Kenosha Event and Business Photographer
Shannon Z Photography, is an event photographer based out of Kenosha, WI, serving South East Wisconsin, Lake County Illinois and Milwaukee.
Events include, but are not limited to, Wedding Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, Divorce Parties, Christmas or Holiday Parties, Grand Opening Celebrations, Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, Christening, Baptism, Bat or Bar Mitzvahs, Milestone Birthday Parties, Family Reunion, Corporate Event, Awards Ceremonies, and more.
Photography coverage extends outside of Kenosha County, to Racine County, Milwaukee, Lake Geneva and Lake County, Illinois. Get in touch with me if you have an event outside these areas for specific pricing.
Why hire a photographer for your event?
Planning an event for a friend, family member or staff? Then you already know how much work goes into making sure that everything is perfect. Rentals, catering, decorations, guests and possibly surprises...the last thing you need to worry about is making sure that you can set aside enough time to get it photographed.
Hiring a professional photographer will help alleviate that stress, and provide you with documentation of your hard work, and the joy your event has brought to the guests who attended.
Birthdays & Other Family Celebrations
This is the absolute best time to hire a professional photographer, for several reasons listed below:
- Extended family will all be in one place
- Everyone will be dressed up
- You also exist in the photographs
- Photos of celebrations end up being treasured heirlooms
- Surprise parties - capturing the reactions
- Photographer will get details & moments that you might miss
- You can relax and visit with guests
Business and Corporate Event Photography
Especially if it is a business milestone, or a family owned business, documenting an event like this provides you with images that can help memorialize your accomplishments for future generations to look back on. It provides a great story telling moment!
Using images from events, business meetings, celebrations or award ceremonies are a great way to promote and honor employees in newsletters, blogs and social media.
It's also a great time to get group photos of staff members to use for marketing or website updates.
You don't need to limit your business photos to events, you can hire a photographer for general photographs of your overall operations.
Examples of Business Photos:
- Interior and Exterior Building
- Product & packaging
- Staff working (action shots)
- Equipment used
- Assembly lines
- Staff head shots
- Branding photographs
Ribbon Cutting or Grand Opening
Similar to above, you'll have images to document this memorable time in your business accomplishments. Having a photo of you standing next to the building/business you worked so hard to create is something you'll want to share over and over again. Marking anniversaries, or sharing with family and future generations, you won't regret having something tangible to look back at and show you how far you've come.
Images from ribbon cutting ceremonies or grand opening celebrations can be used in local newspapers, blogs or newsletters to help bring awareness to your new business.
When to Hire an Event Photographer
As soon as you have a date set for your event, you should research & hire an event photographer. It is common for event photographers to also be wedding photographers, and week-ends during wedding season can be booked up a year in advance.
Wedding season in Wisconsin is typically May through November.
Tips for Hiring an Event Photographer
A professional event photographer will require details about your event, including location, times, and schedule of events for the day of. Sometimes you don't have those things finalized until closer to the date, which is okay! You can update your photographer when that information is available.
If there are special circumstances, details, or surprises that you want captured - be sure to communicate those to your photographer.
Key business professionals or guests? Make sure to let your photographer know who will be attending and point them out upon arrival so that they can document them appropriately.
Publishing final images? Let your photographer know if you have a publishing deadline, or marketing team that will need the images right away. It's common to require a commercial use license from your photographer for publishing as well - so make sure that's communicated!
Local photographers near you, or business photographers near you, may be interested in having a skype, in person or over the phone consultation with the person planning the party to gather the information needed to provide top quality service.
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