Our portfolio features many local images, because San Diego is a popular destination to have a corporate event, meeting or conference. However there are also images from around the United States that feature different companies, speakers, and industries. Our experienced team has documented events and produced imagery that has become iconic to many organizations. Whether your event is focused on networking and community building, education and certifications, or sales and awards or fundraising and celebration, the photos should reflect the interest and engagement from attendees.
San Diego is a very popular destination for gatherings across professions and industries. As you browse the galleries you will be able to see how various event venues and local resources have been incorporated into the planning and reflect in the images. Please use our event photos for inspiration and perhaps ideation as you explore the different options throughout the San Diego Region. There are many popular venues to host your meeting as well as a host of offsite activities for attendees to enjoy on their own and as part of their experience. Below are some fun, interactive and interesting ideas that make for dynamic images. The best photos and great photography in general is the result of the a photographer that can use their craft to tell a story while being sensitive to the ambiance and mood. Great event photography reflects the event, but more importantly matches the goals of the event planning and company, non-profit, association, or other organization.
Each location and specific venue has a lot to offer attendees from location attractions, dining, and entertainment. Corporate events offer attendees an opportunity to not only further explore your organization's culture, network with each other and socialize - they also provide an opportunity to travel to fun locations and experience the best hospitality a city has to offer. Our job as professional event photographers is to capture the excitement and interest that attendees express as a result of all the time invested in careful event planning.
At Narrative Images we understand the importance of being dedicated to our craft in order to produce high quality, professional photos that add value to the event. The photos from events can be used in a variety of ways to market the event itself as well as the brand of the company.
When you hire a professional photographer to create custom images for your business, you want to make sure those photos are put to good use. There are a variety of ways to use your professional photos. These include social media, PowerPoint presentations, marketing materials, and annual reports.
1. Social Media (Linked in profile, Facebook, Twitter):
Professional photography can be very useful when it comes to updating your social media platforms to keep them fresh and polished. You can use photos from your shoots to update profile pictures on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter or showcase your company’s personality on Instagram.
2. Powerpoint presentations (internal or external):
Your professional photos can also be used in PowerPoint or slides presentations for your company. These could be either internal presentations aimed at your employees or external presentations, aimed at prospective clients or customers. Good visuals in your presentations can help a lot when it comes to making your points clear to your audience. A well-crafted image can often be more effective than a paragraph, not to mention easier to understand.
3. Marketing materials (brochures, email newsletters):
Besides using your photos for social media and presentations, they can also be used throughout your brand’s marketing materials. This includes things such as brochures, email newsletters to your clients, or workshop booklets. Headshots can be re-used as well for things besides profile pictures. For example, they can be utilized for speaking engagements and conference literature.
4. Annual Reports:
Using your professional photos in your business’s annual reports can be a great way to create a more engaging and effective report. You can then combine text and illustrations with your curated photos to portray your points to the reader. Your annual report photos should be chosen based on how well they engage the viewer and their ability to accurately portray the company in action.
There are plenty of great options for event locations. Here are some popular options and what they offer visually:
The San Diego Convention Center
The convention center is a great location for large events and located in the heart of downtown San Diego on the water. This is a prime location for larger events and has a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces that can be used year round. The Sails pavilion features plenty of natural light and its proximity to the Gaslamp district offers access to great dinning options for attendees. The convention center features hundreds of thousands of square feet of space.
The Hotel Del Coronado
The Hotel Del is a beachfront resort located on Coronado Island. It has a very classic and historic feel. The hotel is full of history and makes for a unique experience for conference attendees. If you happen to be looking for a beachfront hotel to host your event then the Hotel del Coronado is the perfect place. Not only is it the one resort in San Diego with beachfront access that offers group events, but it is also close to the downtown area and the San Diego International Airport. Beach access and proximity to the airport and downtown make the Del a great place for your luxury meeting, banquet, awards show, or other corporate event.
The Coronado contains 65,000 square feet of both indoor, outdoor and oceanfront meeting spaces. This includes the private white sand beach on main beach and multiple ballrooms and breakout rooms. The largest event space on the property is the new Southpointe Event Center, which contains many smaller event spaces within. These include a 15,000 square foot Ballroom with 10,000 square feet of pre-function and breakout meeting space. The Ballroom itself can be set-up as ten separate meeting spaces with French doors providing access to outdoor balconies. The Event Center is also connected to the 14,000 square foot Shore House Lawn, allowing for additional outdoor access. Some outdoor venues besides the Main Beach include North Beach, Windsor Lawn, the Garden, the Sundeck, and Vista Terrace. Additional indoor spaces include the Crown Room with its 30-foot pine ceiling and the Hanover Room which is located just off the Garden Patio. For catering purposes, you can either choose from a seasonal menu or the in house culinary team can create a custom menu designed for your event.
