July 29, 2016
Location: 129 W. Trade St Charlotte NC
Nikon D750 w/85mm 1.8 and 24-85mm
I personally know Matt, the owner of Carolina Spine and Sports due to a previous Family portrait session. His wife Laura is an amazing person and we have become good friends over the past year so. When Matt reached to me requesting some website material I was super excited to work his company. We both have busy schedules so it really came down to booking an available date and selecting a time. About a week or so went by and we were able to get something concrete.
I wasn't sure of exactly where his office was located, however I did know it was located in uptown. Coming from Northern Virginia I am very appreciative of going to Uptown rather than Washington DC (FOR MANY REASONS). I arrived to the location about 45min early and luckily there was a parking garage connected directly to the building. While unloading my equipment the first thing I noticed was how in the world am I going to get my backdrop on the elevator. I was happily greeted by security and she informed that I could use the service elevator which was perfect. I'm pretty sure we clicked because I had my Yankees hat and t-shirt on... she was a huge fan..GO YANKEES!!!
As soon as I got upstairs with all my equipment I met with Matt and his staff, then quickly began to setup. There was large hallway that was close to the office and was perfect to set up my backdrop and lighting. We started off with individual headshots then followed with a team photo.
Once we were complete with the headshots, we then went inside the office and set up for some posed images which would display what Carolina Spine & Sports is all about. I set up a beauty dish at the entry doorway and a SB700 off camera flash in the opposite corner of the room as a fill light. I am super please with how these turned out. Laura (Matt's wife) was even gracious enough to be a model for the images. Check them out!!!!
It was then time to move to the next office capture some more expertise at work. All of the rooms were fairly the same size so the lighting was pretty easy. I stayed with my 24-85mm to make sure I covered the entire room. I would say it worked out pretty well.
Matt informed me that he wanted some shots of him using a laser technology device. Of course I had no idea what it was... but I was all for it. Laura was the model(patient) for these as well. After the posed shots were complete I took some shots of the rooms completely empty. Almost like a virtual tour look. Decided to use the same lighting setup as I used is the previous images. I didn't have to worry about shadows from people so it was cut and dry.
I then finished by covering the lobby area and front door signage. Carolina Spine & Sports was a great company to work with. I actually plan on seeking out their services for some alignment work. I have heard nothing but great things about them and as an athlete myself, would love to benefit from their expertise. I look forward to seeing the new images on their updated website. I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work with such a great company. If you are ever in need of their services make sure you reach out to them. You can even say BAW Photography sent ya!!!!! Take care everyone and thank you for reading about my experience with Carolina Spine & Sports.