Corporate B&W Lifestyle Shoot | Health Management Associates | Orlando Photographer

Have you been noticing the duotone trend? Us too!

According to Wikipedia, Duotone is “Duotone is a halftone reproduction of an image using the superimposition of one contrasting color halftone over another color halftone. This is most often used to bring out middle tones and highlights of an image. Traditionally the superimposed contrasting halftone color is black and the most commonly implemented colors are blue, yellow, brown, and red, however there are many varieties of color combinations used.”

We were recently contacted by Health Management Associates to create a number of black and white images they could use on their collateral and internal websites. It made me think about this new trend and how it could be used in the corporate world. The company was having an annual company event where everyone from all over the United States had a chance to meet each other all in one place, face-to-face. They were hoping to capture some natural business lifestyle images they could use to add to their company specific stock image library.

Next time you’re in Orlando for a corporate event, hire a local Orlando photographer and make the most of the time your employees are all together.

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Creative Ways to Use a Custom Stock Photography Library | SAP + ASUG Sapphire Now Conference and Tradeshow | Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL

Coming to Orlando for event? Orlando, FL has a number of large convention centers that host thousands of visitors each year. We love working with visiting companies to create compelling images to show off their brands.

Corporate event photography is something that every business can benefit from no matter how big or small the business. When you’re holding a conference it’s a great opportunity to capture days of great imagery to use the entire year to get people excited about the next event. Have you ever thought about creating a custom photography library while you’re holding this amazing event? It will help you create custom photo assets from your very own events and employees.

There are so many reasons a business should own their own stock library of images. A custom stock library has a cohesive look, making your business more professional. Images that you create will say more about you, your brand, and the story that you are trying to tell.

Even if you only need one or two images right away, having a library means all your future needs for social media, website updating, merchandise, newsletters, and more, will be ready and waiting for you.

We want to help your business stand out from the crowd, by producing creative, high quality, modern imagery that blends perfectly with the message that your company is trying to get out there.

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What kind of images are in a Stock Library?

There are so many types of images you can create for your personalized stock library of images.
The options are limitless; but here are a few suggestions.

Owner and Staff Portraits: Environmental portraits on location, in a natural setting or at your event.

Product Shots: Images of your passion - what you create or promote.

Lifestyle/Action Shots: Images with people in them showcasing the product or service you are advertising in real life situations.

Production Shots: The making of the event, raw materials, assembly line, tools, showing customers how you make your products, behind the scenes.

Client/Staff Interaction with Customers: Shaking hands, a high-five, satisfied client/customer testimonials (a great photo with a few words).

Macro Shots: Get close on everything, collect library of details, more artistic, can be used for backgrounds.

Fun/Silly: Goofy faces, awesome poses, recreating movie scenes, anything unexpected! We don't need to be serious ALL the time. Maybe it’s even a group photo of all of your employees all in one place striking a pose.

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How Can I Use These Images?

You can use these images for so many things! We try to produced a big enough stock library that you can use the images throughout the year for multiple advertising possibilities:

• Update branding/website
• Social Media
• Packaging
• Menus
• Merchandise
• Internal/external signage
• Newsletters
• Online Catalog
• Postcards
• Web ads
• Company fact sheets
• Brochures
• Business cards
• Upcoming event or expo signage
• Campaigns
• E-blast
• Posters
• Billboards
• Vehicle wraps

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Football Legend Don Shula attends the Grand Re-Launch of Shula's at Disney's Swan and Dolphin Hotel | Orlando, FL | VIP Event Photography

A few nights ago we were on hand to photograph the grand re-opening of Shula’s Steakhouse in Orlando, FL. The space had been completely revamped and Don Shula himself was on hand to enjoy the relaunch. Many excited guests/fans had the opportunity to enjoy drinks and celebrate with the football legend in one of Disney’s hotels, the Swan and Dolphin. Which is fitting seeing how Shula’s is themed around the Miami Dolphins. “Our restaurant is themed after the 1972 Miami Dolphins' "Perfect Season" - the only team in NFL history to finish a season undefeated.” it says on Shula’s website. All of the great moments in the Dolphins history are documented in several places all over the restaurant.

Having a professional event photographer photograph your event will give you so many great images to share on social media and share with your guests. Especially when their is a VIP involved. Sometimes that cell phone selfie just won’t do. Why not give your guests something they can take away from the event and share their experience online and to promote your future events. This will start you off with a great stock library of professional event images to use throughout the year. Want to see more of our event work? Check out our events page here.

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AAPPR 2019 Annual Conference | Professional Conference, Meetings and Event Photography | Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL is where it’s at! It’s a hot bed of corporate events, seminars, parties, conventions and annual sales meetings. Whether or not you’re throwing a huge event with all the bells and whistles or an intimate one you’ll find almost unlimited opportunities here in Central Florida.

AAPPR came to Orlando this year with sales team members to learn and grow, plus, they had a brand reveal that we were on hand to capture. The services we provided for the company to show off this event were photography, video production and we even streamed the brand reveal LIVE on Facebook. Super cool. They had a 5K Fun Run on property, a trade show, and several breakout sessions were available to sharpen their skills! So many great things to do here for your employees.

