The Batten & Shaw corporate office from Nashville, TN recently hired Digiman Studio for an out of town assignment. We traveled to Salt Lake City, UT to photograph the South Mountain Community Church, a 40,000 square foot non-denominational church. This building was designed by Illinois based architecture firm, The Pasma Group, and we worked directly with Doug Pasma for this assignment.
We met with the staff and facilities manager of South Mountain Community Church on Friday afternoon to scout out locations and plan how we were going to do the night shots, as well as other architecture aspects without people. It’s always challenging to photograph architecture in a facility that is so open to the public most of the time. We began Friday night at 9:30pm for the night shots and then returned the next morning at 6:30am to get some daylight views of the exterior. It was a fun weekend, here are some of the finished products.
The great thing about going on a long assignment like this, besides the fact that we can get away, is the fact that you know the client truly believes in your work if they are willing to send you anywhere to get their job done. This was our 4th assignment with Batten and Shaw Inc. We’ve also done work for this company at the Ogden Medical Center in Ogden, UT, the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls, ID, the St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, and the Willow Springs Center here in Reno, NV. Check out these and our other architecture shots for Batten and Shaw Inc. here.
For the lobby shot we used 6 strobe lights and had to replace all the windows to feature Lone Peak in the background, giving you a better visual location for the SMCC.
I ended up staying for the Sunday services with Pastor Paul to take some extra shots with people in the service.
I was also excited to see Brian Fogleberg, my former computer artist who worked with Digiman Studio for over three years. He and his wife Kelly live in Provo, UT, just a short 20 min drive so he was able to come and help out for this assignment. It was great to see him and Kelly and we had a lot of fun working together again.
Thank you to everyone from the Batten and Shaw group, Doug Pasma and everyone at The Pasma Group, the staff from South Mountain Community Church, Brian Fogleberg, and everyone else who helped us make this assignment an amazing success!