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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.

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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!

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.

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.

With the recent early winter snowfall in Metro Vancouver, there was an increase in the number of headshot portrait inquiries for on-site at my client’s offices. Mobile headshots services are a common service I provide to my corporate clients who need profile photos for their staff, but need the work to be done in a time effective way that won’t add any unnecessary work disruptions.

My mobile headshot studio normally consists of professional studio lighting gear that can fit into almost any space to produce professional looking headshots that appear like they were shot in a commercial studio. I often use boardrooms, lunch rooms, or even office lobbies – so long as there is space to set up my equipment, I can produce modern-looking headshots at reasonable rates.

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Mobile Headshots for a Vancouver Software Company

These are the web profile headshots produces for a recent mobile headshots shoot for a healthcare software company in Vancouver’s Gastown district. The light gradient grey background was chosen in advance to compliment their branding and website colours.

These were shot in the company’s staff/meeting room, which was a medium sized room that accommodated the setup of a large seamless backdrop, and professional lighting gear for the main light and background light, along with the grip equipment.

Following the session, an online photo proofing gallery was set up to allow my clients to select their best photos. Their selected headshots were then prepared and delivered within a couple of days. So if you need a fast turn-around time, I’m more than happy to accommodate!

I offer excellent group rates for departments or businesses that need new photos for web profiles, LinkedIn, editorial stories, or for print marketing purposes. So if you are interested in producing custom headshots for your business at your office location, please contact us today for rate info and availability!

These two studio headshots were photographed at the same session with two lighting setups for two distinct looks. The Studio Dark look on the left conveys a more dramatic look, while the look on the right is brighter with softer lighting.

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Studio Dark (left) and Studio Bright (right) lighting looks

Notice the difference in shadows around the face. The headshot on the left has darker shadows around the jawline, which helps to shape my client’s face. The headshot on the right has more even lighting across the face, and appears softer and brighter overall.

Although both these headshots were photographed at the same time of day, the configuration of studio lights, type of modifiers and reflectors has a big impact on the overall look and feel of the headshots.

If you are looking to produce two different looks during your photo session, get in touch with us for details on what type of headshot session would work best to meet your goals.