About Jennifer Steffen, Pirates & Pixies Photography

International award-winning children’s portrait photographer, based in Tucson, AZ.

Welcome to Pirates & Pixies Photography by Jennifer Steffen, Tucson AZ. Photos of your children, your family, and your pets.

Jennifer Steffen, Pirates & Pixies Photography

Capturing your family memories in pictures since 2010.

When I was in grade school, I discovered I loved photography. Who didn’t at age 9?! I loved that I could capture a moment on film and see that memory in print.

After my first daughter was born, I got a digital point and shoot camera – I was determined to make some great photographs of her. They never turned out how I wanted them to. Flash forward to after my son was born, 3 years later, when I decided I was going to become a children’s photographer. So I bought a Canon 7D with a kit lens, and began learning as much as I could.

I shot my first family session on film, right before I got that 7D, to make sure it was something I enjoyed. And I loved it. Looking back at those first few sessions, I am dually impressed that the people were in focus, but also feel the need to apologize for the awful posing and lighting!

Now, in my 6th year of professional photography, I know a thing or 2 more about photography, lighting, posing…and all that goes into capturing your family.

Join me for a children’s, pet, or family photography session, and let me make artwork for you that you will treasure forever.

Studio portraits.

Max, 6 months old.
Jennifer Steffen, Pirates & Pixies Photography

Outdoor portraits.

Desert family photos.
Jennifer Steffen, Pirates & Pixies Photography