People gather to network and there I am. The woman with the camera getting them to pause for just a moment from their conversations to give me a smile. Perhaps give me a tiny moment of their story. Then, when I've snapped a photo or two, they turn their heads and keep on talking. Many networking events feel very similar, but each is a new opportunity to find a new way to capture the evening.
So, things have gotten a little political lately in the U.S. One thing I really love photographing is the interaction of people in large groups and political marches are a great place to do this. No matter what your political persuasion might be, photographing people is endlessly interesting!
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I was hired to photograph this fun winter party for a fantastic local company with branches in Japan, France and England. Most of the international employees had flown in during a huge snow storm in Bend to have a week of skiing, camaraderie and fun. The culmination was this party at Hollinshead Barn where employees were treated to a night of games and reverie. I had a blast with this really fun group of people -- and even got to use some of my French! Did I mention it was a dress up party? (click on image for larger view)
How did they like their images:
"Absolutely PERFECT! Marisa photographed a company anniversary celebration for us and each photo was awesome! She mingled with our guests, made everyone feel comfortable and caught tons of great candid shots. Everyone in the company was thrilled with all the photos. We will definitely ask Marisa to photograph for us again!" - Dave W.