South Florida is a very popular spot for large companies to host their corporate gatherings such as annual sales meetings and conventions. In addition, some companies choose to host more involved company-wide events here. Large holiday parties and corporate celebrations are often held here in South Florida where the weather is conducive to being outdoors all year long. This fire dance photo was nothing short of spectacular and the fact that it took place at the finest Palm Beach event venue made it even a total blast to photograph.
We recently photographed a very large corporate event held at The Breakers Palm Beach. The event coincided with the holiday season, so it served several purposes for the (anonymous) hosting company. Due to the wide range of activities scheduled for this event as well as the large number of people, The Breakers Palm Beach was the perfect venue to host the function. Many different spaces both inside and outside the hotel were utilized to fulfill the needs of this party. There was a awards ceremony hosted indoors as well as a sit down dinner complete with all kinds of magnificent entertainment. A fabulous cocktail party was thrown on the Ocean Lawn complete with music, hors’doevres, fire dancers and even a “step and repeat” wall in which guests were able to have their portraits taken and then pick them up later as they were displayed at a truly over the top dessert bash!
This full day event started with a afternoon awards luncheon. If course just handing out awards would have been way to easy. Combined with the awards luncheon was a DJ which incorporated a sax and trumpet player. It was an afternoon of great food, entertainment and then the awards were handed out.
There is no question that The Breakers is one of the premier Palm Beach event venues. After the awards lunch attendees have a few hours to relax and enjoy the warm South Florida weather. After all the guests were well rested the fun re-started with an elaborate evening cocktail hour. During the cocktail hour we took tons of photo and also photographed every one in front of a custom created backdrop. Looking at these photos you have to admit that the floral design and decor team at the Breakers is top notch.
As one of our tasks was to photograph all the food that was served, we hope that these photographs will bring you the full scope of just how elaborate this party was on every level. The food, flawlessly prepared by The Breakers, was nothing short of spectacular. Every dish delectable and the dessert buffet was beyond words! Literally every type of goody you could imagine was available – from donuts to custom flambés, to ice scream sundaes, mousses, cakes and more. You name it – it was there and more tempting than ever! In addition, there were liquors, all kinds of coffee drinks and a cigar roller. No detail was forgotten.
For guests attending this event from northern parts of the country, it had to have been a real treat to be able to enjoy being outside for part of this party. With temperatures at a very comfortable level, guests were able to mingle, socialize, have their photos taken and enjoy the fine drinks and food – and not be all bundled up in winter coats! Guests especially were thrilled at being able to retrieve their photos in a beautiful customized picture frame with the company’s logo. It was a lovely gift to serve as a memento of a night to remember.
In addition to covering parties at some of the best Palm Beach event venues I’m also a skilled cuisine photographer. Shooting fine food on the fly during an event is challenging the chef and staff doesn’t really have the time to pose the food tor pictures. This means that I needed to work fast and get the shot quickly.
While the party was raging and the guests were enjoying a fabulous dinner our staff was printing custom 5×7 photographs which were inserted in to custom printed frames. When the attendees were finished dancing the evening away and ready to chill with some desert and cigars. They were also greeted with beautiful framed gift photographs to take home and enjoy.