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Michael Broschard, M.Photog.,CR, CPP

Photographer | Cinema | Adobe Certified User

2 Hayes Avenue, South Burlington, Vermont 05403

(484) 639-5787

michael@studiothreephoto.com

History, Experience, MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION

"Michael had a camera in his hands since he was two years old; and only tall enough to take pictures of everyone's butts..." is my mother's favorite narrative to express her fierce pride in my conviction as a photographer. Her limitless support allowed me to begin shooting professionally at the age of fifteen years old, tackling my very first wedding held in a breathtaking Napa Valley vineyard. It was during bridal portraits where I had an amazing time working with the couple and their families...although what had fueled my all-consuming addiction to photography was when I received the negatives & proofs; wonderful expressions, nearly flawless composition along with dazzling, three point, natural light.

I have recently moved to Burlington, a completely different region for me that grants brand new opportunities. My goal is to contract as a first or second shooter for all types of events, including corporate events and other special events. Working for so many studios as a contractor, I enjoyed editing and color correcting each job. Over half of my studios had me work on the jobs that I shot as a first or second shooter - combing images from all photographers present, arranging them to tell a story, choosing the best photographs to present to our client, and color correcting them for perfect skin tones and consistent histograms throughout. Being able to watch the other photographers shoot during an event then seeing the results taught me a great deal and I attribute that to my development over the years.

Sarah & Nick's Wedding
A variety of close friends and colleagues that I've worked with for decades whom I had to leave behind in Philadelphia. The black and white, second down on the right is me!

The instinct came naturally to me as if pre-programmed in my DNA. From then on, I began contracting as an assistant and third photographer for five different studios in the outskirts of Philadelphia. By the time I was twenty, those five small studios grew to forty different studios throughout Pennsylvania including in and around the Philadelphia area treveling often to New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. At twenty nine years old, I've photographed over 1,000 weddings (engagement sessions included) 500 bar/bat Mitzvahs, dozens of babies, oodles of Fashion Models, thousands of Corporate head shots, Fashion/Catalog, Commercial/Ecommerce/Products and even tried my hand at a couple of gallery shows with my fine art work!

PROFESSIONAL | EXPERIENCE

StudioThreePhoto, LLC

Panoramic before moving into our acclaimed Natural Light Studio. We used natural window light and reflectors to control lighting; the walls were a natural background which became a major attraction to our consumer and corporate clientele. I officially closed the studio in February of 2016 but continue to service clientele from Weddings, Portraits and Events.

Chief Executive Officer | Co-Owner | Director of B2C Division

2010-2016. Manayunk Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Illadelph Glass
Above: Clients at their wedding consultation or Viewing and Ordering Session | Right: Michael Shooting on New Years | Middle: | Bottom Left: After a long stint in front of Photoshop - I come back in to find this wonderful pick-me-up cascading through the window of my office | Bottom Right: the Viewing and Ordering Session Room where I'd bring my clients in after their wedding/portrait/event to see all their images and video (in 3D) before they were released online

StudioThreePhoto was a long time dream of mine. Owning my own studio, booking brides and grooms that I had found a connection with, and shooting the greatest natural light portraits I've ever created up until then. Along with finding contracting work in the Burlington and surrounding area; I'd like to open up a small space somewhere close by to shoot out of with the same ambiance of my studio in Philly.

  • Partnered with two of Philadelphia's favorite photography studios to open our Natural Light Studio alongside two thriving brands - wedding photo/cinema and corporate portraiture/events
  • Successfully launched the studio's B2C brand in 2010 using strategic bridal advertising avenues in print and online storefronts mixed with compelling visual content marketing
  • Successfully launched the studio's B2B brand in late 2011 utilizing many unique word-of-mouth, social media and paid advertising.
  • Awarded "Best of the Knot" from 2012 to 2015 based off of dozens of positive online reviews
  • Awarded "Wedding Wire" ratings based off of several positive client reviews from 2010 to 2015
  • Created and managed execution of the Studio's quarterly editorial calendar utilizing print advertising, blogging, social media and cross-channel marketing
  • Lead a team of twenty two shooters and four cinematographers on an average of Seventy-eight weddings, 40 corporate events, 300 on location/natural light Executive Portraits, and a donation of $25,000 in billable hours over a 72 month period
  • SESSIONS OFFERED: Burlesque & Provocateur Sessions, Children, Babies & Families

#B2B Clients:

  • ARAMARK | Exclusive Photographer for Executive level Portraits & Corporate Conferences/Events, worked with nineteen departments on a regular basis
  • PGW | Philadelphia Gas Works | Exclusive Photographer for their Annual Expo at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Photojournalistic candids and overall shots of each display booth were requested.
  • VALLEY FORGE CASINO & RESORT | Exclusive Photographer for the Wedding division, Photographs and Cinema are used for website and social media content, put on display for bi-annual "Bliss Bridal Show" which we provided photo and cinema services along with constructing a booth as a participating vendor. VFCR website primarily contains my images.

