Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography: Blog https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog en-us (425) 260-4033 - (C) 2021 Mike Nakamura Photography mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Sat, 01 Aug 2020 19:49:00 GMT Sat, 01 Aug 2020 19:49:00 GMT https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u515339690-o856818346-50.jpg Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography: Blog https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog 120 120 Evening Magazine Covers 10,000 Free Headshots Initiative! https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2020/8/evening-magazine-covers-10-000-free-headshots-initiative On July 22, 2020 over 200 photographers in all 50 states offered free headshots to unemployed people. KING 5 Evening Magazine was at Alderwood Mall to report on the project.


 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) headshot LinkedIn profile seattleheadshots https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2020/8/evening-magazine-covers-10-000-free-headshots-initiative Sat, 01 Aug 2020 19:48:22 GMT
Will human photographers be obsolete? https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/will-human-photographers-be-obsolete I'm reading Average is Over by Tyler Cowen which discusses how Artificial Intelligence (AI) impacts today's (and in the future) workplace and society.  Then I noticed the launch of the StyleShoots Live “smart studio.” From their post, "...a new machine that can capture video footage and stills without a camera crew by using a robotic camera setup."

Will photographers add enough value to the machines to remain useful? I think in my lifetime, yes. Not as sure 15 years down the road.

Evaluating in real time if hair looks better down, back, one side back or not, in a ponytail, or bun, etc. is quite subjective so I’m not sure machines will easily master judging that and if they do, what is the best way to convert instructions to the person. It that stray hair distracting or a nice human look?

So many small details, like the subtle angel of a chin up or down and side to side and the smile in people’s eyes. Eyes can be shaped just right, not too open, not squinted and still not have “life.”

So many subjective judgements to a great headshot or portrait. I predict us human photographers are safe for another 10 – 15 years. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/will-human-photographers-be-obsolete Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:03:03 GMT
Anna is confident and friendly https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/anna-is-confident-and-friendly Headshots need to show confidence and approachability. You want to meet Anna.

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn Seattle headshot head shot headshots photographer picture profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/anna-is-confident-and-friendly Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:30:00 GMT
Violet wants to look good on the speaker program https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/violet-wants-to-look-good-on-the-speaker-program Another reason for a new headshot, speaker program! 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Bellevue Seattle headshot head shot headshot" headshots picture profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/violet-wants-to-look-good-on-the-speaker-program Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:15:00 GMT
Meredith headshot... another professional knows how to look like it! https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/meredith-headshot-another-professional-knows-how-to-look-like-it Fantastic confidence in your headshot. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn head shot headshots profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/meredith-headshot-another-professional-knows-how-to-look-like-it Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:15:00 GMT
Corporate events are always fun - okay usually. https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/corporate-events-are-always-fun---okay-usually This one was really fun. Alaska Airlines, Blue Danube Productions, and Russell Wilson.

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) ILEA MIP event event photographer event photography https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/corporate-events-are-always-fun---okay-usually Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:19:00 GMT
Headshot for Ben https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/headshot-for-ben Headshot for Ben.

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn avatar head shot headshot headshots picture profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/headshot-for-ben Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:28:00 GMT
Headshot for Elizabeth https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/headshot-for-elizabeth Great look for Elizabeth.

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) avatar head shot headshot headshots picture profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/headshot-for-elizabeth Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:30:00 GMT
Headshot for Chad https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/headshot-for-chad Nice new headshot for LinkedIn.

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn avatar head shot headshot headshots picture profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/headshot-for-chad Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:15:00 GMT
Leilani https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/leilani Leilani just before moving to Australia. Fun to have her in the studio before she leaves the country!

 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn actor actor life avatar head shot headshot headshots picture profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/leilani Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:15:00 GMT
Thinking of team photographs at your company? https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/thinking-of-team-photographs-at-your-company This is what happens when you call me! 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn head shot headshot headshots picture profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/thinking-of-team-photographs-at-your-company Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:45:00 GMT
Nadie is great local talent. https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/nadie-is-great-local-talent Nadine is perfect for lifestyle corporate commercials. 

 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn actor avatar head shot headshot headshots life picture profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/nadie-is-great-local-talent Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:15:00 GMT
Hot deal - Feb. 18th MUA and headshot! https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/hot-deal---feb-18th-mua-and-headshot Super deal for makeup and headshot for $ 280. Call me 425.260.4033.

