Event Photographer in DC | Photo of Clay Shooting - Connor McLaren Photography

Connor McLaren Photography

Welcome! I'm Connor - an event photographer in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. I have photographed conferences, trade shows, corporate gatherings, branding activations, political happenings, and charity galas.  To get in touch, email me, fill out my contact form, shoot me a text, or call me. I also offer free video consultation calls! View my five-star reviews here.  

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Why Pick Me as Your DC Event Photographer?

Professional event photographers in DC are a dime a dozen. So why pick me? 

1. Growing up with a hearing loss, out of necessity, I learned to perceive and interpret the world in ways others might overlook. In every photograph I take, I aim to convey not only what meets the eye but also the emotions, stories, and nuances that lie beneath the surface. 

2. I am pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology; my background in this field has enabled me to easily build rapport with a wide variety of individuals. This translates into helping people feel comfortable in front of the camera. 

What Does My Event Photography in DC Include?

The Space

Conveying the spatial layout and magnitude of an event is a must. Why forgo an opportunity to showcase your prestigious venue? These shots are ideal for archival purposes and can be captured from various angles (e.g., views from different corners of a banquet hall, exterior shots of the venue, or aerial perspectives of convention center floors). 

Close-Up Candids

Capturing the emotional highlights of events through close-up candid photography is my specialty. Using a telephoto lens and employing a shallow depth of field, I focus on individuals, eliminating distractions and enabling viewers to immerse themselves in the moment. These images often resonate most with viewers. 


Detail shots encompass a range of elements, including venue features, event signage, and culinary offerings. I understand the meticulous planning and effort invested by organizers. With a keen eye for detail, I capture images tailored to your specific needs and intended use. ensuring every aspect of your event is beautifully documented.

Group Portraits

As a roaming event photographer, whenever I spot a small group engaged in conversation, I ask, "Would you mind if I capture a shot of your group?" These portraits ensure I include VIPs in the images and enable me to photograph as many attendees as possible. Often, these are the photos guests love to share from events.


Within a couple days! Edited web-size and hi-res photos are delivered via Pic-Time, a platform that enables you to see your photos in a gallery, and download and share them.

Payment by credit card or ACH bank transfer is preferred. I ask for half of the total cost up front as a non-refundable retainer. The remaining balance is due the day of the shoot. 

Annamaria S.

"Connor is fantastic to work with! He has worked with our nonprofit organization twice now. He was consistently attentive, keen to detail and truly a professional! Can't recommend him enough!"

Joe D.

"We are thoroughly impressed with Connor's skills as a photographer, and the entire process involving him - from the early planning stages to the final event event - was seamless. The photos turned out beautiful and we are looking forward to working with him again!"

Sophia B.

"Connor is incredible! He was easy to communicate with, friendly (as always), and incredibly professional. Connor is timely, well-mannered, and has a great eye. We were so happy to have him photograph our Wedding Welcome! We would book again!"

Based in Navy Yard, Washington DC
(240) 515-1626connor_mclaren@mac.com

Event photography in DC at a clay shooting outing, taken for the University Club.
Event Photographer in  DC | Photo of Clay Shooting - Connor McLaren Photography
Event photography in DC at a clay shooting outing, taken for the University Club.