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Oscar Night 2015 for the Utah AIDS Foundation

by dav.d

Check out the photographs from the 2015 Oscar Night Gala at the Rail Events Center. It is an annual fundraiser for the Utah AIDS Foundation and the funds help people living in Utah with HIV/AIDS. The event has a VIP party before hand, a silent auction, dinner catered by Le Croissant Catering, a band was performing during the VIP dinner and between commercial breaks of the televised Academy Awards telecast.

Mini fruit tarts

Mini fruit tarts

This is an event I have photographed for a number of years and I always try and be a better photographer each year. My friend Alex was also there photographing at the photo booth. I even had my photograph created! Woo hoo! Here I am in the photograph and I have my camera and my “Staff of Light.” The “Staff of Light” is my new event photography lighting set up and it makes people look amazing even as I walk around the event photographing people.

dav.d as event photographer. I have my camera and my 'Staff of Light'

dav.d as event photographer. I have my camera and my ‘Staff of Light’

The Rail Events Center is decorated for Oscar Night

The Rail Events Center is decorated for Oscar Night

My lighting in conjunction with the lighting from the party makes the band look awesome. I doubt there has ever been a more cool photograph of a flutist.

Flute player and the band at the VIP party

Flute player and the band at the VIP party

Couples from Salt Lake City attend Oscar night

Couples from Salt Lake City attend Oscar night

The appetizers, h’orderves, and desserts looked amazing and I get to practice run and gun food photography. The challenge is to make the food look as good as possible in as quick of a moment as possible.

Appetizers and h'orderves by Le Croissant Catering

Appetizers and h’orderves by Le Croissant Catering

H'orderves by Le Croissant Catering

H’orderves by Le Croissant Catering

Tables set for Oscar Night. Gotta have wine.

Tables set for Oscar Night. Gotta have wine.

Rolls and plateware

Rolls and plateware

Le Croissant Catering prepares the sauteed mushrooms for the meat sauce

Le Croissant Catering prepares the sauteed mushrooms for the meat sauce

Le Croissant Catering meat station

Le Croissant Catering meat station

The theme of the Gala was Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Some people dressed according to the theme. Others just dressed fancy. This was my chance to wear a vest and bow tie. I’m trying to rock a new look.

I tried to create portraits people would be proud of... they did dress up

I tried to create portraits people would be proud of… they did dress up

Couples from Salt Lake City attend Oscar night

Couples from Salt Lake City attend Oscar night

Alex was another photographer who was running the Photo Booth

Alex was another photographer who was running the Photo Booth

Folks at the VIP party

Folks at the VIP party

Couples dressed in suits

Couples dressed in suits

Group photo at the bar

Group photo at the bar

These blackberry petit fours are so delicious! Yes, I’m on a diet but this was going to be a cheat day and I had a few of these… including one for the road. The folks at Le Croissant Catering do an amazing job with their desserts. I always enjoy the chance to photograph their events.

Blackberry petit fours which were so delicious

Blackberry petit fours which were so delicious

Oscar Night is a great chance to dress up for a classy evening.

Oscar Night is a great chance to dress up for a classy evening.

Mini chocolate croissants from Le Croissant Catering

Mini chocolate croissants from Le Croissant Catering

Local Drag Stars attend Oscar Night

Local Drag Stars attend Oscar Night

Mini fruit tarts

Mini fruit tarts

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