The Hoffsquad

Hi! The folks you see here make up our work family… The Hoffsquad. We’re a photography collective located near Philadelphia that travels the world documenting the lives of amazing people. We started this adventure in 2007 and we’ve grown into the team you see here. Collectively, we’ve shot on 5 continents, more than 15 countries and all over the U.S. Our goal is simple: Give the most personalized, real and thoughtful collection of images to each person we shoot for… and do it in a way that you’d never expect. We love our jobs, our clients and each other. We’d love to show you how our eyes work.

Please click around on any of us to activate us and find out more about what makes us tick!

Wedding coverage from Lead Photographers Amy & Tony Hoffer starts at $4150.
Packages with albums and more start at $5150.
Portraits start at $400.

Wedding coverage from Associate Photographers Jim, Chris and Farid starts at $3650.
Packages with 2nd shooters, albums and much more start at $4650.

CONTACT US | SEE OUR RECENT WORK

Farid Widjaya
Associate Photographer

A few years ago Farid emailed us and asked if we could take some photos of his young family. We met. We bonded. We bro-hugged. A few years later, we emailed Farid and asked him to return the favor for our family. We laughed. We bro-hugged. We ate Primo’s hoagies.

The funny thing about photography is that the nicest people usually make the best photographers. Farid is both. So as his family grew and he got the itch to focus solely on shooting, we swiped him up as soon as we could to join the Hoffsquad. He’s still the same Michael-Bolton-loving, Walter-White-fearing, just-about-6-foot-tall Indonesian superstar you know and love. Now he just has a small army of children in tow.

So check out Farid’s work. You’ll love him, you’ll love his photos and you might just get to hear all about his family band.

Lindsay Banecker
Studio Manager

A few years ago, we tried our hand at having interns. We threw them all in a steel cage* and had the most violent** photo competition*** you’ve ever seen. Rising from the sensor dust was Lindsay. She’s gone from one-time intern to our ultimate utility gal. You might get an email from her here and there, or see her behind our Guestcam at a wedding.

Lindsay’s official job is Studio Manager. Her actual job is to basically be glue. She’s the one that ties us all together and keeps us on schedule and in tune with our clients. She’s the best!

* There was no steel cage.
** … or violence
*** … or even a photo competition

Amy & Tony Hoffer
Lead Photographers

This was all kind of an accident… In 2007, a tall guy married a pretty girl. Armed with a cheap camera and no knowledge, their mothers started volunteering them to take some photos. There’s nothing quite like showing up to a wedding consultation with a laptop and a few pictures of trees, trying to convince someone to hire you for a job that you don’t know how to do.

A lot has changed since then. Within a year, this accidental business took over. We left our jobs and started down the road that leads to right now. Many years later and we’ve been featured in lots of things, gone lots of places and met lots of people… but we can tell you all about that later.

Photography is a lot of things, but it’s certainly not about us. We want to know about you. We want you to tell us your story. We’ll make it look good.

Jim Heine
Associate Photographer

You know how good it feels when you make someone laugh? That’s what it’s like to be around Jim… all the time.

We’re thrilled to be able to have someone so fun, kind and hard-working on our team. Years before Jim was shooting for us he was helping out wherever he could and is so hungry to learn, grow and experience new things and new people. We’re completely honored to call him part of the HoffSquad and to have his amazing body of work be a part of our team.

Jim captures emotion like almost no one else can. His laid back nature perfectly suites a documentary style and will help you feel completely comfortable and allows him to make extraordinary images. You might never notice Jim while he’s shooting, but when you do, you’ll see a smile on his face.

Chris Fuertes
Associate Photographer

We didn’t know that Chris would become an amazing photographer when Amy & Tony shot his wedding a few years back, but we should have. From his hunger to learn, his good taste and his being the friendliest person in any room, it was easy to see why Chris would be so instinctually good at photography. There are few who work as hard to push creative boundaries as Chris does.

What makes photography so wonderful is that you get to preserve a moment for decades. It’s fascinating to think that Chris is doing that for us now. We’re so happy and lucky to have Chris as in our squad. You’ll love him. Just try not to let him dance too much.

Farid Widjaya
Lindsay Banecker
Amy & Tony Hoffer
Jim Heine
Chris Fuertes