The problem with being a photographer is that I rarely get any normal pictures of myself. Most of them are overly dramatic or completely ridiculous:
But I really can't complain. I get to make a living with my camera, and, in my book, that's way better than sitting in a cubicle. Being a photographer is a lot of fun when you have good clients. That's where you come in. I shot my first meeting years ago, and I was surprised by how much fun I had shooting it --especially considering that many other photographers think it's boring. Let me explain...
People don't hire me because I take great photos. They hire me because I love what I do.
Any of my past clients will tell you that I work harder and more enthusiastically than any other photographer they've seen. It's contagious, and it makes for some great photos in the end. But the magic ingredient is the time I get to spend building relationships with my clients. This is especially true at conventions because I get to work with the same client for several days in a row. It becomes a shared experience for all of us, not just a job to be endured.
Over the years I've learned what makes a great photo, and especially what makes a useful photo for meeting planners. It's about more than talking heads. Meeting photography is about showcasing an experience. It's about capturing photos suited for press today and marketing tomorrow. It’s about recognizing sponsors and showing engagement. It's about crowds and one-on-one conversations. It's all of the above, and that's where I come through.
In other words, I get it.
If you're anything like my other clients you've probably tried three other photographers by now, and you've been disappointed every time. I'm here to change that. I bring a creative point of view, a smile, and plenty of high fives every time I pick up my camera. I'm about as easygoing and low-maintenance as you can get. I’m not afraid of a tight deadline or turnaround time. I’m even happy to update your social sites with photos in real time.
If you really want to impress your attendees then let me create a highlight video like the one below. These photos were shot Wednesday - Thursday, and delivered in time for the morning session on Friday:
I’m a creative problem solver at heart. One particular conference lost power for two hours, but I didn't let that stop me from doing my job. Thanks to my battery-powered flashes you would never know these images were taken in the dark:
I've had the privilege of shooting for large corporations, small non-profits, and just about everything in between. I've traveled all over North America to shoot photos for the following clients:
Ultimately I want to do excellent work. I want to be creative, and I want to provide for my beautiful wife. That's why I do what I do.
But you don't have to take my word for it. You can see more photos and hear what others have said about me.
If you give me the chance to shoot your next meeting I guarantee they will be the best photos you’ve ever had. ...or your money back.
But enough about me. I want to hear from you! Drop me a line and tell me about your next meeting. I'd be happy to follow up with an estimate. Hopefully our stories can share a few pages together.