Category Archives: Event Photography

International Surgical Foundation ~ Event Photographer Scottsdale ~

I’ve worked with the International Surgical Foundation on numerous events (see my other posts especially the Surgeries in Domincan Republic) and there are always a lot of laughs but it’s never forgotten that the purpose is to raise funds to bring help to those in need.  The Venue in Scottsdale provided an amazing location.   The event was hosted by Kaley O’Kelley from 3TV and Kwamie Lassiter (who has his own foundation as well) and Junior Spivey came to lend their support as well.  Great job and effort done by all.

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

Blog by Misti Layne

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show ~ San Francisco Event Photography ~

So pleased to have been a sponsor at the Gay Vanity Wedding Show in San Francisco.

Last Sunday, Feb 9th, 2014, Sullivan Botello Events was proud to produce the first-San Francisco’s Gay and Lesbian Wedding Show, a fun-filled and informative amazing day full of ideas and inspiration for the perfect big wedding day. Aisles of booths and gallery exhibitors created to provide gays, lesbians and their friends and families with all the essential information they need to navigate into their dream wedding.  ~ Sullivan Botello

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Blog by Misti Layne

International Swingers at Studio 606 ~ Music Photography Los Angeles ~

What an experience!  I had the opportunity to photograph The International Swingers when they recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 recently.  The mixing board has it’s own amazing story which you can check here soundcitymovie.com.  Not knowing what to expect had me a little apprehensive and nervous and definitely anxious.  But the band, consisting of Clem Burke, Glen Matlock, James Stevenson and Gary Twinn could not have been easier to work with at all.  They were open and approachable and truly just fun.  I mean, I was in their faces all day and they could do what they had to do and well, not hold it against me if I was a nuisance.  It was my first time documenting during a recording or even seeing the process for that matter.  It was quite impressive and done old school on tape and produced by Brett Gurewitz which will then be released on–wait for it–a 45! I was truly impressed by the process and all those who are truly amazing in their fields.  Thanks for letting me be a part and so happy for the new friendships and experience.  There is an amazing relationship between photographers and musicians and this was exactly that.

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

Blog by Misti Layne

International Swingers ~ Los Angeles Music Photography ~

The International Swingers include Clem Burke of Blondie, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, James Stevenson of The Cult and Gary Twinn of Twenty Flight Rockers.  They played new songs and some of their classics to a full and happy house at Redballs Rock and Roll Pizza.  It’s great to see people doing just what they love and do best.

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

SIlicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge ~ Music Photography San Francisco ~

A great time was had by all at DNA Lounge’s Silicon Valley Rocks event to help bring music and keep it in schools so that kids may rock on for years to come.  I was happy to share in the music and fun with such a great group of people.

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

Blog by Misti Layne

International Surgical Foundation ~ Photojournalism by Misti Layne ~

The past few months have been really non stop and I love it!  I just returned from Scottsdale for a wonderful photography conference that has me totally energized to hit the pavement with my camera for a trip soon to Turkey.  A country I really enjoy and can’t wait to go back and shoot some film again!  Yes, I said film!

One of my best friends has a brother who is a back surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona.  He’s been going to the Dominican Republic to do corrective surgeries for people who cannot afford it and are truly limited in their lives due to pinched discs and scoliosis and a plethora of things that can happen without proper care.  Remember the “bend over” test in grade school where they checked your spine?  They don’t do that in Dominican Republic and I’ve never seen anything like what I did there.  Also we went to the local children’s hospital where incredibly there could be 3 kids in one bed surrounded by family.  It was tough and enlightening. If you ever think you have it bad…come back and look at these images.

The families and patients were so incredibly grateful for this opportunity.  Almost 30 people came together on their own time and dime to help these people.  It was for me a photographic experience I won’t soon forget.  Apparently the next stop is Chad, Africa.  I’m in!  These images for the most part are not graphic but a couple may make you squeamish.  I apologize but I think it is truly essential to the story.  Photojournalism needs to tell a story and this is a must. Thank you for looking.

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

 

 

 

Valley of the Moon Winery Celebration ~ Napa Event Photography ~

It was great fun photographing the event at Valley of the Moon winery to celebrate their 150th anniversary.  It was great fun, great food provided by The Girl and the Fig,  The Speakeasies were a lot of fun and well of course the wine was fantastic!  They really know how to throw an event in wine country.

