I loved getting the chance to photograph for a few days in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for a corporate event.  The city is clean, gorgeous, friendly, very diverse and had so many entertainment options!  Here’s a bird’s eye panoramic view of the city after a hike up to the Mount Royal overlook (I didn’t believe it was an island until we arrived up to this point):

The first night included a trip to see the Montreal International Fireworks Competition (or as the locals call it: L’International des Feux Loto-Quebec).  Considered the world’s largest and most prestigious fireworks competition, the show lasts for 30 mins and each night features a different company that represents a country competing in the competition (8 nights of shows).  This night was Portugal:

Another highlight of the trip was getting to play ‘tourist’ and walk around the Old City of Montreal which dates back to the early 17th century!  My favorite part was tasting maple syrup!

Thoroughly enjoyed a private Cirque show called Cirque Eloize for the group… so strong and talented!!

Lastly, not part of the corporate event photography, but wanted to share a fantastic visit to Maison du Jazz (House of Jazz) for a great meal and even better music.  I took the photo and tried to make it look like a painting for fun:

 

I’m not a bicycle rider, however, the scenery, finish line, and racers from the title sponsor, Prologis was almost enough to make me want to try!  There are three different route length options and all of the participants (and fans) were there to support fundraising efforts for Children’s Hospital Colorado.  The scenery was gorgeous and was really fun to incorporate with the pictures of the bicyclists:

Over 2 days around 2,000 riders and 300 volunteers participate.  Depending on the day or the route choice,  riders go through Copper Mountain, Leadville, Minturn, Vail Pass, Frisco, Keystone, and Ute Pass.  As gorgeous as the scenery is, the best scenes are at the finish lines.  Current and former patients, friends and family all cheering on the riders for the great cause of supporting the work of Children’s Hospital:

All in all, a wonderful event that I’m very thankful to have experienced and hope to capture again… Definitely, the most appropriate place I’ve enjoyed a New Belgium Fat Tire Beer!

Document a corporate event in the Bahamas…yes please!  Blue skies, turquoise Atlantic Ocean, bartenders in the water, dolphins, hermit crabs and sailboats sure make for an easy backdrop for photography!

Bahamas corporate event photographer jensen sutta photographyIt is hard to overstate just how expansive the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island is… Truly a humongous property with around 4,000 rooms and according to their website:   features the world’s largest open-air marine habitat; Aquaventure, a 141-acre waterscape, including the iconic Mayan Temple’s Leap of Faith slide; 11 incredible pools; four miles of magnificent beaches; a Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole, oceanfront golf course; and the Atlantis Casino…and that doesn’t even describe all of the wildlife enclosures…dolphins, sharks, turtles, rays…and on and on!!  Needless to say, there were dozens of great locations on property for corporate events and activities:

The Atlantis and Bahamas sure makes for a wonderful work environment!  I’m very thankful to have been hired!

Thank you Unbridled!

I sure enjoy working for and supporting the USO.  They support military members and their families around the world!  Had a wonderful time photographing a visit by former United States Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice.

The story I enjoyed most was about another former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.  Albright’s father was Condoleeza Rice’s teacher and Rice was his favorite student. When he passed away, Rice sent a bouquet of flowers and Albright learned who it was from.  Albright called Rice and said, “you were my father’s favorite student, would you like to work together on a campaign?”  Rice replied, “she couldn’t because she was a Republican” and Albright exclaimed, “how can that be, we shared the same father!”

I love hearing stories like these!

Some of the most talented musicians I’ve ever seen perform live!  Old Crow Medicine Show were playing on street corners in 1998 and today have won TWO Grammy Awards, are on a world-wide tour and the current hit Wagon Wheel is all over the radio.  I was lucky enough to photograph their show at the famous Wiltern in Los Angeles.  Most of the band members played several different instruments throughout the show, it was so entertaining!

CHANCE MCCOY Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Vocals
KEVIN HAYES Guitjo, Vocals
KETCH SECOR Fiddle, Harmonica, Banjo, Vocals
MORGAN JAHNIG Upright Bass
CRITTER FUQUA Slide Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
CORY YOUNTS Mandolin, Keyboards,Drums, Vocals