Using our event photography to document Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2020 State of the City was quite an honor. Ever since our first opportunity four years ago, we’ve been there. In addition to event photography, we also include videography and headshots as well. There’s nothing like planning for and moving between true photojournalistic coverage and location studio work for the same event. Just for fun, throw in the celebrity factor and the fact that it begins at 7:00 a.m. on a Monday.
Luckily, Mayor Tom Barrett is one of the nicest, most genuine people we have the privilege of working with. He loves this city and the people in it, which is evident at every event he does. He has only ever been kind and generous to us, even when time is tight.
The relationship with the City of Milwaukee doing their event photography has been a wonderful one and led us down some really cool roads. In the end, as a truly homegrown, local company, it feels very special to document the official events for this city we love so much. Past State of the City addresses we’ve covered have been at Fiserv, Northwestern Mutual, and Harley-Davidson. This year, Potawatomi Bingo and Casino had the honor of hosting and they nailed it. There was wonderful grab-and-go breakfast and coffee for all who attended (key for an early morning gathering) and the space was perfect for this annual address.
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