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Steve@WidoffPhoto.com • Wendy@WidoffPhoto.com
My grandfather taught me photographic composition and how to drive a stick shift car when I was 10. As an enthusiastic teen, I made movies using my friends as actors in the swampy rural outskirts of Tampa.
I am a do-it-yourself-er, father, husband, and a competitive ultimate frisbee player.
In 2020, my wife Wendy and I sold 95% of everything we owned and I followed our dream of living in the mountains of North Carolina. We have 9 acres at approx 4200' and are building (together by hand) a tiny cabin we concurrently live in. We collect rainwater in giant cisterns and love keeping our carbon footprint small. You can see the early stages of my never-ending building progress here.
My clients say some pretty nice things about me...
“Sometimes the stars align and you come across an extraordinary talent with little effort. Several years ago, a colleague recommended a photographer and without hesitation I made the call. Not only was the recommendation spot on – meeting. Steve Widoff has been a pleasure to know and work with in every fashion. Steve is a gifted photographer (no doubt) but his hands on skills with clients is the driver that is somehow lacking in many industries.”
– Suzanne Kinman, Dir. of Public Relations
" ... I am always amazed at his grace under pressure and his ability to see and capture beautiful scenes. Our needs are very complicated and sometimes seem impossible to achieve, yet Steve always finds a way to make things work. I count on his quiet calm and easy problem-solving abilities to ease my worries at every shoot. And we always achieve the most amazing images!"
– Jude Savage, Creative Director, Hanley Wood Marketing
"Steve is a superstar photographer! He has a great eye, relentless energy and superior client service. I have worked with Steve over the course of my career with 3 different organizations and each time, Steve has positioned me to look great within my company and in the eyes of my clients. His work is superior, his pricing is competitive and he always goes above and beyond what I or the client have asked for. On top of all that, he is a good human being that I enjoy spending time with. “
– Terry Followell, Creative Director
"Steve has been a great asset for multiple Schifino Lee projects. His photography and video skills helps us elevate our creative product and produce innovative content for our clients. Not only does he do whatever it takes to get the job done right - he works within our budget and delivers award-winning results."
– Chad Grandey - Creative Director
Working with Steve and Wendy was such a pleasure, it’s hard to classify it as “work,”... His attention to detail, patience to capture the perfect moment, and level of professionalism are all so refreshing. We proposed an idea and watched it unfold before our eyes, as we were presented with photos that captured the exact message we wanted to convey. I look forward to our next opportunity to work together, but until then, I live vicariously through his work for others, each piece is truly remarkable.
– Jen Bradley - Associate Marketing Dir. Florida Hospital Tampa
“I can't say enough about the quality of work that Steve provides us on a consistent basis. He is our go-to photographer for the agency and a true agency partner. He has a fantastic eye, is the ultimate professional, has a great rapport with our people and talent, and I can always depend on a top quality final product. And as our industry continues to change at a breakneck pace, he shows great flexibility and understanding. I highly recommend Steve for any project. You won't be disappointed.”
– Mike Beardsley, Sr. Art Director, Chappell Roberts
"I ALWAYS call him first. he makes my work look better than my vision. In a results driven industry, is there anything left to say? “
– William Plazewski, Independent Advertising Creative
"... it was by far one of the best working experiences - professional and creative. The quality of photography is hard to beat... His talents brought out the best assets of a scene, making the investment worth every penny.” "Steve is a detail-oriented photographer who can handle all aspects of developing your creative idea into professional quality finalized results. He is thorough in every step of the process from initial creative meeting to lighting to crew.”
– Amy Do, Engagement Director at Barkley
"Steve and Wendy give 110% when it comes to ensuring that you are happy with everything from model selects to organizing a schedule and sticking to it... It isn't every day that you can find a photographer with a great eye that can also connect with the models no matter what their age. I can't say enough good things about them. They are accommodating, professional yet fun …"
– Raven Reckley, Product Marketing Manager, Herff Jones
"Sure, they’'re all kinda similar; lights, camera, action, cargo pants. But, Steve’'s a little special. First, I’'m thinking great; friendly personality – essential during hang time. Art direction, he wants it, he’'ll even enhance it with his own what’'s-it-worth-two-cents. The gear, it’'s the same stuff only Steve slings it around with finesse, making for faster set-ups and the inevitable art director-has-changed-his-mind scenario a breeze. Artistic, crafty, thoughtful, courteous to clients (a bonus), heck he'’s all pro; it’'s what you want.”
– Glenn Peltz, Creative Director, Peltz Design
“I've hired Steve for everything from architecture to headshots to lifestyle images. He consistently delivers work that is beyond expectation. He doesn't cut any corners and if your organization is looking for "only the best," he's your photographer! Steve is dedicated to executing each job with great attention to detail from the initial concept to the final output. Highly recommended and happy to have met him!”
– Michelle Boyd DeJong - MDB& Co
“ ... Widoff Photo did such a wonderful job, from sourcing models and locations, keeping things on schedule and organized during the shoot and, of course most importantly…great photos. The whole team was so good to work with. We had long, busy days but they were enjoyable and the end product was excellent.”
– Danielle Dawley, Designer, Outside Source Design
"Steve is an expert at lighting. He can make a photograph pop right off the page or make it so moody it will scare you. He is also a visionary when it comes to developing ideas for a shot. He can make the hardest concept become a reality."
– Chip Boeckh, Graphic Designer
"Steve and his team bring so much more than a camera. His guidance, expertise and vision were crucial to making our recent shoot successful for us and our client. Steve bent over backwards to make sure everything went off without issue. It was a complicated schedule with many different locations, but he was able to coordinate and execute every shot on the list and even improvised and provided additional shots that were ultimately the photos featured. Steve’s ability to visualize the end product resulted in suggestions that made the day. "
– Matt McEachern, Creative Director
"Steve and his team go above and beyond to ensure our images reflect our brand, which is both timeless and professional. Over the years, we've used Steve for countless photoshoots, and every time, his creative use of light and architectural elements produces truly beautiful photography. Steve is flexible and patient, and great with your models, which are always our employees. He makes the subjects comfortable and relaxed throughout the shoot, and his experience is always evident in our final product."
– Kaley Infield, Market Manager