One of my favorite types of photography jobs I get our ribbon cutting events. This Wednesday I got to photograph no less than two ribbon cuttings for 211 Tampa Bay as they held a morning event and an afteroon one too. The morning was hosted by the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce so I got to see some old friends from there and other networking regulars. It was really tight quarters for where they wanted to do the ribbon cutting. I had to stand about 4 feet up on a ladder to get high enough to clear a wall of cubicles to make the above shot.
I immediately saw that 211 Tampa Bay utilizes a lot of tech access via apps for the iPhone and iPad. They had some staff members giving demonstrations with chances for visitors to get hands on with the apps themselves also.
The Mayor of Largo Patricia Gerard attended the morning ribbon cutting ceremony along with 211 Tampa Bay board members. Everyone wants a photo op with the mayor!
There was a lot to do at this event from using tech like the iPad to taking a tour of the call center, and of course eating and having laughs with friends. Everyone with 211 Tampa Bay was very friendly. It was a good atmosphere to shoot in.
I look forward to continuing to be the photographer for 211 Tampa Bay. It is always nice to be able to photograph a fun event, expand my business network and of course provide the client with images they will enjoy for years to come.