Altran – Event Photography – Wixom, MI

We joined Altran for the grand opening of their Wixom location and Passive Safety Center! The company held a special ribbon-cutting event to introduce their new location, and the Passive Safety Center will be used to simulate and run texts for vehicle safety. Fellow Altran employees from all over the world joined for this special event. Key people in the company shared some of their own thoughts and advice to those who came to celebrate. There was a tour of the new facility, including the indoor track they use for testing.

Altran is a leader in engineering technology, as well as research and development. They work with what seems to be an endless array of industries including automotive, railways, infrastructure, aeronautics, and space. They’re a worldwide company headquartered in Paris, France.

Many people showed up to welcome the Wixom location to the Altran family. There were Altran goodies given away, yummy food for the tasting, some champagne to ring in the opening, speeches, touring, and networking galore! It was an exciting opening for everyone involved and we captured the night shot by shot.

Here are a few of the headshots taken at the grand opening.

Group shot for the business portrait.

Champagne for celebrating!

Salad, anyone?

One for you, the rest for me!

Some of the Altran goodies for the team.

Community member speaks at the opening.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony!

A member of the Altran team explaining what will happen during the passive safety demonstration.

The safety test vehicle.

A look at the inside of the safety vehicle.

A candid of some networking taking place.

Of course we had to take a photo with the test dummy’s head!

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Livonia Chamber – Event Photography – Livonia, MI

We attended the Livonia Chambers Connecting Cultures event in Livonia. It was a beautiful celebration of the many cultures that create us and bring business together. We captured the event from beginning to end and we’re excited to share some of our favorites with you! While at the event, there were speakers from five different generations offering their opinions, perspectives, and thoughts on the same issue. It was interesting to hear the varying answers in comparison to when the person had been born and the times they had lived through. It was a wonderful networking event that discussed the combination of businesses and cultures in this day and age.

Celebrating diversity at the Livonia Chamber Connecting Cultures event.

A candid of the speakers.

Many members attended the event.

One of the speakers at the chamber event.

Some of the attendees.

Networking is never in short supply!

A posed portrait of the speakers.

Smiling faces at this event!

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Etowah Avenue – Real Estate Photography – Royal Oak, MI

We did a shoot for a home on Etowah Avenue in Royal Oak, Michigan. It was a beautiful home with wood floors on the main floor, a carpeted second floor, and spacious basement. The master bedroom not only had a gorgeous bathroom (jetted tub, glass shower, granite vanity) but a good size walk-out balcony, as well. We love the aesthetics of this home – very warm tones, stone accents, and white trimming. We hope you enjoy checking out the photos from the shoot as much as we enjoyed shooting!

We love the large window facing the front yard and the beautiful double doors.

What a beautiful room – the wood floors, twin windows on either side of the fireplace, and the fireplace itself! Gorgeous!

The opposite view in the front room is the chocolate brown staircase and front door.

The half bath on the first floor.

This kitchen is to-die-for with it’s chocolate brown cabinetry, abundance of counter space, and island with bar stools.

The master bedroom with a walk-out balcony.

The master bedroom. Who knew a bathroom could be beautiful?!

Check out this balcony!

One of the bedrooms with tons of natural lighting!

The only thing better than a walk-out balcony is a walk-in closet.

The super spacious basement…it even has a bathroom!

Peak at the basement half bath.

The home has a finished two car garage.

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Viktor & Rolf Fragrance Display Photo Shoot – Troy, Michigan

Recently, I photographed a Viktor & Rolf Fragrance Display at Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy, Michigan at Somerset Collection. My client wanted photos of the display case and testers for internal marketing purposes.

Product Photography - Troy, Michigan

Close up of fragrance testers at Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy, Michigan.

Commercial Photography - Troy, Michigan

Fragrance Display at Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy, Michigan.

Commercial Photography - Troy, MI

Fragrance Display at Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy, Michigan.

Product Photography - Troy Michigan

Close up shot of fragrance tester bottle at Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy, Michigan.

Commercial Photography - Troy, Michigan

Fragrance Display at Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy, Michigan.

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New Studio!

Exciting News! We have acquired a studio space in Plymouth and will be available for shoots there starting July 1st! It is inside the amazing old Burroughs building at the corner of Haggerty Road and Plymouth Road in Plymouth, Michigan. We can shoot headshots, video, product photography, and other studio work at the new space. We will be having a ribbon cutting event in September. We hope you can join us!

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CertaPro Painters of Plymouth Video – Plymouth, Michigan

We recently completed an “about us” video for CertaPro Painters of Plymouth. We interviewed the franchise owner, a customer of theirs, and one of their painters to tell the story of their company. The b-roll shots included shots of the painters in action and interactions with a customer. The “before” and “after” photos of the home exterior were provided by the franchise owner. Overall, the video tells a great story of the value that Certapro Painters of Plymouth provides to their clients. Enjoy!

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Lake Edge Drive Aerial Video – Brighton, Michigan Real Estate Video

Here’s a video that I partnered with my friend and fellow drone pilot, Todd Sedlak, to create for a homeowner looking to sell their home.

Here’s how we got the shot. Todd flew the drone toward the front of the house, and I caught it outside the front door. He killed the propellers when I caught the drone, and I walked it into the house and out the back door. Once I got out on the deck, Todd turned the propellers on again, and I released the drone into the air. And Todd flew the drone out over the lake. Pretty sweet shot.

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FAA Part 107 Unmanned Aerial General Exam

Exciting news! I took the FAA Part 107 Unmanned Aerial General Exam today and passed! So, I am now legal to fly a drone for commercial purposes like aerial photography and aerial videography! I should get my temporary license online in a few days and then a physical permanent license will be mailed to me in several weeks. If you need aerial photo or aerial video for your business, please contact us to discuss your needs!

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