Corporate Event Photography ain’t what it used to be

As a professional photographer based in Montreal, I do my best to focus on a style of photography that I believe suits me best as both a person and as a photographer. That almost always involves one common theme… people.

One day I may be shooting a big corporate event, the next day I’ll be photographing a concert or doing headshots for a business looking to revamp their online presence.

The one thing that I believe makes me good at adapting to these often varied events is that I’m good at connecting with the people who stand before my camera. That connection helps people to relax and for their personality to come through in the final images.

I’ve photographed award ceremonies at Place Des Arts, networking events at companies like WeWork and Shopify. I’ve photographed festivals like Osheaga and Igloofest for Jack Daniel’s and I even got to shoot Kylie Jenner’s birthday party at Beach Club.

Shopify Montreal

Modern Headshots for Modern Businesses

I also shoot regular editorial portraits and corporate headshots as well as actors’ headshots.

Corporate portraits are essential in portraying a good image of your company. It’s important to think about the message you are trying to convey and dress to match. For example, a law firm might opt for wearing a suit and looking more serious, whereas a creative business owner might prefer something more casual and fun with their headshot. Portraits help to humanize your business, whether it’s editorial or professional.

Editorial headshots are usually taken within the place of work. This is a more modern and creative approach and more interesting than a plain background but is still considered professional. For example, a chef might have their editorial portrait taken in the kitchen, wearing a chef’s hat. This type of headshot is often found in magazines as well as online.

Professional headshots are usually done in the photography studio with a neutral background and special lighting so that the pure focus is on the subject. In terms of framing, the subject’s shoulders and top of the bust are usually visible. Office-wear can be smart or casual depending on the company and the image it wants to portray.

Professional portraits are often used by large companies to present their employees, but it is also used on social media sites, such as Linkedin and Twitter, and on CVs as a profile picture.

I work mostly in the Montreal area but regularly travel throughout Quebec, Ontario and beyond.

For more examples of my editorial and corporate work visit https://stevegerrardphoto.com/commercial/