About Steve McLaughlin Photography

Testimonials and References

July 7, 2011

In 23 years of working as the media coordinator for the Mt. Washington Road Race in New Hampshire, I've looked at lots of people's shots of the race, including major news services' and pro photographers (including one Pulitzer Prize-winner) who specialize in sports photography.  Steve McLaughlin shot the race this year (2011) for the first time, and his photos are among the very best I've ever seen, in terms of catching facial expressions, panoramic shots, key moments in the race (e.g., one runner overtaking another, a runner gulping water in mid-stride, etc.).  They're not only beautifully composed but technically impeccable.  Fine stuff!

John Stifler
Press Liaison
Mount Washington Road Race
12 High Meadow Road
Florence MA 01062

Please accept this letter of reference on behalf of Steve McLaughlin. I have known Steve for three years and feel that he is one of the finest sports photographers in the state of Connecticut.

Steve has served as the primary photographer for the University of Hartford Department of Athletics for two years and we have been nothing but impressed with his work. Steve posses a work ethic that is hard to match and will settle for nothing but the best in everything he shoots.

He has never turned down an opportunity to shoot for Hartford and is always speedy in returning a comprehensive disc with all the images from each event.

Please feel free to contact me for any additional information.


Respectfully Yours,

Daniel Ruede
Director of Athletics Communications
University of Hartford
Email: ruede@hartford.edu
Office: (860) 768-4501
Cell: (860) 748-395


To Whom it May Concern,

Steve McLaughlin has worked since 2008 as a freelance photographer
for our newspaper, the Journal Inquirer, a 40k daily newspaper
covering 17 towns. 

In those two years, Steve has covered a variety of assignments from
sports to business and features.  Steve can be trusted as a
professional and understands the needs and demands of a daily
newspaper. Steve has never let us down here at the Journal Inquirer
and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Jessica Hill
Photo Editor
Journal Inquirer
860-646-0500, ext.303



Stefanie Howlett

Stefanie hired you as a Photographer in 2009 and hired you more than once

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

“At Boston University we have used Steve McLaughlin as a photographer for various sporting events since March of 2009. The quality we get back from him are second to none. We have continued to work with Steve on more events since he shot games at the America East Women's Basketball Championship. He not only gets great action shots of our athletes, but has an eye for "atmosphere" photos. Those candids really capture the moment(s) and we have used them many times for our website, media guides, promotional items, etc. If I could choose all seven attributes above I would, but I was limited to three. I can't recommend Steve enough.” August 19, 2009




Lisa Champagne

, Director of Athletic Communications, University of Vermont (business partner)
was a consultant or contractor to you

“Steve provided us with great action shots from women's basketball games at the University of Hartford and the University of Connecticut. I would recommend him if you have a photography need.” August 19, 2009




Leslie Hanna

Leslie hired you as a Photographer in 2008 and hired you more than once

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

“I first hired Steve to shoot the 2008 America East Women's Basketball Championship at the University of Hartford and my coworker and I have hired him to shoot several other America East Championships since, including the 2009 AE WBB Championship, women's lacrosse and tennis. Steve provides an exceptional product and he is extremely passionate for what he does. I expect that America East will continue to work with Steve for our future photography needs.” August 25, 2009