The Loews Coronado Bay Resort, located across the bay from San Diego and just south of the lovely and historic City of Coronado, was event venue for the Co-Operators Ovation Recognition Gala. The Co-Operators is a leading Canadian-owned, multi-product insurance and financial services organization with more than $38.3 billion in assets under administration. Their recognition event and gala photography was finely coordinated by Lorandus Meetings and Communications, another Canadian company.
The evening’s gala photography began with my capturing shots of the table and place settings in the Sovereign meeting room where Lorandus had arranged for the meeting venue at the Loews Coronado. Once the guests began to arrive it was time to capture candid photos of them mingling during their cocktail hour in the foyer outside of the room, which overlooked the expansive staircase and lobby below. I took a few portrait shots of some couples and friends at this time, too.
Next, the gala photography moved on to photographing the first part of the dinner service, and after a short break it was time for awards photography as the top Co-Operators team members were given awards in recognition for their accomplishments. Awards were presented Carol Poulson, Executive Vice-President and CIO, and by Bob Hague, Credit Union Distribution President.
A very nice and well-received compliment to the evening that Marilyn of Lorandus Meetings had arranged for the event at Loews Coronado, was the wonderful singing, keyboard and guitar music by Jessica Lerner, who sang and played a very delightful range of music. A professional, elegant, uplifting and fun part of the evening, in perfect step with the entire event and gala photography.
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