Hi, I am Steve Chadwick

I am a nationally awarded portrait and sports photographer in Chandler, AZ. I focus on high school seniors, college grads, and dancers and help new models build their portfolios. I am the lead photographer for The Young Agency. I shoot high school sports for MaxPreps, a division of CBS.

I focus on quality over volume – that’s my style. I aim to deliver a natural-looking photo that truly captures your personality. And, you’ll always recognize the person looking back at you in the photo. And click here if you want to know more about shooting with me!

A bit about me...

  • Lead photographer for The Young Agency.
  • Publications: over 119 national features from 25 magazines
  • Shoutout Arizona: a 2022 article about me is here
  • Trendsetter: 2020 Trendsetter by AZ Foothills – link.
  • MaxPreps Sports Photographer: my galleries are here.
  • Portfolio Building: I have worked with many models to build or extend their portfolios. For many HS seniors, not only have I helped build their portfolio, but they are now signed models.
  • Events: I've worked at fashion events ( (Face of the Foothills, On Central, LIT Model studios) and with designers and modeling agencies (Scout, Haute Couture, The Young Agency, etc.).
  • Dance: Hamilton Dance Company sponsor/photographer from 2020 to 2022.
  • Reviews: how others have been treated in the past is likely how you will be treated in the future: Google reviews | Facebook.
  • By Day: Senior Principal Engineer at Intel. Masters in ChE and Doctorate in Comp Sci - LinkedIn bio.
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“Steve is a great photographer! He made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera and we had a lot of fun during the shoot. He was easy going and he works extremely well with lighting. Oftentimes, it’s hard to find photographers like Steve!! I definitely plan on shooting with him again!!”