We have been a member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) for several years. They are an events industry association that brings together event professionals from all over the world to facilitate collaboration and communication. It is a fantastic group to be part of and its filled with wonderful people.

Each year, ILEA throws a huge party in San Francisco for its members and other industry professionals. This is an amazing event – not only because it is spectacular to experience – but also because it is completely sponsored by in-kind donations from all of the event vendors.

I was the photography chair on the gala planning committee this year and also photographed the event with several other photographers and videographers. Once again, this was an incredible event and I’m so grateful to all those who made it possible.

To give you a taste of what it was like, here are a few of my images from the event.

ILEA Gala 2016 1

Below, you can see the Step and Repeat photo booth I setup for the event.

 ILEA Gala 2016 2

ILEA Gala 2016 4

ILEA Gala 2016 3

Finally, here are some of the guests having a great time. That’s me with Colson and Christine in the selfie 🙂

ILEA Gala 2016 5


There were so many awesome vendors that made this event possible. Here is the full listing:

This year’s gala committee members:

Gala Co-Chairs

Design Committee

Entertainment Committee

Food & Beverage Committee

Graphics & Marketing Committee

Photography & Videography Committee

Production Committee

Silent Auction Committee

Volunteer Committee

Below are the sponsors that made the night possible:

Event Photography provided by

Event Videography provided by Mirrorless Media

Rainforest Sponsors

Rainforest to Universe Tunnel Sponsor

Universe Sponsors

General Event Sponsorship provided by