How to Determine your SXSW Event Photography Needs

By |February 6th, 2023|Austin, Commercial Photography, Event Photos, SXSW, texas, Tips, Tips for Creatives|

SXSW shouldn't need an introduction, but just in case you don't know me very well (or Austin), here's the short of it: SXSW is a ridiculously large ridiculously amazing festival held annually in Austin, Texas that attracts over 400,000 attendees from across the world. Its focus is large, wide, and all-encompassing, including but not limited to, innovation, technology, music, film, health, gaming, and more.  If SXSW 2023 is your first rodeo and you're planning an activation, event, or happy hour to engage and interact with your target audience, I'm here to give you a little bit of advice from a photographer's perspective, regardless of the size of your event.

Why you should consider volunteer opportunities as professional development

By |December 26th, 2022|Tips for Creatives, Volunteer|

Volunteering brings happiness in a number of ways, but it should also be considered an excellent avenue for professional development. The next time you're looking for a way to expand your professional development opportunities, and looking to bring some happiness into your life, consider volunteering – you just might find that it's the most rewarding experience you've ever had. Here are all the reasons why.

Palisades Tahoe Event Photographer | Soccer Shots

By |July 26th, 2022|California, Commercial Photography, Event Photos, Marketing, Photography|

Soccer Shots is an engaging youth soccer program for children between the ages of 2 and 8. Their message is powerful: to engage children in a fun way with age appropriate play that introduces them to fundamental soccer principles in a safe environment.  They are in 200 different cities in North America, including Canada, and they are serious about training their coaches and staff to the highest level to offer an incredible level of service no matter where the location. They are a franchise based brand and their annual franchise owners convention and meeting was held this year at Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley) in the Olympic Valley, just outside Truckee, CA. With two high profile keynote speakers they wanted to make sure they had quality images of the event to share for future conferences and events.

Ritz Carlton Tahoe Event Photographer | Social Society + Hennessey

By |April 11th, 2022|Commercial Photography, Event Photos|

Founders of the Social Society OC are two badass females - Tamara Trainer and Emily Provansal - who met almost 10 years ago working together for a fashion brand. Throughout the pandemic they worked hard to pivot their covid-19 affected events business back into offering additional services that included social media strategy and marketing, influencer campaigns, content creation and more and I was honored to be hired by a female led company to capture a recent luxury installation at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe.

3 tips for next-level networking at SXSW 2022

By |February 28th, 2022|Commercial Photography, Event Photos, SXSW, texas|

Whether you’re going to SXSW for the music, comedy, films, or conferences, you’re sure to meet some quirky, intelligent, like-minded people. While you don’t have to make it an official networking trip, there are a few ways you can make it easier on yourself when meeting new people and making connections, personally and for business. Whatever your goal is for this year’s SXSW, here are three tips for next-level networking at SXSW 2022.

Austin Event Photographers | how to make the most of SXSW 2022

By |February 21st, 2022|Commercial Photography, Event Photos, SXSW, texas|

If you’re new to SXSW, you’re in for one of the most unique experiences of your life. This year, SXSW (pronounced South by Southwest or just “South By”) is March 11-20 in Austin, TX. That’s 10 jam-packed days of music, comedy, film, conference sessions, and networking. I know, it’s a lot. But here’s how you can make the most of it (coming from someone who’s attended as an Austin event photographer almost 10 times).

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