The Schneider family has been involved in pageantry and pageant production for more than 36 years. They have been a part of the National American Miss family since its inception in 2003. Filming over 50 state pageants and photographing thousands of girls each year has led the Schneiders to the forefront of pageantry and photography. Lew, Patti and son Zac annually film the most state pageants for National American Miss as well as the National Pageant held each November in Anaheim, California.