More Fabulous Fall Events!

It seems that every year in the fall brings many exciting events for me to photograph for clients here on the Monterey Peninsula, as well as in locations outside of the area.  My boutique portrait photography studio in Carmel is one of the few studios with the true capability of printing onsite with a Kodak printer on Kodak Professional portrait papers, and that sometimes means traveling to areas in need of an onsite event photographer. 

Carmel High School Senior Jay Louis with CA State Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George

I have been the event photographer for several years at the Diversity and the Pro Bono Awards reception for the CA State Bar Annual Meeting, which is held every other year in Monterey, California.  This year the event was held at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey.  The event held special significance because CA State Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George recently announced his retirement from the bench.  CHS Water Polo standout Jay Louis helped assist me at this event.  Best wishes to a great Chief Justice.  

Incoming CA State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Carmel Photographer Ken Doo.

 The incoming CA State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (say that five times fast) was also present.  I rarely let photos be taken of me at events, but couldn’t help myself here!  The new Chief Justice has a “rock-star” presence and a large following.  Her affable personality would make it extremely difficult for anyone not to like her.  I predict she is going to be a great Chief Justice.

Enrique Guzman and the UC Merced Office of Student Life

UC Merced recently held its annual Family Day.  This event presents a different challenge as we print onsite at the event and deliver portraits to the individual patrons.  I have been the event photographer for UC Merced since its opening about six years ago.  What makes these event portraits historic is that you can see the great physical changes that the univeristy has made with each year of growth.  The first year, portraits were taken in an open field with cows in the background!  Contrast this setting with older universities such as UCLA, where historic images can be seen with only the four main buildings in the quad, and nothing else.  No Westwood Village, nothing.  Portraits are taken with the new campus in the background.  The setting provides a challenging balance for lighting, but this year the real challenge was the heat.  It was hot this year, with temperatures hovering near 100 degrees F all day! 

Kodak Professional Dye Sub Event Printer -- "The Beast"

Luckily our “print room area” was air conditioned.  My photography studio is one of the few with true onsite printing capabilities.  We’ve worked hard over the years to establish a solid workflow, and our Kodak Professional event printer is a true workhorse, capable of printing 8×10 images on Kodak Professional Papers every thirteen seconds.  Separate thermal print heads on the Kodak Profesional printer mean a single pass workflow for the printer, and it still remains the industry leader in terms of quality and speed.

Many event folders options and choices, including stamped foil logos and text

For more information on event photography, contact the studio in Carmel, California at www.KenDooPhotography.com or call (831) 626-1844.  ken

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