How to Choose The Best Photographer for Your Company

As a brand, your visual identity is one of the first things people see. The images you post on social media, blog posts, and websites are part of your visual identity. These visuals communicate that identity to your audience and potential customers. A great photo leaves a lasting impression. An uninspiring or poorly-lit photo can make viewers look away in seconds. It’s not enough to just find an affordable photographer; you need someone who understands your brand and the message you want to convey with it. There are many factors you should take into account when choosing a photographer for your company. In this blog post, we’ll explore why it’s so important to choose wisely and what questions to ask before hiring anyone as your new photoshoot partner.

Why Should Your Company Use Photography?
The need for visual imagery has existed since the beginning of human history, but it has never been more important than it is today. Visual communication is the fastest-growing form of human interaction, and it is now more important than ever to establish your visual identity. Here are some reasons your company should use photography to communicate its message and identity. Businesses should use photography because it’s an effective way to tell stories. Images are incredibly useful for conveying a message or teaching an audience about a product or service. The best photographers can take your product or service and make it come alive with stunning visuals. Photography is an incredibly effective way to showcase an organization’s culture and brand. Every photo you publish on social media or in your blog posts is an opportunity to show off your team, your office, and your product or service. Visuals aid in conversion rates by helping potential customers understand the value of your product or service. A well-designed ad or blog post with a clear visual message can be more effective than a thousand-word sales pitch. Photography helps you stand out among the competition. With more and more companies embracing the visual economy, you need to do everything you can to generate more traffic and sales. Using visual content is an effective way to do that.

What to look for when hiring a photographer
The first thing you should do when researching potential photographers is to look at their work. You should never hire any photographer based on a name alone. You need to see for yourself if their work is a good fit for your brand. You can usually find examples of their work online. It’s also a good idea to ask for a portfolio from the photographer you’re considering hiring. Make sure to look at their work from recent projects and not just old examples from their portfolio. Current work is a better indication of what they can do for you. Beyond their portfolio, here are a few other things you should look for when hiring a photographer for your company. – The photographer’s past clients – If you can, you should try to talk to the photographer’s previous clients. You can ask them about their experience with the photographer and how they felt about their photos. This will give you a good idea of what to expect if you hire that photographer. – Expertise and style – No two photographers are alike. You want to make sure the photographer you hire is experienced and specializes in the type of imagery you need. – Pricing – Some photographers will offer you a lower price but deliver lower quality work. Others charge a higher price but produce superior photographs. It’s up to you to decide what you’re willing to spend.

Tips for Working with Photographers
It’s important to set clear expectations with your photographer. Before starting any shoot, make sure you and your photographer have agreed on the following. – A detailed brief – Before you book a photographer, create a brief that outlines your company’s message, product or service, audience, and goals. This will help your photographer know what you need and how to best represent your brand. – A schedule – You and your photographer should set a schedule for the shoot. This includes a schedule for editing and delivery of the finished product. This will ensure everything goes according to plan and that you don’t have to wait months for your photos. – A price – You and your photographer should have a clear understanding of the price. Make sure to discuss payment terms. You should have a payment schedule so you don’t have to come up with the entire payment at once.

The best tools for your brand’s visuals
There are many tools photographers use to bring their visuals to life. These tools are often just as important as the photographer themselves. Here are some of the most common tools used in photography. – Light – Light is one of the most important tools in photography. It can completely change the mood and feel of a photograph. Dim lighting creates a more dramatic effect while bright lighting creates a more relaxed feel. – Camera – Your photographer will need a camera to take the pictures. It’s best to choose a camera that is easy to use and will allow him or her to take high-quality photos. – Computer – Your photographer will need a computer to edit the photos. You can choose any computer as long as it’s capable of editing photos quickly. – Software – Photography software can add special effects and styles to your photos. It’s not necessary, but it can help make your photos stand out from the crowd.

The best brands use visuals to their advantage
Many of the world’s top brands have mastered the use of visuals. Companies like Nike, Apple, and Starbucks use photography to convey their brand and sell their products. Other brands use visual content on their websites and social media channels to generate traffic and sales. You can learn from these brands and apply their visual strategies to your brand. Take Nike, for example. Their visual identity revolves around sport and athleticism. Their website and social media channels are full of active people doing athletic activities. Their visuals are consistent and make their brand instantly recognizable. Starbucks is another example of a brand that uses visuals to its advantage. Their visuals are focused on community and the drink experience. Images of friends hanging out and relaxing with a coffee in hand are common on Starbucks’ social media channels.

Conclusion
Visuals are the most effective way to get your message across. And what better way to convey your brand and product than through beautiful photography? When choosing a photographer for your next project, be sure to consider their portfolio, expertise, and schedule. And most importantly, be sure to choose a photographer who understands your brand and the message you want to convey with it.

