Caught in the Moment Photography is proud and honored to take part in the Hotel Maya annual wedding open house as one of the few featured wedding photographers. The Hotel Maya will be showcasing its many wedding offerings on Sunday April 28th from 10am to 2pm.
The Hotel Maya is a boutique hotel located on the South Waterfront in Long Beach offering stunning views of downtown. It is the only property in Long Beach to offer waterfront weddings, with the option of either having a beach wedding, a garden wedding or having the ceremony on its spacious and versatile esplanade.
As it is to be expected of a boutique venue, the catering offered by its trendy on-site restaurant, Fuego, complements nicely the resort style atmosphere of the Hotel Maya.
The Bridal Open House promises to be a not to be missed event as the champagne will be free-flowing and the hors d’oeuvres will be for the palate what the stunning views and meticulously detailed event areas will be for the eyes.
The Hotel Maya is such a jewel with its fusion of Latin American and Southern California charm that regardless of the theme or size of the party, it is a marvelous place to have a wedding and we cannot wait to see all of the available areas for events activated at the same time during the open house.
Although having so many beautiful areas available for photography at a venue can be daunting and intimidating, we have been doing wedding photography at the venue for several years and absolutely love all the Hotel Maya has to offer!
Caught in the Moment Photography is proud and honored to be the only photographer to be featured in today’s wedding showcase at The Grand Long Beach Event Center. The event takes place today April 23rd 2013, at 6pm.
Our relationship with The Grand goes back almost 15 years, to the beginning of Caught in the Moment Photography. Because of the versatility and popularity of The Grand we have been fortunate to have worked many different brides and grooms and many different kind of events there.
The Grand Long Beach boasts several spaces available for events ranging in size from a handful of guests to a few hundred; the spaces themselves are also widely varied depending on what atmosphere is desired. On either end of the spectrum there is a board room that would be perfect for an intimate gathering, and on the larger side there is both a center esplanade and an indoor ballroom complete with a built-in stage that can accommodate several hundred guests.
Another aspect of The Grand Long Beach Event Center that is worth mentioning when considering it for weddings, is that the spaces available are versatile enough to be able to host both the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception. From experience, we can attest that having both at the same location will reduce the stress level of both the guests and the bride and groom, knowing that those unfamiliar with the Long Beach area only have to find their way to one venue.
We look forward to participating in the open house and sharing with the prospective brides, grooms, and event planners our expertise and experience in doing wedding photography at The Grand Long Beach Event Center.
This is the week; the Anaheim Orange County Visitors and Convention Bureau Breakfast Club is having its annual fund raising event at the Orange Hill Restaurant. Lana Farfan of Caught in the Moment Photography is this year’s president of the Breakfast Club and along with the rest of her board has been putting the finishing touches on this year’s event that promises to be a very special event.
As a special events photographer Lana is typically behind the camera at fund raising events such as this but this week she will be front and center as the group does its best to raise funds for the benefit of the greater Anaheim community.
“This event is but one small example of how the business community that caters to the conventions and conferences in Anaheim shows its appreciation for our community.” Said Lana, “it’s exactly what being part of the community is all about; we work here, play here and it’s our chance to raise funds for those in need.”
The annual event features an online auction component, which in addition to the live event is expected to raise over twenty thousand dollars. Sample items available for silent and or live auction at the event include admissions to local amusement parks and attractions, private tours, hotel stays, and a myriad of professional services donated by the member partners of the Anaheim Orange County Visitors and Convention Bureau.
The event is Wednesday April 24th at 5:30 PM at the Orange Hill Restaurant located at 6410 E. Chapman Ave. Orange, 92869.
Lana Farfan of Caught in the Moment Photography is the new President of the Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau Breakfast club. Lana has long been involved in the community in Long Beach serving on a number of boards of directors so it was natural that as Caught in the Moment Photography began to get more involved in the Anaheim and Orange County Area covering conferences, conventions and other events
she would lend her time and talents for the benefit of the community there.
The Breakfast Club is comprised of Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau partners; businesses that cater to the active conference and convention calendar in and around Anaheim. They meet twice a month to network and exchange ideas on how to better improve the convention attendees’ experience; but of greater importance is what they do for the Anaheim community in terms of raising funds and awareness for different charities.
Lana’s responsibilities as president are to lead the elected board of directors in finding quality venues to hold the meetings, vetting the prospective recipients of the charitable contributions, and spearhead the signature fund raising event of the year. This year’s event is a silent auction and networking social on Wednesday, April 24th at Orange Hill Restaurant in the city of Orange from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. All are welcome with an rsvp to email@example.com and entrance fee of $25. For those who love auctions, an online auction is in full swing here.
As ridiculous as it may sound our green screen photography services saved the meeting planners at a recent conference we worked at the Long Beach Convention Center from a veritable photography emergency. The photo booth they had hired for the marquee reception was a no-show! The “emergency” part was that the sponsorship had been paid and the sponsor company was already receiving recognition for their sponsorship throughout the conference and in all the conference collateral. Needless to say to not have a service that had been promoted at every opportunity would have made the conference, the meeting planner, and the sponsoring company look bad.
As a testament to the relationships Caught in the Moment forms with meeting planners, I got a text in the middle of the breakout session for which I was doing the photography asking to meet immediately in the lobby of the host hotel. Not knowing exactly what I’m about to walk into, I ask the photographer covering the other breakout sessions to meet us there too.
The meeting planner confidently asked us how we could help, and oh yeah the reception starts in less than an hour. By sheer luck, we had JUST done a green screen event two days before where we printed on site after superimposing the images on fun backgrounds; EXACTLY the same type of event. Everything from the printing equipment to the fun props was readily accessible and not fully unpacked, so the longest part in getting the setup ready for the reception was driving the five miles to and from our studio. So at the end of the reception the sponsor meeting planner and most importantly the conference attendees were thrilled to leave the event with their fun “photo booth” images in hand.