Celebrating with Steve Loe

Celebrating with Steve Loe

Steve Loe is the owner of the Local Business Awards that we have been photographing for a few years now. Steve is a lover of Broadway musicals, so to celebrate his 60th birthday Steve decided to host a Broadway themed party.

Over the 30+ years of running the Local Business Awards, Steve has provided work for many entertainers in his awards shows. So he put the word out to those performers to do a couple of numbers at this birthday bash.

The response was great and performers on the night ranged from eighteen year old Alex Marcel who Steve discovered busking in Pitt St Mall through to seasoned music theatre and cabaret performers Meredith O’Reilly, Rob Johnson, Monique Montez, Tim Maddren, Evelyn Duprai, Di Solomon, Suzy Ray and Dexter Villahermosa along with TV performers Hayley Jensen and Harrison Craig (The Voice).

The production was guided by Edward Wightman (Director), Andrew Yoole (Writer and designer), David Thomas (Production Manager) and Todd Dewberry (Stage Manager).

It was our pleasure to provide The Red Carpet Experience for the Steve to welcome his guests in front of a red velvet curtain where they were captured by Cristiana, one of our regular Local Business Awards photographers.

Congratulations and thanks Steve – it was a great night.

Sizzling September with EventPix photographers

Sizzling September with EventPix photographers

Corporate awards featured during September included the Australian Law Awards and the new Women in Finance Awards at The Star, and then at The Westin the Independent Financial Advisors gathered for the ifa Excellence Awards.

In Melbourne we once again covered Integrate for InfoComm and in Parliament House Canberra we covered a media event for Greening Australia.

Stone & Chalk celebrated their second birthday with very funky functions in Sydney and Melbourne.

Our association with the ADIA continued with the SA Dental Show in Adelaide

Once again we sponsored the photography and video recording of the Australian Event Awards and Symposium which are covered in a separate post. Following the Event Awards Alicia and I took a break at the Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival – definitely on the return to list.

Then Alicia headed off to the Gold Coast to cover the Australian Steel Convention which was once again hosted by our friend Toby Travanner.

The Ultimate Selfie studio was in Brisbane this month for the Ramsay Health Managers Conference dinner and then the opening night of the Italian Film Festival at Palace Cinemas

We had not heard of Dan TDM until we were asked to photograph him in back in January and it was an absolute delight to work with him again for Meet & Greet events in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

More my era is Glenn Hughes, former bass player with Deep Purple, who did a Meet & Greet in Melbourne.

The Local Business Awards also kept us busy with events in Sutherland, Windsor, Mittagong and Penrith. The Local Business Awards always feature entertainment and one of our favorites is Monique Montez who recently presented her own cabaret show, The Real Thing, at the Seymour Centre as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival. In her show Monique opened up about the challenges she has faced during her career (including getting bumped from The Voice because she was too professional). Although confronting this show was very entertaining and I encourage readers to look out for a return season. Monique also has a number of corporate packages available which I can certainly recommend.

Now to roll on Rocktober


Australian Event Awards

Australian Event Awards

What a night!

The Australian Event Awards dinner at the Caloundra Events Centre was a huge success and a huge night for us as well. We are now processing all the images and uploading to our galleries for you all to enjoy.

We will post an update when the editing is complete – in the meantime click through to the galleries and keep checking back as we continue the uploads over the next couple of days

Pick of the pix from August

Pick of the pix from August

Time to share our favourite pix from August

Highlights of the month include The Star Sovereign Club annual dinner that featured a Phantom of the Opera themed show produced by Douglas Fabian Productions with performances by Motif Dance Productions along with Marina Prior and Mark Vincent (photos by Alicia and Mel)

The Sydney Seafood Excellence Awards were held in the demonstration kitchen of the Sydney Fish Market (photos by Alicia and Mel)

The Local Business Awards continue to provide some classic moments. This month’s highlights included a marriage proposal onstage (brilliantly captured by Alicia) and the launch of a new talent unearthed by the awards founder Steve Loe – Alex Marcel is only 18 years old and is a talent to watch.

The NSW Local Government Week Awards recognizes the achievements of local councils across the state. The awards were presented at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf (shot by Trevor)

Andrew was on the red carpet to capture the winners of the Delicious Produce Awards in Melbourne.

Alicia captured all the action at the Modere event at Sydney’s Luna Park along with an IBM function at Cafe Sydney

Qantas celebrated 30 years of their Frequent Flyer program with a cocktail party at the MCA with a performance by Daryl Braithwaite that had the guests rocking.

The Australian Dental Industry Association launched their 2018 Expo at ICCSydney where our partner business supplied the Red Carpet and we also covered the ADIA WA Dental Show in Perth (shot by Nathan)

Once again EventPix participated in SenseUs – the annual Brisbane showcase put together by the Event Cartel – see separate report


#SenseUs 2017

#SenseUs 2017

This year guests for SenseUs were instructed to arrive at BCEC (the location of last year’s event), from there they were transported by Murrays Coaches out to the semi-industrial suburb of Yeerongpilly. In a factory space in this suburb Raw Company have their dance studios and office. The Event Cartel turned this space into a fantastic pop up event space complete with bars and indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces.

The space was decorated by Solution Red (who also supplied technical support), the entertainment was coordinated by Onstage Entertainment and catering was by Wine & Dine’m.

On arrival guests were treated to pyros shooting off the roof of the building (by Fuse Pyrotechnics) and greeted by entertainers scooting around on segways or stilts.

Once inside the networking was punctuated by a variety of performances as guests partied into the night.