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Like many photographers, I became interested in photography as a child, and I learned how to develop film and make prints in a darkroom long ago. As an adult, I’ve studied the intricacies of lighting, and made the leap into digital….
If you’re a business person, though, the question to ask of a photographer is not "How many years have you been shooting?," but rather, "How will the photographs you make set me—and my brand—apart?" I can help you answer that all-important second question.
For me, it’s simple: Along with my life-long love of photography, I have two degrees in Economics and an MBA—and I made professional use of those degrees for thirty years as a consultant and marketing executive. At the age of 27, I became a founding faculty member of the Regis University MBA program. In my corporate career, I worked for one of the world’s largest financial service companies and created their marketing research department, where we tested advertising concepts, effectiveness, and got measured results. In short, I know what makes an effective ad, and how to build a brand.
And so, instead of trying to explain to a photographer what you need for your brand image, I’ve found it much more effective to leverage my own marketing background and help you get the shot right - the first time. Since 2007, my photography clients have found me just as skilled behind the viewfinder as I am behind a desk.
I am on the Faculty at the Center For Innovation at Metropolitan State College Denver teaching a course called "Artrepreneurship" to give entrepreneurial training to students in the arts. I also serve on the Board of Directors for the National Center For Community Collaboration where we bring non-profits, businesses, government and interested individuals together to improve our communities.
OK, now you know a little about me. I would like to get to know you better and see how I can help you develop your business or personal brand. If you would like to find out more about my philosophy about brand and images check out my blog "Creative and Business". Give me a call at 720-339-3160 —I’ll be pleased to discuss your next project with you.
Best regards - Neil
What clients are saying about Neil McKenzie Photography.....
“I recently had an opportunity to work with Neil on a photo shoot. The photo shoot included children and animals, the tar pits all photographers hope to steer clear of. Neil handled it beautifully, he was not only extremely patient and professional but also had great creative ideas that produced some of the best photography I have worked with as a graphic designer.”
“It is cool to see Neil doing what he loves combined with great talent and expert opinion. You must experience your important photography work from Neil. The work is top notch, look at his portfolio. His counsel is spot on whether you are solo or part of a large corporation needing consistent imagery across your website and other materials. Oh, and I sat in his Artrepreneur class at the Center for Innovation. His students will have a competitive advantage for sure! Genius curriculum from a guy who gets it!”
“When our agency needs a photographer, it's a simple choice - we call Neil. I have worked with Neil for several years and each time he has delivered excellent results, always on time and always on budget. Neil has a unique mix of great photographic skill and marketing expertise which insures that our client's brand is shown in the best light. Neil's work appears on our client's printed material, websites, billboards and even as stills on television commercials. I highly recommend Neil to any agency that needs a great photographer."
“It was so exciting to work with Neil, having seen many samples of previous work and knowing already what a great guy to hang with, chat with and now certainly, to work with. I was completely at ease and Neil takes the time to engage in conversation so he can capture such perfectly natural expressions and character. I highly recommend Neil for any photographic needs, especially if you want to capture your character in still life to share for business or personal needs. On the business side, Neil is a marketing genius and can assist in the planning and output of your imagery and help develop campaigns to best sell you, your product or company.”
“I have used Neil the last 2 years for all my photography needs. Neil is very professional, personal and always produces great photos. I highly recommend Neil to all my friends and business colleagues.”
“Neil worked with me to enhance my portfolio and did a fantastic job of spending time to get the shots I wanted. He worked to get the right look and feel and also got me my final shots in a very timely manner! Neil knows what he'd doing and it shows in his photos.”
“I still get compliments on the creative and innovative headshots Neil shot for me! Great atmosphere, relaxed photo shoot, and very clear and excellent photos. Thanks Neil!”
“Neil made us so comfortable, it was easy to be carefree in front of his lens. And the results show his level of expertise as well as his creativity. The finished product is fabulous and, as a former professional model, I can truly say it was the best photo shoot I've ever had.”
“I highly recommend Neil as a photographer!!! He brings in new creative ideas and has a incredible eye for details. Hire Neil for any job and he will help you and your business grow! He sure did mine! Thanks Neil for all your support :) "
“Neil is a very well-rounded business person. His expertise and creativity set him head and shoulders above the noise in the photography space. As a business professional, he understands every aspect. When you combine that, it spells a person you want working for you. He has an extensive knowledge in social media marketing and has leveraged his presence into a lot of business. Now as an instructor at Center For Innovation, he is bringing his knowledge to aspiring artists. As an individual, Neil is great to be around - great sense of humor and works hard to strengthen his personal relationships. The work he does for The Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce is top notch!”
"Neil, Thank you. You were fantastic. The photos were perfect."
"You really got to the bottom of our photographic needs, the brand shots have really helped our business"
"Thank you so much for the headshots, I got the part!"
"Your ability to analyze our brand strategy and put it into a photograph set you apart from other photographers"
"Neil! What incredible photos! You are a master."
"Hi Neil, We are the ones that need to thank YOU! I cannot tell you how many complements we have received about your wonderful work. The photos were fantastic!"
"Neil, Your photos hang in our board/training room and we continue to get wonderful comments about them."
"You are an artist!"
" You took the best photographs of me that I have ever had"
Neil McKenzie is a Denver / Boulder Colorado based photographer with over 30 years photographic and marketing / advertising experience specializing in "People and Product Photography With Impact" to get your business or personal brand noticed.
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