Just after Valentine’s Day, I had the pleasure of once again being one of the many amazing sponsors of The Heart Series – a conference on business x bettering the world (view last year’s blog feature). Once again, it was an amazing conference to be a part of, and I had such a great time documenting all the keynote speakers from companies such as UpWorthy, EveryTable, Dizzy Feet Foundation, Yoobi, and Global Citizen, as well as the attendees and their fervor to listen, learn, and give back to the community. Thanks for having me as your Los Angeles business conference photographer!
Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of West Hollywood, right off the bustling street of Santa Monica Blvd, is a unique Petite Ermitage hotel that’s full of bohemian character. It was here that Tia’s bridal shower took place. Everyone was dressed so beautifully, which made the old charm venue such a fitting place to have such a darling soiree.
In a quiet beautiful mid-century home in LA, Jack had his first Backyard Birthday Party and it was an intimate affair with close friends in attendance. Soon enough, though, the party was “raising the tent” as everyone gathered under the outdoor tent, singing some fun songs, shaking some instruments, and playing with some bubbles. Ah, to be one again.
I recently had the honor of photographing little Connor’s first birthday in the La Cañada Country Club and its theme was ‘The Giving Tree’, based on Shel Silverstein’s kids book. I personally love the book and seeing it as a theme for a birthday party made it that much more fun to photograph! All the little details that they put together is just astounding!
Having photographed Connor’s big brother Colin’s first birthday a few years back, it was such a treat to meet up with this family once again over another joyous occasion. Connor looks so much like his brother, especially as they’re both wearing light denim button-up shirts and khaki pants for both occasions, hehe.
I first met DeNeitra nearly a couple of years ago when I photographed Andrea’s 50 & Free birthday party. She was the events planner for Andrea’s party, and reached out to me to be the photographer. To then be asked to photograph her own special event – this time, for her first baby shower – was an absolute honor. The baby shower was held in a banquet room of Pinnochio’s Pizza in Pasadena and of course, the decor was just adorable with its blue bow tie theme.
While surrounded by close friends and family, the party was all fun and games, until that is, the opening of the gifts portion. Then, it got emotional. Don’t worry, it was the happy kind of emotional!
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I’m ecstatic to say that this event – The Heart Series – is the first event that Paper Ban Photography has ever helped sponsor an event. The Heart Series is a two day business conference that gathers like-minded business companies and individuals that want to change the world for the better. And the guest speakers list was phenomenal. It included Robert Egger – Founder of LA Kitchen, Duke Stump – Executive Vice President Community of Lululemon, Miki Agrawal – CoFounder and CEO of Thinx, Loretta Whitesides – Founding Astronaut of Virgin Galactic, and so many more.
I walked in the Gas Tower building thinking I would be photographing an event, and walked out mesmerized by the sheer kindness in every attendee’s hearts, and asked how can I help the world be just a little better. It was an amazing event to be a sponsor of, and I happy to share some of the images from the conference!