We’ve been doing more and more environmental portraits as part of the custom stock work we’ve been creating for our clients of late and it’s a lot of fun.  In the past we’ve talked about the value of building out custom stock libraries and how it’s not as expensive as you might think.  Additionally having control over the images you have on hand to use means that you’ll have to spend less time looking for something and you’ll have the peace of mind that the same image won’t be used somewhere else or even on a competitors marketing pieces.

A lot of the environmental portraits we’ve been taking have been part of building out larger custom stock libraries and have been a lot of fun to shoot.  The employees we’ve found also enjoy it as it’s a time to sort of be a star and have some fun with figuring out what kind of shots to get. 

Often these environmental portraits are created to showcase personality – both that of the company as well as that of the subject we’re photographing.  For them it also can be another image they can share via their personal social media outlets as it’s something pretty fun that isn’t part of a typical days work (well, for most people, at least).

If you’re interested in creating some environmental portraits for your team and/or building out a custom stock library for your business, let us know!  We would love to collaborate with you!