Conventions, Conferences and Annual Meetings

As a premier provider of event photography in San Diego and Dallas (as well as numerous other major cities throughout the country), Morton Visuals has provided event photography to a variety of business meetings, annual conferences, and large-scale conventions for more than 12 years. Every year, we photograph events for several repeat clients. William has first-hand knowledge of VIPs and key personnel, and of how the event flows, so they can keep consistency in their approach from year to year.

It is obvious why this is the case. Our team is committed to professionalism, and we specialize in corporate photography. Therefore, we are extremely familiar with how specific photos can benefit a campaign, brand, or company. The fact that we have years of experience, redundant (top-of-the-line) equipment, and the confidence to describe ourselves as experts makes us the right choice to handle corporate event photography.

Morton Visuals specializes in the capture of key moments. As an expert at blending into the background, we can take pictures discreetly or participate in the festivities to get into the spirit.

Our team has covered both academic and medical conferences. Additionally, we have covered trade shows and organizations as well. Cvent, the global leader in event management, has written an article that explains the differences between conventions, conferences and trade shows.

  All images Copyright William Morton.

Event Photography by Morton Visuals: Key Benefits

★ Experienced — Since 2004, Morton Visuals has been covering events. From 2009, we’ve been specializing in convention photography and conference photography. We have been shooting events for over 12 years at Morton Visuals.

★ Nationwide Service — We can bring our high-quality, high-tech systems to your event site at your request. This company has handled events in multiple cities throughout the nation. Please see the list below.

★ Multi-year Contracts — Know what you’re getting into! Our firm’s ability to lock in pricing and contracts for multiple years at a time allows you to move your event from city to city. This will help you maintain consistency with your marketing pictures in terms of budget, price, and quality over the course of the year.

★ Social Media — Morton Visuals offers a variety of options for delivering near-real-time images to your social media accounts, which will enable you to serve both your attendees and your online community. Throughout the day, we can provide select images of highlights or provide a summary of the highlights at the end. Send out a slideshow the following morning or make sure your social media feeds remain current.

★ Quality Images — All images are properly exposed, colored, and cropped. We remove unwanted images by removing blinks and images taken in the middle of a sentence. We can provide images that are crucial to successful marketing. You will also find images with different orientations, extra space for text placement, varying angles, and so on. We always strive to provide images that are marketable.

★ Efficient Delivery — Although the length of time it takes each project to be completed will vary based on how many days or hours we photograph, we always manage to meet our deadlines. According to the number of full-resolution images to be delivered, the final images are placed on a USB thumb drive or hard drive with a large capacity. Online services, such as Dropbox, allow us to deliver more quickly as well. No matter what, we will do our best to meet your needs.

★ Cost Effective — We understand that marketing budgets are tight, so we do our best to work within those limits. Unlike other photographers, we don’t attempt to be the cheapest. The unique aspect of Morton Visuals is that our images are capable of being used in a variety of ways.

As well as capturing your major events, we use photography to market your organization or company all year round. 

An annual meeting or conference is a great opportunity to capture updated team photos for use on sites, advertising materials, or social media content. You will be surprised at what you can do with just one event! Our customers return year after year because of this.

Experienced with Many Venues

Below you can find an overview of some of the many venues and cities where we have conducted convention photography or conference photography in the recent past. Here are some highlights:

  • Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
  • Omni Dallas Hotel
  • Hilton Anatole
  • Hyatt Regency Dallas
  • Sheraton Dallas Hotel
  • Fairmont Dallas
  • Westin Galleria Dallas
  • House of Blues Dallas
    AT&T Stadium
  • Gilley’s Dallas
  • Gaylord Texan

Our team has travelled extensively and worked in many different settings. There’s a good chance we know someone at the very venue where you’re planning to hold your event, or at least have familiarity with the venue’s layout and flow.

Event Photography References

Read some of Morton Visuals’ past customers’ testimonials and recommendations here. Among our favorites are these:

  • “He was very easy to work with, was on time for all sessions and delivered the photos when promised.”
  • “…reliable, professional and very consistent in a variety of photographic situations. “
  • “Most important is his integrity – he does what he says he is going to do.”
  • “He has a unique ability to capture just the right moment.”

A page of full recommendations can be viewed from the link above.


Convention Photography

event photography of the Isagenix convention stage in the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville
Isagenix’s massive stage and light show
lead singer in front of a convention audience

In general, conventions are large events with members representing various companies and groups. Trade and business activities are often the main focus. Trade shows and exhibit halls are sometimes part of conventions where sponsors display their latest products and services.

Apart from on-site events, conventions may also include off-site activities that take advantage of a region’s attractions. There are many options for activities after hours. Companies typically invest a large amount to be showcased at a convention.

Attendance numbers are usually easy to calculate, and that number is often inflated by marketing materials from previous years’ events. We ensure the highest level of participation from both sponsors and attendees when you choose Morton Visuals for your convention photography.

Capturing Speakers on Stage

event photography of keynote speaker Les Brown speaking at the San Diego Convention Center

Conferences and conventions typically feature speakers. Organization members are sometimes invited to speak. The keynotes are typically delivered by an outside speaker to reinforce company or organization values. Photographs of these speakers should be flattering. Most event planners spend a great deal of money on those high-paying speakers.

VIPs are prominently pictured at convention photos, which is extremely helpful to promote the events that follow.

Whether they are celebrities or top executives, Morton Visuals has always focused on these key people. Williams’ timing is excellent; he captures every smile and focused expression. Photographing events from every angle, including backstage, offers a range of images for promotional use as well as social media.

Engagement and Interaction in Convention Photography

event photography of a handshake between a vendor and a convention attendee

During the planning process, meeting planners usually have a few primary objectives. Among them are educational and inspirational presentations, engagement, interaction, and promotion. Attendees receive significant benefits as a result.

Trade shows and exhibit halls can be used by sponsors as an opportunity to promote their products or services. Attendees are usually delighted to engage with representatives from show sponsors. This is true regardless of whether the organization is an academic institution or an MLM company. Morton Visuals offers convention photography that captures the interaction among attendees. For instance, consider this handshake between a vendor and a (potential) customer.

Planning teams love showing sponsors how engaged their attendees were with them!

Conference Photography

SACS/COC conference stage in Houston
event photography captures Tsu-Wei Chou's presentation for ASME at San Diego's Manchester Grand Hyatt

Education and information exchange are typically the focus of conferences. Organizations in the academic, medical, and trade sectors often hold these events. The meetings are usually geared more toward presentations and a bit smaller than conventions. It is possible to plan a variety of activities, like keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and large general sessions. 

It is common for conference budgets to be smaller, since sponsors are less likely to invest in an event for the chance to market their products. You’re in the right place – with our event photography packages, there should be something that fits your needs.

If you want sponsors and potential attendees to be interested in your event, conference photography is of great importance. Highlight the experiences, learning, and networking attendees will enjoy at your event.

Helpful Tips for Event Photography

Our blog contains plenty of helpful articles to help you plan a successful event. These may be of interest to you:

Additionally, you should work with the Visitors and Convention Bureau of the city you are visiting. These services can provide you with knowledgeable professionals who can assist you in all aspects of your event. It is a pleasure to work with Visit Dallas!

Do you have an event coming up that could benefit from corporate event photography? Do you have a Request for Proposal (RFP) for event photography? Contact us to see how we can help you!