It was a busy few months leading up to the summer season when things get typically quiet whilst people are away enjoying their holidays. I generally make the most of the quieter months of July and August to finish off outstanding tasks from the first half of the year and to make plans for the remaining four and a half active months of the year in terms of photography commissions. I also take some time to catch up on the latest developments in the portrait and corporate photography world over the Channel in the UK, via seminars and training sessions and to take some non-commissioned photos for my portfolio. I will share some of the results this in a separate blog post shortly.
During the second quarter of 2014 I undertook a number of portrait photography commissions for the American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg (AmCham Luxembourg), one of which was particularly special … but that will be the subject of a separate blog post !
First up, a luncheon seminar entitled “What every Director needs to know” presented by the prominent Luxembourg business woman, Mme Marie-Jeanne Chevremont:
In May, Amcham held a luncheon presentation with Patrice Brun, Director of the Great Place to work institute in Luxembourg:
I also took some corporate portrait photographs of Yves Jeanbaptiste, General Manager of Luxembourg printing company Faber:
In May, I photographed the first of 3 Ambassadors to Luxembourg who I would take photos of prior to 2 of them departing from Luxembourg for diplomatic assignments elsewhere. Firstly, we had a fun and lighthearted photo shoot with Diarmuid O’Leary, Irish Ambassador to Luxembourg who was soon to move from Luxembourg:
AmCham organised an evening at the American Embassy in Luxembourg with Luxembourg Minister of Finance, Pierre Gramegna as the guest speaker in the presence of the United States Ambassador to Luxembourg. I was on hand to capture photographs of the event and caught a candid moment of the Ambassador showing a family photo to the Minister and one of the guests:
As the anniversary celebrations of the outbreak of the second world war approached, AmCham undertook an interview with Scott Desjardins, Superintendent at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg:
Another evening seminar allowed ADEM to present recent changes to Luxembourg employment law. The subsequent Q&A session got a little bit animated:
My final portrait session with an Ambassador to Luxembourg was with Louise Bang Jespersen, the outgoing Danish Ambassador to Luxembourg. The Embassy in Luxembourg is closing down with duties (and the Ambassador herself) moving to Brussels :
In addition to the portrait photography sessions above, I was also commissioned to take a number of corporate photos for several businesses in Luxembourg. I particularly enjoyed the shoot with BBGI Luembourg who, once the formal portraits were finished, got together their team for the Luxembourg ING Marathon for a quick team picture:
As I mentioned above, I undertook one other portrait photography shoot with a prominent figure in Luxembourg and I will reveal all in a further blog post shortly …. !
Contact me if you require any portrait or corporate photography in Luxembourg or the surrounding countries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next update … enjoy the end of the summer