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Vancouver Corporate Event Photography

A professional photographer will create photos that have a lasting impact on your audience. They will showcase your event in a way that highlights your achievements, values and culture.


If you are planning a corporate event in Metro Vancouver, you might be tempted to save some money and capture the event with your smart phone. After all, smart phones have advanced cameras and editing features that can produce decent photos. However, there are many benefits of hiring a professional photographer that you might not have considered.

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Here are some of them:

  • Quality: A professional photographer has the skills, experience and lighting and camera equipment to produce high-quality photos that reflect your brand and vision. They know how to use lighting, angles, composition and editing to create stunning images that capture the essence of your event. They also have backup equipment and contingency plans in case something goes wrong. A smart phone camera, on the other hand, has limitations in terms of resolution, zoom, focus and stability. It also depends on the user’s ability and availability to take good photos, which might be compromised by other tasks or distractions during the event.
  • Convenience: A professional photographer will take care of everything related to photography, from planning to delivery. They will consult with you before the event to understand your goals, expectations and preferences. They will scout the venue and prepare accordingly. They will arrive on time and work efficiently and discreetly. They will edit and deliver the photos in a timely manner and in the format that you need. You won’t have to worry about anything except enjoying your event and interacting with your guests. A smart phone camera, on the other hand, will require you to do all the work yourself or delegate it to someone else who might not have the time or expertise to do it well.
  • Impact: A professional photographer will create photos that have a lasting impact on your audience. They will showcase your event in a way that highlights your achievements, values and culture. They will tell a story that engages and inspires your guests, clients, partners and employees. They will help you create a positive image and reputation for your company. A smart phone camera, on the other hand, will produce photos that are generic, bland and forgettable. They might not convey the message or emotion that you want to communicate.

As you can see, hiring a professional photographer for your next board meeting, conference, trade show, or AGM is a worthwhile investment that will pay off in many ways. It will save you time, hassle and stress. It will enhance your event experience and outcomes. It will boost your company’s brand awareness and recognition, and can also help boost staff excitement and morale for the corporate event. It will make your event memorable and successful.

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If you are looking for a professional photographer in Vancouver who can deliver exceptional results for your corporate event, look no further than Pro Headshots Corporate Photography & Video. We have years of experience in photographing corporate events of all sizes and types as well as professional headshots for your attendees. We offer competitive hourly and day rates and customized packages to suit your needs and budget.

Contact Pro Headshots Vancouver today to book your free consultation and get a quote for your next corporate event or headshots for your staff and attendees.

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Vancouver conference corporate event photographer

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Why Corporate Team Photos for Your Business?

By showing the faces and personalities of your team members, you can create a more personal and authentic connection with your potential and existing customers

Corporate team photos are more than just a nice way to showcase your Vancouver-based employees or international teams on your website or social media. They are also a powerful tool for marketing and corporate communications that can help you build trust, credibility, and engagement with your target audience. Here are some of the benefits of producing corporate team photos for your business.

  • Corporate team photos humanize your brand. People like to do business with people, not faceless corporations. By showing the faces and personalities of your team members, you can create a more personal and authentic connection with your potential and existing customers. You can also showcase your company culture and values, and demonstrate that you care about your employees and their well-being.
  • Corporate team photos boost your SEO and online visibility. Having high-quality and relevant images on your website and social media can help you rank higher on search engines and attract more organic traffic. Images also increase the chances of your content being shared and liked by your followers, which can expand your reach and exposure. Additionally, images can help you convey your message more effectively and capture the attention of your audience.
  • Corporate team photos enhance your internal communication and collaboration. Producing corporate team photos can also have positive effects on your internal communication and collaboration. By involving your employees in the process, you can foster a sense of belonging and pride in your organization. You can also use the photos to recognize and appreciate the contributions of your team members, and to celebrate their achievements and milestones. Furthermore, you can use the photos to facilitate cross-team communication and collaboration, by introducing different departments and roles to each other.

How to Produce Corporate Team Photos That Stand Out

Producing corporate team photos is not as simple as showing up and snapping a few shots with your smartphone. You need to plan ahead and follow some best practices to ensure that your photos reflect your brand identity and goals. Here are some tips to help you produce corporate team photos that stand out.

Construction company corporate team photo

  • Hire a professional local photographer. Using professional lighting, camera gear, and help with planning and direction, professional photographer can help you capture high-quality and consistent images that match your corporate brand style and tone. They can also advise you on the best lighting, angles, backgrounds, and poses for your photos. Moreover, they can optionally edit and retouch your photos to make them look polished and professional.
  • Choose a suitable location. The location of your photos can have a significant impact on the mood and message of your photos. You can choose to shoot in your office, in an outdoor setting, at a business conference, or in a studio, depending on the image you want to project. For example, if you want to show that your company is innovative and dynamic, you might opt for a modern office space or a colorful urban backdrop. If you want to show that your company is friendly and approachable, you might opt for a natural or casual setting.
  • Coordinate your outfits and props. Another important factor to consider is the outfits and props of your team members. You want to make sure that they are appropriate for your industry and audience, and that they complement each other without being too matchy-matchy. You can also use props to add some fun and personality to your photos, such as hats, glasses, mugs, books, or anything else that represents your company or industry.
  • Have fun and be yourself in your photos. Finally, the most important tip is to have fun and be yourself during the team or group photo shoot. Don’t be afraid to smile, laugh, joke around, or show some emotion with your team members. The more relaxed and natural you are, the more authentic and engaging your photos will be.

