Capturing Art Alive through Event Photography
An event that we have photographed for nearly two decades, Art Alive is the largest event offered by the San Diego Museum of Art, and is one that we look forward to capturing every year. San Diego’s largest art museum, the San Diego Museum of Art hosts events such as Art Alive to continue to fund their various activities and maintain its status as one of the top museums in San Diego. A glittering and thrilling weekend that requires a detailed and customized event photography plan that encompasses three separate events, and captures the essence of the event that is meant to inspire a deeper appreciation of not only artwork and museum, but of the nature surrounding us.
This year, featuring the theme of Modern Women, was inspired by an exhibition showcasing pieces by female artists who made their mark on their genre, featuring artists such as Sonia Delaunay, Françoise Gilot, Lee Krasner and Elaine de Kooning. In particular this year, the Museum made note to feature a selection of women as their featured artists, including the owner of Native Poppy, Natalie Gill, who designed the featured floral exhibition in the rotunda.
Creating Seamless Event Photography
Throughout the weekend, the San Diego Museum of Art offered three decisively different events. In order to best capture the event, we worked to capture the events differently, focusing in on what made them unique while maintaining the same elegant stylistic mood. The first event of the weekend, the Premiere Dinner, was an event that was not to be missed.
Elegant with delicate decor details that complemented the various floral sculptures, our event photography captured the details of the dinner from the table decor to the intimate discussions and debates over which floral arrangements would be crowned “The Member’s Choice” that took place throughout the night as the attendees roamed throughout the museum and ate a delicious meal by Terra Catering. One feature that we adored in particular was seeing how the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda was transformed into an exhibition of its own right by Native Poppy, as it dripped with beautiful floral arrangements.
For the Bloom Bash, a larger and more expansive event, we worked with the San Diego Museum of Art to provide multiple photographers to capture the night. As our photographers roamed throughout the event, we focused our event photography on the various local vendors such as Le Parfait Paris and activities that the night had to offer such as the Harrah’s Ferris Wheel, as well as the attendees enjoying the opportunities offered by the event.
Throughout the evening, we captured guests as they enjoyed treats from local restaurants, bars, and bakeries such as Cravory Cookies, Barrel & Board, the Parakeet Cafe, and more, as well as talented performances from DJ Kara and Erisa Nicole. A fun evening, Bloom Bash was an experience not to be missed– and our photographers roamed it all as we captured the laughter, joy, and more throughout the evening.
On the final day, the Garden of Activities, the San Diego Museum of Art opened its doors to the San Diego community and offered educational activities perfect for families. With different arts and crafts stands, as well as education on the arts throughout Balboa Park’s square, our event photography captured the community and family enjoying the event and activities offered by the San Diego Museum of Art.
Working with the San Diego Museum of Art for Art Alive
We were thrilled to once again capture such an amazing event for the San Diego Museum of Art, and create cohesive marketing materials through our event photography. Working alongside the Museum to craft a unique and detailed event photography plan was a joy and we look forward to doing it again next year!