It is not everyday that one gets hired to photograph an event in Albuquerque New Mexico that is attended by the mayor, a Senator and a Congresswoman, but that is what I got to do as the photographer for the grand opening of General Atomics! That is of course Mayor Keller in the above photo who I will have another chance to photograph soon for a Gladiators arena football team promotion.
General Atomics Albuquerque New Mexico location is in the cool Lobos Rainforest building near downtown ABQ. As you can see, there are Rules of the Rainforest, but those rules start out by stating that thou shalt break rules!!
A lot of political representation for New Mexico in one photo! Senator Martin Heinrich is center, with Representative Michelle Grisham to his left, and Mayor Tim Keller to her left. They were all very personable and talked at length with event attendees.
When I photograph these kinds of events, I often here people saying how they have not see this colleague, or this former co-worker in a long time. It makes for a great atmosphere and lots of laughs. Photographing events like these are probably my favorite thing to do as a professional photographer.