Private Event on the USS Yorktown

Last night I had the privilege of photographing a private high-profile event on the U.S.S. Yorktown. For privacy reasons, I’m unable to show any people pictures. But here are some shots of the beautiful setup, orchestrated by Lee and the amazingly talented team at Absolutely Charleston…

Team from US Grains Council Tours Iowa Corn

One of my favorite parts about my job is that no two assignments are the same. Last week I got to photograph something really cool, educational, and unique!

The US Grains Council assigned me to document a delegation from Mexico as they toured Iowa corn farms, export facilities, and ethanol plants. This team was part of a program leading up to the Export Exchange Conference. Held every two years by USGC and RFA, Export Exchange is the nation’s premier international trade conference focused on the export of U.S. coarse grains and co-products.

Many thanks to the US Grains Council for their hard work and dedication to helping the American farmer. Much appreciation to the Renewable Fuels Association for their advancement of renewable fuels in our country.  And thanks also to the fine folks at Iowa Corn for their hospitality and leadership on this program.  I am honored and humbled at the opportunity to work with such amazing organizations!!!

AM Conservation Group National Sales Meeting

Last week the AM Conservation Group held their annual National Sales Meeting at Palmetto Hall in Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms.

I’ve had the honor and pleasure of working with this amazing company for the last few years. The AM Conservation Group is a world leader in Water Conservation Products, Energy Efficient Products, Energy Efficient Lighting, Weatherization Products, and more.

I arrived early at the event and set up a portable studio where attendees could get their head-shots and business portraits made during the various breaks. When I wasn’t photographing those, I covered the president’s address, keynote speakers, experts in their field, and panel discussions to document the entire event.

Photographing such corporate events, company meetings, and awards ceremonies is one of our specialties. But doing so for companies like the AM Conservation Group who are doing their best to help our planet, makes it even more enjoyable!

Volvo Car Open – VIP Welcome Reception at The Cedar Room

As the Official Photographer of the Volvo Car Open, my job isn’t just to cover on-court action! Here are a few scenes from this year’s amazing VIP Welcome Reception.

This was the first year it was held at the Cedar Room. I must say, this venue at the beautifully restored old Cigar Factory is absolutely incredible! Many thanks to Graham, Lauren, and all the talented folks that made this year’s event such a huge success!

Of course the usual VIP’s from Meredith came out in full force. This year also saw all the incredible folks from Volvo, as well as other great sponsors like Lisette, in attendance. Tennis celebrities like Pam Shriver, Cliff Drysdale, Rennae Stubbs, and Lisa Raymond were there. Even the one and only Martha Stewart made an appearance!

There are many behind-the-scenes parties and events that I have the pleasure of photographing…but the VIP Welcome Reception is always one of my favorites!

T-Mobile “In Crowd” Awards Banquet

Last night was the annual T-Mobile Awards Banquet in Charleston. It’s always one of my favorite corporate events of the year!

While I photographed the banquet, award recipients, and general event coverage, Gary and Cami handle the setup and operation of the print-on-site “Fashion Booth”. Gary is a MACHINE when it comes to print-on-site service. By the time the award ceremony was over, he and Cami already had beautiful 5×7 prints, nicely matted in elegant folios, ready for the winners to pick up. They printed and delivered 430 photos to this lively and fun-loving bunch!!!

Congratulations to all the top performers and award winners! We’ll see you all again next year!!! 🙂

Toyota Southeast Comtrollers’ Conference

I drive a Toyota Highlander. So it was quite fitting that my good friend and crazy-cool photographer, Gary Coleman, asked me to cover this really fun event for Toyota!
The 2015 Southeast Toyota Comtrollers’ Conference was held at the Charleston Marriott. But their main corporate event was held at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation. The fine folks at Absolutely Charleston made sure everything for the event was “absolutely” perfect.  And The Bushels brought fine tunes and merriment to the occasion. 
It was a pleasure being a part of another fantastic gala at this beautiful and historic venue!

Trident Healthcare Service Awards

Trident Healthcare is celebrating 40 Years of service to the Lowcountry!!!

Each year they honor their top employees from all around the lowcountry, at the Trident Healthcare Service Awards Banquet. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this corporate event for the last few years. This year’s gala was the best one yet!

The coolest part, was meeting and photographing the 4 ladies who have been with the hospital system since the very beginning. Putting in 40 years shows real dedication, and a love for what you do!

Congratulations to all the award winners, and thank you for your service!!!

Asplundh Mardi Gras Event

A family-owned and operated corporation headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Asplundh has grown to employ 30,000 service professionals throughout the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia.  Since 1928 the Asplundh Tree Expert Co. has been performing tree pruning and removals, right-of-way clearing and maintenance, vegetation management, and emergency storm work.

I had the distinct pleasure of photographing their annual Corporate Event, held this year in Mobile, AL.  With a fun-filled Mardi Gras them, incredibly music performed by The Bandidos, amazing magic by Carl Michael, a jaw-dropping quick-change act by David & Dania of AGC fame, (not to mention all the other buskers, street-performers, cigar-rollers, and more), it truly was an unforgettable evening!

Many thanks to Gary​ from Coleman Photography for this assignment, Bobby & Jenny from Absolutely Charleston for the coordination, Craig from Event Talent Resources for all the entertainment, and Shasha from Loluma for the colorful decore.

US Grains Council in Costa Rica

We are blessed with the most AMAZING corporate clients!

Working with the US Grains Council over the last few years has been a real pleasure. They are always on their game, always fun to work with, and always treat me like one of their team! So when they asked if I’d be willing to to travel to Costa Rica to photograph their 12th International Marketing Conference, I did a little “happy dance” in my office!!! 🙂

This was my 3rd trip to Costa Rica. It’s such a beautiful country, with such friendly people. The 3-day conference was held at the gorgeous Costa Rica Marriott Hotel. The agenda included dynamic key-note speakers, breakout sessions full of animated discussions, intense staff planning meetings, excursions to coffee & chocolate plantations, amazing meals, the freshest coffee you’ve ever tasted, and a fantastic fiesta to cap it all off! It was such a thrill to be a part of this vibrant event!

I can’t thank everyone at the US Grains Council enough!!!