Union Partners – Event Photography – Comerica Park Picnic – Detroit, Michigan

We joined Union Partners at Comerica Park for the Tigers’ last home game of the season to capture their employee picnic. It was a blast shooting this event! Union Partners is an investment company that creates relationships with its partners who work in the metals and logistics industry. This event brought together their partners from the different companies for a day dedicated just to them – an employee celebration!¬†Employees brought their families, there was a buffet of yummy food, face painting, and they enjoyed watching some baseball. It was a great time for everyone! Here are some highlights from the day.

They had hats and other goodies made with company logos.

A group photo of the families together. Go Tigers!

The kids loved having their faces painted.

Who wants their face painted?

Such a fun outing for families!

Modeling the Union Partners bag that was made for the families.

What a shot!

The kids were having a blast!

There’s always time for silly selfies.

Check out the adorable jersey koozies.

Kids of all ages enjoyed the face painting!

Go Tigers!

The picnic was fun for all ages!

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2018 design:retail Forum – Event Photography – Detroit, Michigan

Design:retail held a forum in Detroit on September 12-14 for those who work in the retail design industry. We shot two full days of the event in Detroit, where the forum was held at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. It was a three day event that lasted two full days and another half a day. Attendees were transported to a few different locations for dinners or special events, like Detroit Motor City, College of Creative Studies, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. The second night they hold a Portfolio Award ceremony for notable people in the industry to be recognized for their work. Some of the speakers during the weekend event included the CEO of Shinola, Tom Lewand; eBay’s Head of Impact & Giving, Chris Librie; the Midwest Design Coordinator of Whole Foods Market, Christine Sturch; and design:retail’s very own Editor-in-Chief/Associate Publisher, Alison Embrey Medina. This is a paid event that occurs once each year at a different locations throughout the country and brings together the cream of the crop in the design retail industry. It’s a great setting for those who want to learn about the latest trends, take advice from those who lead the industry, and build relationships. We took so many shots, but here are a few to highlight the amazing weekend event.

design:retail’s Editor-In-Chief/Associate Publisher, Alison Embrey Medina, speaking at the forum.

design:retail Forum’s venue, The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit.

The judges getting into their roles during Retail Fight Club, a battling activity at the forum.

The contenders in the Retail Fight Club throwing up some fists – they mean business!

Dinner venue for night one at Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, part of the Detroit Motor City Dinner.

Some attendees networking at the dinner.

The attendees were having some fun in the Model T car.

The dinner set-up on night two at the DIA.

The attendees enjoying dinner before the Portfolio Awards.

Networking at its finest!

Some of the winners with their awards. Congratulations to the winners!

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Eileen Harryvan Headshot Photography – Plymouth, Michigan Studio

Recently, Eileen Harryvan hopped into the studio for a headshot photography shoot with us! Eileen works for Active Regeneration, as an independent BEMER distributor. Eileen came to the shoot prepared with different outfits to try out. This is always a good idea, as it gives you more looks to choose from. As you can see below, she simply threw on a blazer and it changed her look dramatically, giving her strong, respectable, and professional presence. The outfit really does matter in your headshot!

Three studio looks

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Phil Bahr Compass Luncheon Event Photography – Livonia, Michigan

Every first Thursday of the month Compass hosts a luncheon for Christians who work in the business industry to come together in Southeast Michigan. It’s a wonderful networking event that offers a place for people to connect and listen to powerful speakers. In the past, Chuck Gaidica spoke at a luncheon.

The last luncheon took place on Thursday, September 6th, and we were there to capture some shots from the event. Phil Bahr, president of the Ashes to Glory Foundation, was introduced as speaker by his son, Scott Bahr. Ashes to Glory is a non-profit organization that gives financial assistance to those who are seeking help for their addiction and would like to try professional Christian therapy. Phil and his wife, Dawn, founded the Ashes to Glory Foundation after rescuing their son from addiction. From this journey, they thought of the idea for Ashes to Glory and have been helping those who struggle with addiction to become clean again.

The scholarships given from Ashes to Glory assist individuals and families in therapy, residential stay for a minimum of 90 days, extended care programs for after release, and individual and family counseling to help rebuild homes that have been broken by addiction.

Next month’s Compass luncheon will be on Thursday, October 4th. We invite you to join us!

