Meet artist Starlyss McSlade-Stephens, Founder of StarMc Studios and Creative Director at ToriStar Media.  Known for her vibrant approach to photography, Starlyss has developed a reputation for delivering beautiful visual solutions for her clients.

Starlyss began her early career creating over-sized charcoal portraiture.  Completing works for Xernona Clayton's private collection and works presenting Tina Turner and Janet Jackson.  Starlyss’ beginnings in print and graphic design exposed her to the importance of composition and form.  Her fascination with typography and photography was further cultivated as she started to understand the emotional influence of photography.

While continuing to develop her creative interests at Showcase School of Photography, Starlyss partnered with Milton Stephens to launch StarMc Studios and ToriStar Media to provide a variety professional services to both business and individual clients.  In the world of portrait photography, Starlyss specializes in natural light portrait photography that is warm and organic.  Her expertise includes senior photography, family and group photography, corporate head-shots and model-entertainment portfolio photography.  

Starlyss is a graduate of Fort Valley State University where she received a Bachelors Degree of Arts in Commercial Design.  She has also completed courses in Visual Communication at Clayton State College and Adobe Software at the Art Institute of Atlanta.  She is a member of Professional Photographers of America and the American Institute of Graphic Arts of Atlanta. 

When not in the studio, you’ll find Starlyss traveling with her husband Milton exhibiting at art show events and continually searching for new inspiration.