The Old Fairhaven Association, the business group for the neighborhood where my studio is located, hosts an annual Girls Night Out fundraising event each May. The money goes to the St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Research Center, part of our local hospital. There’s a small parade late in the afternoon, then a fun-filled evening of entertainment in the Fairhaven Pub & Martini Bar with a fashion show, comedy, and a bachelor auction.
Here’s a video slideshow with highlights from the 2011 event, held on May 12:
Prior to the event most of the bachelors came into my studio for a portrait to help promote the auction. The gals who won the bidding on each of these guys are going to have a great time on their dates. They’re all relaxed, easy-going, and ready with a smile.
I enjoyed the challenge of photographing the event, which is so very different from the more deliberate kind of photography I do most of the time. I shot with my Canon 5D Mark II at ISO 1600 with an on-camera fill flash with a small modifyier to soften the light. A little quick adjustment work in Lightroom, and then the slideshow was created in Animoto.