You did a tremendous job on the front end. The files look great. Color, frame, capture it all works very well. Do appreciate the wider edit for attendees sake. Give them options. And although I wasn't able to work with you in person, your professionalism shines through in these images. Nice work !
David Sachs, Chief Photo Editor, SEIU International publications
I had the pleasure of having working with photographer, Bob Levy over the many
years that he served the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
He is an exceptional professional with a personal cache.
Bob has the visual skills, the experience, and the sensitivity that makes him a really
great photographer. He was a part of our organization for many years and he
always made us feel appreciated - you can tell he really cares about his work by simply
looking at his images. He reminds us of our values, our mission, and shows us all the joy
we have in getting together each year at our annual meetings. The results of his labor
are always well crafted and creative and although it may not be easy being one of the
few men each year in an organization of woman, and he does it
with grace, humor and kindness.
The value of a photographer, especially one like Bob is that they are able to articulate
the association's image and values clearly and make them come alive - long after the
actually event has concluded. The real value of photography is fully worth the
associated costs. I would highly recommend Bob to any association or company in need
of creative images.
Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN Immediate Past President American College of Nurse-Midwives
I used Robert Levy to photograph our 2011 conference at McCormick Place in Chicago and I could not have been happier with the results. The AFP International Conference on Fundraising is large,with about 4,000 people attending, and the 2011 had added elements because our CEO was retiring and it was her last AFP conference. McCormick Place itself is challenging, and yet we have fantastic photographs of the exhibit hall, attendees networking and participating in education sessions, the young students who submitted artwork and many other shots that captured the essence of the conference. We also had many events at the hotel, including various community parties and our awards banquet, and Bob did a marvelous job. At the last minute an event at the Museum of Science and Industry was added to his schedule, and Bob gladly took on that evening assignment. Furthermore, Bob is very personable and always made the people being photographed feel very comfortable. He took photographs of our VIP attendees with former President Bill Clinton, one of our speakers, and it was a delightful experience. I highly recommend Robert Levy Photography!
Publisher and Editor in Chief
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Working with Levy Photography was an absolute pleasure. Robert was very professional, creative and a joy to work with. He truly captured the essence of the conference
and our headquarters in Switzerland was extremely pleased with pictures. He took a sort of drab ballroom and really made it look great in the photos.
It’s so important to hire a professional photographer rather than just someone who is inexperienced with a digital camera.
They have all the right equipment, understand lighting, composition and have the ability to interpret the clients needs
and deliver the photos to the exact specifications. Levy Photography does exactly that.
Kelly Breece, Corporate Meeting Planner, Phonak, LLC
Given all the work that goes into planning and carrying off a successful association Annual Meeting or conference,
it’s very useful to have our major events professionally photographed, not just for posterity’s sake, but for future marketing
and public relations purposes and to help sell the excitement of the event to prospective attendees and industry partners.
Robert Levy Photography shot nearly all of our Annual Meetings & Expositions from 2000 through our Annual in Boston
in 2006 and we were more than satisfied with the results.
Bob Levy has a good familiarity and appreciation for our industry, and has a great eye for convention photography.
John H. Graham, Past President & CEO
The American Society Of Association Executives
Bob handled all of the photography for the Urban Land Institute’s Spring Council Forum in Chicago in 2007.
The 2007 ULI Spring Council Forum drew approximately 3,000 attendees to a 3-day conference that included general sessions,
education sessions, committee meetings, mobile workshops, tours, and special events.
Many of our events overlapped and took place at various venues throughout the city. Bob did an excellent job with our show.
He managed his time wisely, capturing all the right shots, from all the right events, at all of the varied venues.
Bob is also very personable.
He has the ability to connect with our attendees to get the shots, without being intrusive to the meeting or event.
Bob Levy is a true professional and an excellent photographer.
I left the Urban Land Institute late last year to direct the meetings department with another association,
however, I would welcome the opportunity to hire Bob Levy again.
Director Of Meetings and Special Programs
The American Society Of Landscape Architects
Bob Levy provided services for our 19th Annual Meeting that took place for a week at McCormick Place East
and Lakeside Center in Chicago.
Final attendence was figures were over 3000 participants with 114 scientific papers and 112 posters presented.
The overall logistics of the event are quite complex featuring a great variety of educational sessions and presentations
as well as 130 companies in the Technical Exhibit Hall . The scope of the event was, for our organization, typical.