Ken McMullen, Chairman of the Western Wayne sector of Compass

Guest speaker, Phil Bahr

Scott Bahr introducing his dad

Networking at the luncheon

Some of the people who came to the luncheon.

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Hamerink Dental Photography – Plymouth, Michigan

This summer we worked with Hamerink Dental to photograph their office, take professional headshots of the employees, and snap some professional (and fun!) group photos. The staff includes Dr. Howard Hamerink, Dr. John Hamerink, two dental hygienists, two dental assistants, and a business administrator. Hamerink Dental is located in Downtown Plymouth, MI.

The exterior of Hamerink Dental

The staff of Hamerink Dental

Dr. John Hamerink and Dr. Howard Hamerink

Dr. John Hamerink and dental hygienist, AnnaRose, work on patient

Hamerink Dental staff in uniform

Even dental hygiene can be fun!

Even Spider Man needs his teeth cleaned!

The interior of Hamerink Dental

The waiting room at Hamerink Dental

Both Dr. Hamerink’s hard at work

Headshots for both Dr. Hamerink’s

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Park Forest Apartments Photography – Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Benchmark Management asked us to shoot the Park Forest Apartments on Warren Road in Dearborn Heights, MI. We took some shots of the inside of the club house (we are gushing!), as well as the pool area and some exterior shots of the complex. The interior of the club house is amazing: entirely wood floors, marbled kitchen counters, a stone fireplace, and an open floor plan. It’s an apartment renter’s dream to have a nice clubhouse and pool for entertaining guests!

Park Forest’s leasing office.

Common area of the clubhouse – look at that fireplace!

The kitchen. Check out the cabinetry and counters!

Open layout of the clubhouse. Notice all of the overhead lighting.

So much space!

The exterior of the apartment complex from the pool area.

A relaxing place to lounge by the pool on nice days.

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Ken McMullen Business Portrait Shoot – Plymouth, Michigan Studio

Ken McMullen, strategist for Thrivent Financial, recently came in for a business portrait shoot. Thrivent Financial is a fraternal benefit society, which means they are a not-for-profit organization, that has over two million members. Not only does Thrivent Financial offer a variety of financial services and insurances, but they bring together Christians to help strategize financial plans to fit their lives right now and in the future. Thrivent Financial also raises money to help with volunteer work and wonderful causes, one of which is a mission to collect $1 million to help those affected by Hurricane Florence. Ken started working for Thrivent in 2013 to assist with their business development. Earlier in 2018, he became a regional community engagement strategist, and the new position called for a brand new portrait!

Ken McMullen’s portrait

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Aida Dismondy – Headshot Photography

This past summer, we had a personal headshot session for Aida Dismondy. Aida founded Albex Law, P.C., a business law firm that works with small to mid-sized businesses that work with the United States government or do business internationally. Aida has remained the CEO of the firm since the founding, and in a such a powerful and respectable position, a fresh and professional headshot is a must!

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DeAnna Gilbert – Headshot Photography – Plymouth Michigan Portrait Studio

DeAnna Gilbert, owner and founder of Integrity Naturals, stopped in our studio for a professional headshot session. As the owner of a company that sells a variety of natural, healthy, and safe products for your skin, it’s important for DeAnna to have a headshot that showcases herself (and her skin!) in a way that looks natural and glowing. As you can see below, different lighting techniques were used to achieve different looks.

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Abbott Orthodontics – Business Photography – Rochester Hills, MI

We stopped by Abbott Orthodontics in Rochester Hills to create some awesome content for them to use to help brand their company. We worked with the whole staff on some shots, while others were people in action, and of course we took some photos of the interior of their office! We also captured some headshots of the staff and group portraits of the team together. Branding your company is essential for success, and the best way to brand is to have visual content. Abbott Orthodontics took advantage of our services and we were thrilled to work with them! Now, join us on a visual tour of Abbott Orthodontics.

Headshots of some of the Abbott Orthodontics staff.

Meet the Abbott Orthodontics staff!

The waiting room.

We caught Dr. Abbott in action!

A look at one of the exam rooms.

The staff took a moment to be silly.

A look into what an appointment could be like.

Some of the equipment the Abbott Orthodontics team uses.

The empty exam room that holds more than one patient.

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