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn avatar head shot headshots picture profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/hot-deal---feb-18th-mua-and-headshot Sat, 11 Feb 2017 16:45:00 GMT
Robert went for the tough guy role. https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/robert-went-for-the-tough-guy-role Wonder if Robert gets the villain roles?

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn actor avatar head shot headshot life photographer picture profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/robert-went-for-the-tough-guy-role Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:02:18 GMT
Fun at headshot sessions https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/1/fun-at-headshot-sessions Yes, we have a great time during our headshots sessions! 

 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn head shot headshot headshots photographer picture profile seattle https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/1/fun-at-headshot-sessions Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:11:21 GMT
The NWMSDC interviewed me this week. https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-nwmsdc-interviewed-me-this-week The full organization name is Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (NMMSDC). I became certified last month as a minority business enterprise (MBE). 

Here is the full interview.

 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-nwmsdc-interviewed-me-this-week Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:29:36 GMT
Powerful profile pictures. https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/powerful-profile-pictures I'm not sure we need another reminder about how 1st impressions are powerful. From the linked study; "The study found that our first impressions are sticky — very sticky. When it comes to likability, we don't tend to change our minds, even after meeting someone."

See the study here.

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn first head shot headshot impression picture profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/powerful-profile-pictures Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:23:39 GMT
Don't look down on me https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/dont-look-down-on-me When you cone to me for your headshot, I will never look down on you and neither should viewers of your photograph. Being on equal terms to the viewer demonstrates more confidence and strength. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/dont-look-down-on-me Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:15:00 GMT
Don't forget corporate events - why hire a photographer? https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/dont-forget-corporate-events---why-hire-a-photographer Enjoy your event
When you hire a professional photographer to cover your event, you can attend to the most important people and the always present issues of the day. After your pre-event consultation, we'll take over.

Promote your event
Having the best photography to promote your event makes all the difference for future years. Even if this is a one-off gala, you'll want to tell the story of this celebration and document your project management.

I can help find a team most anywhere in the world, can travel to provide coverage, and create custom sites for delivery and archiving of your images. 

The below image is from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) conference in Seattle. Participants bicycled around to visit some of the local infrastructure. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Seattle event photography conference photographer event photographer https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/dont-forget-corporate-events---why-hire-a-photographer Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:15:00 GMT
Headshot for Lisa https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/headshot-for-lisa Lisa was in a few weeks ago to update her headshot. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/headshot-for-lisa Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:00:00 GMT
Hair light https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/hair-light Okay, perhaps you want a hair light for your team headshots. When a guy like this hits the set, turn the darn hair light off! 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/hair-light Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:00:06 GMT
Aileen headshot https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/aileen Catching up on posting!  

We had a lot of fun with Alieen. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) head shot headshot headshots https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/aileen Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:27:00 GMT
Do you need a professional LinkedIn headshot? https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/2/do-you-need-a-professional-linkedin-headshot LinkedIn experts recommend a professional profile photo and in this video Stasia talks about her experience after coming in for a session. 

 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn headshot headshots https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/2/do-you-need-a-professional-linkedin-headshot Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:41:23 GMT
Actor Joe Downing https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/1/actor-joe-downing Joe came in for an update. We had a great time. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Joe Downing Mike Nakamura Photography actor head shot headshot headshots profile profile picture https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/1/actor-joe-downing Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:17:03 GMT
Don't need a good headshot if... https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2015/12/dont-need-a-good-headshot-if You don't need a good headshot if...

  • you are not looking for career advancement. 
  • you do not use any online media.
  • you do not interact with other people in your work.
  • you do not have online profiles.
  • you are in the witness protection program. 

Perhaps you are working and do want to make a good first impression, then do have a good headshot of you taken. 

 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) AvaStar avatar head shot headshot headshots picture profile profile picture https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2015/12/dont-need-a-good-headshot-if Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:50:40 GMT
Why look down on me? https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2015/8/why-look-down-on-me Some clients come in for headshots and ask about shooting from an elevated camera position because they have heard it helps their chin look better, hides their neck and makes the body look smaller. Others simply prefer the style. I recommend having your business headshot created with a camera height just below your nose. Why?

I believe the purpose of the business headshot is to convey confidence and approachability. Most of us are in a business where we want to appear knowledgeable, yet friendly and equal to the viewer.

 

The following quotes address camera height (angle), do you agree with them?

 

From Shooting Better Video, Instructor Kathy Cennamo

“…a high camera angle tends to make the subject appear smaller in size and stature. Looking down on a subject suggests a feeling of loneliness and a lack of power.”

