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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
We had quite a busy summer! We were asked by Realtor Heather Stevens, who works for Keller Williams, to shoot a quaint property in Milford, MI. A little blue house with white trimming and a detached garage sits right on N. Main Street. The landscaping in the backyard makes for a cute and quaint hideaway with a wooden patio, slanted green hills with stones decorating most open spaces, and plenty of room for shrubbery or flowers. There’s also a large yard that’s perfect for family events, children, or pets! Inside the house are wood floors, an open living room and kitchen, and a recently renovated bathroom (take a look below – wow!). The kitchen cabinetry, tiled backsplash, and stainless steel appliances are in good condition and give the kitchen a modern yet home-y feel. On the exterior of the house is a little door that leads to extra storage space, which is always a plus!
Integrity Naturals has released a new line of products. We’re excited to share with you their new line we photographed. Keep in mind this does not include every product they offer, so be sure to check out their website for more products to make your skin feel beautiful, healthy, and glowing!
We stopped by a home on Yanich Drive in Troy for a real estate shoot. The colonial is just over 1,800 square feet with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. There’s an attached two car garage, a wood-burning fireplace, and a large yard. The basement is partially finished and in good condition. In the back of the house is a nice wooden deck, great for the warm weather months in Michigan. We included some photos from the shoot to share with you!
I had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful condo in South Canton for Jason Borregard from Clients First Realtors and used the shots to put together this informative slideshow video. The exterior of the condo is a combination of brick and stone, giving it a home-y, welcoming vibe. As soon as you walk in, you’re met with grand ceilings and natural light from the large window above the front door. The kitchen has been updated with modern stainless appliances and dark mahogany cabinetry. This condo has two bedrooms (one of which has a fireplace!), two bathrooms, two half bathrooms (the dream!), and a finished basement! Don’t just read about it, though. Check out this video to see for yourself what a charming place it is!