Stemming from a referral from another photographer, I covered the Carahsoft 2019 Gov Con in Washington, DC. On this occasion, their event was held at the Grand Hyatt, a hotel fitting of the name. Attendees would be in the conference center, attending lectures and breakout sessions during the day. For the most part, I would be outside of these sessions creating headshots at a step and repeat.
Since the booth was a little slow on traffic at the beginning of the day, I went into the conference center to see the opening remarks. Of course, I am familiar with so many of the Adobe products, and these attendees would be discussing their newest tools for government agencies.
For the most part, I was outside at the step and repeat. The background was branded for carahsoft, and Adobe the two sponsors for the event. When people would come by, I offered them an updated headshot. Not only was this a little out of my comfort zone, but it is immediately broke the ice. The subsequent quick headshot session was much less awkward to go through comparatively! As I warmed up to the situation, I had a nice long line of people that wanted to get new portraits made. I ended up having a great time, and I hope I made a good impression for carahsoft and their guests!
Dr. Maureen Mcintosh-Alberts is an executive personal coach. From her office, she manages a team that helps leaders attain higher levels for their organizations. Her home is her office, library, and meeting space for group work. At this time, I came to photograph her in the spaces where she does her work. For branding shoots, it is important to illustrate where people get inspiration, and do their best work.
Inside her home, Dr. Maureen has created a space for deep thinking and analysis. With lots of colors, and textures, it also gives a creative feeling. This is an area where clients are looking to find novel answers, so this environment fosters that. With a couple of flashes, I was able to light her and her rooms nicely.
In her library, she had an incredible collection of books. Moreover, she had an impressive collection of large printed photographs that her husband created. Without a doubt, this was my favorite are for photos. She is an academic, and these books contributed to where she and her business is today. It was a perfect setting to illustrate her growing brand!
Today, I wanted to look back at some 2019 Business Portraits as we start a new year. In the first place, I have Marty who owns a flooring installation company. Marty has a great personality who thinks out of the box and uses his creative mind to solve problems especially when working in client’s homes. With this in mind, I wanted to try something off the wall after getting the standard headshots.
This next set is from a shoot with Noel and his team from N &D Landscaping. On this occasion, they were on a job site taking down a series of tall trees. For his website and social media, these photos of rigging to secure falling limbs, and men standing high in the air will make an impact! Moreover, it will give their customers an idea of the kind of work that it takes to remove trees in neighborhoods.
Finally, I have some images from a session with Sherrita in Georgetown. Being that I see her at all the TEDx Tysons events, I know she is a talented wordsmith. Not only does she help coach speakers, but she is an author and entrepreneur in her own right. There is nothing like a bright morning in Georgtown Waterfront park for beautiful outside portraits.