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

by Misti Layne

Artists Working Together ~ Portrait Photography San Francisco ~

I love the collaboration of artists working together and supporting each other.  Why they are not supportive or encouraging surprises me.  Here are instances of me working with a variety of artists and the imagery really is a collaboration.  The results are fantastic and a benefit.  Let’s work together for the better.  Be supportive with other creatives!

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

by Misti Layne

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge ~ San Francisco Music Photographer ~

The International Swingers…

International Swingers (1)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (2)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (3)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (4)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (5)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (6)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (7)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (8)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (9)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (10)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (11)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

International Swingers (12)

International Swingers at Red Devil Lounge

 

Jason Brock Entertains at Martuni’s ~ San Francisco Music Photography ~

I got to hear Jason Brock sing really for the first time at Martuni’s Bar in San Francisco the other night and he blew me away!  I did see him sing at the Nitey Awards but he was with Honey Mahogany doing a song and just not the same.  Yes, now you know that I don’t watch those types of TV shows but he was funny, entertaining and as I know him, just a really sweet guy.

Jason Brock entertains at Martuni’s

 

Jason Brock entertains at Martuni’s

 

Jason Brock entertains at Martuni’s

 

Jason Brock entertains at Martuni’s

 

The Nitey Awards ~ San Francisco Event Photography ~ Misti Layne

The Nitey Awards had laughs, entertainment and fun by all!

The Nitey Awards at Castro Theater, San Francisco

 

The Nitey Awards at Castro Theater, San Francisco

 

The Nitey Awards at Castro Theater, San Francisco

 

The Nitey Awards at Castro Theater, San Francisco

 

The Nitey Awards at Castro Theater, San Francisco

 

The Nitey Awards at Castro Theater, San Francisco

 

 

Happy Birthday Ms. Marian Brown!

Ms. Marian Brown, one of the Vivian and Marian Brown twins who is a true icon to San Francisco, celebrated her birthday at the Sir Francis Drake hotel and her fans came to celebrate this day with her.  Sadly, her sister Vivian had died just two weeks before and her departure was truly felt by Marian who’s birthday wish was for Vivian to share the day with her.  I’m honored to have been a part and been blessed to know her.

Marian Brown Celebrates her 86th Birthday

 

Marian Brown Celebrates her 86th Birthday

 

Marian Brown Celebrates her 86th Birthday

 

Marian Brown Celebrates her 86th Birthday

 

Marian Brown Celebrates her 86th Birthday

 

Marian Brown Celebrates her 86th Birthday

 

Marian Brown Celebrates her 86th Birthday

 

Marian Brown Celebrates her 86th Birthday

 

Don Reed entertains to support 51Oakland.org ~ San Francisco Event Photography ~

Don Reed is an amazing talent.  He brought his show East 14th Street to Yoshi’s in San Francisco in support of 51Oakland.org a charity started by Yoshi herself and Jason Hofmann.  The show was truly brilliant.  Don Reed was funny, entertaining, poignant and reverent all in one.  You really must see his show at some point.

The Brown Twins find support at Red Devil Lounge ~ San Francisco Event Photography ~

The Brown Twins, Miriam and Vivian,  of San Francisco are living icons of this City.   We have something in common too in that we are all from Michigan!  These lovely ladies have been gracing this City for decades and an event put on at the Red Devil Lounge by Jenn Bergeron brought out supporters from everywhere.  It was fun, joyful and a great time was had by all.  The talent included Kim Nalley, legend Frank Jackson, lots of amazing burlesque dancers and was hosted by Suzanne Ramsey.  The lovely and talented Jane Weidlin of the Go Go’s even dressed up as one of the Twins!  It was a fantastic turnout and made me proud to be there and a part of it.

 

Garbage at Warfield ~ Music Photography San Francisco ~

Garbage is one of my favorite bands.  If you haven’t seen Shirley Manson live you need to right away!  I had the pleasure of photographing them at the Warfield and the band did not disappoint!

Shirley Manson of Garbage

 

Shirley Manson of Garbage

 

Shirley Manson of Garbage

 

Shirley Manson of Garbage

 

Shirley Manson of Garbage

 

Shirley Manson of Garbage

 

Shirley Manson of Garbage

 

Shirley Manson of Garbage

 

Shirley Manson of Garbage

 

Shirley Manson of Garbage

 

Shirley Manson of Garbage

 

Shirley Manson of Garbage