A TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN COUNT ON!
GETTING IT DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!
ABOUT DAVID WILLIAMS: LEAD PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER | PHOTO & VIDEO SALES
Although David is EXCLUSIVELY a corporate and commercial photographer, he got his start doing consumer photography and photojournalism in the early 80's. David received his first 35mm camera for Christmas in 1981 while still in High School. In June 1982, David photographed his first PAID wedding. David was also paid to photograph High School sports for the local newspaper while still in High School.
Formal Training: In the Summer of 1982, while still in High School, David attended a Summer Photojournalism program at UNC Chapel Hill. In 1983/84, David began working with a photographer that did editorial work for major publications as well as stock photography work which was thriving in those days. David attended Randolph Community College in the mid-80's which has a long standing reputation as one of the best photography programs in the State of North Carolina. Soon after leaving RCC, David started his own business doing work in the College and University arena for schools like Wake Forest University as well as Family Portraits and Weddings out of David and Brenda's studio in Raleigh which was within 2 miles of the current location. As previously mentioned, David is now exclusively a corporate and commercial photographer and has been for several years. ( See Client List )
Passion for People Photography: David has always had a passion for photographing people. He later transitioned into his current core area of photography focusing exclusively in the corporate arena which includes large events, corporate photography for company websites and trade-shows, commercial photography, executive headshots, headshots for professional use and other non-consumer photography. David has photographed thousands of headshots in his career including many company Company President's and/or Executive Staff of multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies.
CLIENT CENTRIC: You'll see the words A CLIENT CENTRIC COMPANY just above our navigation in the header of our website. By being a client centric business, it's not good enough to just meet a clients expectations. Our goal is to consistently exceed clients expectations by keeping our clients at the center of what we do through our ideas, our philosophies, our operations and our communication. It's critical to us at RTP Photo And Video, Inc. to deliver a positive client experience from start to finish. The only reason that we exist is to serve our clients. Long term relationships is a key part of our operations. That's the type of relationship that we'd love to begin with YOU and YOUR Company.
RTP Photo And Video, Inc. - Registered DBA: David Williams Professional Photographer & Cinematographer ( DWPPC RTP )
About Brenda: Professional Retoucher - Lightroom / Photoshop
Brenda Williams (David's Wife) is the full time in house editor of David's still image photography. Although Lightroom and Photoshop are the two primary software programs that she uses, Brenda's primary editing computer is a 27 inch iMac 5K retina display.
Brenda is truly passionate about photo editing which is why David and Brenda make such a great team. David loves to be behind the camera shooting and Brenda loves the post production editing. With David and Brenda working together as a team, it allows David to do more shooting since he does not edit his own images: Many photographers do both the shooting and the editing. However, editing is truly an art within itself and with Brenda's passion for editing, it works out well to have a husband and wife team that can work together serving clients.
No matter how good a photographer is, post production editing is a necessity in today's digital age. Clients should be cautious of any photographer not doing at least minimal post production editing. With David and Brenda Williams, clients do not have to worry about the shooting or the editing because both are covered by two dedicated professionals.
David and Brenda started working together in photography in 1988 and were married in July 1989.
About Brittany: Video Production Manager - Department Head
Brittany is a Digital Filmmaking graduate of Living Arts College in Raleigh. She is a phenomenal video editor and director. Brittany is also an awesome videographer who understands the use of DSLR and traditional camcorders for capturing video including our Canon Cinema C300 Mark II.
David only handles the video sales side of the business. Once a video project becomes official, David hands everything related to the project over to Brittany who manages every aspect of the project from pre-production through final post production delivery.
Brittany is also in charge of the video team which includes John, Darius, Brian and yes another Brian along with occasionally pulling Jeff in as needed.
It's important for clients to understand that David's sole role is quoting and finalizing the sale of video production services, but Brittany is truly the go to for all things video after the client is on board with video services.
About Lindsay: Professional Photographer & Retoucher
Lindsay is a former New York City event photographer that has photographed some very high level people in her previous position including celebrities and political figures. You would likely recognize many of the names if they were listed here. She has worked in some of the most famous venues in New York City.