The event took place at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando where people attended from all over the country came to check out new products and services from all over the globe in the medical and staffing industries. The employees came together as a community to learn, network, build relationships, and do business. When you’re spending all this time and effort to treat your employees right, you should probably hire a corporate event photographer so you can document all the good times plus promote yourself to your customers and employees on social media channels, websites and marketing materials for the next years event. AAPPR took their employees for a night out on the town in Orlando in the I-Drive area called Mangos - which is a very exciting dinner show where the employees had an opportunity to cut loose and show off some of their dance moves, have some fun and of course network.

Hiring a local photography and video production company is going to save you so much time! Since we’re native to Orlando, it has some big advantages. When companies hire us for their event coverage, they know we are already familiar with a lot of the popular Orlando venues and know how to shoot in them. Plus, we know a lot of other local vendors we can put you in touch with in case you need some recommendations for any other services.

We have a documentary style to our images and video production which creates a great image library and video b-roll assets that are authentic and tells the story of your company. Audiences more and more want images and video that feel real, not overly produced or overly edited. They know what they want. We love to capture all the fun without being in the way. Our goal is to blend into the event with the use of longer lenses and not be very noticeable so we can get those real smiles. We also have a background in graphic design, so we know what types of images and framing that work for all of your marketing needs. We really enjoy working with all kinds of people from all over the globe, so let us know the next time you’re in Orlando for an event, we’ve got your covered! Want to see more work? Check out our events portfolio page.

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Why is it important to have a great headshot? | Orlando Professional Portrait Photography

You’re probably like the rest of people in the business world, you do a lot of business online, and your profile picture is everywhere. In a time where personal customer service matters more than ever, helping people put a face with an email address is a crucial part of the process. Having a great headshot is like a digital handshake. It makes you a real person to everyone that wants to “meet” you or your company online. That simple fact brings more value to your photograph than ever.

Have you ever looked at someone’s professional website or profile picture and didn’t take them seriously because their photo was a selfie? You’re not alone. If someone is interested in hiring you or your business, they might google you first. The selfie might be fine for your profile that only your friends/family look at, but on professional social platforms like LinkedIn, you’ll want to look as professional and authentic as you can. Remember, this is your very first impression to anyone looking for you or your service online.

Our goal with any headshot session is to create a photograph for you that represents the real you. We do this with our approach. We’re quite laid back and relaxed as photographers, because it helps our clients feel more comfortable and we feel it’s the way to get the best out of people. We offer suggestions, but we try not to "“pose” our clients.

Kellie and Lindsay were awesome to work with! They were very laid back and made me feel comfortable, even with a camera in front of me. But they were also very professional at the same time. I highly recommend them if you’re trying to build a website or if you need pictures for other promotional materials.
— Kyle Williams, Brevard Brewing Company
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A few quick tips to get the best out of your session:

  1. Bring multiple outfits that can be layered on and off each other. If you have a jacket, extra tie, or multiple mix and match items you’ll give yourself a lot of variety.

  2. Pick colors that are bold. If you have blue eyes, wear blue and your eyes will pop! If you look great in green because it compliments your complexion, wear it. You can mix and match solid colors and small patterns, but avoid large patterns that might be a distraction. Do you have a company color? You could also consider bringing something with that color as well.

  3. Morning light is our favorite. Using natural light is a great way to keep things authentic. We find that the morning hours provide the most beautiful results.

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Kellie and Lindsay were very professional and easy to work with! They provided photos quickly and they captured amazing shots! Would definitely recommend them!
— Jennifer Eller, K2 Productions
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Want to see more? Check out more of our portraits here

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City Parks Foundation Gala featuring Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band | Summerstage | New York, NY | Event Photography

As professional event photographers we like to try and work with cool causes a few times a year. We heard about City Parks Foundation through the SummerStage event they put on every year in the middle of Central Park in New York City. We love parks, NYC, and concerts, so this looked like the perfect event for us to document. The funds raised that evening were to support City Parks Foundation’s free arts, sports, education and community-building programs held in parks around NYC. The celebrity filled event featured Steven Tyler receiving the inaugural, “SummerStage Icon” award for his work with the city. He’s quite the philanthropist, not just a rock icon. He even has his own charity that provides a big voice for abused girls called Janies Fund.

The City Parks Foundation describes Steven as, “A native New Yorker, rock icon Steven Tyler has performed some of rock and roll’s greatest hits including “Dream On”, “Sweet Emotion”, “Cryin’”, and “Janie’s Got a Gun”.  Tyler is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is a multi-Grammy Award winner, and is considered by Rolling Stone to be one of the 100 Greatest Singers.  In 2016, Tyler received the United Nations Humanitarian Award for his work bringing hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Tyler is deeply committed to protecting the rights of songwriters and is a tireless advocate for raising awareness of addiction issues and recovery solutions.”

Check out the event from start to finish below, it was a blast! If you’re interested in seeing more of our event work all over the country, check out our events portfolio.

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