It seems that many new photographers become event photographers. That was how I began my career back in 2008 as an associate photographer for a local wedding photographer. And, honestly, it’s ironic that new, green photographers photograph events. It’s now 2022, and I’ve done a little bit of everything in the photography industry. I am not a fan of the saying “jack of all trades, master of none” because it sounds demeaning. I’ve spent the better part of the past decade attempting to master light. NYC headshot photographer says you never master lighting or people, and this is perhaps what keeps me humble trying. Every scenario is different, and with event photography, that is especially true. At this point in my career, I have the best equipment money can buy, and I can photograph events in all types of circumstances. When I began in 2008, I just had a bounce flash. I shutter to think. (See what I did there.)
For this holiday party for a DFW investment firm at Lonesome Dove in the iconic Fort Worth Stockyards, we set up a headshot inspired photo booth for cocktail hour. The company brought props that coordinated with their brand colors, and we brought some punchy fun lighting. It took those rather boring “step and repeat” photos on a backdrop to the next level. Additionally, we brought some warm lighting to the event space to complement the red and woody tones of the space. My style for events is photojournalistic meets cinematic, and this mixed lighting checks those boxes.
Although this event was on the smaller side, I was grateful to have one of the best associate photographers, Maggie, photographing with me. As a general rule, we bring one photographer for every one hundred guests, but with the photo booth, I felt as if we needed two present to capture candid photos as well.
If you have a holiday party or corporate event and would like professional photography, let us know. We’d love to help.