I have worked with Paul for a few years now on several different projects ranging from TV to web. We use a stop motion method for TV, which consists of building room scenes piece by piece and then removing an item one by one. The days of the shoot tend to be long and tedious consisting of hundreds of pictures. Paul is always very pleasant to work with and does a great job of delivering high quality photography that represents the quality of furniture we are known for. Plus, he has a great relationship with our ad agency. Therefore, in preparation for a shoot he can reach out to their staff and work with them on specifics to make the process of creating our TV spot easier. Thus, making every project go very smoothly on my end.
Iowa State University Foundation
Paul is not only a gifted architectural/product photographer, his editorial work is outstanding. He adroitly captures the essence of the subjects and their stories. Paul takes the time to learn as much as he can about who these people are and what moves them, and brings that to life through photography. We’re fortunate to have a photographer of Paul’s talent to work with us!
Pella Regional Health Center
Paul has photographed several of our architectural and engineering projects including a roadway construction site, some completed paving projects, a stormwater and utilities project, and some interior and exterior shots of medical facilities. The architects and engineers that accompany Paul when he shoots their projects have reported back to me that they enjoy working with him. That says a lot, because they can be really picky when it comes to showing their projects in their best light. We will be working with him again and again in the future.
We have contracted the services of Paul Gates Photography to photograph several of our completed architectural projects. We are very pleased with the high quality of the photos, the attention to detail and the professional manner in which Paul worked to schedule the shoots at the owner’s convenience. We would highly recommend Paul Gates Photography to anyone in need of professional photography
Catherine R. Thomas, Assoc.
Paul Gates has been a great asset to the team of professionals I work with on a regular basis at my client’s residences. Paul is extremely professional and at the same time extremely personable. This makes photo shoots very enjoyable rather than one more thing you have to mark off you list. Paul is very approachable, so if I have questions about lighting, direction of shots, etc., I feel completely comfortable asking. At the same time, Paul provides direction, suggestions and valuable layout direction without being overbearing. Being able to trust Paul in my client’s homes and keeping their projects confidential keeps my mind at ease and says a tremendous amount about his professionalism & courtesy. He is very accommodating with schedule and has a quick turnaround for the photos. Paul enjoys what he does and it shows in his photos, professionalism and relationships. I would recommend Paul Gates for your photography needs.
Iowa State University Foundation
Paul is not only a talented and principled photographer, but is a preferred photographer when we are capturing images of Iowa State’s donors, faculty and staff. He brings a high level of professionalism to each shoot, and has a personable nature which makes the subjects feel comfortable, leading to better portraits. I appreciate his ability to interpret art direction and the creative vision he brings to our collaborations.
Photography is an art of telling a story through interpretation of light and context. Each of the projects we design with our clients has a story to be told. We appreciate the time Paul took prior to “taking the final shot” to understand the project and the story behind it. Paul’s style is flexible and professional. I would recommend Paul Gates to others for their professional photography needs.