calgary corporate photograper

Studio Tour // When Should You Look At Getting A Studio?

When is the right time to add a studio space to your business?

That’s a question that I get a lot from photographers, so I decided to create a video that tackles that question as well as give a tour of the studio space I work out of here in Calgary, AB.


Riaz Mamdani | CEO of Strategic Group

It's no secret that I'm always looking to take business portraits to the next level, so when I'm hired to take a portrait of someone like Riaz Mamdani, who has a boat load of style and owns a bunch of downtown Calgary Real Estate, you better believe I'm putting him on a rooftop of one of his buildings. We shot these portraits in the middle of October, taking advantage of what's been a really warm winter this year, just as the sun was starting to drop down and reflect off the buildings around us.


To see larger versions of these portraits, simply hover your mouse over and CLICK HERE.

Sahuri + Partners Architecture Inc | Corporate Portraits

99% of the time that I shoot corporate portraiture it's during my clients regular business hours, and I am often grabbing the people I need to photograph in between meetings and whatever else they have going on during the day. Companies also often need photos of various groupings for their websites, proposals, etc, but enough space for a group shot in an office environment, as well as the availability of everyone you need to make the grouping, are not often a real possibility. When companies like Sahuri + Partners Architecture Inc. contact me with this request, my approach is to create portraits that can serve as both a solid stand alone image, as well as be used to piece together group shots when the need arises. Here's an example from the shoot showing the stand alone images and what they look like when grouped together:

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And because behind the scenes photos are always a good time, this is what it looked like when we took over a boardroom to set up our studio.

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More often than not my clients also want/need separate portraits of the heads of the company (or in this case, partners) and I usually get to have a little more fun with those, putting people into different environments to create more interesting and personality based portraits. With the three partners from Sahuri, I picked out a few spots around their office space in Calgary and we got to work. Obviously it always helps when the client has a great space to work with.

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And voila. Thanks for reading. Questions / comments can be handled below.

Cheers -Nate