Northern California. Stephen’s freelance work is also seen at the Sacramento River Cats, The Capitol Weekly and in Valley Community Newspapers, which includes the Land Park News.
The Coffee Garden in Sacramento is hosting a show of Crowley photographs from Oct. 3 to Nov. 5. The show will feature views and landscapes around Sacramento and Northern California.
There will be an artist’s reception on the Second Saturday of the month, Oct. 8, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The community is invited to attend.
The Coffee Garden is located at 2904 Franklin Boulevard in Sacramento. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.