Valley Forge Casino & Resort's Annual Bliss Bridal Show Promotional Trailer that was created for a Sponsored Facebook Campaign, General Purpose Event Promotion and also the Main Attraction at the latest Bliss Bridal Show. This Video is projected onto (3) Ten Foot Screens, erected side by side creating a gigantic focal point at the very front of the show!

A Time Lapse cinema that the casino used for professional social media content

Various Interactions during the Bliss Bridal Show @ Valley Forge Casino & Resort, King of Prussia, Pa

Quick panning video footage of the newest ballroom at the Resort.

Another fun Time Lapse of the Vendor Booths being set up

Valley Forge Casino & Resort's Annual Bliss Bridal Show Promotional Trailer that was created for a Sponsored Facebook Campaign, General Purpose Event Promotion and also the Main Attraction at the latest Bliss Bridal Show. This Video is projected onto (3) Ten Foot Screens, erected side by side creating a gigantic focal point at the very front of the show!

George Street Photo & Video

1st photographer | Solo Shooter

2013 - 2015 Philadelphia, Pa

  • Contracted for Weddings and corresponding Engagement Sessions.
  • Booked forty six weddings within my first month with GS's sales team based off my portfolio
  • Engagement Sessions were booked after the wedding date and shot solo ... whether or not there is a 2nd shooter for the wedding
  • 1st shooter on all booked Weddings, most weddings shot solo
  • Responsible for uploading JPEG files directly to Shoot-dot-Edit within a week of the event

Pictures by Todd Photography

Todd's wide open studio in Bryn Mawr

1st & 2nd photographer | post production | social media | graphic design

2007 - 2014 Bryn Mawr, Pennaylvania

  • 1st Photographer for Weddings, Mitzvahs, Corporate Events/Headshots and Portrait Sessions
  • 2nd Photographer for Weddings, Mitzvahs and Corporate Events
  • Participated in all client consultations
  • Exclusive Photographers for Lincoln Financial's annual expo covering reactions during seminars while conducting head shots for 1100+ employees. Responsible for shooting and batch processing these images to turn over within the week of the expo
  • Thirty five hours per week working in studio on editing, color corrections, and retouching for all client images including Portrait Sessions, Mitzvahs, etc.
  • Built studio website, image selection and image preparation for presentation
  • Album design for Weddings and Mitzvah's - proofed designs online and collaborated with clients to make necessary changes before print and bind
  • Introduced Todd to a new way to promote slideshows using software and techniques that I had been popular with so many wedding couples and the families of bar/bat Mizvah clients

The Kevin McPherson Group

1st & 2nd Photographer | Post Production | Graphic design

2006 - 2014 Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

  • Began working with Kevin as a 3rd shooter on all events and portrait sessions
  • After seven weddings, I became his primary 2nd shooter for all bookings
  • Participated in majority of bridal consultations
  • Backup 1st shooter for all contracted jobs through the studio
  • Primary Post Production - Editing, Color Correcting and gallery uploads
  • Album design for Weddings - proofed designs online and collaborated with clients to make necessary changes before print and bind
  • Created Slideshow Videos for all Wedding and Mitzvah clientele along with using the same technique for studio promotion on the website/blog/online storefronts

Mimi Pro Photo

2006 - 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1st & 2nd photographer | Post production supervisor
  • Assisted and Photographed Corporate Events and Executive Headshots
  • Expected to use my digital expertise to finalize client images - managed all post production for Mimi Pro Photo along with working directly with the labs and clientele to deliver fantastic customer service
  • Retouching and head swapping for all Corporate Head Shots and Large Groups
  • Second Shooter for Bema Portraits along with assistance
  • First Shooter for Mitzvah parties on the Sabbath following Bema Portraits
  • Mimi was my first teacher for my very first class at Antonelli Institute one rainy Tuesday morning. Our relationship was so fantastic that we ended up partnering for a short-term business venture around 2009-2010

Robert Wood Photography

2nd photographer | assistant

2008 - 2009 Media, Pennsylvania

  • Robert Wood was one of my Professors at Antonelli Institute in Philadelphia. He loved my work so much that he took me on as a second shooter for several events around the area
  • Helped with basic color corrections and retouching when the studio overflowed with seasonal orders

