Photography for Conventions
Convention Photography at Hyatt Hill Country
The images below are from an after party, and not the main convention. Most conventions have smaller private get togethers during the convention and one larger, open to all attendees at the end. The After Party for this event was held on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Transportation by bus was provided downtown and they took a few river taxis to the final destination. The club is called Howl at the Moon and features a piano bar and karaoke.
Downtown is about a 30 minute drive from the Hyatt Hill Country and can be much longer during rush hour. I would recommend a rental car if staying at The Hyatt Hill Country. It's 30-45 minutes from the airport and not in walking distance to restaurants and other attractions, which is not unusual for San Antonio.
For this event I am showing about half of the images taken at this 2 hour after party. We always provide complete coverage which includes 2 shots of just about everything we see happening. It never hurts to have more than what you think is needed. All image files are print quality and can be used without restrictions. We can also deliver a copy downsized for web use if required.
The night started with a River Barge ride down the San Antonio River to Howl at the Moon. This is a popular location for after hours parties and features live entertainment. As you can see the guest all had a great time.
The San Antonio River Walk, also known as Paseo del Rio, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Antonio, Texas. It is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, lined with shops, restaurants, and bars. The River Walk is a great place to relax, dine, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, and it is home to some of the city's most iconic landmarks and cultural institutions.
The history of the River Walk dates back to the early 20th century when city officials recognized the potential of the San Antonio River as a recreational and commercial resource. In 1921, the San Antonio River Improvement Project was launched to control the river's flooding and to beautify the riverbanks. The project involved constructing a series of dams and levees to control the water flow and to create a series of lagoons and waterfalls.
In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) funded a series of improvements to the River Walk, including the construction of the first river barges. These barges were designed to provide tours of the River Walk and to transport goods to and from the nearby businesses. Over the years, the river barges have become a beloved symbol of the River Walk and a must-do activity for tourists visiting San Antonio.
Today, the River Walk is a thriving commercial and cultural center, featuring over 300 restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as several museums and historic landmarks. Some of the most popular attractions on the River Walk include the Alamo, the Rivercenter Mall, and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
One of the unique aspects of the River Walk is the fact that it is below street level. The walkways are connected by a series of bridges and stairways that lead down to the riverbanks. This design creates a peaceful, almost hidden oasis in the heart of downtown San Antonio, away from the noise and bustle of the city streets.
The river barges are still a popular way to explore the River Walk. The barges are operated by local companies and offer a variety of tours, including daytime sightseeing tours, romantic dinner cruises, and festive holiday tours. The barges are adorned with colorful lights and decorations during the holiday season, making for a magical and memorable experience.
One of the most popular events on the River Walk is the annual Fiesta San Antonio, which takes place each spring. Fiesta is a 10-day celebration of San Antonio's cultural heritage, featuring parades, concerts, and other festive events. The River Walk is a hub of activity during Fiesta, with thousands of people enjoying the food, music, and entertainment.
In addition to its cultural and commercial significance, the River Walk also serves an important ecological function. The San Antonio River is home to a variety of fish, turtles, and other wildlife, and the River Walk is an important habitat for these species. The riverbanks are lined with native plants and trees, and efforts are underway to restore the river's natural ecosystem.
Overall, the San Antonio River Walk is a beloved and iconic destination for both locals and tourists alike. Its rich history, cultural significance, and natural beauty make it a must-see attraction for anyone visiting San Antonio. Whether you're strolling along the riverbanks, enjoying a meal at a riverside restaurant, or taking a barge tour, the River Walk is sure to leave a lasting impression.