The entire event was photographed solely by Bob.
He did an excellent job with the photography requirements.
The detailed schedule, which included down to the minute days, was followed very well.
Bob is a well-organized individual and was liked by all the staff members and doctors that he dealt with throughout the meeting.
It was a great pleasure to work with Bob and I would highly recommend his services to anyone considering him for a job.
Assistant Manager of Research The North American Spine Society
I had the pleasure of working with Bob for several years as he has provided
all of the photography services for our annual convention.
Bob derives satisfaction in providing the best quality of services available to his customers.
He has always gone out of his way to ensure that he was able to capture exactly what ISA was looking for be it interaction
between convention attendees, keynote speakers, award presentations and seminars or individual head shots of our board members and staff.
He has always come well prepared with extra lighting, back drops, etc. for those last minute change in plans.
This past year Bob went above and beyond our required services and accompanied our Young Executives
during their outreach program at the local Boys and Girls Club.
Not only did he capture the beautiful essence of this project between improving the local club to the interaction of the kids
with the adults but he got very involved on a personal level as well actually taking time out from his photography
and participating in the volunteer work himself.
It was as rewarding for him as it was for the young executives that participated.
The turn around time in completing the entire project not only for the web
but on the final DVD’s is excellent and his pricing is very fair and reasonable. On top of all this he's professional and courteous.
I have nothing but good things to say about Bob and his photography skills.The quality of work is why I highly recommend him.
I look forward to working with him again on future projects.
Mary R. Richie Former Director of Membership Services ISA
Thank you so much for your great participation and willingness to go the extra mile ensuring the Annual Meeting
of the Society of American Archivists was captured digitally each and every day.
Whenever someone from the Association or show managementthought, “this is a good photo op”, we turned to find you already staging for the shot!
That’s incredible and you contributed so greatly to the overall success of the annual meeting.
What was so apparent was the instant rapport you had with the participants and your professional and friendly demeanor
went a long way in creating and showcasing the commitment the attendees have to their profession.
I can only hope that our paths cross again very soon and that I will be fortunate enoughto have the opportunity to work with you again.
It was indeed a pleasure and I wish you much continued success.
Senior Meeting Planner Conference & Logistics Consultants, Inc.
Robert’s an excellent photographer. He is a real professional who has done very good work for ASAE and other organizations.
I highly recommend him and his services.
Tom Kuhn Past President Edison Electric Institute
Robert covered our first Automotive Logistics Conference that was held in Chicago at The Hyatt Regency.
His expertise and talents were considerable and provided us with exceptional pictures for all our needs.
Coming from the UK we had to rely on a blind recommendation from the Hyatt to select the best photographic coverage of this important event.
It is always dificult to take things on faith from such as distance, yet we realized why he was recommenmded as the the best !
He was professional, unobtrusive and knew exactly how to get the images that we needed for our publication and various needs.
He did this with little instruction and with a pleasant manner.
That was in 2000. From 2002 onwards until our company was sold, Rob covered all our USA events as well as a few in Mexico. I think that speaks to his qualities.
Andrew Lewis Yiakoumi Publisher/Director of Events Automotive Logistics
Working with Bob and Levy Photography is such a pleasure. I know when my groups hire him to do photography
at their annual conventions and conferences that I will have the top quality product.
His product is what I would consider advertising ready. He does not just send me over some old picture, he cleans it up so the color, the shading and the lighting is perfect.
I even recall on one of the shots there was a trash can in my exhibitors booth that needed to be emptied, when the final product got to me he removed the trash can all together !
My clients utilize these photos in print adds, websites and other advertising products, so everything detail has to be perfect down to removing the trash.
Senior Meeting planner
There are few people who I have enjoyed working with as much as Bob Levy, both in my capacity as President and CEO
of the Chicago Convention and Vistors Bureau and the Greater Columbus Convention and Vistors Bureau.
Bob’s skills as a photographer are, without question some of the best I have experienced
in my fourty-four year’s in the hospitality industry.
In addition, Bob has a wonderful heart and is a joy to do business with.
I have been served greatly by his reliability, professionalism and spirit and I recommend him to anyone in need of photographic services.
Paul Astleford Past President and CEO Columbus Convention and Vistors Bureau
Bob is the consummate professional -- reliable, prepared, technologically advanced, with an eye that looks for
just the perfect shot and a personality that demands it without the client feeling pressure.
