Holiday Party Photography Stanford

 Holiday Party Photography Stanford

SIEPR building

SIEPR building at Stanford University

Lobby photo

Lobby holiday photo at SIEPR building at Stanford University

buffet Table photo

Buffet Table photo prepared by Catering by TOW

Table center piece photo

Holiday table center piece photo

Staff photo preparing the appetizer table

Catering by TOW Staff photo preparing the appetizer table

staff photo

Catering by TOW Staff Photo preparing the Buffet Table

outdoor photo

Outdoor photo with guests getting food prepared by Catering by TOW

door sign photo

Door sign photo showing the guests in the background


 Holiday Party Photography at Stanford University

Holiday Party Photography is a service we are asked to provide, every year Catering by The Other Woman caters many Holiday parties for different departments at Stanford University.  We do not cover all of the events for them but when they feel they will need some new photos for their web site or portfolio they will ask me to come and photograph the set up, food, and general ambiance of the event….

This event was for the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).  There are so many Institutes at Stanford and I am always amazed at what issues and policies are discussed so close to us. This holiday party was for SIEPR faculty, staff, researchers and their families.  It was on a Friday evening after work so it was a bit more casual than some other events. The building was decorated with a festive holiday tree and beautifully presented holiday buffet.

Event Photography Style

I captured the evening using mostly available light to pick up all the details of the decorations and to give the room some depth of field so that the photographs will not come out flat looking.

When documenting an event like a holiday party you have to show the personality of the event. Yes, the holiday decorations are definitely part of that. The dinner room with green table clothes and red flowers definitely show the holiday atmosphere but this party was on a college campus. The backpacks thrown in the corner of the room absolutely shows a part of the personality of the event.

We will be present at other holiday parties for Stanford this year it will be interesting to see what the personality of the different events will be.

To View more photographs of this event visit our Gallery Page.

Observation Post Opening Ceremony

Caterer Display

Caterer Display during the Opening Celebration of the Observation Post at the Presidio in San Francisco

Flower display

Table Flower Display during the Special Event.

General View

General View during the event.

Caterer at the event

Caterer with his display during the Opening Ceremony.

Photo of the circular window

Photo of the circular window at the Observation Post at the Presidio.

Guests posing
Guests posing during the opening ceremony.

You may view more photos from this event on our Presidio Observation Post Opening portfolio page.

We were fortunate to be invited to the opening of Opening Ceremony of the Observation Post at the Presidio in San Francisco. This new amazing venue brings to it’s guests a view of some much of what is San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz, Crissy Field and the Marin Headlands can easily be seen from this new event facility. We are looking forward to photographing many celebrations and other happening at this new San Francisco venue.

The ballroom was beautiful with the stunning lighting during the opening you can see it would ideal for celebrations and ceremonies, as well as meetings and retreats. An adjacent lawn is available for standing receptions or seated ceremonies. For the opening a there was tent for the “sweets” and dancing on the lawn. The tent was clear so you could see the beautiful surroundings yet be protected from our San Francisco weather.

Some of the sponsors for the evening who provided wonderful and a gorgeous ambiance were: An Affair to Remember; Best Beverage Catering; Bi-Rite Catering; Carrie Dove Catering; Delicious! Catering; Got Light?; Hartmann Studios; Knight’s Catering; Living Room Events; McCalls Catering and Events; Melons Catering and Events; Miraglia Catering; Spiral Hand; The Party Staff; Toast Catering; Violetta Flowers; Waterlily Pond; Bartenders Unlimited; Just de’ Lights; Mandy Scott Flowers; Michael S. Hensley Party Rentals; The Spinheads.