Black Tie & Blue Jeans – Dreams Take Flight

 In Calgary, Event Photography, Photography

Dreams Take Flight is a fabulous organization dedicated to “providing the trip-of-a-lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially or emotionally challenged children”.  The entire organizations consists of volunteers and sponsors who make magic happen.

When a photography friend had a mishap involving her shooting hand, I was happy to step into her shoes for a night and capture the enthusiasm at the Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala (their major annual fundraiser) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Fantastic evening – silent and live auction, 50/50, a photobooth from my friends at Picture This Digital, incredible entertainment, a visit from the Mayor & Stampede Royalty, and even Elvis was in the building!

Friends reconnecting.

Friends reconnecting.

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Incredible sponsors & auction items.

Incredible sponsors & auction items.

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Our enthusiastic mayor - a genuinely nice man!

Our enthusiastic mayor – a genuinely nice man!

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Some amazing volunteers!

Some amazing volunteers!

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Told you Elvis was in the building!

Told you Elvis was in the building!

 

This 13-year-old beauty had vocals that filled the room.  Amazing!

This 13-year-old beauty had vocals that filled the room. Amazing!

 

And what would a party be without the guests having a ball!

And what would a party be without the guests having a ball!

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The whole gala was 'sweet'! :-)

The whole gala was ‘sweet’! 🙂

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  • sueslaght
    Reply

    Looks like a great event! I don’t think your like button is working. Seems caught in an eternal ‘loading’ status.

    • SuzanMcEvoy
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      The Like button is the bane of my life right now. Hangs on loading for me too. I do have a web developer looking at it. The event was a wonderful affair!

  • Johanna Bradley
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    Ooh, sharing a bath! 🙂 🙂
    Looks like loads of fun in a good cause.

    • SuzanMcEvoy
      Reply

      Jo, we seriously have the best mayor in the world right now! (He was even nominated for a global mayor’s award in the UK earlier this year!) He’s up for anything – including sharing baths. 😀

  • Dianne
    Reply

    These are fabulous, Suzan. Oh what a night! 😀

    • SuzanMcEvoy
      Reply

      It’s one of the things I love about event photography. Every one is different – we have some seriously talented and highly creative planners in Calgary – but they all have a common thread – people having fun for a great cause.

  • Russel Ray Photos
    Reply

    Great organization/cause/event……….

    The LIKE buttons never load whenever I come here. Otherwise you’d have a few dozen LIKES from each visit, too!

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