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Corporate team photos are a worthwhile investment for any Metro Vancouver business that wants to improve its marketing and corporate communications. By following these tips, you can produce corporate team photos that showcase your brand personality, values, and culture, and that connect with your audience on a deeper level. If you have a team or group in Vancouver looking to produce professional photos, or are planning a meeting or conference, contact us today for more details, availability or a free photography quote.


Vancouver law firm headshots

I’m often asked to produce corporate headshots that are unique and for corporate branding use. One of the best ways to produce photos that are unique is to photograph on-site and to use the environment to add context to the photos. Large windows can be used to shoot through for headshots that incorporate an urban background, such as the photos here. These were shot on-location in downtown Vancouver at a law firm with professional lighting to balance the light from the outside with the interior lighting. The effect is sharp colourful photos where the background is visible, not blown out.

lawyer headshots at the office

Law firm photos don’t need to be done in a traditional manner with a dark solid backdrop. The environment can be incorporated into the headshot portraits to add context and produce something the looks professionally done and unique to your firm.

If you are looking for new headshots for your brand, whether you are a small law firm or a larger organization, contact us for more details. We would be happy to help.


Sometimes producing a headshots outside or on-location just isn’t possible. Weather and access to a specific location are just a couple of challenges. Virtual backgrounds for headshots is just one method of producing headshot portraits that look like they were photographed on-location. In Vancouver, weather is often a limitation for outdoor headshots during the Fall and Winter months. Within our Virtual Headshots option, you can have your photos shot inside against a seamless background and have the photo composited with realistic looking backgrounds and lighting.

Virtual Backgrounds for Headshots

Above is a sample of a headshot that was shot at my photo studio. Using a custom lighting set up, I shot headshots for my client with the intention of compositing it onto a virtual background in Photoshop. I used a background of downtown Vancouver which I photographed on another day and composited the photo to produce a shot that looks like it was shot against an office window or on a patio outdoors overlooking the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Virtual Backgrounds for Headshots is a convenient way to produce unique looking headshots for corporate use, real estate, editorial publication, social media, or profile photos for Zoom or Microsoft Teams. The possibilities are endless with virtual backgrounds.

Amid this CORVID-19 crisis, these are indeed challenging times for businesses in Vancouver and around the world. Many people who need photos for business are finding it challenging to produce them on-location.

We offer a solution for headshots that need to look like they were photographed at an office or outdoors.

Using green screen at our studio, we can produce headshots that look like they were photographed on-location.

So even if the weather is bad, or you want realistic business photos that look like they were photographed at an office, workplace, or home we are here to help.

Green Screen studio Headshots in Vancouver

Green screen sessions are done at our studio, and we’re practicing safe social distancing by limiting photo sessions to one or two people within the studio at a time.

If you need your headshots done for business, contact us today for studio availability and rates!

And we wish you the best of health, and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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These small business headshots were photographed on location at a Vancouver dentist office. Upon arrival, the challenge before me was finding a location within the office that had enough depth and width for the equipment and to serve as a suitable background. The best location turned out to be their reception area, which had just enough space for all the lighting equipment needed to create modern branded business portraits.

Choosing a good time of day turned out to be an important factor in planning for these small business headshots for a Vancouver dentist. Dental offices can be very busy depending on the time of day. Had it been a busy morning, it would’ve been nearly impossible to photograph these headshots in the reception area.

Once the Elinchrom lighting and camera were set up for the look I wanted to produce, the rest was fairly straight forward. Each person was coached on how to pose and on their facial expressions. Then we went through the different angles and various poses I do for most corporate photo sessions. This helps most people feel at ease and increases the number of good shots we get from the headshot session – most business people I work with want their headshots done as quickly as possible, but still want their best looks possible

The final headshot photos turned out great even with the small amount of space I had available for lighting the photo shoot. These are going to look great on their website, for social media, and other print marketing materials!

If you would like to learn more about planning for your small business headshot session or promotional video or video blog, contact us today for further details and quote.

If shooting headshots in studio isn’t an option, or you’re looking for something different, Vancouver offers a number of great outdoor locations for headshots. By ‘great”, I mean outside locations with great ambient lighting, unique backdrops, and are easy to access. Whether you’re looking for modern urban, rustic or vintage urban, or the best spots for a great view of the mountains, below are three of the best downtown Vancouver headshot locations to consider.

