Former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young talked about the historical significance of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta to the African-American Civil Rights Movement, as it was the venue of some of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s meetings in the 1960s. Ambassador Young also recognized the Ground Crew of the movement, the volunteers, and the workers who made it happen.
Christine King Farris, Dr. King’s sister, graced the event with many other prominent leaders in the African-American community.
Legendary basketball player Hank Aaron was also there with his wife, Billye Aaron, who was presented with the 2013 Crystal Customer Award by the Hyatt Regency Atlanta General Manager Joe Hindsley.
During the event, more than 50 Hyatt Regency Atlanta employees were also honored for their 30 years or more of service.
Take a look at the photos we took of the venue, elegant decor and guests, including that of Billye Aaron singing Happy Birthday to her husband who celebrated his birthday a few days before the event –
Congratulations to all of our AMAZING vendor partners for their nominations this year! We were delighted to see our industry friends and partners receive nominations in 13 of the 30 categories USING PWP IMAGES!!
As cliche as it sounds, a picture paints a thousand words, and with these pictures the words DELICIOUS and GORGEOUS are painted over and over again! Check out these images of the food and decor taken at the Atlanta Event Center at Opera before all the fun started.
PWP studio was fortunate enough to be selected to capture the Advertising and Online business unit of Microsoft for the big MGX Conference in Denver Colorado! What an incredible experience!! We had a fantastic trip complete with evening events at unique venues like the City Hall event space on Lincoln – a great music venue — it worked out for the Microsoft crowd too!
Epicurean catering is the preferred caterer for the venue, and they had some beautiful hors d’oeuvre displays.
The crowd was really pleased when Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, stopped by for a visit!
The next night we shot smaller group dinners at some of Denver’s signature hotspots: 1515 on Market, Sing Sing, Chophouse, FADO, and Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse!
Day three was all about great speeches, company information, plans for the year, and the type of excitement that leaves attendees all geeked up to hit the ground running in their hometown.
Then we had one final night blowout bash with DJ Ravi at the Downtown Tavern to round out the events for our particular business unit. The theme was Cowboy Lounge, and the event team really rocked it!
When it comes to creative content for new websites, press releases, and general use – many of our clients come to us for help. Our good friends at the local office of a national PR agency in town contacted us to help them capture some “new looks” happening at the downtown Hyatt – we were most pleased to help!
The guest check-in has been completely renovated to include a more technologically advanced (and more personal!) guest check-in experience. My favorite aspect of this renovation so far is the art installation behind the check-in area: made of metal plates replicating the original room key tags! Also, the check-in desks are made of completely reclaimed wood – they look beautiful!
They are also updating guest rooms to a more modern look – it really is a nice refresher on a classic Atlanta property!
Thanks to Mike and Patrick for helping us capture this series of great images!
And color is what I LOVE! Purples, pinks, blues, and reds are my favorite colors to capture – they just speak to me. I walked into the Atlanta Athletic Club to see the entire space completely draped, decorated, and dripping with my favorite colors provided by my good friends at Your Event Solution!
I was having a ball… and then the nice lady with the hula hoop showed up… and then she played with fire!! No, really… fire fire.
Want to see more? Check out the gallery on the PWP Studio Facebook page – LOTS more pictures from this fantastic event with more performers, performances, and decor beauty. Shoot, it won’t even bother me if you decide to Like (love?) us while you are there!!
Being that the new event venue, 200 Peachtree, was previously the downtown Macy’s – it has a clear presence in the history of this fine city. Being that 944 Magazine, one of ATL’s hottest contemporary publications on the hip scene in the city, decided to host their big party at the hot new venue, and it was a flavorful collision of old and new. Lexus was a sponsor and there were cars parked all over the space; it felt like a cross between (the original) “Miracle on 34th Street” and next year’s “Fast and the Furious 8″.
It was a sight to see for certain- one I enjoyed immensely and one I was very blessed to be able to capture it on of behalf of the venue.
Did I mention I LOVE my fisheye lens?? Thanks to Frances for helping me capture thsi event!
It has been another fantastic week at PWP Studio! This week has been all about a different kind of shooting for us: advertising and online media content. One of our fantastic clients is currently in the process of updating select images for their website, leasing portfolio, and printed marketing collateral. Of course I was the first one there with the camera, “pick me, choose me, let me be the guy to help you sell your space!”
Legacy Property Group owns some of my favorite venues (STATS, Max’s, and Ventana’s) and invited us to capture some fantastic images for them over the past couple of weeks – we will start with a couple of panoramic images covering Centennial Olympic Park, the Aquarium, the World of Coca Cola, and some of Legacy’s assets along Luckie Street. (You will need to click on these images to see the full view.)
The next set of images included some key shots of their menu and restaurant/venue from STATS Food Play.
The last set: a few key images for Max’s Pizza! (Heyyy, is that my KID in the right hand edge of the frame?)
I want to give a ‘big shout’ out to all of the fantastic employees of the Georgia Aquarium, Embassy Suites, Legacy Corporate office, and Grey Advertising for coming out and being our live models for a long lunch hour!
If you haven’t been down to the Luckie-Marietta district (where Baker Street crosses Luckie and Marietta close to the World Congress Center) lately, you should give it a whirl. It is a great place to spend some good time with friends, hot food, and ice cold beverages!
And since I haven’t posted a pic of the kidlet in a while – did I tell you we took Murphy to see Toy Story 3? Angel may have dressed him up…just maybe.