Politics 2022

Politics is supposed to be a miserable business, right?

Well, I must have pissed off all the right people, because my political clients are wonderful. We shoot mail pieces all summer long, for every office from City Councilwoman to U.S. Senator. And guess what? We have a blast doing it. This years’ crop included:

Long days, challenging conditions, but always filled with interesting conversation between wardrobe changes. Best of luck to this lot!

See more people on location here.

Lighting on Adam by gaffer Sarah at Mayonnaise Productions, lighting on Brittany by Chris Gerding.

Photo-Centric TV Spots

What a cool concept. Inspired by modern social media photographers’ love of high-speed sync flash techniques, my friends at Network Affiliates made a couple ultra-hip TV spots showcasing the style.

We got a big studio, filled it with a killer crew (2 assistants!) and got to work. Our Art Department really had the hard part: Making fake auto glass, tools, cut-out letters, and tools appear to be flying through the air! Some of them actually were.

But the best part is the behind-the-scenes video featuring me! Ha!

See more production stills here.

Photo assistants: Matthew DeFeo, Andrew Cope; Makeup: Marnie Brooks; Art Dept: Pam Chavez, Brendan Horan; Studio: PhotoSpace Denver; BTS: Scott Tuke

A Twist on Portraits

Splunk! That’s the sound of me being plopped into a beautiful Boulder tech office. Standing desks, kombucha on tap, and rescue dogs wandering around—A little taste of the bay area right around the corner.

It’s also the name of a company peopled by warm, funny, and smart employees. They wanted to do a variation on a traditional portrait: Full-length standing shots in addition to head and shoulders! What a cool idea!

If you’re considering shaking up your company’s look, give me a call! I’m along for your adventure. And setting your style apart from your competitors is something to be proud of!

Headshots at your Conference

Convenience! I’ve been taking a lot of headshots at conferences lately. Why? Mostly because we all got a couple years off, and many of my clients have employees spread all over the country. They only get together occasionally, and what an opportunity that is to do consistent portraits!

These are from last month at a big conference hotel. I was set up in a small side area, and everyone was invited to stop by between the morning and evening sessions (reminders are key). The photos only take a couple minutes, and we did dozens over two days. This association is in good shape until next year.

If you’re planning a conference, give me a call. I can help you plan for convenient, cost-effective portrait photography anywhere.

Remote Associates

Since 2020, we’ve all seen a really noticeable rise in remote working situations. Just this past month, I’ve photographed over a dozen portraits of people whose employers are out-of-state.

This is Elizabeth, who works in Denver, but whose home office is in Atlanta. her company, wisely, provides skyline backgrounds of all their cities. I just dropped this one in.

If you have an out-of-state team, consider a solution like this for both your brand’s cohesiveness and your associates’ convenience!

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In-House Stock

This month, I had the pleasure of shooting a pretty chunky in-house stock library for my client Corporate Travel Management. Their downtown office has a plaza level with hip furniture and floor-to-ceiling views of the city and mountains which was the perfect venue—Much better than an actual, working office.

Get-togethers (meetings, conferences, etc.) are a great opportunity to grab portraits or even stock like this of your associates!

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Cold, Dark Day

Environmental office portraits are always both a challenge and a lot of fun, and this case was no different.

I was matching a colleague’s look, and opted to go with this in-office background. This is a super hip office, so there are great angles all over.

But this was a dark, cold winter day, and it all looked a little sad. But happily, cameras are loaded with manual controls, so with some tweaking we got the bright sunny look we were after.

Happy Spring!

New Digs

One of my law firm clients recently moved from a low-slung DTC office, to, literally, a gleaming skyscraper. Floor-to-ceiling windows, real art, a Keurig, the whole thing.

My favorite clients are the ones who do their headshots in a “real” location, which is why we call them Environmental Portraits. In this case, their aesthetic is light and airy, and super-high-quality. They shoot these all over the country and my colleagues are good. It’s a fun challenge.

This is Stephanie, who went for the green without flinching.

The Suite Life

My wonderful client, Sentral, who design and build the hippest of apartment communities, asked me to help them with a bunch of portraits while they had all their executives in town from all over.

They had an event that evening in a hotel ballroom, so we got a suite for Happy Hour & Headshots. Suites are funny. The most obvious place for backdrop and lighting was a bedroom, but it wasn’t nearly wide enough.

No problem, I can stand out in the kitchen, and my fill light can go into the closet. The high ceilings are the important part anyway. Success!

Stylists were Stephanie Lane and Renee Espinoza. Highly recommended.

The Union Next Door

This month’s shoot with Bighorn Co. was real blast. The goal was to make a piece raising awareness of the union workers around you that you might not even realize are in a union!

We got to use the beautiful C2 studios in Denver, with makeup styling by Beth Ryan, and had a blast meeting these folks as they filed through: Teachers, fire fighters, nurses, etc.

Studio shoots are always enjoyable. We got the tunes and hot cocoa going, and had this thing in the bag by nightfall, delivered just a day or two later.

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