Event photography is exciting as a photographer because it keeps your shoots diverse. It’s a broad style of photography that encompasses a variety of events. We’re always eager to shoot events because they keep us on our toes and no two events will ever be the same.
Corporate Event Photographer
- For corporate events, it’s always critical to be on your A game. The people who hired you are expecting the best quality images, outstanding service, and a healthy amount of professionalism. It’s also pretty important that you start the day with a good breakfast, a strong cup of coffee, and a decent amount of sleep. Corporate event shoots can be exhausting, especially if you’re on your feet for eight-plus hours. When I go on a corporate event shoot, I like to show up a half hour early so I can scope out the venue. It allows me to plan efficiently and get a feel for the location.
Special Event Photographer
- Your event is as special as you are and you need an event photographer that can help you capture those special moments that will last your entire life. That touch, kiss, or the family members that you haven’t seen since you were a kid are just a few things that you’re not going to want to miss.
Networking Event Photographer
- They’re similar to corporate affairs, but a little less rigid. Typically the networking events we shoot are held at restaurants, which can be hit or miss. In certain cases, restaurant staff is extremely cautious about potentially having other restaurant-goers present in photos. In other cases though, especially if the restaurant is vast, photographing networking events can be fun. And you never know! Sometimes you might meet a potential client.
When you’re hired to shoot an event, make sure to keep a big smile on your face! If you approach the event with a positive mindset, you’ll find it’s easier to do your job. Ask politely for photos, shoot quickly, and make sure you communicate with your client exactly what it is they’re looking for. There’s nothing worse than spending a lot of time shooting and editing, only to find out your client hates their photos.
For a typical event shoot, Christian Purdie Photography sends out three people: One lead photographer, one assistant photographer, and an onsite editor. This allows us to shoot with ease, and provide our clients with their edited photos almost in real time.
If you have an event coming up and you need to hire a photographer, don’t hesitate to reach out!