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McGuireWoods // Corporate Portraits

I was introduced to Kevin and Craig by Jill. She is the Marketing Director at McGuireWoods. Kevin and Craig are lawyers at the firm. I met Jill about a week ago at the the Pug Chug, which is an event held by the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue & Adoption. And I met Jill through Alpana Singh, who I follow on Twitter. Isn't it amazing how these connections are made? I love social media! This is how this shoot happened. Jill emailed me (we had previously emailed each other about the Pug Chug) and asked if I was available to photograph a few of their lawyers for an upcoming advertorial for Forbes Magazine. I said "yes." We went back and forth just a few times via email to get a an idea going.

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The offices of McGuireWoods are amazing. They have THE best view of the city I have probably ever seen. So finding a place to shoot was not an issue at all. The issue was TIME. I had about 30 minutes to photograph Kevin and Craig together and then single portraits. Not A Problem. So what do you do? Travel light! (Is this considered a pun?) This was not the shoot to take an Elinchrom Octa, though having one would have been sweet! I needed something that would break down easily and fast... emphasis on fast.

The Set-Up

  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8
  • Nikon SB-800 flash (1)
  • Pocket Wizards (2)
  • 40" umbrella with a black removable slip (1)
  • Light stand (1).

I love meeting new people and learning about what they do. Photography allows me to do that all of the time. My many thanks to Jill, Kevin, and Craig for their time and kindness. You guys made this job a blast.