I know -- Bob's shot magazine cover stories for me -- and my daughter's wedding.
Best of all, he's personable and pleasant. My highest recommendation.
Paul Gerber Former CEO and Founder Gerber Medical Communications
The Urban Affairs Association was very fortunate to select Bob Levy as the photographer for our 2009 Chicago conference.
Bob’s willingness to work within our budget and still deliver a wonderful end product
with efficiency and professionalism made our group very happy.
This was the first year that our non-profit association decided to employ a photographer, I feel very confident that the investment
in obtaining his services has indeed given our conference attendees a feeling of having the images captured for posterity.
In previous years, we used our staff or volunteers to capture conference moments.
This was not an adequate method. We needed to utilize our staff hours in a different manner,
and having a professional photographer that could be given some general pointers resulted in a much better portfolio
of very special moments, a true win-win for all of us.
As an event planner, Bob made his worth known to me by capturing many moments, viewpoints that would have been lost,
during the awards ceremony, the candid group shots at receptions, well, I could go on and on.
His work ethic was consistent during the entire event, and he even offered extras like candid shots of our Saturday tours,
that I did not even consider.
There is real value in having a professional photographer on-site, and I am thrilled to be able to recommend Bob for events.
Best wishes Bob, and thanks for all your wonderful work!
Shelly Tilinghast, Senior Meeting Planner, Urban Affairs Association
We want to thank you Bob for the support and hard work assisting to make the 2010 UCP conference such a great success.
We would not have done it without you. Every little detail was extremely important.
We were impressed by the patience, flexibility and skill you demonstrated in dealing with the many unexpected demands
that the event placed on us. Once again we greatly appreciate your dedication and hard work especially offering to
photograph additional sessions at no extra cost to us. Thank you !
The photos came out great and you were a pleasure to work with on the event.
Kerri Beeker, Director Of Corporate Outreach & Programs, United Cerebral Palsy
It is my pleasure to comment on the excellent quality and service the Chicago Bar Association enjoyed
while working with Bob Levy on one of our biggest events of the 2008-2009 bar year.
Bob was contracted to photograph our Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Gala on May 2, 2009.
The event was huge in scope featuring a reception, dinner for 500, concert by the CBA’s symphony orchestra
and chorus,the awarding of prizes to school children, and a keynote address by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
The location, the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, also presented a challenge in that it was a huge area to cover
and had varying degrees of light, both natural and artificial.
Bob was a pleasure to work with and submitted high quality photos, I can recommend his services highly.
Linda Heacox, Director Of Public Affairs, Chicago Bar Association
Please know that of all the photographers Teresa and I have worked with these past several years,
you are # 1 on the list.
Sue Nocitra, Marketing Manager
American College Of Veterinary Surgeons
I have known and used the services of Bob Levy for over ten years for client events,
including the Indiana Society of Chicago’s Annual Dinner . It's a complicated and very detailed event.
I know I can trust him because Bob is reliable, hard working, wonderful to work with,
ethical and takes incredible photos !
The cost is always fair, and the service is wonderful.
I have also used Bob for personal family events , he is a pleasure to work with on all my events.
Madeleine Lebedow, MFL Associates , Inc.
Mr. Levy was the official photographer for 31st The National Association Of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
He was flexible, prompt (especially for our early morning sessions) courteous and very easy to work with on site.
He even went the extra mile of photographing a session that was not on our original short list at no additional charge.
The photos were delivered on time as agreed and the quality was very good.
I would recommend Robert Levy for any future event.
Felicia K. Taylor, MBA, Director of Membership, Chapters and Communication
National Association Of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Thank you for all the time and effort you put in to photographing the AA Annual Meeting the last three years.
You really have given us a wonderful marketing tool and we are truly grateful for all your hard work !
Robert Puckett, Director of Meetings The American Academy of Religion
Bob photographed our Annual Meeting in Chicago in 2009 and captured what our members are all about.
His professionalism is top-notch and he continued each day of the meeting to go above and beyond what we had requested of him.
I would not hesitate to highly recommend Bob Levy to my fellow meeting planners (and I have !)
He made my job overseeing the capturing our conference and events painless and stress-free from start to finish. To me that's what counts the most and is why I will work with him again.
Lucinda Flowers, Director of Meetings and Events Association of University Programs in Health Administration