HARBOURVEST ANNUAL REPORT GROUP PORTRAIT SHOOT – 10.04.16
"How long is this picture going to take?" my client asks me. "The board just flew in from London. They're tired. They have important meetings scheduled all day. They won't smile for long." My tongue-in-cheek answer is "This photo will take 1/60th of a second."
I'm kidding, of course, but I do understand: jet-lagged billion-dollar portfolio execs don't want a drawn out shoot. I strive to make our shoots a quick, enjoyable, non-invasive pause in their busy day.
So it was roundly appreciated by the board of directors of HarbourVest's Global Private Equity Group that we did our homework. We scouted the location, had everything figured out and set up in advance, and made the shoot short and sweet.
The individual natural light portraits had the same personal and accessible feel.
Corporate portrait photography isn't easy, but it should look easy.
"We hired David to shoot an executive board meeting which included individual portraits and a group shot of the board. He is an amazing professional photographer and is so easy to work with but he immediately put the board members at ease which created fantastic portraits. He is also so attentive to every detail from scouting the location of each photo to the lighting and retouching that the entire process was easy and effortless." --Christine McManus, Design Manager, HarbourVest Partners.