2015 solidified us as one of the premier event and corporate photography companies in Philadelphia. Along with an ever-increasing client base we also excelled at producing high quality work for our repeat clients and annual events. We continue to grow as a business, now employing 5 official and 2 secondary photographers to cover events as well as the ongoing partnership with Vireo Films to handle Philadelphia video production. Below is a brief snapshot of some of our biggest successes in 2015!
January and February started off strong in the healthcare industry with our annual coverage of the Global Nutrition & Health Alliance at Google headquarters in New York City. We also documented a kick-off event and symposium for Emily’s Entourage, a team dedicated in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis led by the courageous Emily Kramer-Golinkoff. February was followed with several conferences in the early Spring including an enormous biennial meeting for the Society of Research in Child Development at the Pennsylvania Convention Center; an impressive historic Philadelphia venue. Roberts Event Group led the charge in transforming the event space for the opening reception.
April kept us busy with some valued repeat clients; Einstein Healthcare, Fox Chase Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania. For Fox Chase’s event, Scott was on location along with his talented video producer, Clay, to create a promotional video at the annual “In Vino Vita”, a benefit and wine auction.
May brought business into high gear with our fourth annual Penn Alumni Weekend; always an action packed weekend. We had a Kentucky Derby-themed private event for the Boston Consulting Group aboard Penn’s Landing Moshulu ship and our third annual Monetate Summit, an IT conference focusing on web personalization and email optimization. June brought about another technology event; TruMethod’s annual Schnizzfest… the nation’s leading event for Managed Services Providers in the IT industry. We also landed some interesting new clients such as Aramark, Brooks Brothers and Clear Channel Airports; we always welcome new challenges that come with diverse clients and products.
July approached with one of those very challenges. Scott covered a “Firefighter for a Day” corporate team building exercise at Randall’s Island in New York City. With five different stations to cover, each training environment was unique and Scott had to adjust accordingly to smoke, water and fire. Some amazing images were captured as well as a captivating first-person video.
The end of July launched us into the pre-production phase of what would become Philadelphia’s largest historical event; the World Meeting of Families with Pope Francis. We were contacted by MoKi Media, Washington’s premier boutique PR firm who was representing Thos. Moser, a world renowned woodworker. Moser was brought in to inspect Abraham Lincoln’s podium at the Union League and evaluate its structural integrity for use by Pope Francis at Independence Hall. We were on-site to photograph, which led to additional work for Thos. Moser and World Meeting clients. The summer only got better with the addition of a new higher education client, Cabrini College, and their highly anticipated Move-In Weekend. WBR’s eTail East took place in Boston this year and we traveled there to cover the event with still photography and video.
In September, when the World Meeting of Families arrived in Philadelphia, Scott Spitzer Photography was on hand to document the design elements and set-up at the Pennsylvania Convention Center by Hargrove, Inc., one of the nation’s largest general service contractors and trade show fabricators. That was followed by assisting another photographer for the large public mass on the Parkway and the descent of hundreds of thousands of people into the city; one of Philadelphia’s most historic events for sure.
If that wasn’t enough, late fall was even busier for several annual events with repeat clients and a massive boxing themed gala for Freightliner, complete with a surprise concert by Paul McCartney. We had six photographers on site covering four photobooths and candids during the cocktail hour. This followed by a Food Network cooking demo with Sunny Anderson and a unique Halloween party at the famed Mütter Museum; certainly one of the best venues in the city to host a Halloween party.
With all of the repeat work from the University of Pennsylvania, it was a welcome addition to the client list when Harvard University called for an upcoming alumni event at the Rittenhouse Hotel. December closed out the year with several holiday parties including repeat work with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and a spectacular holiday party for Boston Consulting Group at the Academy of Music.
Overall, it was an exhilarating year. We added some fantastic new clients, new photographers to our team and continued to produce first class work for our repeat customers. Scott Spitzer Photography is looking forward to the start of a terrific year, I hope we can count you among our clients for 2016!