4.04.2013

FORMAL EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY: MASQUERADE BALL

I recently documented a formal event for the Christian club from my alma mater, in which the men of the club thank the women for all that they do by hosting a special dinner and gala in their honor.  The theme of the night was a masquerade ball, which meant the guests wore fun masks throughout the evening.  Everyone was dressed to impress as the men escorted the ladies from campus to a private residence nestled in the hills of Los Gatos.  One thing I love about living in the Bay Area is that there can be a party on a February evening and the weather is comfortable enough for guests to mingle in and outside, as long as they have a coat.

One of my favorite parts about the night was the dinner.  The meal was really yummy!  The crew in charge of the food was headed up by my little brother, who is currently studying hospitality management and is quite the chef!  Working an event alongside my bro is a memory I won't soon forget and it felt awesome to both be doing what we love together!

Because this was a formal dinner and dancing event I approached it as if I were shooting a wedding reception. And although there wasn't a bride and groom to focus on, I had lots of fun curating and photographing the little details of the night and capturing images of the guests socializing and having a good time.



















































14 comments:

  1. What a fun idea, I would love to go to a masquerade ball!

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  2. Genevieve Bever4/4/13, 10:13 AM

    Beautiful Yesmin! Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us! It was wonderful spending time with both you and Kurt.

    Question: who won your raffle/drawing?

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  3. What a fun event! Those food shots made me huuungry! :)

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  4. Beautiful photos Yasmin! Love how you captured all the details!

    Love, Mom

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  5. I WANT TO LIVE THERE!!!! lol Beautifully photographed!

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  6. Great job photographing these! I want to go to a Masquerade now!!

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  7. Oh how fun! Wonderful job capturing the event!

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  8. Amazing space! Looked it a lot of fun!

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  9. That pool looks like a dream! Great images!

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  10. Such a fun theme!! Love all the detail photos :)

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  11. Fun theme, gorgeous venues! That looks like a whole lot of fun!

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  12. Masked dude in red tie. A-mazing.
    What a great event!

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  13. Ok seriously.... I want to go to one of these!! Awesome images!!!

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  14. Oh man, this looks like a blast. You took some great shots and those folks had a blast.

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