Testimonials

What A Few of Our Clients Say...

 

On behalf of the West Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, I want to thank you for participating in our Winter Symposium. Your two presentations about Small Business Planning & Implementation and Photography struck a nerve. Our participants loved your energy, how you engaged everyone in the room, and how you zoomed in on the needs at hand, sharing all you know.

Your name was mentioned frequently in the Symposium review questionnaire as "Best Speaker".

 

Your name was mentioned frequently in the Symposium review questionnaire as "Best Speaker".If we can recommend you to other organizations we would be pleased to do so. Your knowledge of and passion for photography and small business is astounding. Thank you for being a vibrant part of our Annual Meeting and Business Symposium.

-Mack Miles - Public Relations, Media & Design WVNLA

 

"Steve is such a pleasure to do business with. I have worked with him repeatedly to create images for professional and personal purposes, and they are exquisite and full of life. All his years of experience means he has a lot to teach, too, an activity he seems to enjoy as much as the work engaged with clients."
— Susan Turnbull

 

"When I moved to Charleston, it did not take long to learn about the legendary Steve Payne - photographer, musician, renaissance man extraordinaire.
 

"When I moved to Charleston, it did not take long to learn about the legendary Steve Payne - photographer, musician, renaissance man extraordinaire. Steve's photography speaks for itself - beautiful, creative - in a word - ART. Each image is a treasure. I highly recommend Steve.

— Richard Katz

 

"I worked with Steve during my tenure as the Development Director at the YWCA of Charleston. When we wanted to create a professional look for our newsletter and Women of Achievement materials, I called Steve. He is both professional and personable. Talented and timely. Creative and classy. He helped create a brand for the YWCA events, including Girls Night Out and Guys Night Out -- with fun, fashionable and professional photos. He has a passion for charitable organizations in the Kanawha Valley and shares his talent with the agencies that support his passions. I would highly recommend Steve to any organization or person who wants quality and creative photography."
— Rachelle Beckner

"I cannot say enough great things about Steve, both as a person and as a professional. From my earliest days in the entertainment field and beyond, Steve always produced great photos for my marketing materials. Moreover, he has always been not only willing but enthusiastic about going the extra mile for me to capture a great shot!"
— John Slicer

 

"Just take in a little of Steve's work ... awesome! We cherish each print that hangs in our house ... and wish we had more.

 

"Just take in a little of Steve's work ... awesome! We cherish each print that hangs in our house ... and wish we had more.

Steve has vast professional experience that few know about, and his photography is art."
— Andrew Cooke

 

"Period...Steve is the best in Charleston. We have many family photographs of his and a few landscapes that are just the best. He is fun, honest, professional, detailed.....just a consummate professional and great human being. You can not go wrong."
— Dave Pray

 

"I give Steve and his work my highest recommendation without qualification.

 

"I give Steve and his work my highest recommendation without qualification. It's hard to imagine a better photographer or an easier person with whom to work for one's business or personal needs. Steve's portfolio speaks for itself. I am one of many satisfied customers and admirers of his fine art photography who speak for him - in the highest possible terms."
— Larry Groce - Host of Mountain Stage

"Steve's work is widely known as some of the best in West Virginia! In several instances, I used Steve's work to influence decision-makers with outstanding results. To this day his work still sits on the desks and coffee tables of some of the most influential people known in West Virginia. The gifts of Steve's work have left an indelible mark on my relationship with these leaders, and for that, I am forever grateful. I have tremendous respect for Steve on a personal and professional level and am honored to consider him a friend. Thanks for all you do for WV Steve!"
— Chip VanAlsburg

 

"Steve is amazingly talented and has helped us do a great job in bringing a West Virginia look to our office. He is easy to work with, and I would highly recommend him."

— Harry Bell

 

"Steve is a gifted creative; from photographer to musician this multi-talented professional delivers both behind the shutter and on stage. As a photographer Steve does so much more than just take pictures; he captures the very best in all of his subjects. His knowledge of color, contrast, light exposure, and myriad composition considerations coupled with a keen innate marketing sense has served me and my company well. 

— Claudette Hudson -Tgraphics, LLC"

 

"Steve Payne is a very talented photographer. He is creative and artistic in his approach to composition and light. He is considered the best photographer in our area by just about everyone I know. He is a true artist."
— Virginia King

"I am the proud owner of more than one beautiful nature photograph by Steve Payne, as well as portraits of several family members. He is very respected as an artist and an all-around good citizen of our community."
— Carl Agsten

 

"Steve is a talented and highly skilled photographer/artist. In addition, to his very warm and caring personality, the quality of his work is first-rate, and it is an honor to recommend him. 

— Steve & Sharon Rubin

"Steve Payne is a legend in high-quality photography throughout West Virginia and beyond. I have hired Steve repeatedly over many years as my advertising agency represented clients that demanded national quality and professionalism. His work is nothing short of outstanding. In addition, I have used Steve many times on a personal basis to capture my family on film all of which is proudly displayed in my home."
— Jeff Barnes

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