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United Health Group | Your Life’s Best Work

United Health Group employees are a unique group of people and it’s no surprise that recruitment attracts the exceptional rather than the expected. Over four days we experienced and documented both sides of passions and dedicated work lives. The imagery and video profiles produced are rolling out under United Health Group's Careers page, offering a look at how the company’s top recruits thrive and achieve their “Life’s Best Work.”

Being able to spend time with such passionate people and jumping into what they care about brought a special optimism to the shoot. Projects like this offer a pretty sweet opportunity to put our visual story-telling skills to work. Meet a few of our favorite subjects we had a fun time getting to know.

Thanks to the following people who came on board and added their talents to the production:

Photographer / Director - Jonathan Chapman/JCP

Production - Tanya Silver

Assistant Producer - John Fontana
Edit - Joseph McMahon

Second Camera - Eric Schleicher
Aerial Photography / Third Camera / Assistant - Patrick Meehan
Camera Assistant - Joseph McMahon
Digital Tech - Karl Herber
Props / Wardrobe - Julie Caruso
Hair / Make-up - Ashlee Ellert
Location Scout - Charlotte Ariss
Music - "Aerials" The Music Bed
Sound Mixing - Nick Mihalevich

Aqua | A study of swim and water

Here at the studio we regularly bounce ideas around as far as creating personal work, imagery that refines our craft and ultimately generates new work for the portfolio. We've had an idea based on swimming in the back of our minds for quite some time and last July we put the wheels in motion to make it happen. The idea is simple and was inspired by the relationship between a training athlete and the serenity of a lake. Tanya Silver coordinated the production and helped arrange our talent Heidi Fellner through Minneapolis based Agency Models & Talent. Alison Hoekstra jumped on board for props and light styling and John Fontana offered a hand as always to bring it all to life.

With everything in place we were all set to head out to a local Minneapolis lake one July afternoon. As we traveled to the location a cell of severe thunderstorms arrived, catching us by surprise a bit earlier than anticipated. As the rain pelted the roof of our cars we waited. We almost called off the project, but with our weather apps open with minute by minute updates we decided to wait out the storm. After about a half hour the rain drops began to dissipate and eventually the weather moved on to the East. The storm left us with a virtually empty location, a beautiful calm body of water, and the light, well you be the judge of that one but we certainly enjoyed it.

In case you missed it check out the motion edit from this shoot, the latest installment to the #JCPBlink series on Instagram.