Five Christmas and New Years Party Photography Ideas and Tips

Five Christmas and New Years Party Photography Ideas and Tips

Planning your office or corporate Christmas or New Year’s party can be so much fun, but also stressful. You want to ensure the venue is perfect, the food is amazing (and there’s enough), and the entertainment creates the wow factor that your guests will be raving about around the water cooler on Monday morning.

It might seem obvious, but have you considered capturing those memories? or even combining the entertainment with the photography? Here are five tips and ideas on how you can enhance this year’s Christmas or New Years party with photography.

1. Polaroid Photo Booth (DIY)

Given the digital age we live in, nothing is only lived once – it’s shared and reposted over and over again on social media platforms. They say that once on the web, always on the web. Given Christmas and New Years is a time to let your hair down, celebrate the wins, new friendships formed and challenges overcome, having this blasted over the internet is not ideal but you want the memory to last.

A super simple way to avoid the digital footprint is with a Polaroid photo booth. To execute you will not need a professional photographer, just a Polaroid camera and film and a well lit photo wall backdrop to pose in front of.

2. Roll Out The Red Carpet (DIY)

Put your guests in the spotlight and make them feel like celebrities as they arrive at this year’s Christmas party.

A Red Carpet Experience will make your guests feel as though they’re arriving at the Golden Globes, stunningly like Emma Stone and in style like Ryan Gosling did when they won earlier this year.

It’s sophisticated and fun and doubles as a selfie wall for guests to pose in front of all night.

The execution: a red carpet and bollards, pretty backdrop, beautiful lighting, a paparazzi photographer and if you wanted to go as far as video, someone interviewing guests – “who are you wearing tonight?”.

For a fuss free service ask Your Red Carpet Experience professionals for help

3. Giphy Studio

Gifs are fun. Full stop. They are fun to watch, fun to make and fun to share. But really, when do you ever get the chance to make your own? This year’s silly season is the perfect opportunity to get a giphy studio. It will have your guests in stitches.

To execute you will need the help of The Ultimate Selfie professionals.

4. Selfie Studio Photo Booth

Selfies have absolutely taken the world by storm, and with the power of technology photo booths have gone from being in the big boxes you would see in shopping malls (or still do) to compact selfie photo booths that can be set up practically anywhere.

With a Selfie Studio Photo Booth you either pose in a full length mirror or a tablet, then bam the photo is taken on a professional camera and automatically shared on social media, or if you want to go old school it can be instantly printed. What a great gift for your guests to take home too.

To execute you will need the help of The Ultimate Selfie professionals.

5. Green Screen Photo Booth

Green screen photography can take your guests anywhere in the world, right back in time or unimaginable places.

What is green screen photography? It’s the process of photographing people in front of a green screen and superimposing them onto a digital backdrop of your choice using specialised software.

It is very popular at themed events. Think Great Gatsby with all the glitz and glamour, or fun Christmas backdrops that will transport your guests to the North Pole with Santa and his elves.

To execute you will need to hire the professionals. Speak to the EventPix team about how we can help.

 

How are you celebrating Christmas or New Year’s party? Please share in the comments section below.

Wishing you all the fun for your 2017 Christmas Party, and adventure for 2018.

Celebrating with Steve Loe

Celebrating with Steve Loe

Steve Loe is the owner of the Local Business Awards that we have been photographing for a few years now. Steve is a lover of Broadway musicals, so to celebrate his 60th birthday Steve decided to host a Broadway themed party.

Over the 30+ years of running the Local Business Awards, Steve has provided work for many entertainers in his awards shows. So he put the word out to those performers to do a couple of numbers at this birthday bash.

The response was great and performers on the night ranged from eighteen year old Alex Marcel who Steve discovered busking in Pitt St Mall through to seasoned music theatre and cabaret performers Meredith O’Reilly, Rob Johnson, Monique Montez, Tim Maddren, Evelyn Duprai, Di Solomon, Suzy Ray and Dexter Villahermosa along with TV performers Hayley Jensen and Harrison Craig (The Voice).

The production was guided by Edward Wightman (Director), Andrew Yoole (Writer and designer), David Thomas (Production Manager) and Todd Dewberry (Stage Manager).

