Photography by Nikki Cole
How to Ensure Everyone is Picture Perfect Ready When Photographing at an Event
Nikki Cole Photography shoots a lot of events, retreats and corporate get togethers. The recommended shot list always includes ensuring there are candid shots of guests mingling and enjoying themselves. Capturing good and usable shots during cocktail hour or receptions can be difficult if you are not an experienced event photographer. Getting excellent shots of people milling about, eating, and talking is no easy feat. But, with experience, you can capture picture-perfect candid shots where all the guests look their best. Capture the Right Moments - Look for moments as they happen. People having fun, laughing at a joke or connecting over good conversation. Avoid the Food - Nobody wants to see themselves in a photograph mid-bite or chew. Look for Genuine Smiles - People who are smiling with their whole face, look amazing in a photograph. Rather than asking people to pose and say ‘cheese’, use your eye to find people who look truly happy. Nikki Cole Photography is a leading choice for Boston and area event photography. Nikki is a professionally trained event photographer that knows how to work the room to get the perfect shots.
Hosting an Event in Boston? Hire a Professional Photographer
If you run an establishment in the Boston area that is regularly used as an event venue, it’s important to ensure the photos that go public show your business in the best light possible. Many event organizers hire photographers to shoot their event, and now it is becoming more common for establishments to also hire photographers that can showcase their venue in the best possible light. In order to gain new clients and business, your establishment must look its best. Hiring a professional photographer can help with that. Your photographer can highlight your venue’s architecture, design and most important features. A corporate photographer has an eye for detail that can help ensure the photos do a great job acting as a true representation of your business. There are a lot of interesting, unique and fabulous event venues in the greater Boston area. Potential clients have a lot of choice. Having professional photographs highlighting past events as well as your capabilities help ensure your venue has the best chance at gaining new business. Nikki Cole Photography provides corporate and event photography in the Boston area. With years of experience in event planning and photography, Nikki is a top choice if you […]
Where in the world does Nikki Photograph?
There is a saying “have camera, will travel” and when it comes to Photography by Nikki Cole, that saying rings true. While Nikki Cole primarily shoots around the Boston and New England region, she ventures nationally and internationally as well. Photography by Nikki Cole has covered headshots, special events, fundraisers and corporate fundraisers outside of the New England region including New York, Washington DC and Haiti. If you are planning an event, conference or in need of your favorite corporate photographer, you can bring Nikki along with you. More locally, while Photography by Nikki Cole is based in Winthrop, Massachusetts Nikki Cole is a trusted name in the industry throughout the greater Boston region, and into the other New England states. The local service area includes Boston, Winthrop, Newton, Brighton, Chestnut Hill, Brookline and Charlestown. A little further afield, Photography by Nikki Cole has photographed special events, conferences and businesses in Cambridge, Massachusetts as well as New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island. If you’re looking for exceptional corporate photography services provided by a trusted and experienced photography, Nikki Cole can help, regardless of location. “Have Camera Will Travel” is more than just a saying. For Photography by Nikki […]
Should You Wear Accessories During Professional Headshots?
Accessories can make or break an outfit, right? The right necklace, earrings, scarf and even pair of sunglasses can turn a regular ensemble into one that wows. But, when it comes to professional headshots, sometimes less is more. After all, the main focus should be on you, not what you’re wearing. Earrings - A nice pair of studs can actually help to brighten up your face; however, anything much more flashy can actually draw the attention away from your face. Necklace - The goal with a necklace is to not intersect with the neckline of your top. It should be shorter than that. If you really want to wear a necklace, where something with some substance to it so it adds to the photograph, such as a nice set of pearls. Scarves - A scarf can end up looking bulky in a photograph; however, if this is a part of your signature brand look, by all means bring it along. Sunglasses - Generally speaking, we want to see your eyes in your photograph so it’s best to leave your sunglasses at home. Tie - Ideally, your tie will match or compliment your outfit without drawing the attention away from your […]
Glasses or No Glasses… Will My Glasses Have Glare?