Mike Haller, Senior Shooter
stlouisphotos@gmail.com
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road St. Louis, MO 63128

Business Portraits and Professional Headshots

Why trust us to create your professional imagery? Well, because we’re experts at capturing people, teams, and entire companies at their absolute best. We take the time on all of our shoots to ensure that we light each one of our subjects beautifully and through providing expert direction, truly capture you at your best.

A professional headshot for everybody.

Business & Corporate

Business headshots are typically used for LinkedIn profiles, internal business tools, press releases, company websites, advertisements, business cards, and presentations. These are perfect for executives, salespeople, entrepreneurs, startups, or anyone else in a corporate environment.

General Professional

General professional headshots are used successfully for LinkedIn, all types of websites, and speaker presentations. Often used for professionals like academics, journalists, therapists, doctors, lawyers, scientists, non-profits, and government officials.

Artistic Creative

Stylized creative headshots for websites, social media profiles, press releases, and book covers. These types are best for artists, designers, musicians, comedians, creative writers, and opinion leaders.

Book fast, easy, and fun professional headshot sessions at our studio or your location.

Mike Haller, Senior Shooter
stlouisphotos@gmail.com
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road St. Louis, MO 63128

Events – St. Louis Photographers & Videographers

We are event photographers that specialize in providing authentic, creative & professional photography for corporate events, private parties and special occasions throughout the St. Louis region.

Any types of events in life and people can be photogenic with the right type of equipment and a skilled photographer. Passion in capturing vibrant and active moments go a long way!

Our creative team is the perfect solution for documenting your next conference, trade show, company party, or branded event. With 24-48 hour delivery, you’ll receive a gallery of dynamic, high-quality images to use for promotional material, social media and marketing assets.

Our mission is to create eye-catching images that capture the spirit of any person, place or moment.

We also provide for creative corporate photography, editorial photography, lifestyle photography, portrait photo shoots, and website and social media visual content creations.

Mike Haller, Senior Shooter
stlouisphotos@gmail.com
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road St. Louis, MO 63128

St. Louis Event Photographer

St. Louis event photographers and video streaming.

Images capture the imagination of your viewers. Beautiful images can be inspiring and informative while communicating a message that’s relevant and memorable.

We capture the vibrant and dynamic energy of professionally curated public and corporate events with our photographers. We cover conferences, social events, PR events, openings, parties, influencer events, product launches and more.

We can deliver those perfect snapshots of the event with natural images of your clients and employees enjoying the occasion, scheduled events and for branding materials.

We succeed by taking advantage of the specific benefits that each event environment provides. We promote a collaborative and communicative process during each shoot — by working with you we ensure results that you’re completely satisfied with.

Mike Haller, Senior Shooter
stlouisphotos@gmail.com
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road St. Louis, MO 63128

Airplane Aerial Photographers

We always keep your specific aerial production needs in mind. By providing the logistics and equipment that is necessary to achieve your goals, you are sure to see results that are beyond your expectations.

Airplanes are perfect for high altitude, wide-angled shots of large areas of land. Our creative crew can provide support for projects that include commercial development, real estate and commercial advertising and films.

stlouisphotos@gmail.com

Robert Haller 314-604-6544

Building your brands value with photography.

Creating your brand for your product is important.  Your goal is to build better awareness among your consumers and achieve success. Professional photography is one of the best ways to establish a brand.

It is visually appealing, engaging and can be thought provoking. Photos appeal to consumers of any age.

The images you use to promote and market your brand should have a visual style that’s unique but easy to identify. This style should be consistent across all the marketing platforms you use, and from the very first day you start the branding campaign. 

Our professional photographers will help you launch your visual branding campaign. It is the most creative and practical way to achieve the look and feel of the better brand you are building.

Mike Haller, Senior Shooter
stlouislocations@gmail.com
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road St. Louis, MO 63128

Branding Photographer

We are St. Louis based branding photographers and visual marketing experts for corporate executives and entrepreneurs who want to sell authentically, up-level their confidence, and inspire trust by helping their customers see the real and relatable person behind the brand.  We are also deeply experienced in corporate product and service business services branding.  Whether starting from the beginning or re-inventing your classic image as the markets currently perceive it.

Mike Haller, Senior Shooter
stlouislocations@gmail.com
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road St. Louis, MO 63128

Location and studio photographers for business and medical marketing communications.

We are professional

St Louis commercial photographers

Our main specialties are editorial, advertising, corporate, headshot, higher education, politics, documentary photography, sports, viewbook, science, medical and environmental portraiture of real people.  We regularly collaborate with magazines, newspapers, photo agencies, ad agencies, corporations, wire services and design firms who are looking for a St Louis photographer to create the most visually interesting photography possible.

As a award winning photographers, we like to base our commercial photography in realism for businesses in in and around St Louis. We want to photograph your corporation or business as it really is in an interesting and dynamic photojournalistic style that shows off the most flattering aspects of your company.

