Conference Photography For Adaptive Planning in Las Vegas

Conference Photography

In January we photographed the Worldwide Partner Summit for Adaptive Planning at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Adaptive Planning provides cloud based Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software. We have photographed a number of events for this company they have great energy!

We were at the conference for 2 reasons, the first to document the conference and the second to photograph some headshots. The headshots were of their employees for internal use and for their Linkedin profile.

Documentary Style Conference Photography

As for the conference, Hagop covered it in a documentary style. Going from room to room, session to session in between the planned headshots sessions. We had a great schedule provided to us by Adaptive that made sure we covered all the important sessions and other speakers, we also had time allotted for the break-out sessions, candid and group shots of the attendees.

The Party

Part of documenting the conference was capturing the party! It was held at Cherry’s at Red Rock Resort. They called the event “The Great Adaptive” themed after The Great Gatsby. It was a lot of fun. Many people arrived dressed for the era, they had hired models dress as flappers (a certain type of woman in the United States in the 1920’s, they were known for their unconventional style and behavior) to greet and take photos with the guests. It was a lot of fun and we got some great shots. There was great food, a photo booth for some crazy photos and great ambiance both in the club and outside by the pool.

Adaptive Insights

One other important event took place at this conference and that was the internal announcement of their new branding Adaptive Insights. The press release was on February 4, 2014. Click to read the Press Release.
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Conference Photography For Adaptive Planning In San Francisco

Nikko Hotel Photo

The Adaptive User Conference was held at the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco

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Make up before the video interview.

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Behind the scenes shots during the video interviews.

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Welcome sign displayed before the Keynote Speaker’s speech.

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General view of the conference room.

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Sign in Table at the lobby of the hotel.

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Speakers, partners and sponsors buttons.

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The conference room during the opening ceremony.

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Candid photo of the attendees of the conference.

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Awards Ceremony.

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Group photo of the attendees and Adaptive employees.

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Photojournalistic shot of one of the conference attendee.

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Adaptive Planning CEO speaking during the party sponsored by Carlson Management Consulting.

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Celebrating 10th birthday of Adaptive Planning.

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Conference attendee.

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Candid photo during the Wizard Session.

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Speaker candid photo during the conference.

Conference Photography in San Francisco.

We just finished photography for Adaptive Planning’s Annual User Conference at the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco. This is our 3rd event with Adaptive and each time we walk away with the same feeling that there is such energy in this growing company. it’s amazing and so motivating!

We were at the conference for 2 reasons, the first to photograph some headshots and the second to document the conference.

The headshot photos were a part of a team of photography, hair/make up, coordination, and video for Adaptive’s promotional use. This is how it worked: an interviewee comes in, Marla Vigil from Hair and Make-Up Studio did some light make-up and hair touch-ups, we would take a few headshots then the person would go in the video room where we took a few more “behind-the-scenes” shots. At that point they would go into a closed video interview session filmed by Urban Reel. In order to make sure that it all went smoothly, Gaelen O’Connell and Melinda Venable of Social Scouters handled the project management end of it all. The whole team was great to work with.

As for the conference, Hagop covered it in a documentary style. Going from room to room, session to session in between headshots. We had a great schedule provided to us by Adaptive that made sure we covered all the important keynote and other speakers, we also had time allotted for the break-out sessions, candid and group shots of the attendees.

Even though the conference was important for Adaptive, they also wanted to be sure to capture the party they had planned. It was their 10th Anniversary! They had some special moments that needed to be photographed. There were speeches, a birthday cake, caricature artist, Dueling Piano musicians, great food provided by the Nikko Hotel and of course a DJ.

Conference Photography

Conference Photography

IEEE Photonics Society Conference pohtos

Conference Photography at the Hyatt Regency Burlingame for IEEE Photonics Society

Candid photo of the attendees of the conference

Candid photo of the attendees of the conference taken from the balcony of the Hyatt Regency
Sponsor Display

Sponsor Display at the IEEE Photonics Society Conference 2012

Vendor display

Vendor Display during the conference.

