Joe has photographed events for clients including:

  • 10 Missions Media
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • American Planning Association
  • Augsburg University
  • BioMADE
  • 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
  • Kerecis
  • Lockton
  • MADD
  • McKesson
  • Minnesota Zoo Foundation
  • Moz
  • MPI
  • NAHB
  • Norwex
  • Skilljar
  • SMTA
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • St Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • United Way
  • University of Minnesota
  • Xcel Energy
  • Yamaha

What Joe's client's say:

    Joe was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He asked all the right questions in our intro meeting; was timely, pleasant, and professional during the whole event; and above all, we are thrilled with the photos! They reflect our event wonderfully and captured exactly what we asked for – attendees looking happy, engaged, and making connections. He even managed to make a dark auditorium look great. I cannot wait to use Joe’s photos on our promotional materials for next year. I would hire Joe again in an instant!

    Christine Lee, Communications Manager

    Photography for our conferences always seemed to miss the mark. We couldn't capture the energy of the event and were left with lifeless photos. We worked with Joe on a local, Minneapolis-based project and were so happy with the results that we flew him out to Nashville for another event that same year! We are so impressed that we have him on the books for our events in 2022 as well. The main reason being that Joe captures the energy in a room. He can see a smiling face from across a 10,000-square-foot ballroom and shoot the picture. He is also incredibly kind and professional and a true joy to have on your team.

    Kate Fahlen, Event Producer
    10 Missions Media

    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

    All you need - any event, anywhere - is Joe Szurszewski in the mix, camera in hand. The results will be fabulous.

    John Vastyan, President
    Common Ground, LLC

    SMTA contracted Joe Szurszewski to shoot two days for our international electronic manufacturing conference and exposition at the Minneapolis Convention Center fall of 2021. Joe went above and beyond with his schedule flexibility and quality of work. We had to adapt with changing schedules, loss of attendance due to the pandemic, etc., and not once did Joe fluster or lose patience with our group. He maintained a professional composure and was a joy to work with. The pictures were amazing and went far above our photos that were taken in the past. Joe was very articulate in positioning our subjects so we and they, received the best shot. We look forward to working with him for our future events.

    Karlie Severinson, Meetings & Events Manager
    Surface Mount Technology Association

    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

    Every time I work with Joe it's an absolute pleasure. Whether a small or big project he's detailed and professional. When I receive the photos back they are top notch. I'm always impressed with his vision through the lens and the creativity that shapes each photo moment. Joe is my main go-to photographer for my events!

    Sarah Cash-Darvell, CSEP, Director of University Events
    Augsburg University

    Joe Szurszewski is a brilliant photographer! We started partnering with Joe in mid-2022 and is now our exclusive event photographer. He is professional and goes above and beyond for all our client events. His ability to capture special moments, the energy, and engagement has made an impact for our attendees to relive the magic that we try to delivery at each event. I cannot recommend Joe enough!

    Charlene Ditch, Founder + Head of Global Events
    Charlene Kate Events

    Joe was an absolute pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him. I used his photography expertise for my annual corporate conference. NEVER have I had a photographer deliver so many “perfect” photos, that I’ve struggled on “which ones to use.” He captured every element of my event and we were thrilled with his quick turnaround. Beautiful photography, compelling composition, and his ability to tell stories and capture the emotions of my attendees made his photos stand out among any other photographer I’ve ever used. Highly recommend.

    Jen Raphael, Director, Customer Marketing