Corporate Event Photography in San Francisco

Corporate Event Photography in San Francisco

Parc 55 hotel front entrance sign name tage for the attendees of the corporate event displays at the Corporate Event displays at the Corporate Event photo display brochure photos Brochures for the travel agents display panels at the corporate event table set up travel agents picking up brochures for the resorts travel agents picking up brochures for the resorts travel agents picking up brochures for the resorts tv display dining room set up for Sandals resorts at Parc 55 hotel in SF table set up conference room full of travel agents president of the company making the opening remarks spinning the napkins speaker photo at the corporate event speaker photo at the corporate event in SF

Corporate Event Photography at Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco

We recently photographed an event for Sandals/Beaches resorts at the Parc 55 in downtown San Francisco. The event was for travel agents from all over Northern California. The resort was introducing the new CEO and new products like the Destination Wedding Program and new properties. We were there to capture the buzz. It was an amazing event.

Photographing the Set Up

We arrived before the travel agents to document the set up. The Cyril Magnin Foyer on the 4th level of the hotel was full of product information (brochure etc.) beautifully arranged for the travel agents to take and use. We photographed the set up before anyone arrived. Later we photographed the foyer full of people, while everyone was collecting information and talking to the Sandal’s representatives. We then moved to the Cyril Magnin Ballroom to photograph the room, set up for dinner before the guests entered.  The staff at the Parc 55 had prepared the room per the request of the Sandal’s staff.

Speakers and Presentations

After dinner started the presentation. Wow! What a presentation. All of speakers were so inspiring. They were all about support for the travel agents, whatever they can do to help them book vacations. By the end of the event I wanted not only to go to one of the resorts, but also become a travel agent. This is what is written on their website above their awards. To be the very best requires creativity, commitment, and constant innovation – all things we do very well at Sandals Resorts. And that’s why, year after year, we’re proud to have been showered with some of the most prestigious awards and accolades from renowned consumer and travel publications.

Company Retreat for US Foods

Company Retreat Photography

We just recently photographed a fun event for US Foods, you might call it a company retreat. They brought the top producers and executives from the Southern California region up to The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay for a weekend to relax and celebrate their hard work.

Day 1 of the event photography at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in HMB

photo of Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay

Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA

2 guys waiting to golf

golfer practicing photo

While waiting, practice is a good idea.

photo of stuffed animal

Stuffed animals with the golf clubs.

golfers group photo

Group photo of the golfers from the US Foods employees at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in HMB

golfer practicing photo

Practicing!

group photo

Group photo of the US Foods employees in Front of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in HMB

If you have never been to The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, you should plan to visit. It is one of the most beautiful properties we have the pleasure of working on. There are so many amazing views to take in. We were asked to come and take some group shots during the activities and the evening party on their last night.

They had three planned activities on their first day that they could participate in Golf, a hike or a visit to a couple local wineries. We photographed a few group shots and candid photos of the different groups as they went off for their activities. They all seemed to be looking forward to having a wonderful time.

Day 2 of the event photography at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in HMB

Cooking demonstration photo

Cooking demonstration by US Foods chef

Cooking demonstration photo

Cooking demonstration by US Foods chef

Group photo at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in HMB

Group photo of all the winners with their spouses

Event Photography at Ritz Carlton Hotel in HMB

Let’s make the group photo more fun.

candid photo of the person giving a speech

Speeches are common during events like this one.

Candid photo during the event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in HMB

Candid photo during the event

candid photo

Candid photo

candid photo

Candid photo during the event

receiving a prize during the Award ceremony

Award winner receiving a prize

making s'mores photo

Making S’mores during the evening.

night photo of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay

We took this photo before we left the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay

The second day’s event was a causal dinner reception with food stations. We covered the event in a documentary style with mainly causal candid and photojournalistic shots. The event was in the Miramonte room and the adjacent patio with a fire pit. They used the fire pit to makes S’mores at the end of the evening. They also had brought one of their chefs to give a cooking demonstration. It was fun and interesting to watch. He made a risotto that was wonderful!

During the evening event they had some awards and wanted a few posed photographs. We used the beautiful grounds and the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop for some photos of couples and a group shot of all attendees and their significant others and one of just the attendees.

IchemE Award Ceremony Photography in San Francisco

IchemE Award Ceremony Photography at Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco

The event took place at Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco

The event took place at Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco

Award banner of IchemE

Award banner of IchemE

Brochure and business cards displayed on tables

Brochure and business cards displayed on tables

Checking out the event brochure.