We believe customers if given the chance to first see your company in photos based in reality, will be more apt to give your company their trust and business once they learn more about your service. Visual images are the best way for clients to build brand loyalty. We service businesses in the St Louis area but we are more than happy to travel around the Missouri and southern Illinois region for all of your commercial photography needs.  The same goes for experienced industrial photography.

Environmental portraiture is a portrait of a person in their familiar surroundings. The surroundings should be indicative of what the person does or who they are. These can be our favorite style of portrait photography since we can learn a lot about the person we are photographing by being invited into their space.

Executive, corporate or business headshots or corporate portraits are photos made of staff members, usually head and shoulders but sometimes half-body or three-quarter-body shots, generally made for company websites, internal newsletters, trade publications, public relations, marketing and sometimes advertising. Our photography is created at our studio or at your location.

For multiples and groups of headshots, we can bring our studio strobes and backdrops to your place of business. This way we can be on your employee’s schedule instead of the other way around. It is all done at your location usually in a conference room or like space.

We enjoy being a medical, biotech and science photographers. We can shoot wherever a client might need science photography made for their research, lab, pharmaceutical, educational, diagnostic equipment manufacturing or other medical type of company.

Mike Haller, Senior Shooter
stlouislocations@gmail.com
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road St. Louis, MO 63128

St Louis Commercial Photographers

We are a full-service Commercial Photography Studio – Multi-Media production house featuring Still Photography, Professional Audio & Video.

We help you create brand awareness
The first part and number one goal of marketing is awareness! We are a commercial photographer that’s what we do, help sell your product, service, story, brand, idea or concept. Our photography and video is used in corporate brochures, marketing, advertising and websites. There is a wide range of commercial photography types, such as food, product, people, architecture and event. We Create Brand Awareness through imagery.

We Bring Your Story to Life:
Every brand has a unique story to tell. Tell your story with passion and it can unlock the power to inspire, motivate and excite – and when customers get excited about a brand, they buy.

We are ready to handle your On-Line and Print image needs! Whether it’s for advertising, editorial, commercial, product, food, or event photos. From an onsite shoot of your office for your website to a new head shot for a brochure, we’ve got you covered. Even better; all of our photo & video services are available on location.

Mike Haller, Senior Shooter
stlouislocations@gmail.com
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road St. Louis, MO 63128

Downtown night shoot with Arch St Louis Aerial Photography

We’re often called upon for shooting various scenes around St Louis and at all time of the day.  We have night permits and can shoot practically anywhere in town with our FAA licenses.  Here is a rather unique image of the city used for a cable television documentary about St Louis.  Some of our drones allow for lens change option so as a director, you’ll have more optical options when you select our experienced drone crew.

st louis aerial photographers

Mike Haller, Senior Shooter
stlouislocations@gmail.com
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road St. Louis, MO 63128

St Louis Product Photographer

Anyone can shoot a photo of an oil can or a bar of soap. Product photography takes an artist to capture the image and convey the subtleties and textures that represent the product’s function and characteristics.

We fully understand that first impressions are everything. It is rare for a photographer to be as detailed and proficient at shooting products as they are with architectural, food, or portrait photography, but crew is vastly experienced in all that.

We are commercial photographers specializing in food, beverage, still life, product, editorial, advertising and catalog photography.  We have been in business since 1982.  We are fully equipped to shoot on location or in our studio in south county.

st louis product photographers

From CEOs of major companies to plates of food for cookbooks, we have the ability to get in and get the shot and get out, without taking all day to do it. We look forward to talking with you about your next photography job.

What is A Hero shot?  A visual representation of your offer that demonstrates how your product or service actually works so your prospects can picture themselves using it. The hero shot is generally a photo or a video and should clearly show benefits and context of use.

Our work stands out among other product photography studios as being cleaner, with improved lighting and context.  Credit belongs to our years of experience doing commercial and products photography and our top of the line photography equipment we use we are confident that we are delivering the best possible results to you.

Mike Haller, Senior Shooter

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

314-913-5626

4501 Mattis Road   St. Louis, MO   63128

St Louis Professional Photographers | Studio and Live Events

St Louis Photographers provides professional photography and digital services to clients looking for premium photography at conferences, trade shows, sales meetings, and corporate events.

We shoot it all, from the keynote presentation to the networking moments, breakout sessions, meet and greets, and after-hours parties, with photographic coverage that is candid and unobtrusive.

We are professional commercial photographers in St Louis, MO and are recognized for our exceptional work for businesses in the corporate, industrial, aerial and architectural photography industry.  We provide high quality, ready for press images to a wide range of companies and organizations and individuals.

We can also provide on-location image processing, clients are able to incorporate their images into social media platforms, and multi-media presentations, virtually, in real time.

Event Photography and Live Video Streaming

Additional services include headshots and executive portraits. while we’re based in St. Louis, we service the globe, wherever needed.

 

314-913-5626
Mike Haller
St Louis Photographer
stlouislocations@gmail.com