USS Essex Party at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront was transformed into a night in Wonderland for the USS Essex party last Thursday. The spacious Indigo Ballroom can accommodate close to 3,000 people for dining, dancing, and photo opportunities. This beautiful space came alive with Mad Hatter themed centerpieces and Tim Burton inspired lighting. Guests even enjoyed chocolate tea cups for dessert! The Hilton staff really made USS Essex’s vision come alive and helped make the event a ton of fun.

The Picture Bakery photostudio and gif booth were a huge hit!

Hard Rock Hotel Woodstock Venue

Last week, the Picture Bakery team got to hang out at one of the trendiest venues in downtown San Diego, the Hard Rock Hotel Woodstock rooftop venue. The Woodstock outdoor venue boasts almost 9,000 square feet of rooftop space that overlooks Gaslamp and the San Diego bay. This impressive venue held a large-scale corporate event for RStudio, and all in attendance were very impressed. The outdoor bar, delicious food, and attentive staff made the event one to remember! Picture Bakery was happy to be able to send guests home with their own Rock ‘n Roll themed photographs.

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Hyundai Translead Holiday Party at the U.S. Grant Hotel

The employees of Hyundai Translead celebrated the holiday season with their annual holiday party held at the U.S. Grant Hotel. This luxurious hotel in downtown San Diego was the perfect setting for the night’s festivities. The Presidential Foyer and the Presidential Ballroom provided ample space for dining, dancing, entertainment, and the Picture Bakery photo studio!

Guests enjoyed live entertainment, delicious food, and an employee award ceremony.

The Hyundai team enjoyed an amazing night thanks to the catering managers and friendly hotel staff of the U.S. Grant! This space comes highly recommended for large-scale corporate events, weddings, and other celebrations.

USS Wayne E. Meyer Holiday Party at the Hilton Bayfront

What is a holiday party without a life-size fully decked out gingerbread house! Weeks ago, the USS Wayne E. Meyer held their annual holiday party at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego, CA. The picture bakery team had a great time capturing photos through the photo booth AND through “do you own” GIF action just before the real party started. Attendees were able to take many GIF photos during cocktail hour and enjoy the outside scenery on the balcony. Here are a few photos from that night!

Fairfield Leadership Conference

The Fairfield group was in for a real treat when their leadership conference was held at Paradise Point Resort and Spa this past week! Conveniently located right on Mission Bay, the Paradise Point Resort is a beautiful tropical getaway that is close to tourist attractions like SeaWorld, Belmont Park, and tons of great dining. The evening festivities were held at the resort’s Paradise Cove which was situated right on the water. This outdoor venue fit Fairfield’s Hawaiian theme perfectly and offered plenty of space for volleyball, cornhole, giant Jenga, Picture Bakery’s photostudio, food vendors, and plenty of seating for those attending. Paradise Cove is a versatile venue that would be perfect for any event!

Ashford University Alumni Graduation Celebration

This past Saturday, the Picture Bakery team was there to capture the accomplishments of the Ashford University graduates! In the morning, we captured photos of Dr. Swenson with the Ashford Graduates and in the afternoon everyone had fun taking photos of everyone, in the photostudio. The fun Hawaiian theme allowed the picture bakers to go to work on a tropical border, a mango-colored backdrop, and island themed props. The alumni and their friends and family had a blast posing with leis, boogie boards, blow up beach balls, and fun sunglasses. Everyone loved being able to go home with a keepsake photo to commemorate this celebration.

The Westin San Diego Employee Party

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, employees and their families of The Westin Hotel gathered together to enjoy a fun-filled event. The Westin San Diego was transformed into a day at the movies. It included two movie showings, theatre food and candy, life-size games such as Jenga and Connect 4, and amazing raffle prizes. The Westin Employee Party was held at The Westin Hotel in San Diego, CA. The Westin San Diego, located in the Gaslamp Quarter on West Broadway, is a great place for all to stay when in the San Diego area. The hotel is near popular tourist attractions, such as Little Italy, The Embarcadero, and Petco Park. Guests can take in panoramic views of the San Diego Bay, Coronado Island and the downtown cityscape from their guestroom. Below are some Oscar-winning pictures from the event that Picture Bakery captured, as well as some pictures of The Westin.

NASFAA National Conference in San Diego 2017

The NASFAA National Conference was held at the Convention Center in the beautiful city of San Diego, California. The purpose of the conference was to equip student aid professionals about the different programs that they can get involved in so that they can serve their students and families in their college/universities. The San Diego Convention Center is best known for its “panoramic view” of the San Diego Bay and is located near-five-star rating hotels, the international airport, historic Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, the USS Midway Museum, and Petco Park. The convention center is also a easy walking distance to a variety of restaurants, retail stores, and entertainment where attendees/guests are able to explore and enjoy. The Picture Bakery team captured amazing photos that night.

Here are a few of the best ones.

Cody’s Bar Mitzvah at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla

Weeks ago, family and friends came together to celebrate one of Cody’s most treasured moments: his bar mitzvah at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla. The Hyatt Regency provided an elegant, grand ballroom perfect for its sports-themed party activities which included football, basketball, and ping pong. Guests also enjoyed the large dance floor and danced the night away to music played by a talented DJ. The picture bakery team was fortunate to have the opportunity to capture all of the exciting activities that occurred throughout the night with Cody’s friends and family. Along with the ballroom, the Hyatt Regency also provides experienced Concierge staff, an event planner that will customize any event to your liking and delicious catering to feed all your guests. If you are looking for a luxurious venue to plan weddings, parties, conferences, and many other events, come visit the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla!

The Bird Ball

The San Diego National History Museum (TheNat) hosted The Bird Ball in their new exotic Dinosaur exhibition this past weekend. Guests gathered dressed in their favorite feathery cocktail attire to enjoy and support the newly remodeled museum. Every attendee got to experience the extraordinary life-size dinosaurs display, a live auction, and enjoy a couple of unique named cocktail drinks along with dinner. All proceed will support the research and public programs to help discover unknown adventures from prehistoric times.The Picture Bakery team was excited to take pictures of everyone with the amazing wall that was provided! If you are looking for a place to learn and discover the rich history of how Dinosaurs walked on earth and much more! TheNat Museum current exhibition is now open featuring a variety of programs for you and your family to explore! Make sure to come in soon because they are only available until September 4, 2017!