We are convention and trade show event photographers with nearly 20 years of event photography experience. Our portfolio includes local San Diego events as well as shows from across the nation. View our work to see how we have served many different industries from healthcare to food and beverage and education. Our portfolio showcases moments that show all the energy, planning, details, and unique qualities of your event. We have photographed some of the largest trade shows and conventions in the U.S. over the past decade. 

Convention and Trade Show Photography

San Diego Event Photographer

Narrative Images Photography is an award winning San Diego based photography studio led by professional photographers Richard Unis and Bernadette Johnston. We specialize in providing the highest quality event photography. Our portraiture and event photography style is dynamic, natural, artistic and authentic. We have experience photographing national and international expos, trade shows, conventions, conferences, inventive sales trips around the globe. A few international event locations include, Baja Mexico, Singapore, the Bahamas, and Dominican Republic. We have shot events across CA including Los Angeles and San Francisco. We enjoy shooting in locations like NYC, New York, Dallas, TX Denver, CO, Miami, FL over the years.

Each location and specific set of venues has a lot to offer attendees from location attractions, dining, and entertainment. Corporate events offer attendees an opportunity to not only further explore your organization's culture, network with each other and socialize - they also provide an opportunity to travel to fun locations and experience the best hospitality a city has to offer. Our job as professional event photographers is to capture the excitement and interest that attendees express as a result of all the time invested in careful event planning. In San Diego, there are plenty of excellent venues...

Convention, Conference, and Trade Show Photography

At Narrative Images we understand the importance of being dedicated to your craft in order to produce high quality, professional photos that add value to the event. We have photographed some of the largest conferences held at the San Diego convention center as well as smaller meetings across a variety of venues in San Diego. Some popular meeting venues include the Manchester Grand Hyatt, The Omni Hotel, The Marriott Downtown...  Regardless of the venue our approach is to provide dynamic, beautiful event photos that capture as much of the highlights and key aspects of the meeting as possible while remaining unobtrusive.

As event photographers, we strategize in order to cover all the important elements of your meeting. This includes everything from the attendee candids, crowds, and audience reactions, to general sessions, keynote speakers, the expo floor, products, signage, and entertainment - to name a few. We will provide a variety of perspectives that establish and explore the nature of your event.

There are many different ways that you can use images from your event in order to elevate your brand and deliver a clear message about the theme of your event as well as your organization and its marketing goals. There are many ways our clients have leveraged our photography services within their organization. There are many creative ways our clients can get the most from their event photos. We often use our experience as professional photographers combined with our academic backgrounds in photography and sociology provide the basis for our approach.


How to best use photos from your events

While making photographs, it is important to think about how they will be used by our clients so we can tailor our approach and align perspectives. After working with many organizations, and marketing companies over the years we have seen many different ways that images from events can be used and featured, which informs our approach. However, even after photographing expos for many years it is always useful to coordinate with an organization's marketing and or event planning team as well as show organizers in order to learn more about our clients needs. 

Using our academic backgrounds and experience we seek to produce aesthetically beautiful images that peak the viewers interest, invite them to learn more and share in the experience, as well as be prompted to share photos on their own social media accounts. Some of our clients use photos for their social media accounts in order to maintain a current online presence and generate a virtual audience. Some other uses include: marketing collateral, promotional materials, speakers slides, signage, and website content. Our blog post on using images from your event takes a deeper dive into how to get the most out of your event photos


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