Rebecca Barger Photography

2nd & 3rd photographer for weddings

2007 - 2009 Flourtown, Pennsylvania

  • Rebecca, a former photojournalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who hired me to take a second or third position (depending on the size of the wedding) for the most interesting Weddings and Events I've ever attended.
  • Due to her cutting-edge style, I learned a great deal about seeking out those special moments that presented themselves, eventually learning how to anticipate them altogether
  • My very first Indian/Jewish conglomerate Wedding was with her. Sixteen hours of shooting - horses, bright colors, impressive venue and more...I'll never forget the grand Weddings she brought me along for

Jordan Cassway Photography

2nd photographer and post production assistant

2008 - 2011 Philadelphia Art Museum Area

  • Jordan is tied in with the Jewish community, photographing only Jewish Weddings and Bar/Bat/Benai Mitzvahs
  • Learned the ins and outs of the Jewish ceremonies and traditions which gave me an edge as I embarked on my own; he taught me how to never miss a beat, and how to shoot the Horah from all the right angles
  • Spent 30% of my time with him as a second shooter and the other 60% color correcting, retouching and designing albums for clients. He showed me so many great techniques when it came to color corrections that ensured consistency from exposure to exposure, always letting me see the proofs before they went out to gauge my progress
NON-PROFIT | ORGANIZATIONS

WILLIAM WAY CENTER

2006 - 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

2001 - 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Autism Awareness Foundation

2011 | 2012 | 2013

New York, NY

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

2011 | 2012 | 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

POST PRODUCTION | CLIENT RELATIONS
POST PRODUCTION IS AS IMPORTANT IN THE CREATIVE PROCESS AS IT IS TIME CONSUMING...WHEN I EDIT A WEDDING OR EVENT, QUALITY VS. QUANTITY IS WHAT I ACHIEVE EACH TIME...[COLOR] CORRECTIONS FOR EXPOSURE IS ALWAYS CONSISTENT, AND SKIN TONES ARE MADE AS NATURAL AS POSSIBLE...I ESPECIALLY ENJOY PULLING FIFTEEN OF THE BEST FROM EACH JOB I WORK ON TO BRING INTO PHOTOSHOP TO CREATE STUNNING GRAPHIC ARTWORK IMAGERY

Current Creative Cloud Subscription & Adobe Photographer Certifications:

Photoshop | Lightroom | Bridge | Illustrator | InDesign | InCopy

Creative Cloud Mobile Applications:

Photoshop | Lightroom | Spark Page/Post/Video | Photoshop Fix/Mix | Sketch

Other Applications, Hosting Sites, CRM Sites & Various PS Plugins:

Animoto | Lab Prints | Fundy Designer | Nik Efex Suite | Imagenomic Suite

PhotoMechanic | PhotoMatix | Alien Skin Suite | Roes App | Zenfolio | Pictage

Táve | HootSuite | ShootQ | SmugMug

E Q U I P M E N T
  1. Canon 1Dx Body (x2)
  2. 24-70mm f/2.8L
  3. 70-200mm f/2.8L ISII
  4. 50mm f/1.2L
  5. 85mm f/1.2L
  6. 100mm f/2.8L Macro
  7. 620EX Flashes (X2)
  8. Qflash w/ color balancing gels
  9. TurboSC power pack
  10. Turbo3 power pack
  11. Portable Battery for Strobes
  12. Einstein 640ws Strobe
  13. White Lightening 800ws Strobes (x4)
  14. White Lightening 1600ws Strobes (x4)
  15. Pocket Wizard Plus III (x8) w/ cables
  16. Cheetah Autostands (x4)
  17. Bogan Heavy Duty 9ft Lightstands
  18. Large & Small Octaboxes
  19. Strip Lights (x4)
  20. Gridspots (standard degrees)
  21. Gelatin Filters (multiple sizes and variations especially color balancing)
  22. iMac 5k with 26TB RAID | 3.9ghz processor | 3TB SSD | Dual Display | Wacom Tablet
  23. Dropbox for Business
  24. Epson 3880 Printer
Profesional R E F E R E N C E S

KAY LIM

(215) 384-6108

http://kaylimphotography.com

GORDON RHOADS

802-343-0013

TODD ZIMMERMAN

(267) 847-6134

http://www.picturesbytodd.com

MIMI JANOSY

(215) 370-6945

http://mimijanosy.com

professional portfolio PhotoMontages

"Best of Weddings" is a mixture of imagery from 2014-2016

"Best of Engagements" is a mixture of imagery from 2014-2016

Created By
Michael Broschard
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All Images ©2014-2016 Michael Broschard | StudioThreePhoto LLC. | All Rights Reserved.

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