Net Driven Christmas Party 2015



BRENT PENNINGTON Net Driven employees and their guests revel during the annual company Christmas party, held at the Colonnade in downtown Scranton, PA, on the evening of 05 December 2015.

I had the sincere pleasure of shooting this year’s Net Driven Christmas party earlier in December, and wanted to share a few photos from that fantastic evening.  This is my second year providing photographic coverage for Net Driven’s party, and I am just thrilled that they invited me back.  Throughout the past year I kept hearing about how much fun they were having with the photos from 2014, and that’s about the highest praise a photographer can get!

This year’s party was held at the Colannade in Scranton, an old mansion in the historic Hills Section that’s been restored to glory and now serves as an events space.  I can’t overstate what a lovely setting it was, especially done up for the holidays, which included at least three large, ornately decorated Christmas trees.  I was able to setup in the blue room, using the fireplace as a backdrop, and with the addition of a little photography lighting magic we had the perfect set.

BRENT PENNINGTON Net Driven employees and their guests revel during the annual company Christmas party, held at the Colonnade in downtown Scranton, PA, on the evening of 05 December 2015.

BRENT PENNINGTON Net Driven employees and their guests revel during the annual company Christmas party, held at the Colonnade in downtown Scranton, PA, on the evening of 05 December 2015.

BRENT PENNINGTON Net Driven employees and their guests revel during the annual company Christmas party, held at the Colonnade in downtown Scranton, PA, on the evening of 05 December 2015.

I think it’s a good tradition, having photos at a Christmas party.  It’s a way of recording a company’s history, or including it’s employees, but most of all it’s just plain downright fun!  Folks really get into it, and I had a steady stream of smiling models all night long.  I shot couples and friends, coworking teams and even whole departments.

And as they did last year, Net Driven provided a supply of props that could be used in the photos, everything from Santa hats and reindeer antlers to oversized sunglasses and silly signs.  The props are a big hit, and while I shot a lot of prop-less photos for people who wanted a nice holiday photograph, many of them then opted for a second, fun photo to indulge a moment of silliness.

BRENT PENNINGTON Net Driven employees and their guests revel during the annual company Christmas party, held at the Colonnade in downtown Scranton, PA, on the evening of 05 December 2015.

BRENT PENNINGTON Net Driven employees and their guests revel during the annual company Christmas party, held at the Colonnade in downtown Scranton, PA, on the evening of 05 December 2015.

Of course no party would be complete without some dancing and karaoke at the end!  And I made sure to grab a few photos of that as well.  Those probably aren’t the shots that will make the company newsletter, but I know that everyone will enjoy them!

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