Last month, I photographed the Emmes Corporation 10 year celebration for their office opening in India. From their headquarters in Rockville, MD, the staff went above and beyond to demonstrate the Indian culture. On this occasion, they highlighted the employees that emigrated from India, and all the people that have expanded their business through their work there.
During the day, the floors of their headquarters were decorated in like manner to keep the celebration top of mind. In one room, there was a henna artist producing designs for employees that came by. Later in the afternoon, a yoga teacher that had a peaceful meditation session in a large empty room. In contrast, a Bollywood dance class got the heart rate up after lunch! Finally, you could chill with the sitar musicians playing in a break room. What a colorful day at work!
Last February I covered the 2016 lunar new year celebration at Tysons Corner Center. On this occasion, they had the festivities in the Concourse. Being that it is adjacent to the Plaza, there was a lot of traffic during the event! Colorful decorations adorned the tables leading out to the Plaza.
2016 Lunar New Year – Monkey
Because of the loud drumming, the dancing dragons brings a lot of attention to the celebration. Simultaneously the dancers move frantically throughout the crowd. Surely this is an interactive show! For this reason, reactions are as important as the movement.
As the crowds grew larger, martial artists performed a show. Some where the same performers from last year. They progress and make their presentation faster and sharper! Anyone that came by will remember the start of the year of the Monkey.
Starting a new year starts another round of headshots. Following the resolution of exercise, or healthy eating, updating headshots is high on the list. Equally important to having a strong resume on an application is a clear business-appropriate headshot. Following the statistics, the “About Me” page is one of the most visited of small businesses pages. Because of this, a portrait that will make an impression is very important.
Knowing that this is the case, I take this assignment very seriously. Seeing that updating your professional portrait takes time, and money, sometimes these images are used for years. So I commit to all my clients to work with them to ensure we are getting the results they are looking for. While it is not a guarantee, I do my best. During the shoot, photos are sent right to a computer. Simultaneously, the images are displayed on a large monitor. From there, we can review during the shoot what we are getting. This is a new process for me when making headshots in 2015, and I am pleased with the results. On one hand, it gives the client confidence during the shoot. One the other hand, I am confident that I am producing what they want.
I am also flexible in conducting these sessions. If it is impossible to come to the studio, I can bring a mobile setup to an office. Consequently, you may be able to get more relaxed, natural portraits. Whatever the situation, please let me know if you would like to get a new professional portrait.