The resort itself holds regular events such as yoga on the beach, golfing, a beach spin class, taco Tuesday, and a mermaid fitness class. For guests looking to get out of the resort, the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a short drive away, as well as Market Creek Canyon and Inspiration Point. If your attendees would like to learn some local history, the San Diego Air and Space Museum and the USS Midway Museum are a 15-minute drive away from the resort. Guests also have access to classic attractions such as Balboa Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter, which contains many high-end restaurants and boutiques for a night out on the town. These attractions and more make the Hotel del Coronado the perfect place to plan your corporate meeting, company dinner, or awards ceremony.
Paradise Point Resort
The Paradise Point Resort is a tropical retreat just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego containing meeting space options including waterfront venues overlooking the marina and Mission Bay, garden and lawn view meeting rooms, expansive ballrooms, and executive meeting suites. The resort has since earned the title of “Best Hotel Space” by the Professional Convention Management Association and a spot on Cvent’s list of the top meeting resorts in North America. Paradise Point has many attractions, both on and off the property. An award-winning spa and lovely waterfront dining are two luxury activities at Paradise Point.
With over 80,000 square feet of event space, the resort has some of the largest meeting and event venues in San Diego. One of the largest meeting venues at Paradise Point is the Paradise Ballroom. At approximately 10,064 square feet, the ballroom has space for 720 rounds of ten, 1,000 theatre-style seats, or 650 classrooms. The Sunset Ballroom has around 7,072 square feet of space in total and can be broken down into ten separate spaces depending on the needs of your event. The Sunset Deck has an additional 2,176 square feet of space along the water for an outdoor touch to any event. The Paradise Terrace also serves as a meeting space for corporate events. It has 6,500 square feet of space, overlooking Mission Bay with a beautiful view of the water. For smaller events, the Bay View room and the Dockside room work well. With 1,575 and 1,920 square feet respectively, they offer versatile set-up options to accommodate many different styles of events such as small meetings or breakouts.
Paradise Point has many attractions, both on and off the property. The resort also has a plethora of activities nearby. These include the San Diego Zoo, Sea World San Diego, Balboa Park, and Petco Park. For guests interested in the natural areas of San Diego, the Torrey Pines Natural State Reserve and the Windandsea Beach, each with views of the ocean and surrounding area. Three brewing companies are also in the vicinity for attendees looking to taste some local beers. Overall, the beautiful locale and luxury attractions make Paradise Point a great option for all your corporate event needs.
Hilton Bayfront Hotel
The San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel is one of the most prominent waterfront stays in San Diego. The hotel has been recognized for many awards regarding its ability to host successful events. For example, the hotel is currently an AAA Four Diamond Award Winner and a Meetings & Conventions 2013 Gold Key Award winner. Inspired by maritime culture, the Hilton is located next to the San Diego Convention Center, making it a convenient and beautiful location for corporate meetings, dinners, trade shows, and other business events.
Overall, the Hilton contains 165,0000 square feet of event space to accommodate any size and style event. This includes 35 breakout rooms and the Sapphire Ballroom, which is the largest pillar-free ballroom in San Diego. The Sapphire Ballroom measures 34,000 square feet, making it the largest indoor event space at the Hilton. If you are planning an outdoor event, the 4.3-acre Bayfront Park is available for all of your hosting needs. A 10,000 square foot terrace overlooking San Diego Bay known as the Promenade Event Plaza is perfect for events with both indoor and outdoor elements. For formal banquets or presentations, the Indigo Ballroom is perfect with a capacity of up to 2,000 guests. Board rooms are available for smaller events, as well as poolside patios and smaller outdoor terraces. For help planning any event, the hotel has a dedicated meeting team to aid with room configurations and technology requirements. In-house catering is also provided to fulfill all of your culinary needs, with five total dining venues, including everything from casual to fine dining.
The Hilton Bayfront is conveniently located across from the Padres’ Petco Park and the Downtown Gaslamp Quarter. For relaxation on the premises, there is the Eforea spa, a heated saltwater bayside pool, and a fitness center. Microbreweries are available for guests looking for local brews in the area. These include Mission Brewery and Stone Brewing, each within less than a mile of the hotel. For attendees interested in San Diego’s historical roots, the USS Midway Museum is nearby, along with the Cabrillo National Monument, each within a short driving distance. Due to its maritime roots and great location, the San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel is a good choice for hosting events such as meetings, corporate dinners, and awards ceremonies.
At Narrative Images we understand the value and importance of professional photography. Professional event photography is about capturing the energy, emotion, excitement, scale of the attendee experience. We use our educational background and 15-20 years of experience in the event space to provide our clients with a well curated set of images that are esthetically beautiful and also have a narrative quality.
This approach applies regardless of the type of event. We have photographed events across San Diego County and nationally. Some events include: Galas, Conferences, Fundraisers, Professional Organizations and Associations, Product Launch Parties, Celebrations, Ceremonies, Annual Sales Meetings, Breakout sessions, Trainings, Entertainment, VIP Meet and Greets as well as research presentations and incentive travel trips etc... Our approach is to adapt to the situation and ensure the highest quality photos are produce so our clients can leverage their photos across platforms and in a variety of different formats.