There was dinner, dancing, and big names at this event. Sounds almost like a star studded Hollywood event doesn’t it? This was all possible by the amazing work of San Francisco La Raza Lawyer’s Association (SFLRLA) President-elect Xochitl Carrion and the current board’s organizational and production skills! Held yearly at the InterContinental Hotel on 888 Howard Street in San Francisco, Noche de Gala is an awards & recognition dinner and dancing event that honors achievements in the Hispanic legal community. Last year was our first year as their official event photographer and for this year, and thanks to President Xochitl Carrion, we were invited back again to photograph this year’s event which also happens to be their 40th Anniversary! The keynote speech was delivered by newly appointed San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. The invited guest speaker was U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, but unfortunately was not able to attend, but she did prepare a recorded video for those in attendance. This year’s Latino Lawyer Honorees were Professor Tino Cuellar and Victor Marquez. Other major names in attendance were San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, San Francisco Board of Supervisor President David Chiu, San Francisco Board of Supervisor Scott Wiener, San Francisco Board of Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Board of Supervisor David Campos as well as a number of Superior Court Judges.
Here are some teaser pics from the 2011 Noche de Gala event at the InterContinental Hotel:
All the rest of the photos can be viewed in our Noche de Gala gallery here. A special thanks to Eric Lee for the valuable assistance as my second photographer.
Camera(s) used: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EOS 5D, Nikon D3
Lenses used: Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR ED-IF
Lighting used: Canon 580EX II, Nikon SB-900, Nikon SB-800