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.


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

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.

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

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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Paws in the Park | Boozehounds Dog Bar | Orlando Professional Event Photography | Lake Eola Park

Pet lovers from all over Central Florida gathered at Lake Eola to support Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s mission to educate, shelter, place, and heal pets and their families with compassionate, responsible care. We joined forces with Boozehounds Dog Bar to photograph their debut at the big event. Boozehounds Dog Bar is a new dog park that features a bar for their owners. Their motto is, “Dogs + Beer = Happy Humans”. This concept is right up our alley! We love our dogs and are always up for a frosty beer in these hot Orlando temps.

Ever thought about hiring a local photographer for your event? Hiring a local photography company is going to save you time and hassle. Since we’re locals 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 venues around town 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 which creates an image that is authentic and tells a story. Audiences more and more want images that feel real, not overly produced or overly edited. 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 is going to be the most useful 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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Photography for a New Business: What Images Do I Need? | Orlando Small Business Photographer

So you want to start a new business this year? Awesome. It’s one of those things we think everyone should do once in their lives. You’ve got your product line or services ready to offer now you’re going to need some imagery to fill up your social media channels, website, advertising channels and marketing goals. There are five basic types of imagery that you should use to make your website more engaging.

  1. Portrait

    First and foremost people want to know who is behind this product or service you are offering. You’ll need a professional picture to use as a profile image on your LinkedIn, Facebook and also if you’re feeling fancy, on the bottom of your email signature. It helps people understand who they are talking to when they contact you, plus it helps put a face to an email address. Everyone likes to see friendly faces.

  2. Lifestyle

    You want to help people imagine themselves using your product or service and how they feel when they’re using it. These types of images help establish your brand feel. Do you want your images to have a bright airy feel? Or maybe the right feeling is dark and contrast-y? Lifestyle photography is a type of photography that tells a story, it captures an authentic moment that people can relate to.

  3. In Process

    How do you make your product or perform your service? Customers more and more want to see inside and the back channels of businesses. If you make or sell something tangible, you’ll want to share videos and photos of how those products are made. Behind the scenes imagery makes people feel more confident about what they are buying.

  4. You and your employees loving what they do

    I always feel more comfortable getting behind a business when I see that they actually enjoy doing what they do. It’s what we all want, to love what we do. We do. If people see a business doing that, consumers are more likely to have interest in buying your product or service. If you’re having a company party or event, document it and share it on your website or blog.

  5. Images with feeling

    Today, with everyone looking at thousands of images a day, people are getting smarter. I’d say the average informed consumer can spot a stock photo a mile away. The reason they are stock images is because they are one-size-fits-all. They could be used for any business, but you’re not just any business. You want to set yourself apart. You’re unique, so your photos should be too. As professional photographers we can work with you on developing a set of images that look well thought out and crafted towards your company feeling.

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