Headshots for Dixon Hughes Goodman

Now that a lot more employees are working remotely, companies are realizing the importance of them having a really good headshot!

I’ve been photographing headshots for the executives at DHG for quite some time now. But with more meetings and interactions occuring virtually, they have been offering my services to other professionals in the firm.

The other day I had the pleasure of photographing updated headshots for another group at DHG. As always, we had some fun with it!!!

Headshots for DHG

I always enjoy working with the fun folks at Dixon Hughes Goodman. The company has such a healthy work environment, and genuinely cares about the happiness of its employees!

Here are a few favorites from my latest session of head-shots at the Charleston office. I used my trusty portable studio setup, featuring the Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200 f2.8, Nikon Speedlights, Westcott Apollo softboxes, Manfrotto support equipment (light-stands, tripod, and background stands), Savage background paper, Sony XQD cards, and Lenovo laptop.

Accounting Firm Headshots

Dixon Hughes Goodman is one of our favorite clients to work with! This week I had the privilege of returning to photograph updated head-shots for existing team members, as well as new headshots for those who have recently joined the organization.

For this shoot I used a 109″ roll of Savage seamless background paper in Charcoal Gray. Many of our clients custom order specific background colors to go with their branding. For the main light, I used 3 SB-800 flashes on one of my triple clamps, firing through a 50″ Westcott softbox, slaved as Group A. For the fill light, I used a single SB-800 flash in a Westcott stripbox as Group B. And for a background light, I used 2 SB-800 flashes firing through a Westcott 60″ shoot-through umbrella, placed on the left side of the background to create the gradient. Triggering all the lights was an SB-5000 flash on the camera, using RadioPoppers to signal each remote flash when to fire. My camera of choice was the Nikon D5, with the Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VRII, tethered to my Lenovo Yoga laptop. Support for the camera, lights, and background, were all Manfrotto products.

DHG is the largest certified public accounting firm headquartered in the Southern U.S. and the 17th largest in the United States. It provides accounting, advisory and tax services to public and private companies. If you don’t already have an accounting firm, we highly recommend them!!!

DHG Leadership Conference, Part Deux

The second part of the Dixon Hughes Goodman Leadership Conference was even more fun than the first! With all kinds of team-building activities, motivational speakers, and fun entertainment, everyone had an amazing time!!! Everything culminated in a fun party at TopGolf to celebrate another awesome conference.

DHG Leadership Conference

One of my favorite events to photograph each year is the Dixon Hughes Goodman Leadership Conference!

This year the program was held at the AC Hotel in Charlotte. It’s a really cool venue in the heart of the city, boasting a beautiful conference room, delicious food, and the highest rooftop bar in town!

The first day of the destination event was an absolute BLAST!!!

DHG Leadership Conference – Dinner at the Aquarium

I always enjoy photographing the Dixon Hughes Goodman Leadership Conference. They are such a great organization, and truly care about their people!

At the conclusion of the second day’s meetings and presentations, everyone was treated to an AMAZING dinner party at the South Carolina Aquarium!

DHG Leadership Conference – Day 2

I always enjoy photographing the Dixon Hughes Goodman Leadership Conference. They are such a great organization, and truly care about their people!

Day 2 of the program included fantastic keynote speaker Sarah Turner, as well as an awesome Q&A session with CEO Matt Snow and CPO Effin Logue.

DHG Leadership Conference

I always enjoy photographing the Dixon Hughes Goodman Leadership Conference. They are such a great organization, and truly care about their people!

Here are a few shots from the first day of the conference. The day started with attendees arriving at the impressive Charleston Marriott, learning from fabulous keynote speaker Camille Yameen, and ended with a fun carraige tour through historic downtown.

Headshots for Dixon Hughes Goodman

As tax season approaches, what better way to liven up an accountant’s day than to schedule head-shots one morning, right?!?

Our photo sessions are always fun and entertaining. A good business portrait should look professional. But a GREAT business portrait should also have a sense of genuine humanity. I like to banter with my subjects to get a feel for their personality, drawing out the essence of who they really are underneath. That way their portrait isn’t just an empty “likeness” of them…but a true portrayal of who they are!  Their smiles aren’t fake.  They look natural and relaxed.  They look confident, kind, and approachable.

Yesterday we had our annual portrait day at the Dixon Hughes Goodman accounting firm to photographing new team members. Here are a few favorites, including my silly selfie to test the lights at the beginning of the shoot.  Plus I threw in some of the funny “out-takes” while we were goofing off!  🙂

If your company is looking for new head-shots, but you don’t want a boring, stuffy photo session that makes the experience a drudgery, give us a call!

Headshots for DHG

When Dixon Hughes Goodman, one of the largest accounting firms in the country, hires new associates, I have the privilege of going in and photographing their head-shots. It was a pleasure meeting and photographing some of the latest additions to their amazing team yesterday!!!

DHG Leadership Conference

One of my favorite corporate clients in the world is Dixon Hughes Goodman. The entire organization has an amazing culture, attitude, and authenticity about it. Plus I LOVE their “no jerk” policy. 🙂 So it was a great honor when they contacted me again to photograph this year’s DHG Leadership Conference!

Most of the conference centered around The Mills House, in beautiful downtown Charleston. But activities like historic carriage rides, ghost tours, volunteering at the Lowcountry Food Bank, and the grand gala on The Yorktown, took us to various parts of town. From the many keynote speakers and motivational leaders, to the team-building excercises, to the amazing food and fellowship, to the community outreach activities, to the awards presentations, to the fabulous banquet…it was one of the most amazing conferences to be a part of!
Here are just a few favorites of the zillions of photos from this fantastic 3-day event…