CAMERA ANGLES: The Art of Manipulation, by Gabe Moura

“In a high angle, the camera is above the subject, looking down. This position makes characters look weak, submissive, or frightened. They are also good POVs [point-of-view] of an adult looking at a child.”

From John Suler's Photographic Psychology: Image and Psyche

”High camera angles can make the subject appear to be in an inferior position relative to your dominant and more powerful point of view. The subject is smaller, less significant, and diminished, while you are the giant. You are literally and figuratively “looking down on them.” High camera angles work well to enhance the idea that the subject is submissive, humiliated, vulnerable, powerless, fallen, being beaten down, or injured.”

From Videomaker Magazine

“High angles look down on subjects, making them weaker and less important. Low angles have the opposite effect: they increase power and importance. In making corporate videos, it's good practice to shoot VIPs from slightly below eye level.”

 

A headshot photographer uses posing direction, lighting, and other techniques to create a great business portrait that keeps you on equal ground with viewers while addressing your chin, body image, and other human features. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Angela AvaStar avatar h head shot headshot profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2015/8/why-look-down-on-me Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:38:30 GMT
Super Nano headshot sessions https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2015/5/super-nano-headshot-session Corporations are taking notice of how their employees are showcased on LinkedIn and are starting to do something about creating a "high trust factor" exemplified by professional profile photographs. One way to do this is to offer company paid Nano headshot sessions at sales meetings. In five hours 87 sales professionals had their LinkedIn profile upgraded. Each person received coaching and had the chance to review their photographs and take several turns in front of the camera until they were happy with their new image.

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) LinkedIn avatar headshot photo picture profile https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2015/5/super-nano-headshot-session Mon, 04 May 2015 22:21:33 GMT
Competence, Likability, and Influence in headshots https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2015/3/competence-likability-and-influence-in-headshots  

Ever wonder who researches what makes a good profile picture? Turns out Photofeeler does. So ditch those sunglasses, the wide-eyed crazy look, keep it light, concentrate on your face, and dress professionally! 

 

 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) AvaStar avatar head shot headshot headshots profile picture https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2015/3/competence-likability-and-influence-in-headshots Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:21:00 GMT
Incredible opportunity to see & hear three great speakers at Business Theatre Live https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2015/2/incredible-opportunity-to-see-hear-three-great-speakers-at-business-theatre-live I highly recommend you attend Business Theatre Live on March 10th. Nancy Juetten, Jessica Butts, and Berry Zimmerman are speaking on life & business. See this link to register.

 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Business Theatre Live https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2015/2/incredible-opportunity-to-see-hear-three-great-speakers-at-business-theatre-live Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:00:00 GMT
Ron Rael - High Road Institute Headshot https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/10/ron-rael---high-road-institute-headshot Ron is now officially an AvaStar. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/10/ron-rael---high-road-institute-headshot Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:56:55 GMT
Headshots for Butler Seattle https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/10/headshots-for-butler-seattle A real AvaStar!Sutart Jeremy's headshot, an AvaStarJeremy Brothers!  Really enjoyed Stuart and Jeremy being in the studio. Check out Butler Seattle, a great company.

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Butler Transportation head shot headshot' https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/10/headshots-for-butler-seattle Mon, 06 Oct 2014 01:59:59 GMT
Stanford University: Leading Matters https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/stanford-university-leading-matters I've been lucky enough to photograph two "Leading Matters" conferences by Stanford University. I thought back to them this month since Stanford announced their divestiture of coal related investments. Stanford University - Leading Matters Stanford University - Leading Matters Stanford University - Leading Matters

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Leading Matters Stanford https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/stanford-university-leading-matters Wed, 28 May 2014 13:00:00 GMT
Independent Colleges of Washington: Ethic Bowl https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/independent-colleges-of-washington-ethic-bowl It's fun to watch (and photograph) college students debate various ethical questions in a competitive atmosphere. Here are several of my favorites. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Ethics Bowl https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/independent-colleges-of-washington-ethic-bowl Mon, 26 May 2014 13:00:00 GMT
ISES at Cast Iron Studio https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/ises-at-cast-iron-studio The ISES $ 30 table decor challenge. Cast Iron Studio hosted us last month. One of the few downtown Bellevue venues not affilate with a hotel. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Cast Iron Studio ISES https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/ises-at-cast-iron-studio Thu, 22 May 2014 13:00:00 GMT
Business After Hours https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/business-after-hours The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours this month was at the Suite Restaurant / Lounge. An added treat: Aerial Art performed. always a good way to connect with businesses. 

