Once again this year the New Jersey Bar Association asked me to produce a video introducing their members to the association’s new president. The video was first shown at the annual convention.
When photographing busy executives is best to have a game plan that allows you capture a variety of dynamic corporate portraits in a short amount of time. For this photo shoot the lobby of the Rutgers Business School was an ideal location. Gary Cohen, who is donating a million dollars to the school, walked into the lobby and 15 minutes later we were done and he was on his way to his next meeting.
During a recent New Jersey executive portrait and headshot session we found a great background that matched the corporate colors.
We photographed in a few areas of the modern building but the combination of the subject’s expression and colorful background worked perfectly in this photo.
What should I wear to my headshot session? My best answer is that the clothes should be a great accent but not the first thing that you notice in the photos. It’s a really simple idea but it can be applied no matter the person’s age, gender or occupation.
Below is a corporate executive portrait with a few outfit changes. Each set of clothes looks completely natural and appropriate. Easy changes like this are the easiest during a photo shoot. Take off a tie, add a sweater, take off a jacket, etc…. The concept works well for both men and women.
You can read more about John’s business and executive headshots here.
I walked into the New York City Bar Association office for a new corporate headshot project and saw a brochure with an attorney portrait of mine on the cover. It’s always nice to see your portraits used nicely in print.
You can’t help but smile when this guy greets you at the hospital door.
I was very surprised to see a familiar face during the State of the Union address. As the President discussed additional funding for the battle against childhood cancer he introduced 10 year old Grace Eline. Grace was sitting in the gallery next to the First Lady.
A few months ago I photographed Grace at her New Jersey home for Rutgers Cancer Institute. You can see the video interview below.
It’s always fun to see my photos used on a school’s website. This candid photo was from a two day education marketing shoot at Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey.
For this New York City corporate session we had a beautiful office and a relaxed atmosphere that helped create a wonderful series of business portraits and headshots for a financial services firm.
You can see more corporate portraits and headshots here.
We gathered an all-star cast, including Governors Chris Christie and Jim McGreevey, for a series of videos produces for the Seton Hall School of Law.
Photographed a controversial topic for New Jersey Monthly magazine - guns in schools. I photographed a rally in Bloomfield and a police officer at a school in East Brunswick. You can read the story and see a gallery of photos here.
This healthcare photo shoot was as much fun as it looked. We photographed a series of patients with family members at the hospital’s New Brunswick facility.
For the past few years I’ve produced a video profiling the new president of the New Jersey Bar Association. We had a great time attending his firm’s St. Patrick’s Day party followed by a series of interviews in Red Bank and New Brunswick.
For this executive portrait I was able to take advantage of the setting sun streaming in through the office windows. We had already taken a series of portraits and headshots so it was time to take a few more dramatic photos. For this one a gridded Profoto B1 and the sunset was all we needed.
After a full day photo shoot on the LIU Brooklyn campus we walked over to Brooklyn Bridge park with a few students. Since the school is located in the heart of NYU it's important to show New York landmarks in the school's marketing. It was a perfect way to end a great photo shoot.
A great background is so important for a dynamic environmental corporate portrait. The sky was reflecting off the glass exterior of this building in New Brunswick, so that was a perfect spot. I was able to place the executive in the shade so he was very relaxed, resulting in a dynamic executive corporate portrait.
Fordham University loves to show the area surrounding their New York City campus. For this portrait we walked a few blocks from campus and photographed a student sitting on a neighborhood brownstone.
We then photographed her with the classic New York street scene, complete with a taxi in the background.