Aside from shooting executive business headshots for corporate websites here in NYC, I get tons of requests for Linked-In portraits. After all, we all need to look our best on Linked-In whatever job we have, and its a go-to for anyone curious about us.
As a New York City professional photographer, I’ve learned that the best way to get natural flattering photos of anyone is to work quickly and keep the atmosphere light. Hence, I do my best to make people feel comfortable, keep changing the poses, and doing some variations with the clothing. If there’s time, we always review the photos to see if we’ve gotten portraits that feel right.
It was STILL Halloween — yet the Gap and the Container Store had already transformed to Holiday & Christmas signage. A reminder that while its still late autumn, its not too soon to make plans for your corporate holiday party and hire a professional event photographer.
One of the most fun and lively corporate holiday parties was hosted by a tech company here in NY City, with many of the employees competing to win “the tackiest Christmas sweater” of the evening. It was a great evening with lots of holiday cheer.
More and more in my job as an executive portrait photographer in NYC, I’ve getting requests for more casual headshots that reveal an executive’s personality, yet remain polished and professional in presentation. While business headshots can be done a variety of ways, I’ve been enjoying taking photos like this one where we have some fun during the shoot.
Of course many law, financial and consulting firms still prefer traditional headshots which is understandable. In this case the photos are presented in vertical format with backgrounds that tie in with the firm’s website design.
As NY City real estate continues to expand and grow into the sky, one thing I always enjoy thinking about is that behind every window in every building old or new… there are people living or working. There must be many millions of windows in NYC buildings, maybe even a billion! And the millions of people behind these windows have their own unique view of our wonderful city.
So when I am on assignment as a professional photographer, whether it be as a portrait photographer or as a meeting or event photographer, I always enjoying seeing the location’s view of the New York City skyline, and trying to incorporate these views into the photos.
This business portrait was taken high atop Hearst’s beautiful and amazing building on West 57th Street. The views northward of Central Park served as a perfect background for this magazine assignment. While it was a bit tricky to light the room and not get reflections on the glass, it served as a perfect setting for this executive’s photo, and I was very grateful for his hospitality and kindness throughout the shoot.
The daffodils have bloomed, perfect little white flowers have magically appeared on the city trees and love is back in the air. And with the arrival spring, NY City schools are already planning graduation ceremonies for this coming June.
Being a professional photographer in NYC has included many photojournalistic photography assignments where I cover graduation ceremonies. Its always an honor and privilege to cover graduations, whether it be for a well-known medical school or various high schools throughout the city.
And its always particularly inspiring to hear how much students have accomplished in the years leading up to their graduation, and all the wonderful things each student has done in the time leading up to graduation. I always leave these events very touched by how wonderful teachers are and what great jobs they do, and how much promise there is in the younger generations coming of age in this world.
Floral arrangements were by designer Felix Perea, and the magenta and yellow spot lights gave the room a warm and photogenic feel.
The event started with a cocktail hour upstairs, then Mayor De Blasio spoke and presented Mayor Dinkins with the award honoring his political and lifetime achievements.