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!


Civita Tree Lighting Holiday Event 2016

Holiday festivities are in full swing and the Civita community in Mission Valley helped spread some holiday joy at their tree lighting event! Furry friends and families alike came out to this well-attended event to enjoy great food, a hot chocolate + marshmallow station, Santa, and a life-sized snow globe. The life sized snow globe was a huge hit and Picture Bakery was there to make sure guests went home with a fun holiday photo as a keepsake from their event!

In a life sized snow globe

Hyundai Translead Holiday Party

Hyundai Translead helped ring in the holiday season with their holiday party at the iconic Hotel Del Coronado.

Guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the outdoor patio area which featured amazing views of the beach and hotel. Attendees then enjoyed an amazing dinner and live entertainment in the ballroom. The elegant ballroom was transformed to feature holiday themed centerpieces and festive decor.

The staff at Hotel Del are helpful and friendly and made sure the event ran smoothly! If you are looking for a venue with amazing views and helpful staff, Hotel Del Coronado is a must see!



Photo of ballroom above by: Monarch photo

USS Theodore Roosevelt Holiday Party

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! The  USS Theodore Roosevelt hosted their cirque du soleil themed holiday event at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. The Sheraton pavilion is spacious and catered to over 1,500 guests! Attendees enjoyed great food, dancing, and live performance entertainment. The Picture Bakery team highly recommends the pavilion for large-scale events, parties, or weddings!

Sheraton Hotel


See our green screen in action! The Picture Bakery team loved photographing guests in fun masks and feather boas that fit the theme perfectly! Our green screen transported guests to a magical cirque du soleil stage.


Khaki Ball at the Hard Rock Hotel

The Khaki Ball was a celebration of hard work and achievement held at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. The newly pinned Chiefs attended this occasion with pride and shared the experience with loved ones. The Hard Rock Hotel was the perfect venue to hold such an event, with its fun and modern feel in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. The Picture Bakery team was so honored to be taking photos for such hard working men and women, and we think they enjoyed letting loose a bit in our photostudio!  The event staff at the Hard Rock were very helpful and organized. The Picture Bakery team highly recommends this contemporary space for your next event or party!

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Andrew and Alicia’s Wedding at the Kona Kai Resort

Andrew and Alicia tied the knot on September 17th and celebrated with a beautiful reception at the Kona Kai Resort. It was a lively celebration filled with fun music, lots of dancing, and amazing food. The Picture Bakery team loved working with the groom’s backdrop that he created! The backdrop was a perfect, personalized touch.  The Kona Kai Point Loma ballroom features floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the amazing views of the Shelter Island marina. The resort is very picturesque and has a tropical feel, perfect for beach themed weddings or parties. The event staff at Kona Kai are very friendly and accommodating and are sure to make your next event or party run smoothly! Be sure to book Kona Kai Resort for your next wedding or event!


The Flying Monkey Show

The Flying Monkey Show was an awesome event that took place at Hilton San Diego Bayfront’s Fox Sports Grill. This fun venue was spacious enough to hold a large event which included an R2D2 photo station, monkey photo station, Scooby Doo and the Mystery Machine photo op, and a stage where Flavor Flav performed. The PictureBakery team had a blast capturing all the excitement. The space is very versatile and even includes an outdoor patio area which features fire pits and outdoor seating overlooking the bay. The staff at Fox Sports Grill are also very accommodating and helped the night run smoothly. If you’re looking for a large venue with bayfront views, be sure to book Fox Sports Grill for your next event or party.

Fox Sports GrillFlying Monkey Show

Celebrating 10 years of Secret Knock

This past week, Secret Knock celebrated their 10 year anniversary and held their exclusive event at The Dana on Mission Bay. The venue provided great customer service and a great space for aspiring leaders to come together and grow as world changers. PictureBakery was very honored to be able to capture the essence of what it was like to be a part of a community that strives to reach for the impossible. If you are a business owner and that is searching for a something that is greater than yourself, Secret Knock is there to help unlock that mystery for you. Or if you are looking for a place to hold an event that has a positive atmosphere, feel free to check out The Dana Hotel.