Steve Widoff If it had not been for an early 1940's photo session that brought my grandfather and grandmother together, I would not exist. Before I ever took a formal class, my grandfather taught me how to compose a frame, shoot 8 mm movies, and edit film reels. He also taught me, at age 10, how to drive a stick shift car. I am a husband, father, boy scout leader, do-it-yourselfer, avid ultimate frisbee player, and youth coach. In addition to my human family, I have 8 chickens and 2 large dogs. By many people's standards, I watch entirely too much TV but I rationalize that given the lack of most other vices. Although I have spent my life almost entirely on the west coast of Florida, my heart resides in the mountains of North Carolina in a place called Pumpkintown where the nights are always nippy and firewood abounds. In my professional life, I strive to break the photographer stereotype by being kind to my assistants, thoughtful and creative when faced with challenging situations, as well as patient and focused in regards to the wishes of each client.