Joe has photographed events for clients including:

  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • American Planning Association
  • Council on Foundations
  • Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulation
  • Federal Home Loan Banks
  • Fleet Feet
  • Ford
  • Frito Lay
  • Google
  • Great Clips
  • HFTP
  • Home Depot
  • ILEA
  • McKesson
  • MPI
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Norwex
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • United Way
  • University of Minnesota
  • Yamaha

What Joe's client's say:

    Joe is one of the most talented photographers with whom I've ever had the privilege to work. His work is, hands down, always perfection - in any context. Whether it's a corporate setting, or an event, or capturing the essence of a human's spirit - Joe gets it. And he delivers. Every time. He's more than a photographer - he's an artist, he's a collaborator. He's essential.

    Nancy Lyons, CEO

    We work with Joe - and recommend Joe - for every photographic occasion in our production event world. The main reason we count on Joe to document our events can be distilled down to three simple words: 'Joe gets it.' Joe is a standout in the industry because he has a unique eye, an arsenal of photographic equipment and has clearly studied the art of photography. When we have Joe on one of our events we know that the photographic documentation will be solid and inspiring. Joe seems to press the shutter on his cameras at just the right millisecond to capture the detail and magic of the moment. In the corporate world, Joe has delivered photos in a slide-show format from the pre-event reception to us to show on the video screens when the doors open and the people walk-in literally 10 minutes after the the final photos of the reception in the lobby have been taken. It goes without saying that we highly recommend Joe to be the photographer at your event. We are sure you will be thrilled with the results.

    Dale Kivimaki, CEO & Owner
    Freestyle Productions

    Joe has done phenomenal work for the Bell Museum, from event photography at our grand opening and major events, to documentary work in our scientific collections, to architectural images of our building and site. I can't recommend Joe highly enough, his work is exceptional! I particularly appreciate his creative eye towards framing interesting shots that capture the visitor experience and finding great ways to work with the tricky low light of our planetarium. Ten out of ten! Our website, publications, and social media channels have all greatly benefited from his work.

    Adrienne Wiseman, Director of Business & Marketing
    Bell MuseumUniversity of Minnesota

    Working with Joe as our event photographer was one of the best parts of running our event (our organization's 50th anniversary gala). He was meticulous about making sure he understood what we wanted well before the event. During the event, his presence was discreet, and yet the photos he got were fabulous. Somehow he captured the overall atmosphere and official program elements while also catching individual reactions to the program and the human interactions throughout the event. After the event, he immediately provided a selection of the best photos so we could get them out right away in our e-newsletter. We've used them many times since in print. We have received many compliments on our event photos. I recommend Joe without reservation.

    Heather Martens, Director of Development
    Walk-In Counseling Center

    I’m happy to have the opportunity to provide a reference for Joe Szurszewski. Joe has photographed nine annual conferences for the American Planning Association in cities from Boston to Los Angeles. His photos are of outstanding quality and we use them throughout the year on our website, in our e-newsletter, and in ads and marketing collateral. He has a gift for capturing fleeting details that reveal an individual personality or the ambiance of a conference session or social event. Joe uses lighting, angles, and position to take unique and interesting images and I’m always impressed by the array and quality of the equipment he uses to get those great shots. Joe works incredibly hard and is always willing to do more if we need him. He won’t hesitate to make suggestions to improve an individual photograph or overall coverage. He’s great at photographing groups, using a combination of firmness and tact to wrangle people into position and stay there with their eyes open. And he’s a personable, friendly guy who obviously enjoys what he’s doing and the people he’s working with. Joe is curious and genuinely interested in the people he meets and the topics discussed in the rooms he photographs.

    Sally Lambertson, Marketing Publications Editor
    American Planning Association

    I just wanted you to know that I adore your pictures from our Sparkling Sundae event.  They are BEAUTIFUL.  There are so many in there that we will use endlessly for different things.  And I LOVE the way you framed our logo – it puts our branding in so many of the pics.  Just wanted you to know that they are awesome and will get lots of use from the marketing team! What I loved about your shooting style was that it was non-intrusive. Half the time, I don’t think our families realized you were there. The result was really intimate pictures, which captured the essence of our Starlight children and this program. I would definitely use your services again for one of our events.

    Maura Trout, Program Coordinator
    Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation

    We contracted with Joe Szurszewski to take photos at our national conference in Minneapolis. He was wonderful to work with, always showed up on time for each session we needed photographed, and was willing to work beyond the hours we had originally agreed upon at the last minute. His professional demeanor made it seamless for him to work with attendees, board members, and celebrity speakers alike. The quality of his photos was among the best we have seen from the many years we have been photographing our conferences.

    Sarah Brachman, Communications Manager
    Independent Education Consultants Association