I met Chef Shannon at Pike Place Market in Seattle for her new business portraits. It was a fun shoot to do. I really enjoy having the newer area of the market to work with so close to the more traditional feel of the place that is so vibrant.Read More
One way businesses are now marketing to their clients is through the use of one of their most valuable assets - their employees. By making personal connections with their clients, businesses can increase customer loyalty and client confidence in their products. This sort of personality marketing has been a staple of many types of businesses for years. Another type of this personal marketing can be achieved by showing off your team. A group of employees working together to fulfil the needs of their clients while also still having that personal connection and confidence. These are some teamwork photos that I took of a team at DLR Group. I believe this team works with the education market to design new schools. I got them arranged around a table with something they needed to talk about anyway, and let them have a meeting. I did very little directing so that I could get a more real and candid feel to the photographs.
Some recent portraits for Skytap. They wanted environmental black and white portraits. Very cool.
I was fortunate enough to photograph Patrick Dempsey on the day he bought Tully’s. It was a very fun, slightly surreal experience. Here are a few places the images were used and the original image before cropping and sizing!
This ran in the print edition of the Hollywood Reporter. You can almost make out my byline on the right. Very cool.
The original image before cropping.
This one was the on the online edition of Time Magazine.
The higher resolution version. This was taken just before Patrick went into the store near Pike Place to do all his television interviews.
And finally, an image was used on the online edition of the Wall Street Journal. Very cool.
And one shot just because I liked it!
I love taking environmental business portraits. By using the surroundings that are common to the subject of a portrait, you can tell a lot of information about them. I met Dr. Justin Klimisch at Northwest Hospital in Seattle. We did the session on a Saturday so there would be far less people in the walkways, waiting rooms, and, most importantly, in the Operating Room. Here are some of the portraits we did of Dr. Klimisch for his website, self-promotion and hospital.
Business portraits of a Seattle doctor.
Now for something completely different. I love my job of photographing weddings. However, I started photographing weddings because I just loved photography. I started out as a photojournalist and I think a lot of that storytelling aspect continues in all the photographs that I take. Whether it is of a wedding, a child’s portrait, or, in this case, the story of a business at work.
I was commissioned by Umbra Cuscinetti to take photographs of some of their executives and workers for promotional purposes. They also had me photograph some of the work in action. They make precision parts for Boeing and other companies.
I have to say that I’ve always loved taking (and viewing) photographs of people working and making things. People spend so much of their life at work, but most of the time those thousands of hours are boiled down into one short sentence. “I am a photographer (machinist, architect, framer, construction worker, networking specialist, etc.)” I love to see what people do, create and produce as well as the effort and pride that goes into it. With this job, I was able to photograph some of that.
One of the great things I about being a photographer is the great variety of things I wouldn’t have had a chance to see and the meeting people I wouldn’t have otherwise had a chance to meet. Very cool!
And a couple samples of the more traditional business headshots I created for them.