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Fundraiser Photographer | Bay Area Event Photographer

I had a great time photographing the Step and Repeat at an Alamo Elementary School Fundraiser. The Event was held at the beautiful Round Hill Country Club in Alamo, CA. It was truly a red carpet event. More than 280 guests and nearly all of them posed at the Step and Repeat for a red carpet photo.

The fundraising  continued beyond the evening with a special fundraising photography program I offer. A portion of the sales from guest ordered photos was donated to Alamo Elementary School!

If you are in need of an event photographer or interested in hearing more about my photography fundraiser program please fill out the contact form above or send me an email now at fundraiser@mariadphotography.com.

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50 is Fabulous… and Gorgeous | Mexican Heritage Plaza Photographer

I think you’ll agree, especially after seeing these photos, that 50 is Fabulous and THIS party was, without a doubt, THE Party of the Year at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose.

While much of the party details were kept under wraps for many months I got a peek at the amazing dress Sandra had made for the party. I knew she was planning to have a movie shown of her life and wanted a photo for a huge 24×36 movie poster for the entrance to the theatre.

The photo shoot for the poster was so much fun! There were many many photos from that shoot that I just loved, but she chose the perfect one for her movie poster. I had so much fun designing and tweaking the text overlays until they were perfect. This was the resulting poster:

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See? I told you 50 was FABULOUS!

While I was there as a guest I couldn’t help but snap a few shots of the event. How could I not? The Mexican Heritage Plaza is a beautiful location for any party, event, or wedding. I would love to be a Mexican Heritage Plaza Photographer any time!

The party at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose began in the Foyer of the Theater. An elegant cocktail party with red and white wines being poured, a tasty hors d’oeuvre buffet, and entertainment by Mariachi Colima.

 

Following the cocktail hour we were lead into the beautiful Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater where the larger than life movie poster I created was displayed on an easel at the entrance. It looked amazing.

The entertainment hour was more than entertaining. I laughed and I cried.  Mariachi Colima performed along with the dancers from the Mexican Heritage Plaza. Sandy’s uncle, Juan Barco, gave an unforgettable performance I wish I had caught on video.

Then the main event… Sandy’s movie played on the big screen. Bryan Foote from Castaway Creative did an spectacular job creating this film. It was well thought out and very creative, taking us through the decades of her life. It had us laughing so hard we cried. I can only describe it as amazing.

The movie followed with a heartfelt speech given by the guest of honor herself. Anyone witnessing her speech would have not doubt as to why she is loved by so many family and friends.

From the theater we were sent across the plaza to the Pavilion where simply elegant tables were set, the dj was playing music suitable for dancing, and drinks were flowing at the bar. A delicious traditional mexican dinner was served. Followed by dessert and dancing.

And a toast from the host of the evening, Sandy’s husband.

I had a great time. I only wish I’d taken even more photos, but I was thoroughly enjoying my time at this party as a guest.

 

 

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Livermore Moms Photographer | Livermore Photographer | Joan’s Farm Pumpkin Patch

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I had the pleasure of being the Livermore Moms Photographer for the annual pumpkin patch event. If you’re a mom living in Livermore, or the surrounding area, and haven’t joined Livermore Moms yet I highly recommend you consider it. The mommy run club full of fun social activities for moms, kids and the whole family. From playgroups, monthly socials, annual events, wine club, working moms clubs, fitness clubs, and more. There really is something for everyone. 

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The pumpkin patch event this year was held at the infamous Joan’s Farm Pumpkin Patch located in the Livermore wine country. Joan’s Farm is fabulous! Upon entering the pumpkin patch you are first greeted by the farm equipment museum, which incidentally served as our perfect backdrop for this years family photos.

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Walk out past the museum through a large patch of mini pumpkins. They’re adorable and if you have toddlers they will LOVE being able to pickup pumpkins just their size. Just beyond the mini pumpkins is a toddler paradise playground. Playground animals to ride, a diy roller coaster, and a large tunnel to run through. After playing in this are head on over to the snack shake for some shaved ice or a slice of pumpkin pie.

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Don’t miss out on the many photo ops at Joan’s Farm. Stacks for hay, wooden trains, scare crow cut outs, and even a perfect place to see if your little has grown any since last year. There’s the maze, the corn fields, the train and the old ghost town. Bring some quarters to buy feed for the goats and on the weekends there’s extra fun with pony rides and face painting!

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Joan’s Farm is the ideal setting to have your annual Fall family photo taken. It’s one of my favorite spots every October in Livermore and we visit it several times during the season just for fun. If you would like to have your trip to Joan’s Farm documented with professional photography don’t hesitate to give me a call and setup a session! No doubt you’ll have gorgeous photos of  your family making unforgettable memories.

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