This is one of the most common questions we get asked before a professional, corporate headshot. Many people love the style of their glasses. They admit they might feel more sophisticated or intelligent when wearing glasses and want their corporate headshot to exude that same confidence. But, then they worry about the glare that can cast off a lens. Glasses can sometimes pose a problem in photography; however, an experienced professional photographer can handle this like, well, a pro. If you wear glasses the majority of the time then it is likely you will want to wear glasses in your portrait as well. So, there are many things a photographer can do to alleviate the potential for glare in the photograph, and to ensure your eyes are clearly seen in the final product. If you are planning on wearing your glasses, do give a heads up. We might change the lighting or the angle of the photograph to ensure there is no glare on your lens. By watching the angles, knowing where the light is coming from and properly positioning you, and even tilting your glasses slightly we can eliminate the glare before we’ve shot the photograph, so it doesn’t […]
Makeup at a photography session
Makeup. Do I apply darker Makeup? More Makeup? Less Makeup? How Do I Know? The question of make-up comes up often before a photography session. Will the lighting wash me out? Will the lighting make my makeup look bad? How do I know how much to apply? The best tip I have regarding makeup and photography is to have a professional make-up artist do your make-up, rather than yourself or a friend who dabbles in make-up for fun. The reason is that light and the camera can either enhance a subject’s make-up or can actually make the make-up look worse than intended. Less is actually more. We’re not dealing with stage lights on a Broadway stage where you need to apply make-up a few shades darker than what you’d normally wear so your features can be seen by those in the back or balcony. Eyeliner - lining both top and bottom of your lids can actually make your eyes appear smaller. If you like the look of eyeliner, keep it to the top lid only. Foundation and Highlighter - Blend! And ensure you have a nice and even light layer. Anything more can make your face look cakey. Blemishes - […]
Benefits of Hiring a Corporate Photographer for My Social Media Photos
There are a lot of businesses in the Boston area and even more social media accounts. If your business is getting social, it can be highly beneficial to hire a photographer to help set the tone on your social media. Professional photography makes an impact. Generally, professional photos have great lighting, are crisp and clear, and can convey a feeling better than a cell-phone snap. Professional photography can tell a story. A professional photographer is great at pulling a story out of a single picture and also creating a story from a series of photos. When you hire a corporate photographer your photos will have a consistent look. This makes your social profiles easy to look at and your visitors will begin to notice your style. This is a good thing. It’s less hassle. You don’t have to think about taking a photo. If you have a collection of photos at your disposal, you can put your posting on auto-pilot. Photos are properly formatted and sized. A professional knows the right framing and sizing for the various social channels. Your photos will look better. Corporate photographers embrace your brand instinctually. A professional understands your brand colours and guidelines and can […]
I Employ Only A Couple People; Is it Worth Getting Professional Photos Done For My Website?
That’s one of the questions we get asked a lot from small business owners. There’s a myth that corporate photography is only for larger corporations. Actually, corporate photography is a great option for a business of any size. Whether you are a one-person show, have only a few employees or are a large-scale corporation, your business can benefit from professional photography. Your website, your photography, your brochures and your advertisements are all an extension of your business brand. In other words, they all project your image. To be taken seriously, to stand-out among the crowd, or to look professional, it’s important that your images look great. Quality photography, whether corporate portraits or even your banner shots on your website, help convey that your business is professional. If your website and imagery looks amateur, your potential clients or customers may think the same as you. Regardless of your size, you can benefit from corporate photography. And, it doesn’t have to break your budget. Nikki Cole is a Boston-based corporate photographer that works with businesses and budgets of all sizes. If you’re a Boston small business looking for professional photos, give me a call. I can help ensure your photography portray your […]
Most Common Corporate Poses
If you’re in business, chances are at some point or another, you’ve had your portrait taken for work. Corporate portrait photography is a specialty where experience matters. Why? Well, you when you look at hundreds of photographs side-by-side, the really good ones really stand out. Whether online, in a brochure or even on a billboard, if you’re using your portrait to sell yourself, make sure it stands out.   Boston’s Most Common Corporate Poses Arms Crossed General body language rules would dictate that crossing your arms may make you seem closed off. So why is this such a common pose? When done right, it can also portray a sense of confidence. Hand on Chin This is a pose that is trying to say “I’m paying attention and listening”. Angled Headshot One of the most common corporate poses is an angled headshot. It’s flattering when done right. Standing Up Full-body shots are common with corporate photography Leaning on Something Whether seated or standing, the leaning shot helps a person look relaxed. How can your corporate portrait stand out from the crowd? Good lighting, good posture and an experienced photographer are key to ensuring your picture is more than just your pose. […]
What is Corporate Photography?
Not all photography is the same. The various types of situations people want photographed often call for a specific style; thus, specialist photographers came to be. Some photographers specialize in portraits, others in candid shots, some in weddings and some in modeling and headshots. Corporate photography is another photography specialty. Corporate photographers are contracted by companies to photograph a variety of situations including headshots, office and architectural shots, corporate and event photography etc. These photos are then used in advertising and marketing materials, brochures, websites, annual reports, social media and more. Businesses in Boston turn to professional corporate photographers to help them stand out from the competition. Imagery can speak volumes to clients, investors and even potential staff about the quality of services and products, the company culture and the standards of day-to-day business practices. Nikki Cole is an experienced, professional Boston corporate photographer who is called upon to shoot corporate events, headshots, architectural images and more. She approaches each shoot with professionalism and precision. She has a detailed schedule and agenda of image requirements and aims to shoot in a style that is representative of her client’s brand. If you’re looking for imagery to help your Boston business stand […]