Commercial photography assignment with SCS Engineers in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Miami, and Tampa.

SCS Engineers is an employee-owned environmental consulting and construction firm that designs and implements sustainable environmental solutions.

I was contacted by SCS to capture environmental portraits, formal executive headshots, and working images of their teams in the office and in the field. The challenge was to find locations and backgrounds to create a consistent look throughout the various offices in Miami, Tampa, and Boca Raton, Florida as well as Atlanta, Georgia.

We got started close to home in the Tampa office. In order to accommodate everyone’s schedule we shot the headshots and portraits over two days. In between we shot images of the teams collaborating in the office and working in the field.

The office in Atlanta was much smaller and I was able to arrive early to get set up. Luckily I was able to capture everyone’s headshots and the onsite images before one of Atlanta’s rare snowstorms forced the airport to cancel all the flights out for the evening.

I was warned that Miami and Boca Raton would be the most challenging locations to work in. Both had outgrown their size and were in the process of moving or upgrading in the near future. But the show must go on, so we were able to work around everyone and found some great spots to work with.

In Miami we captured industrial images of the team working onsite in a small patch of grass next to their building’s parking lot and hid the traffic and construction across the street using a work truck.

I scouted inside and out of the Boca Raton office and found a great spot to shoot the environmental portraits in a small courtyard outside. Power for the outdoor setup was provided by the new Vagabond Lithium Extreme battery by Paul Bluff. I replaced the standard modeling lights in my strobes with LEDs so they could run on the battery as well. It worked amazingly well and the outdoor portraits turned out great.

After a week on the road capturing formal executive headshots, environmental portraits, and team collaboration images inside the office and on location I was ready to go home and catch up with the family before processing all the great pictures we shot.