Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is also commonly known as “The Birthplace of America.” As home of the first Continental Congress and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, as well as the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the city has a rich history as a focus of the New World.
But “The Cradle of Liberty” is not just a historical heavyweight, it’s a longtime booming center of industry and commerce. Philadelphia, the sixth most populous city in the United States is home to four Fortune 500 companies, as well as research hospitals, nationally acclaimed universities, world-renowned museums, small businesses, startups, an expanding skyline, and more than 81,900 commercial properties.
With all that corporate Philly has to offer, customers need to get a sense of what kind of prospective businesses they’re engaging with. Philadelphia corporate photographers help “The City of Neighborhoods” reinforce what every business, large or small, has and needs: people. The essential task for every corporate photographer is to help a business establish or reestablish trust. People work here. We do business with people.
At Wonderful Machine, corporate photography “broadly encompasses the world of business, often showing people dressed in business attire in business environments doing business-like things. This can be shot in reportage, lifestyle, portrait, or conceptual styles.”
Whether it’s for a commercial or editorial project, Philadelphia corporate photographers can get the job done. We’ve done the research. Here is a list of Wonderful Machine’s selections for the seven best corporate photographers in Philadelphia.
From CEOs to celebrities, Dave Moser offers a wealth of experience to a photoshoot and is an expert at telling a story by capturing a moment. He writes,
I knew I found “my thing” pretty early when I noticed the world falling away while I’m shooting – it’s magical.
Dave has hung out of helicopters, staged robberies, worked with models in the Caribbean, negotiated access to rooftops in Times Square, and once took 46 flights to Europe in 6 months all for the perfect image. Having received national and international awards over the last three decades, he loves the fact that commercial photography allows him to problem-solve while collaborating with people all over the world.
His clients include: ABA Journal, Aetna, AstraZeneca, Barron’s, breastcancer.org, Boeing, Campbell Soup Company, Cisco, City of Philadelphia, Comcast, Conde Nast, Costco, Drexel University, The Economist, ESPN, Fast Company, Fidelity, Forbes, GAP, GlaxoSmithKline, Golf Business, Greenpeace, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Mutual, Merck, The New York Times Magazine, Parade, Penn Mutual Life Insurance, Pennsylvania Trust, People, Philips, Philadelphia Magazine, Radian, Reader’s Digest, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sports Illustrated, Success, University of Pennsylvania, and Verizon.
Dave’s images are of the highest quality and production value. His seamless balance of lighting makes him one of our leading Philadelphia corporate photographers. You do the math! Or let Dave’s photo!
Whether photographing startup firms, nonprofits, Fortune 100 companies, or some of the world’s largest agencies, Colin M. Lenton’s photos candidly capture employees in their natural environments. As an artist working his dream job, Colin relishes the joy of each new day and the opportunity to take interesting photos of people while challenging himself to curate the best image regardless of the circumstances. His distinctive environmental portraiture stands out amongst the crowd.
His clients include: AACR, Coca Cola Consolidated, Comcast, Deloitte, Deutsch, Digitas Health, Discovery USA, Dudnyk, Edelman, Evoke, Facebook, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health, Jack Morton Worldwide, Jefferson Health, The Franklin Institute, Hanley Wood, HCA,Manifest, Meals on Wheels America, Metaleap Creative, Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Philadelphia Magazine, Pentagram, Penn Nursing, Pitcairn, PNC Bank, Runner’s World, SGK, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Truth & Consequences, Villanova, and Wharton.
Not only is he a master at capturing eye-catching images, Colin’s a pro at creating a professional, yet comfortable environment for his clients. He is based in Philadelphia but travels all over, and “welcomes any assignments in warmer climates between January and March!”
Julia Lehman’s unique ability to consistently portray stunning images full of energy and emotion lies in her unusually intuitive ability to engage people on a surprisingly deep level. She has been titled by many of her clients as the “intuitive documentary photographer and artist.” During portrait sessions, Julia creates a safe and comfortable atmosphere that allows people to relax and enjoy themselves. In this spirit, her images capture the genuine nature of each individual.
Julia especially enjoys working on rebranding projects for businesses who are in need of authentic, powerful imagery for their websites and promotional materials. Her mission is to inspire, motivate, and illuminate the beauty of any subject she has the pleasure of photographing.
Her clients include: The Goldenberg Group, Comcast- Accessibility Lab, Tatnall School, Expologic, STM Contractors, Brinker and Simpson, University of the Arts – Philadelphia, Lovell-Minnick Investment Firm, Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Philadelphia, Forager Co., Agame Fitness, Sweet Nectar Cupcakery, Tallulah and Bird Interiors, Regan Interiors, Focus Forward, LLC, El Poquito Restaurant, Team Builders Plus, Tallulah and Bird Interiors, Garces Group, GSI Health, St. Joe’s University, Philadelphia Horticultural Society, Kinetics Prosthetics, Nova Sign Group, and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.
