Evolve Discovery was throwing a congratulatory party for a law firm from Santa Rosa who had won an award for "Best In Service for 2010." This day also marked the first time I was late (10 minutes) to a gig...
...but I have the perfect excuse...
My cousin Ella gave birth to a baby girl (Lily) early that morning! I just HAD to visit the hospital before going to Aventine. I'm not normally a baby guy but Ella is a dear cousin of mine and I just had to see what the fuss was all about :)
Anyways, back to the gig!
It was a small bar, which meant people were shoulder to shoulder for most of the time. It was a little difficult maneuvering around with my big camera and flash, but fortunately the wide of 24mm was made for such occasions. And I might be stereotyping here, but I really could sense the hesitancy of some of these"lawyer folks" in taking photos. That's always the hardest part of the job, when you ask someone whether or not they want a photo and they reluctantly agree. As time went on, however, and the alcohol kicked in, people inevitably welcomed the spotlight.
All in all, I had an extremely good time. I was only supposed to stay for 2 hours but ended up staying 3.5 because I was having so much fun - no extra charge of course ;)