Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Party

room decorated for the party buffet tables at the party cheese table setting up room photo with guests sign in front

Holiday Party Photography at Stanford University

Every year caterers 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. 

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. 

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San Francisco Holiday Party

holiday party photography

Event photography of the company holiday party

table set up

Tables set up photo at Bimbo’s 365

general view

General view of the reception room

buffet tables photo

Three buffet tables set up for the guest at Bimbo’s

waitress photo

Waitress doing final touches to the tables.

chef serving guests

Chef in action

guests getting food

Guests getting food from the buffet table.

dessert photo

Yummy Dessert

band performing

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

guests dancing candid photo

More fun, dancing candid photo.

roulette table

Roulette Table photo showing guests having fun.

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.

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