More than a photographer, Julia is also an artist and humanitarian. Her ability to dive below the surface level of her subjects’ personalities arises from her lifelong passion to give back to her community through healing arts. Most recently she has been bringing awareness to the plastic pollution problem in our oceans. Julie is collaborating with a range of artists to inspire and create underwater photographs, and donates 100% of the proceeds to Charity Water.
Matt Stanley is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Philadelphia and ready to travel anywhere. He works with clients who have a story to tell about their brand and recognize the value of images to accomplish that. Matt works with small non-profits and large pharmaceutical companies alike, always with the goal of conveying emotion and authenticity by connecting with his subjects.
His clients include: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, SEIU, Princeton University, Drexel College of Medicine, Lehigh University, Rutgers University, Glenmede Wealth Management, VisitPhilly, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Jewish Federation, Episcopal Community Services, and Mercersburg Academy.
I’d like to think that the greatest skill I bring to a photo shoot has nothing to do with cameras or lighting, it’s empathy and respect for the people who trust me to tell their stories.
Philadelphia corporate photographer Zave Smith captures the tangible pleasures and tactile experiences of life. His photos are exuberant, poignant, philosophical, and passionate. Zave cites his “special feeling for personality” as a quality that is suffused in his work.
His clients include: Abbott, Capital One, Disney, Adaptimmune, Pfizer, Citadel, Vanguard, Lilly, Comcast, Johnson & Johnson. Procter & Gamble, Discover Global Network, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Louisiana Pick your Passion, Harte Hanks, Globus Medical, Renavatio, Teva, Fingerpaint, AmeriHealth Caritas, MTA New York City Subway, BASF, J.P. Morgan, AstraZeneca, Aon, Teleflex, Publicis Groupe, Shire, Pulsar, and Merck.
Whether it’s in the boardroom, the stairwell, or the surgery, Zave’s subjects look remarkably relaxed. He captures the human moments of any workplace.
Jeff Wojtaszek is a commercial and editorial photographer who creates authentic and engaging portraits of people for advertising, editorial and corporate clients. One of Jeff’s greatest strengths is his ability to connect with people in a real way and put his subjects at ease. Before every project, Jeff develops an innovative plan to execute his clients goals efficiently. Not all things are predictable, like the weather, and he can be flexible in the moment and work on the fly when needed.
His clients include: Glaxo Smith Kline, Siemens, Ashfield Healthcare, Azura Care, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals, ViroPharma, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Boston University, Dartmouth College, Wharton School of Business, Harvard Medicine, University of Miami, Kellogg School of Management, University of Phoenix, SAP, Stantec, Janney Montgomery Scott, RS Energy, Safeguard, JBC Associates, TIAA, Zonoff, Genex, Tri-M Group, DesignThink, The Lighting Practice, NASE, Family Circle, Fortune, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Yoga Journal, On Wall Street, Sierra Club, Philadelphia Magazine, IBM Systems Magazine, Lupus Living, Real Woman, Main Line Today, Cooking Club, OZY, ABA Journal, Thrivent, Family Wellness, New Jersey Monthly, Lisa Scottoline, Rodale, Imagination, Meredith, Pentagram, Manifest, Worth Group, McNeill Media Group, 20nine, Dudnyk, and Cadient.
Jeff is highly organized and prepared for both large and small scale productions. He and his team are kind, energetic and professional, based in the greater Philadelphia metro area but available for assignments nationwide.
James Wasserman is an editorial photographer formerly based in Beijing, China and now residing in Philadelphia, PA. He writes:
In the last ten years it has been fascinating to be a witness to China’s explosive economic growth. Photographing how China’s diverse class, ethnic and societal groups have shifted has been one of my most challenging assignments. I’d like to think that I’m coming back to the the USA and my new home in Philadelphia with a new appreciation of what “home” is and how I can contribute to telling its story. China has been a great opportunity to hone those skills.
His clients include: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, Siemens, Audi, Apple, Mercedes, Marie Claire, The United Nations, The Economist, The Financial Times, Stanford University, The University of Chicago, Goldman Sachs, and Sandvik.
James always looks forward to working with new clients and telling their stories, from Beijing to Philadelphia!
We hope you’ve enjoyed Wonderful Machine’s list of the seven best corporate photographers in Philadelphia. Let these talented photographers help you capture the labors and loves of “The City that Loves You Back”!