50 Is The New 30

50 Is The New 30

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At least it seemed so at Richard’s 50th birthday party. And when I say party… it really was a party. I don’t think anyone would have guessed this was a birthday party if they stumbled in, it was the next level of party. The event was held at the Pacific Grill event center. I’d say that the space comfortably holds 125ish people, but Richard is a pretty popular guy. I would have pegged the attending number around 250+. That meant standing room only for a good number of people, and limited space for me to work. It was all good though, everyone had a great time, and the limited space made everything a bit more exciting.

The shots below were the first two of the evening, and probably my favorite. Richard’s father, who lives in another part of the country, was not supposed to be in attendance, however, he made the trip and was there to surprise his son. Here are two consecutive frames – Richard walking in like he owns the place ;), and then when his father walks around the corner. Love the second shot and how it is framed, father with arms out. It tells a great story.

The family put on a fabulous party, really went all out on this one. The Pacific Grill is a very nice space.

Most of the night’s photos took place in the photo booth or on the dance floor.

Towards the end of the night I had to stand on a speaker just to get shots. Like I said, everyone was having a great time. There’s the man below, double-fisting drinks, naturally. There’s a guy who knows how to have a good time.

I setup a photo booth for anyone to come in and get there photo taken in a space where I had lights and another camera setup. Computer tethered directly to the camera, and shots streamed in live. Photos were then sent off to the person’s email address instantly. Photos could then be viewed while at the party on their phones, it was a big hit.

Thanks to the Welch family for asking me to cover this fun event! You threw a great party!

For those who attended, all photos can be viewed below, and are available for high-resolution purchase (use the contact page for purchase requests).