Stephan Bates has been a photographer for over 35 years. Sport Photography for over 25 years, experience includes Police and Fire Department Photos, Event Photography, Weddings, Child Portraits, Seniors, Underclass, Commercial Photos, High School Bands, Rock Bands, & Travel.

Clients include or have included PackSmart, Purdue University, Northern Illinois University, California University of PA, Geneva College, Southern Illinois University, St. Francis High School, Richwoods High School, Beecher High School and numerous other schools. Diamante Montessori Pre-School, WLS AM Radio (Roe Conn Show, Mancow), about 200+ Police and Fire Departments.