Public Relations Event Photography is documentary photography at corporate, non-profit or association dinners, awards, meetings, trade shows, retreats.

Why Hire Gary Ward of G. Thomas Ward Photography?

To the inexperienced eye, all photographers might seem the same. After all, the event photography field is loaded with mediocre players. But photography is part art, part science and part business. The mere fact that G. Thomas Ward Photography is still around for over 20 years might tell you something about the way we work and how we approach customer satisfaction and that’s why clients come back time after time.

Here’s what some of our customers say…

“We have hired Gary Ward for client events for several years. He has photographed special events, securing great posed and candid shots, and has also done professional head shots for ourselves and our clients. His work is excellent. He has a great creative eye and ensures that the subject matter is presented in the best possible manner.”
–Kevin Boyer-Director of Public Relations and Marketing, All Terrain, Inc.

“I’ve used Gary to photograph me for business purposes for both portrait and event photography. The results were really good. He gave me what I wanted and has the talent to give me good images that I couldn’t clearly articulate ahead of time. I could tell him the idea of what I wanted and he would make it happen. We got valuable publicity in print media due to the images Gary provided.”
–Daivd Fink, Owner, The Acorn Theater

Chicago Public Relations & Event Photography

Our packages may not be right for your events. Tell us what your need and request a quote, or call us at 773-271-6813. We can provide location studio portrait setups, multiple photographers, on-site editing for rush delivery, and more.

Short Shoot

Up to 2 hours time
Up to 200 photos
Post-production*
Standard Turnaround**
Standard Licensing Package
Travel to and from location within 15 miles of studio
$750/$650 non-profit

Half-day

Up to 4 hours time
Up to 500 photos
Post-production*
Standard Turnaround**
Standard Licensing Package
Travel to and from location within 15 miles of studio
$1200/$950 non-profit

Full Day

Up to 8 hours time
Up to 900 photos
Post-production*
Standard Turnaround**
Standard Licensing Package
Travel to and from location within 15 miles of studio
$2200/$1800 non-profit

Proper credit is required: © G. Thomas Ward (year)

*Post production processing includes editing, balancing images for color, light, and contrast. Rush processing is available for an additional 100% for next day (24 hours) or 200% same day (12 hours).

**Standard turnaround time after event is 5 business days for post-production. Rush service available for additional fee upon request. Ask for quote.

Standard License

All PR and Event photography packages from G. Thomas Ward Photography include perpetual use in internal or external web publications, newsletters and magazines. Client may distribute the image to editorial magazines, trade publications, newspapers, wire services without charge to publications. Client will be provided watermarked images for use on social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr. License may not be sold or transferred to third parties without written permission from G. Thomas Ward Photography.

Miscellaneous Fees and Cancellations

Setup, travel and weather days, and last-minute cancellations are subject to fees. Details are available in writing on the quote or by request. Rates do not include expenses specific to the assignment, which are rebilled as a reimbursable expense as part of your invoice.