Checking out the event brochure.

Candid photo of the attendees.

Candid photo of the attendees.

Award recipient shaking hands.

Award recipient shaking hands.

Candid photo of the award recipient holding his award.

Candid photo of the award recipient holding his award.

Attendees giving a big hand to the award recipient

Attendees giving a big hand to the award recipient

A few words from the representative of Chevron who was the sponsor of the event.

A few words from the representative of Chevron who was the sponsor of the event.

A candid photo of the attendee's titles.

A candid photo of the attendee’s titles.

Group photo of the attendees

Group photo of the attendees

 

 The Award Ceremony

We were hired to photograph a corporate event that was an award ceremony organized by IChemE that is an organization for advancing chemical engineering worldwide. The event was held at the Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco – Union Square.

Three awards were to be presented to The Young Chemical Engineer Of The Year, The Chemical Engineering Project Of The Year Award and The Safety Award.

After the opening remarks by Andy Furlong, Des King, the former president of the organization, presented 2 of the awards: The Young Chemical Engineer Of The Year and The Chemical Engineering Project Of The Year.

Lucinda Jackson who represented Chevron, the Sponsor of the event, presented The Safety award.

We took candid photos of the award recipients receiving their awards and posed photos of them with their award.

]Des King who thanked the attendees of the event and congratulated the awards recipients gave closing remarks. He also mentioned how Chemical engineers can this modern world are helping in improving the air, water and food we consume. To view more photographs from this event visit our Gallery Page.

 

Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame Banquet Photography

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Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame Banquet Photography

This week we photographed an event for SPIRE (Stanford Professionals in Real Estate) at Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford Campus. The event was Stanford Real Estate Hall of Fame Honors Banquet where two of their members Bill Tooley and Bowen “Buzz” McCoy were honored for their achievements. During the banquet Stanford faculty and student achievements in real estate were also recognized. We were asked to documents the events of the evening.

The evening started with a cocktail reception in the Ford Garden of the Alumni Center. A student jazz combo played during the cocktail hour while the staff of Perfect Taste Catering passed appetizers and beverages and guests mingled.

During dinner there were many presentations. Phd candidates Roshan Mehdizradeh and Afroz Algiers were each recognized and gave a presentation of their work. Also Prof. Ray Levitt and Prof. Martin Fischer spoke about The Sustainable Urban Systems Initiative. Whenever we photograph events like these we walk away having learned something new. It is amazing the new innovations that are being discovered!

Both Bowen “Buzz” McCoy and Bill Tooley were introduced and a video tribute was paly for both. They each the gave brief remarks about there lives and were presented with a plaque.

We hope you enjoy the slide show. We chose the jazz music as a background because of Bill Tooley’s love of jazz.

You may contact us at info@bayareaportraitsevents.com or (650) 494-7215 for your corporate photography needs. Visit our Portfolio Page to see more of our work.

Corporate Event at Menlo Grill Restaurant

Corporate Event at Menlo Grill Restaurant at Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park, CA

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Menue display

Menlo Grill Menue display

Chairs Photo by the Hotel Windows

Chairs by the Stanford Park Hotel Windows

Remodeling plans

Remodeling plans

Wine display

Wine served during the celebration

Cheese table Photo

Cheese table

Oysters photo

Oysters served to the guests.

Wine Table Photo

Wine Table

Guests candid photo

Guests candid photo in front of the windows

Drinks photo

Drinks served during the event.

General view

General view of the event.

Opening remarks

Opening remarks.

Guests Photo

Guests Photo at the courtyard of the Stanford Park Hotel.

Band Photo

Musicians Playing music.

Corporate Event at Menlo Grill Restaurant at Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park

Corporate events can be any event that a business thinks is important enough to have documented. We have photographed groundbreaking ceremonies, a ribbon cutting ceremonies, presenting of the key of the city, retirement parties, partner announcement, corporate training sessions and many other events. Recently, The Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park, CA invited some loyal patrons and others to their announcement for the renovation of the bar area for the Menlo Grill and hotel rooms that will start in the near future. This announcement was big enough that they wanted the event to be covered by a photographer.

The coverage was basically candid documentation and some photojournalism. We took photos of the food being served. They had passed hors d’œuvres and buffet style all tastefully presented. The plans for the new bar i.e. chairs, fabrics etc. were on display for the attendees to view. Besides the beverages and food, there was a steel drum duo that entertained the guests until the formal announcement of the renovations that were going to happen.

