The San Diego region for Discount Tire company recently held their annual awards celebration at the Hyatt La Jolla Regency at Aventine and together with several of my assistants we provided posed portrait photography and event photography for the evening. With about 500 attendees present for the awards presentations and employee recognition, it was a fun and fast-paced event that included complete event photography with two posed photos stations to capture poses of couples and groups.
As with the previous years for which we provided event photography for Discount Tire’s annual awards celebrations, we created two posed photography backdrop stations complete with studio lighting and props. One station had a formal photography background of white pleats, white floor, and two white feather bouquets arranged in black glass vases. The feather bouquets, like the tropical bouquets for the ballroom stage, were created by Valley Center Floral. The second photography backdrop was a step and repeat of the company’s logo for this year’s theme, ‘Back in Black’.
In this event photography article you can see several samples of the posed photos from each of the two backdrop stations. To complete this part of the special package for the Discount Tire 2015 Awards Celebration Photography, we prepared products include professional 5×7″ prints of each posed photo, each presented in a nice display folder, for a total of 250 prints in folders.
Another important component in the evening of event photography was to capture a posed group photo of the store mangers and executive team. This photo was created at the stage area in the Aventine Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, which is where the awards ceremony and dinner was also held. As with previous years for providing event photography for San Diego’s Discount Tire, the posed managers’ photo will be printed in 16×24″ size and framed with a double matte and provided to Discount Tire to display in the company’s boardroom at their corporate office in Poway, California.
Discount Tire will also receive a disk of all of the evening’s photos, as well as a commemorative book of photos of the evening and awards celebration. The book, created in the same quality and style as the finest wedding albums that I make for my wedding couples, will feature a nice variety of posed photos, recipients receiving their awards, the presenters, candid photos, and venue. The commemorative event book will include a presentations case. Both the book and case feature all edited photos, hand laid out across a number of pages, with final print and binding made in Italy. The album will be on display at the Discount Tire’s corporate office, with a digital version soon to be available here, too.
In addition to the selection my photographer’s favorite photos of this event photography for Discount Tire, you can also see their complete gallery of all photos on my San Diego Event Photographer Client Galleries page (password required).