Aerial Art at the Suite Restaurant / Lounge.

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Aerial Art Suite Restaurant / Lounge https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/business-after-hours Mon, 19 May 2014 13:00:00 GMT
Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel Pitch Event https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/young-entrepreneurs-academy-investor-panel-pitch-event Ever wonder what's it like to create a product and pitch inventors? Middle school and high school students did just that as part of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Here, Maya Srikanth CEO of CoSea Cup demonstrates her product to potential investors.  Maya Srikanth, CEO CoSea Cup, Young Entrepreneurs AcademyMaya Srikanth, CEO CoSea Cup.Maya Srikanth, CEO CoSea Cup demonstrates her products unique feature to investors.

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/young-entrepreneurs-academy-investor-panel-pitch-event Thu, 15 May 2014 13:00:00 GMT
Headshots https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/headshots Your first impression online is your avatar. Why not be an AvaStar? Working individually with each person by reviewing their images live, I create the best business portrait for you. We call them AvaStars reflecting the bright glow you will have when you post your AvaStar! 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) AvaStar Headshot avatar https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/headshots Tue, 13 May 2014 13:00:00 GMT
T4A.org https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/t4a-org I'll let T4A.org describe itself by quoting their LinkedIn page.

 "T4A.org is creating a network of entrepreneurs committed to redefining the public/private sector relationship. At our TechTables, we engage current and former elected officials and thought leaders for substantive dialogue in safe off-the-record settings. These bipartisan exchanges lead to increased innovation and efficiency in government. We believe that as we develop world-class public/private partnerships, we will help spur creative and collaborative solutions to benefit all Americans. Simply said, tech can learn from government and vice-versa. 

Our staff and Board members’ experiences range from working with the Bush administration to fundraising for President Obama’s reelection. We are actively building a network of private citizens and companies that want to civically engage.”

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Derek Kilmer T4A.org https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/t4a-org Mon, 12 May 2014 13:00:00 GMT
Lan & Tim https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/lan-tim Had a great afternoon with Lan & Tim. We visited some of Seattle famous landmarks, Green Lake, Kerry Park, Volunteer Park, Pike’s Place Market, and Occidental Park. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Green Lake Kerry Park Lan Pike's Place Market Tim engagement wedding https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/lan-tim Sat, 10 May 2014 23:04:26 GMT
Eddie's Bat Mitzvah https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/eddies-bat-mitzvah I was blessed to photography Eddie’s Bat Mitzvah in February. Three years ago the Rosemont’s hired me to record Sarah’s Bar Mitzvah. It’s an honor to preserve these one-in-a- lifetime events. Over generations to come, these moments will be cherished.  _V7A3700_V7A3700

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Bat Mitzvah https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/eddies-bat-mitzvah Sat, 10 May 2014 23:03:19 GMT
Business Theatre Live https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/business-theatre-live Business Theater Live is a “live” networking event held monthly during fall to spring. Next up on their agenda are Nathan Perea, Jenni Butz, and Arden Clise. Presented in an interactive performance style, it’s a quick 2-1/2 hours of information and making connections. Don't miss the May 20th performance! 

Lat month, Chris Widener presented. Chris Widener is an American author, businessman, public speaker and television host. Widener has written 12 books, including The Angel Inside: Michelangelo's Secrets for Following Your Passion and Finding the Work You Love, The Art of Influence, and The Leadership Rules.

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) Business Theater Live Chris Widener https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/business-theatre-live Sat, 10 May 2014 22:52:57 GMT
Issaquah Schools Foundation https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/issaquah-schools-foundation Lida Buckner, ISF, Issaquah Schools FoundationLida BucknerLida Buckner makes the ask and the community responded. Supporting the Issaquah Schools Foundation is a great way to promote education and provide more education opportunities to the community. I'll be at the 1st Annual Breakfast next week. Molly Shen (KOMO 4 News) is the master of ceremonies. 

Last Thursday, KING 5 Evening Magazine's, Jim Dever handled master of ceremony duties at the Nourish Every Mind Luncheon where $ 632,500 was raised. 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot - Event - Portrait Photography) ISF Issaquah Schools Foundation Jim Dever Lida Buckner https://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2014/5/issaquah-schools-foundation Sat, 10 May 2014 22:27:19 GMT