April was a whirlwind month for me between weddings, engagements and commercial shoots I stayed so busy there were times when I wasn’t sure if I was coming or going. Made it through though and quite happy to be here again writing about my most recent assignments. I know, I know, this is the end of May but the blog tends to take a back seat to all of my other duties not just as a photographer but a business owner too. I have, however, some fun topics I'm working on now and will begin doing this at least bi-weekly from now on. Thanks for your patience and for your interest in my latest endeavors!
For this post, I’d like to single out a corporate event, an annual awards ceremony, for a new corporate client of mine; revol wireless. Yes, it IS all lower case. Check them out at: www.revol.com
Although my official specialty is wedding photography, Corporate assignments are always a welcome challenge. Really, if you think about it, photographing an award ceremony is alot like shooting a wedding. There are the "Stars" of the event, crucial moments, documenting the feel of the celebration and telling its story. The biggest difference is with weddings there are really only two "stars" whereas here, at revol wireless's annual company awards ceremony we have 15.
I’m always impressed with companies that truly value their employees and revol wireless is positively a class act!
Every year they fly the top 15 employees and their spouses to a resort destination for a few days of rest and relaxation and host a beautiful awards ceremony in celebration of each award recipient’s hard work and outstanding accomplishments. This company not only recognizes its top sales people, but the top performers within each job category too. Now that’s really valuing the entire team! It’s refreshing to see companies giving back to their employees rather than the corporate messes we see in the news all too often.
This year the ceremony was hosted at the Westin Resort in Key West, Florida. Beautiful warm, sunny weather was enjoyed by all for most of the week, however, on the day of the awards ceremony Key West experienced a torrential rainstorm lasting all day and into the evening. Initially, the event was to be held outside on the upper deck overlooking the pool in one direction and the harbor with Sunset Island in the other direction. Mother Nature with her wacky sense of humor had other plans. It’s a good thing Lisa and Scott from BTC were there to make sure the event wasn’t ruined! They had a well thought out backup plan, moved everything to a meeting room inside and arranged a set up that ensured a perfect flow for the dinner as well as the awards ceremony. Sorry, no pictures of either of them per their request. ;) I completely understand guys, I’m not the biggest fan of having my picture taken while I’m working either.
Delicious food, free flowing cocktails, engaging conversation, close camaraderie and honorable awards all combined to give this celebration its festive mood. Congratulations to all of the winners, your hard work really did pay off!
BTC and revol wireless, THANK YOU for choosing me as your event photographer! I hope to see you again at next year’s awards ceremony (wherever it may be)!