Photographing a corporate networking event takes a particular set of skills as it involves capturing photos of people looking good, in action, and without getting in anybody’s way during the event. We have honed these skills over the past few years to become leaders in the game of event photography.
Here is a selection of networking shots for a few of our clients, including Global Talent, Squash New Zealand, and Abergeldie.
Freestyle Event Photographers Tag and Rouan had a great time at the Rydges Hotel New Year’s eve party in Auckland this year. For three years running, Freestyle Event Photography have photographed this event, and as always, it was a great party!
We were engaged to photograph the dinner that was held as part of this conference for project managers. PMI is an international organisation and the New Zealand chapter is one of more than 300 worldwide, with over 500,000 members.
Geneva Healthcare provide support services to people with disabilities. This event, which Freestyle Event Photography was hired to document, was an annual ball for their clients, held at Eden Park, a venue where we have shot before. Special guests included: Suzy Cato, Peter Williams, and Michelle Isemonger.
Medicine has come a long way from one hundred years ago. Then, humans lived to around 35 years. Today, we reach in NZ 82 years. This gives us so much more living – in a sense we live two complete lives. Medicine is one critical factor in giving us longevity.
Birthday boy DJ Cruz had chosen for his birthday venue The Red Room, a private function room at Sky City, and chosen Freestyle Event Photography as his photographers. There seemed to be a bit of a red theme going on …
We photographed the speeches, with DJ countering with a wide smile any attempts at embarrassing him with stories from his past.
With finger food, an open bar and music for entertainment (though not much dancing), the atmosphere amongst the guests was relaxed, and the birthday scenes we photographed included many of people sitting and chatting or posing for the camera in tight-knit groups of friends.
This year we were commissioned to photograph the Interface Science conference for Tech Week in New Zealand. Speakers from various research and innovation groups spoke on a podium. The key organisations were the MacDiarmid Institute and The Dodd-walls Centre, leading New Zealand research groups. For us, as photographers, we get the benefit of a paid contract as well as being able to dip into other fields and listen to fascinating lectures and presentations.
One of the exciting things we get to do is photography for magazines, especially those magazines that want something a little more creative and arty. It gives us a chance to push the boundaries and experiment a little. In this instance we photographed a number of leading architects and designers for M2 Man Magazine for a 7 page spread they were doing. The photography took place in the studio of one of the architects so we had to improvise quite a bit to get the look and feel we were after. The creative director wantes something moody and dramatic.
Freestyle Event Photography were recently awarded approved vendor status for Auckland Council. It means that our company and our performance have been vetted by Council, and that our legal and financial status is up to standard. So now we are able to be considered for all upcoming photography projects that council have. This is a very exciting milestone for Freestyle. We are delighted.
PHOTOGRAPHING ANZAC DAY EVENT:
Our first assignment for Auckland Council asked was to photograph the ANZAC day events located in Mt Albert and Mt Roskill. In attendance at the Mr Albert event where young cadets, old veterans and our Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern. Continue reading “ANZAC DAY EVENT PHOTOGRPAHY”
We are often asked to do magazine photography. In this instance, M2 Magazine asked us to photograph Sir George Fistonich, founder of Villa Maria Wines. I didn’t want to take Sir George in what would be a predictable shoot – stand between grape vines. Rather I went for a cleaner look. When shooting for magazines, it pays to consider layout and where type might go. Continue reading “PHOTOGRAPHING SIR GEORGE FISTONICH”