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

front view of the ritz carlton hotel hmb

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.

golf bags

Stuffed animals with the golf clubs.

golfer guests posing for a photo

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

golfer photo at the ritz


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

chef demonstration

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.

candid photo

Candid photo during the event

candid photo

Candid photo

guest having fun

Candid photo during the event, guests having fun.

receiving a prize

Award winner receiving a prize.

making s'mores on the fire

Making S’mores during the evening.

night view of the hotel

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.