16 Oct Vendor Spotlight: Carasco Photography
We know a successful event is done with the help from some very talented vendors, and we want to help you get to know them a little bit better! This month, we’re featuring the amazing Carasco Photography. So read on and be sure to check out their incredible work.
Jewell Events Catering: How long have you been in business?
Carasco Photography: 10 years
JEC: In no more than 3 words, describe what your company does.
CP: Editorial Style Photography
JEC: What is one thing that sets you apart from other photographers?
CP: We are risk takers, and although we are a boutique company, we have quickly grown our brand through producing innovative fashion (photo) campaigns and runway shows.
JEC: Where does your inspiration come from?
CP: Our inspiration is drawn from many areas. Fashion and travel expose us to various aesthetics, styles and new experiences that we apply to our photography.
JEC: What is one emerging trend for events next year?
CP: Companies are leaning toward live experiences for their events beyond dedicated hashtags which might keep their guests looking at their mobile device rather than interacting and engaging directly with the brand.
JEC: What is the craziest or most fun event you’ve done?
CP: A mansion underwent a complete transformation in celebration of Chinese New Year with Bruce Lee movies projected on the walls, elaborate decor and lighting installations, dances, DJs in every room, acrobats, sushi stations, tented after party and more! Everyone had an amazing time.
JEC: What is the best piece of advice you can give someone planning an event?
CP: Know your guests’ style and personality. And give them an experience they won’t forget!
JEC: What’s your favorite ‘hidden gem’ restaurant in Chicago?
CP: La Unica Food Mart. It’s a grocery store in Edgewater that has a small cafe in the back that serves Colombian and Cuban food. Great empanadas!
JEC: What is your favorite part about being in the industry?
CP: New experiences. The industry has a certain anatomy and functionality but it’s evolving. As a company, it’s important to be able to adapt and continue to be inventive.
JEC: If you were a type of food, what you would be and why?
CP: A seasonal beet. It is a curious root that is colorful, earthy and has so many uses including a source of sugar, vitamins, energy, natural aphrodisiac (it’s true!) and detox. It can be served as a drink, appetizer or main course. How cool is that??
*Photo courtesy of Carasco Photography