telling your success story
social media - editorial - commercial
A range of corporate business photography services are available:
Portraying your business in a documentary style or sole focus on product photos
Specialization in the hospitality sector – especially food photography
CEO/Staff portraits in work environment and/or studio style
Event photography - enabling strong, free publicity
Ritz-Carlton Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, conference room
My photography services are always personalized to your needs. That said - please be warned: you are not only bringing in a photographer, but also an experienced marketer and project/event coordinator.
Added surprise value
Due to my marketing communication experience, I feel at home in the world of branding, creative briefings and strict deadlines. I'll have a strong sense of the images you'' need, though teaming up with in-house marketing or PR departments or editors makes for a good recipe to create images with strong marketing impact.
My personal take on photography ..
In the end - all business is personal. As stated in the Ritz-Carlton Golden Standard book.
Curious to know about my personal take on photography?
# YOUR BUSINESS
It's all about
your strategic vision
your unique business features
focused, creative perspective
and all around
Marketing Communication background
synergy in passion!
Sometimes you indulge in fast food at McDonald's. Other nights call for a Fine Wine & Dine experience.
That's the same in photography. There are times you need images to go beyond your own good snap shots. So you, as a chef for example, can fully focus on preparing the food perfectly. Or that you, as the PR manager, have your hands free to give full attention to your VIP guests.
During those busy moments, I will ensure you get your images, crystal sharp and eye-catching.
On the job
hands on photography!
Pragmatic and diplomatic
On the job I work very hands-on. Advantage of an external photographer with diplomatic skills: I can ‘boss’ people around in a charming way. Like, getting a line-up of Arabic Energy Ministers to move three meters to the right (so I could sneak the organization's logo in the shot), and using that hustle to get them to smile at the camera.
Gordon Ramsay did not explode on a meet-and-greet when some extra seconds were needed so that I could guide the fan to take on a more flattering pose.
Gordon actually told her: 'Better do as she says. That photographer is even bossier than me...'
It's simple. I admire chefs who can not only create delicious food, but do so under severe time pressure and high demands.
I will never get tired of zooming in on culinary delights!
Some of my highlights so far:
Among others, I photographed the recipe book for the Ritz-Carlton Doha, as well as the presentation of Qatari food on a prestigious trade delegation of Qatar to Japan.
Just two days before moving to Peru – shooting the advertisement for the new menu at Opal, by Gordon Ramsay.
Lima is the culinary capital of Latin America, and I dove into that scene by photographing for the food reviews of national English-language site, Living in Peru.
Up in the Stars
Photographing for luxurious resorts & 5 star hotels
In Qatar I photographed extensively for the St. Regis Doha and Ritz Carlton Doha. As well as occasionally for Sheraton Doha, Kempinsky Doha and the Four Seasons.
It was a pleasant mix of food, events, chefs, staff, venues, special celebrations like Ramadan, Eid al Fitr as well as Xmas tree lighting.
Ranging from the capturing '1001 night fairy-tale looks of the Ramadan tents' to close ups of Art Pieces.
Teaming up as 'external-in-house' MC photographer - it resulted in generated free publicity it into ‘Qatar Happening’ and ‘Doha Time Out’ with solid frequency.
Press releases delivered with powerful photos to the media– it works! Lebanese singer & actor Mike Massy even landed a cover because of this approach.
Jazz it up
Assigned photographer at Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha
Unique value- the first Jazz At Lincoln Center outside New York was opening up at my home town Doha.
Gotta be part of that - So I pitched a full photographic concept to document the vibes of this unique venue.
From Grand Opening untill the impressive last performance of the third season- captured it all. Amara created signature visual style for the images of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha in print, social media and within the club's interior.
Besides that, Amara provided the key visuals for two CD covers of grammy nominated artist Omar Sosa and many other musicians still use their images as profile photos on their social media.
Japonese Blossom Festival,
St Regis Doha, Qatar
The photos are aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawesome!
Thank you for the fast delivery,
the press release is already send out!"