Lindsay has successfully photographed several high level events for David since relocating to Raleigh. She is well received at the various venues that she covers and her work is well liked by David's clients. There is no loss of quality or professionalism when Lindsay is on an assignment.
Lindsay has covered various assignments for David including shooting on location for a full day for an International software company while David was on location out of state. She has also completed numerous headshots and other photography similar to David's. Lindsay is truly a seasoned professional photographer.
David will never send a photographer out to cover an assignment that represents his brand if that photographer is not completely qualified for the assignment: Lindsay has 10+ years experience as a photographer and studied at NYU. You will not be disappointed with her results.
Lindsay is also a veteran Photoshop and Lightroom expert and helps Brenda with overflow editing needs on occasion. Like Brenda, Lindsay's editing meets our high standards. It would be very difficult to tell any difference in the level of editing between Brenda and Lindsay.
About John: Professional Photographer & Videographer
On the video side, John works closely with Brittany as a videographer. John has shot numerous outdoor hunting shows for television prior to working with us. He is a seasoned videographer.
On the photography side, John shoots and serves as an assistant for on location assignments. John also shoots traditional background headshots in studio and on location.
David has invested numerous hours into training John on the photography side. From a quality perspective, John uses David's system of shooting headshots and with either Brenda or Lindsay doing the post production editing, there will be no difference in the quality of the end product. In addition, John has experience doing numerous corporate events as well as other types of still photography
About Kevin: Professional Photographer
Kevin is a veteran photographer with 20+ years of experience in the industry including several years as a photojournalist. Kevin and David have worked together with some very large corporate clients. Kevin is well versed in numerous areas of professional photography. Kevin is also well versed in print on demand, green screen work as well as event photography. Kevin is the key technical advisor for the technology that we use for print on demand services and often serves as the photographer for our print on demand events.
About Brian: Professional Videographer & Editor
Brian is a graduate of Living Arts College. He is as happy and upbeat as this photo makes him appear. Brian's personality is contagious.
Brian has been with us longer than any team member. Brian serves as the backup editor to Brittany (Senior Video Editor) based on workload and/or deadlines when Brittany may need some additional help. Brian is also well versed in both DSLR and Camcorder videography.
About Kate: The Makeover Expert
Kate is an independent makeover expert. She helps both men and women with finding the proper colors for them based on a color analysis. Kate is also a personal shopper for clothing.
Kate helps both in studio and on location with makeup along with clothing and basic hair assistance. She works with the client through the full photoshoot whether it's a 1 hour studio headshot or a full day corporate photoshoot.
There is no referral fee paid to us. Actually, Kate discounts her services to our clients because of the volume of work provided. Kate's services are optional but highly recommended. All fees for Kate's services are generally paid direct to Kate.
About Brian: FAA Drone Certified Pilot & Videographer
Brian is a graduate of NC Wesleyn College. He is also David and Brenda's son-in-law.
Brian has worked with our team on several large commercial projects. He serves as a key grip and videographer helping with all kinds of equipment and shooting needs. Brian is energetic and efficient which helps keep the flow moving for location assignments. He is also FAA Drone Certified.
About Jenna: Social Media
Jenna graduated from Barton College with a degree in business. She started working with David and Brenda when she was a Senior in college. Fast forward a few years, Jenna is now the mother of two girls.
David is very active in social media, but Jenna helps add to what David works on. In some cases like Pinterest, Tumblr and Google Plus, Jenna does most of the posting.
About Jeff: Professional Videographer
Jeff is a 16+ year veteran videographer. He understands all the essentials of lighting, sound and post production editing. Jeff shoots exclusively with traditional panasonic video camcorders. It's plural because he has several of them. Here's a list of some of the things Jeff does and/or can provide: Web videos for businesses, College recruiting videos, Aerial Videography, Real Estate video, Legal Video, Animation/motion graphics, Dance recital videos, Seminar coverage, Teleprompting services and script writing.