General View during a presentation at the IEEE Photonics conference

General View during a presentation at the IEEE Photonics conference 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame, CA

Conference Program photo

Program Handout for the IEEE Photonics Conference 2012

Receiving an Award

Receiving an Award during the conference.

Award Winner

Award Winner posing for a photo during the conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame.

Candid photo of the attendees

Candid photo after the Award Ceremony during the IEEE Photonics Conference

Attendees taking to the sponsors of the conference

Attendees of the conference check out the displays of the sponsors.

Candid photo during the conference reception

Candid photo during the reception after the award ceremony.

Fun Group photo for the staff of IEEE Photonics society

Fun Group photo for the staff of IEEE Photonics society.


IEEE Photonics Society Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA

I find conference photography very interesting. I always walk away with a little more knowledge than what I walked in with. We were asked to photograph award recipients, cover some of the presentations and general photos of the conference at the IEEE Photonics Society 2012 Conference held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame.

I like most people like my various phones and other devices. I don’t know how they work and I’m always amazed at the new features that come out every year. When I came home from the conference I looked up photonics these are two definitions I found that helped me understand a little about what I heard:

1. a branch of physics that deals with the properties and applications of photons especially as a medium for transmitting information.

2. The science of generating and transmitting light (photons). It deals with light starting in the infrared range, through visible light to ultraviolet light at the highest frequency. Most photonic systems use electricity and electronic circuits as their source of energy.

I am still not sure what exactly the men and women and the conference do but I am sure we will like the new technologies that they are working on.

There was one thing I do want to pass on though, it is what was said by Eli Yablonovitch a professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the National Science Foundation’s Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science. He was awarded The IEEE Photonics Award by the IEEE Board of Directors. The award is presented for outstanding achievements in photonics. After acknowledging others in his field whose work was also important and thanking them for the recognition, he said how important research was and how with resources for research were becoming scare. His concern was how these young engineers were going to be able to afford to do the research needed to keep the innovation of these new ideas and products going.

You may also view our more photography on our Portfolio Page of IEEE Photonics Society.

Conference Photos

Conference Photos

Please enjoy these Conference photos taken at the Marriott Hotel in San Mateo, CA during the Microbiology Conference organized by ASMCUE June 14- 19, 2012.

Convention Room

Convention Room Photo at the Marriott Hotel in San Mateo, CA

Buttons for the attendees of the convention

Buttons for the attendees of the convention in San Mateo

A class during the Convention

A candid photo taken during a class at the Convention

Candid Photo during the Convention

Candid Photo during the Convention a general view.

Award Ceremony

Posing for a photo during the Award Ceremony

Opening Words

Opening Words from the organizer of the event

Party Time

Party offered to the attendees by one of the sponsors

Products photo displayed at the Convention

Vendors Products photo displayed at the Convention in San Mateo

Showing of vendors products

Vendor showing products to an attendee

Posing for a Convention Photos

Posing for a Convention Photos in San Mateo, CA

As an event and wedding photographer we receive requests not only from individuals but also businesses, companies and organizations for different profession types of photography services. In fact, I enjoy these different types of events and conferences because I learn new things. Last week we had the pleasure of photographing a conference for the American Society for Microbiology at the Marriot in San Mateo. “What is Microbiology? Microbiology is the study of minute living organisms that can rarely be seen without the use of a microscope. Microbiologists study microbes, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa that are ever-present in…” That was on the cover of one of the brochures at the conference.

Conference photos

There are many different aspects of the conference that the ACM wanted documented. Besides the meetings and presentations, the dinners and gatherings were great places for attendees to meet with each other and share ideas. There were even awards that were presented.

On the second day of the conference it was Vendor’s Day. There were exhibitors that ranged from textbook publisher to institutions of higher learning.