Friday, April 25, 2008

in good company

I never quite know what to expect when I show up to photograph an event, and the first words I hear are "oh no!". I guess my friend Mike told his coworkers that I was coming to take some photos, but I'm not sure they believed him until I showed up, camera in hand.

I can completely relate. Ironically, I dread having my picture taken. So, I try to not take the fear I instill in people personally. The goal is to make the experience as painless as possible for them and reassure them that I'm here to make them look GOOD. Woo hoo!

The get-together was at the uber-cozy Krog Bar, and was held for the folks who work for Hothouse, Inc., a cutting-edge marketing company. They wanted some employee photos taken because a couple of them are going to be abroad for some time, and two others will soon be on maternity leave. Probably a good idea to catch all of them while we can. They're also going to be adding some images to their website, and wanted some modern images that show a little personality. I LOVE that! I wish more companies would allow their fun side to be exposed! Then again, there are a lot of companies that don't have a fun side, I suppose.

Everyone was really friendly, and they must share a lot of laughs throughout the workday!

I took each of them, one at a time, to take a quick portrait (possibly for their website). With every person, we had to make an effort to stop laughing so we could get the photos. Yay!

Mike was my first victim...

For some folks wary of having their picture taken, they sure are a photogenic bunch, don't you think?

Thanks so much, everybody! Best of luck to you with your travels, babies, and the whole company!


Stephanie said...

So last week mike posted in my LJ that in case my wedding photographer met with a horrible accident I should hire his friend Stacey... LOL

stacey said...

hilarious! so i guess i need to tamper with my brakes so that i can book the wedding i've already booked! my brain hurts.

how do you have time to blog??? don't you realize you're getting married next weekend! at least PRETEND to be busy and stressed out.