Companies can use these professional taken photos for their publicity or even for historical records. These days most companies have a blog or newsletter that informs their clients of important events, new products, etc., having professional photographs for these publications makes a difference in the impression they leave with their clients (present and future).

Visit our Portfolio Page to see more of our work.

 

Retirement Party For Valentina & Rafail

Retirement Party

We just photographed the most amazing retirement party!  The party was at Fandorin Restaurant in Burlingame, CA. Nice facility, beautiful view, and great food! The party was for Valentina and Rafail who were both retiring from Kiewit Corporation a construction company that dates back to 1884. They had been with the company for over thirty years and had been very influential not only in the company but also as people to their fellow employees. Valentina and Rafail are married, worked together and retired together. We met them when they arrived at Fandorin Restaurant as the party was arranged by the company. They were gracious, kind, and introduced us to their beautiful family.

On display at the restaurant were various shirts, jackets, hats, mugs… from different projects that the company had worked on. Apparently Rafail loves the logo paraphernalia. They also had different picture boards with photos of Valentina and Rafail through the years. They and the family enjoyed going through the various items while they waited for guest to arrive.

We covered the event mainly in a documentary style. They had one request that we try to get a shot of each couple as they arrived at the party. Valentina and Rafail greeted each guest, which made it a lot easier for us to have time to photograph everyone.

The evening started off with a cocktail hour while guest arrived and mingled. They were then asked to be seated where the feast and short toasts began. On the tables was a cornucopia of cold appetizers, one tastier that the next. It was followed by warm appetizers equally delicious. During this time guests toasted Valentina and Rafail with wonderful stories that recalled the couple’s influence in their lives.

The guests were then asked to go upstairs where they viewed a short video prepared by John Watson (Video Production and Multimedia Specialist at Kiewit). He had taken the time to interview various employees and put together a wonderful and very entertaining tribute to Valentina and Rafail.

I hope you enjoy the slideshow and photos from this event. Let us know what you think.

Bay Area Portraits And Events is a subsidiary of Hagop’s Photography.

San Francisco Holiday Party

San Francisco Holiday Party

Happy Holiday sign photo

Event photography of the holiday

Tables set up photo

Tables set up photo at Bimbo’s 365

buffet table set ups

Catering by TOW had set up three buffet tables for the guest at Bimbo’s 365

wide angle photo of the buffet tables

General view of the buffet Tables set up at Bimbo’s 365. Catering by TOW

Guests tables photo

Guests tables photo, available light photography.

Staff candid photo

Staff of Catering by TOW doing finishing touched to the buffet table

candid photo of guest getting food

Chef in action

Roulette table photo

Roulette Table photo showing guests having fun.

guests getting food photo

Guests getting food from the buffet table prepared by Catering by TOW.

Dessert photo

Dessert photo

Band Photo

You can not do photography at Bimbo’s 365 without taking a photograph of the band.

dancing candid photo

More fun dancing candid photo

We just photographed a San Francisco Holiday Party for DPR Construction. We were there to cover the event for Catering by the Other Woman who catered the party. The party was at Bimbo’s, a San Francisco legendary club. The club has been around since 1931. Growing up in the Bay Area it’s something that I always heard about. If you don’t know anything about Bimbo’s 365 you can read about it on their website.

Since we were there for Catering by the Other Woman, the food and the décor was what we were there to document. Much of what we photographed was with the available light to pick the ambiance of the evening. The rooms were dark and had a real club atmosphere. I think the photos reflex the mood of the evening.

It was an amazing place for a holiday party for a company, they had also incorporated a casino in one of the rooms. Not only did Catering by the Other Woman serve a great meal but also the club looked incredible. There was an entire lounge set up with gaming tables for those who wanted play. The other room was set with 3 beautiful buffet set ups and tables for the guests eat dinner. As the evening progressed and everyone had eaten the buffet table were taken out and it was time for the party to begin. The band Pop Fiction preformed while the guest danced the night away. Those who wanted to play in the gaming room could still have fun there and those who just wanted to socialize also had a place to do so.

I met some of the guests from DPR Construction who told me this was their third year for the holiday party at Bimbo’s and the second year with Pop Fiction. It sounded like if they came back next year they would be happy.

View More Photos on our Gallery Page.