One of the things that I really enjoy is celebrating. Pretty much any occasion. But the holiday season is particularly fun, as it’s far more decorative and pretty universally enjoyed. This is one reason I love doing photography at holiday parties, and meeting so many happy people. Once again this year I joined the employees at the beautiful Omni San Diego Hotel to celebrate the holidays with them, photographing singles, couples and groups and printing 5×7 portraits on the spot. It’s reassuring to be able to view the image seconds after capture and ensure that no one blinked and everyone likes their smile, hair, and so on. It’s also rewarding to see their excitement as they hold a print in a folder and “ooh and ahh” at the results, just a minute or two after we shot the image. Fellow photographer Tammela Loy captured a “behind the scenes” shot of me at work.
Below are a couple of images captured at this event — I think the fun is apparent!
William Morton returned to the celebrated IFX Online conference to cover the daytime corporate meetings at the beautiful Omni Hotel as well as a rockin’ party downtown in the Gaslamp. Keynote speaker Troy Hazard keep the conference attendees greatly entertained, and that was only a taste of what was to come. As day turned to night, enthusiastic franchisees changed in to their 80’s attire and hit the red carpet at the House of Blues. Morton Visuals created the ultimate paparazzi experience for the arriving stars, with fans and autograph seekers vying for attention alongside an army of photographers. A brief scuffle took place (after being properly positioned) as one guest, trying to keep a low profile, mistook one of our fearless shooters as a TMZ cameraman. Once inside a trio of comedians entertained and Morton Visuals set up a green screen portrait setup on the sidewalk dining area. Party-goers got to let out their inner rock star in front of a concert stage background, and view their images as they were captured. All were available online the next day, after Elvis had left the building.