This past Saturday ended up being a pretty busy day for photography as I ended up having two photo assignments. One was a surprise wedding which I will be posting shortly, and the other was a Christmas party for ONWA, which is what I am showcasing here in this post. Anne an I were invited to the party to enjoy some dinner and entertainment but just as I was finishing my small wedding ceremony that evening, I was asked to photograph some of the Christmas Party too. Well, I already had my camera gear and I had already done countless photo shoots for ONWA in the past so it was kind of no brainer.
So, as soon as I was done my wedding, I went directly to the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel, where the party was being held. When I arrived, it was already in full swing and they had a game going on the dance floor where you had to stay in groups based on the number of people called out. It got quite chaotic and it resulted in a lot of great photos. There was also a secret ceremony and eventually some musical chairs which was definitely one of the highlights of the night.
One of the main performers of the evening was Keith Secola who you can read about by clicking here. He put on a fantastic show and is one of the most influential native artists in the field today and has been for a very very long time.
As the party winded down I managed to capture some photos of the guests. A huge thank you to Cora McGuire for inviting both Anne and I and I can't wait to work with ONWA again in the New Year. Feel free to check out some previous sessions I have had with ONWA photographing families for them.