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.
We stopped by The Union at Dearborn for a Google Business Tour. The Union at Dearborn is an apartment complex in close proximity to the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Henry Ford Community College, which makes it a popular place for college students to reside. The Union offers a variety of amenities, including a 24-hour fitness center, a 24-hour marketplace, a sand volleyball court, night patrol, and laundry facilities. They also offer a wide variety of floor plans. A GBV Tour is a fantastic tool for showing potential residents what The Union and it’s amenities are like without ever stepping foot on the property. People can virtually explore the grounds of The Union to see if it’d be a good fit for them. Check out the tour below or Google The Union at Dearborn!
In addition to the Google tour we made an overlay for their tour which adds the functionality of a text menu and hotspots. When you click on the hotspots, in this tour a small text popup with more information will appear. You can also add photo or video to hotspots. Here’s the tour with the overlay below.
EATON Detroit Spring Inc. is a company based in Detroit that is the leading manufacturer for leaf and coil springs. They have been manufacturing springs for 80 years. Their springs are American made and they make springs for what seems like an endless number of vehicles. EATON wanted photos of their many springs for their website. Having clear, professional photos of products is a vital component for your business to make online sales. Check out some a couple of product shots below.
Having clear and accurate images for your products is a must for online sales and for the online research people do when looking for new products. We worked with Eaton Detroit Springs to capture some of the springs, coils, and other parts they offer. It’s best to use a plain background so the focus of the image is the product and nothing else. We don’t want to take away from what you’re selling, we want to emphasize it! Here are some of the products we photographed:
Greg Coyne came by for a personal headshot session. Greg works as a sales and management consultant for Gerry Weinberg & Associates, Inc. As someone who works with a variety of people outside of his own office, it’s important for his headshot to appear presentable, respectable, and confident when he is searched for online in places such as Linkedin. He came to the right place to get a professional headshot!
We recently photographed American House, a senior living community, in Southfield, Michigan. We captured exterior shots of the building, as well as interior, ranging from the common areas to the gym to the living spaces. Let’s check it out!
Here is the Google Business Tour for Henry Ford Quick Care Clinic in Detroit, Michigan. We especially love touring medical facilities because we know clients are given peace of mind being able to see where they will be during their appointment. To be able to see where everything is and what the environment is like is enough to settle someone’s mind who may be nervous or uneasy. Take the tour below!
The Chair-iot is a company that created a more efficient way of lugging around folding chairs. Whether you’re going to a sporting event, an outdoor concert venue, or other fun outdoor activities, The Chair-iot makes everything easier. The carrier is on wheels, making it much easier to transport on grass, dirt, gravel – you name it! The vinyl on the carrier is weather resistant to protect everything inside. There are also two drink holders for your convenience, and a small storage pocket for your valuables. We took some shots of the carrier, chair, and the many items that can fit inside! Take a look at how much this carrier can hold…and don’t forget about the wheels!
We stopped by a home in Plymouth to capture a newly renovated kitchen by Sharer Design Group. It’s a simple kitchen with white as the main color, covering most surfaces, and wooden floors, clear light fixtures, a blue oven, and two blue cabinets with overhead lights. It has a retro feel and we’re excited to share the final product with you. Be sure to check out all the little details in the photos below!
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.