It was our pleasure to provide The Red Carpet Experience for the Steve to welcome his guests in front of a red velvet curtain where they were captured by Cristiana, one of our regular Local Business Awards photographers.

Congratulations and thanks Steve – it was a great night.

Two of the Biggest Conferences Photographed this Year

Two of the Biggest Conferences Photographed this Year

During October we photographed two of the biggest conferences this year – the Customer Owned Banking Association Conference and The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

750 delegates gathered in Brisbane for the COBA Conference in Brisbane which we captured conference, expo and social events which brought in food trucks from the Brisbane’s Eat Street precinct.

The following week we captured 1200 delegates for the CTBUH Conference in Sydney, which was covered by three photographers over four days including visits to Sydney’s first skyscraper, the AMP Building in Circular Quay, and Sydney’s Newest at Barangaroo.

Headshots Photography for Equifax and St George Bank

Headshots Photography for Equifax and St George Bank

Photographing headshots doesn’t always need to be in a studio or on location, or hours spent with a small group of people – it can be set-up practically anywhere and photographed in bulk like we did for Equifax and St George Bank recently.

For Equifax we set up a Linkedin headshot pop-up studio at their exhibition stand at the Australian Institute of Conveyancers Conference. The setup consisted of two studio flash lights, a compact dark grey background, a photographer with a Canon 5D Mark III and a space of 2x3m area in a conference room that was shared with PEXA, who got involved and had their photo taken for social media (above).

For St George Bank, we had a two light setup with a plain backdrop that staff members were photographed against. The setup again consisted of two studio flash lights, an office wall in a boardroom and a photographer with a Canon 5D Mark IV. Over the course of two hours, we photographed over 120 staff members.

We would have loved to share more of these photos with you but due to our ongoing commitment to privacy, we just can’t.

Merry Crystal Christmas Party Photography in Melbourne and Sydney for Swarovski

Merry Crystal Christmas Party Photography in Melbourne and Sydney for Swarovski

Imagine all the glitter and sparkles in the world. They were on ears, necks, wrists, hair and even the DJs arms. This was Swarovski’s glamorous Merry Chrystal party that we photographed in Sydney and Melbourne this month.

Due to our ongoing commitment to our client’s privacy we are not able to share any of these pictures with you. What we can share is that guests danced the night away with picturesque views of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and Luna Park from Pier One, and panoramic views of Melbourne’s city at Mon Bijou – so you can only imagine how beautiful it would have been.

Sizzling September with EventPix photographers

Sizzling September with EventPix photographers

Corporate awards featured during September included the Australian Law Awards and the new Women in Finance Awards at The Star, and then at The Westin the Independent Financial Advisors gathered for the ifa Excellence Awards.

In Melbourne we once again covered Integrate for InfoComm and in Parliament House Canberra we covered a media event for Greening Australia.

Stone & Chalk celebrated their second birthday with very funky functions in Sydney and Melbourne.

Our association with the ADIA continued with the SA Dental Show in Adelaide

Once again we sponsored the photography and video recording of the Australian Event Awards and Symposium which are covered in a separate post. Following the Event Awards Alicia and I took a break at the Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival – definitely on the return to list.

Then Alicia headed off to the Gold Coast to cover the Australian Steel Convention which was once again hosted by our friend Toby Travanner.

The Ultimate Selfie studio was in Brisbane this month for the Ramsay Health Managers Conference dinner and then the opening night of the Italian Film Festival at Palace Cinemas

We had not heard of Dan TDM until we were asked to photograph him in back in January and it was an absolute delight to work with him again for Meet & Greet events in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

More my era is Glenn Hughes, former bass player with Deep Purple, who did a Meet & Greet in Melbourne.

The Local Business Awards also kept us busy with events in Sutherland, Windsor, Mittagong and Penrith. The Local Business Awards always feature entertainment and one of our favorites is Monique Montez who recently presented her own cabaret show, The Real Thing, at the Seymour Centre as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival. In her show Monique opened up about the challenges she has faced during her career (including getting bumped from The Voice because she was too professional). Although confronting this show was very entertaining and I encourage readers to look out for a return season. Monique also has a number of corporate packages available which I can certainly recommend.

Now to roll on Rocktober

Trevor