Summer of Photos

Well it was not the “Summer of George” it was indeed the Summer of Photos. Hannes Design worked on lots of photography work this Summer. 

We started with shooting 21 locations for the new merged Lake Ridge Bank. After Monona Bank and State Bank of Cross Plains joined forces – they became Lake Ridge Bank and with new signage comes new photos. Shooting that many locations over two counties poses quite a few challenges. Add in a little smog from Canada and it was definitely tricky business. We first took the time to try to figure out which direction each building faced, in order to determine if it would be best to shoot in morning light or afternoon light. From there we planned routes and groups of offices that were close to each other. Then we watched the smog and the sky for the best conditions and lighting to shoot. Dealing with cars, people, homeless (long story) and other curious people was an added challenge, but in the end I think it turned out well.

Next we had the pleasure of working with the Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation and shooting photos inside and out of the newly remodeled building serving as “The Collective”. Listed as an “…innovation center, piloting best practices for childcare business sustainability” this creative workspace offers many different working opportunities – as well as a YMCA and childcare all in the same building. Overlooking the Rock River, it not only offers pleasing workspace but nice views and a central location as well. We were blessed with pretty good weather the day I came out and the staff at The Collective was amazing to work with. The renovations were done to an old building, but you wouldn’t have known it as the inside looked brand new. An amazing space that will be around for years to come helping the different business of Watertown and the nearby communities.

It was a nice change to have an uptick of photography work this Summer and good to get out and about and see more of this part of Wisconsin while doing it. I think it really shows the importance of having good photography showing off your building or product. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words and hopefully more. If you or someone you know is in need of photography, be it a headshot or a new office shot – let us know. We would love to help you out.