North False Creek Headshots (around the Roundhouse Community Centre and creekside)

Vancouver headshots OutdoorsThis is one of my favourite corporate headshot locations in downtown Vancouver. The location around the Roundhouse Community Centre offers a good mix of older brick walls and modern glass buildings. The sun is south of this location, so you’ll want to time the headshot sessions to ensure you don’t get too much lens flare off the water if you’re shooting closer to the creek.

Headshots at Jack Poole Plaza

For Vancouver headshot locations, this is one of the best places with an unobstructed view of the north shore mountains. Check out the top of the Cactus Club Cafe for a great shot of Georgia Straight and the north shore in the distance. When shooting towards the north shore mountains, the sun may be directly in the face of your subject, so make sure you have a scrim or some way to block the sun from your subject’s eyes. A off-camera mixed lighting setup is definitely recommended for this location.

Headshots along West Hastings

business headshots outdoors in downtown VancouverWest Hastings Street between Burrard and Howe Streets offer some of the best urban backgrounds that feature a quintessential classic metropolitan look. There are a number of buildings that, if shot from a distance and with the right lighting are reminiscent of old urban America. Buildings such as the Sinclair Centre, the Vancouver Club, 850 West Hastings (Montecristo), the Marine Building, offer a classic look at street level.

There are also a number of modern backgrounds along West Hastings. New buildings can be found just west of Burrard Street, and offer a unique bokeh (blurry background) effects with the right depth and light.

These are just a few of my favourite spots for outdoor headshots in Vancouver. I’ll be adding some locations and providing more tips on how to shoot in these spots in upcoming blog posts. In the meantime, if you have questions, feel free to drop me a line.


When the weather outside is frightful, composite headshot portraits are so delightful! If you need social media headshots that feel like they were photographed on-location, but can’t produce good photos outdoors because of the bad weather, you can produce a composite headshot at my studio. A green screen composite headshot is quick and easy to produce and gives you the flexibility to choose the background for your images. You see it in Hollywood movies, and can now use it to produce a custom look for your own business photos. It is also much more cost effective than shooting on-location.

composite headshotThis sample shows what the headshot looks like before and after it’s composited and edited. Using the right lighting, the final image has higher fidelity and works great for advertising use or social media.

Contact me today to find out more about booking a composite headshot session at my Vancouver photo studio using green screen technology.

Many of my clients ask for unique backgrounds for their headshots or group portraits that feature beautiful office spaces, venues, or homes. These backgrounds are popular because they draw attention and interest, but capturing business portraits in these spaces isn’t always possible for a variety of reasons (e.g. access, logistics, weather/lighting limitations, etc.). So another option is to produce green screen headshots (also known as Chroma key) in the studio and replace the backgrounds in post production.

Here is a sample of a business headshot I photographed in-studio for a local realtor.

green screen headshot shot in studio

After this was photographed, we chose a background of a beautiful residential space and placed his business headshot into the background with some Photoshop magic. The background was “blurred” to draw attention to my client. It also allows his graphic designer to drop in a logo and a title in the space on the right of the image. Alternatively, the photo can be cropped closer if just the head and shoulders headshot is needed for web advertising or business cards.

green screen headshot for realtor

Another background was selected as well, and it was easy to place the headshot into a new space with little additional Photoshop editing required.

Some of the keys to making this all work are: the studio lighting placement, background selection, and colour grading. Knowing what the background will be in advance is important to making the final composite image look as realistic as possible.

Most of the backgrounds I prefer selecting have a brighter and/or generally muted colour palette, which helps to minimize the contrast between the headshot and the background. Knowing that the background is going to be generally brighter means adding some back lighting or rim lighting to the subject’s photo.

Colour grading or matching tones is another important ingredient. Compare the top image with the bottom one. Notice that the warmer skin tone of the top image fits better with the residential background due to the similar warmish tone.

Headshots from the green screen process rarely look as good as shooting in the actual space, but it’s an acceptable compromise when certain access or seasonal limitations keep us from shooting on location. One way to add fidelity to the image is to apply a tighter crop. This can usually help because it removes much of the background distraction, but includes just enough of the background to maintain context.

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If you would like more information about producing headshots, group photos, or commercial images using this green screen technique, feel free to drop me a line!

This is a dramatic business headshot taken for a Randstad tech recruiter at the studio using the new Canon 5D MK IV (Mark 4) using a mix of natural ambient lighting and strobe lighting by Elinchrom and their Rotalux light modifiersHead hunter headshot employment staffingThis dramatic business headshot are influenced by actor headshots often seen in hollywood portfolios. Lighting is darker edgy and is intended to draw attention to the shape and contour of the face. dramatic headshot for a high tech recruiterIf you would like to produce similar headshots for your own business use, contact me for rates and availability.