Sandals Event in San Francisco

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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.

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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

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Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA

golfers puffing a cigar

Sounds like fun!

guests playing golf with the hotel in the background

While waiting, practice is a good idea.

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Stuffed animals with the golf clubs.

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

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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

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Cooking demonstration by US Foods chef

group photo of the employees

Group photo of all the winners with their spouses

fun group photo

Let’s make it more fun.

a speech during the event

Speeches are common during events like this one.

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Candid photo during the event

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Candid photo

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Candid photo during the event, guests having fun.

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Award winner receiving a prize.

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Making S’mores during the evening.

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The Ritz in Half Moon Bay night view.

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.

Opening Ceremony Of The Observation Post At The Presidio

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

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Table Flower Display by a florist

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

General View

General View during the event.

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Caterer with his display during the Opening Ceremony.

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Guests posing during the opening ceremony.

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.

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

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IchemE Award Ceremony Photography in San Francisco

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The event took place at Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco

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Award banner of IchemE

brochure and business cards

Brochure and business cards displayed on tables

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Checking out the event brochure.

guest mingling

Let’s start the event

receiving the award

Award recipient.

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Candid photo of the award recipient holding his award.

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Attendees giving a big hand to the award recipient

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

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A candid photo of the attendee’s titles.

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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.

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Stanford Hall of Fame Banquet

Corporate Event Photography at Stanford
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.

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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.

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