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Julius Turman's 50th Birthday

A Celebration Fit for A King

Fifty is a remarkable milestone to hit in one’s life. It means one has experienced so much in life and has wisdom and experience in their back pocket to excel in the next fifty years. Julius Turman, a pillar in the San Francisco community and current Vice President of the San Francisco Police Commission, held a stunning affair at the San Francisco Design Center that was as phenomenal and fabulous as he is, and Ivory Sky Media was on deck to capture the event.

Julius’ family, friends and coworkers came to celebrate a man who has done so much for the San Francisco LGBTQ community, the city of San Francisco itself, and for them personally. The night was filled with laughter, speeches, dancing and a few singing performances, one which featured, Leilani Bush, whose wedding we did earlier in the year

I was able to capture the beautiful decor of the venue, while my assistant Quinn captured all of Juilius’ guests mingling and enjoying the event before the night’s program begun. 

Many of Julius’ friends from his childhood, family and close friends got on stage to say a few words about their good friend that enlightened many on how dynamic of a man Julius is.

In Julius’ own words, “Tonight…is not, and never was meant to be and never will be a celebration of me. It is a celebration of the love, support and friendship I’ve received from so many people.”

Check out the video highlight below of the night’s festivities. 

Written by Tori Green

USFC Info Night Fall 2015 @ SJSU

Spartans all ways always @ SJSU! 

 

Looking for the footage from USFC Info Night Fall 2014? Click here!

Ivory Sky Media is back at San Jose State for round 3 of the United Sorority and Fraternity Council Info Night of Fall 2015. The event was held in Cesar Chavez Plaza where fraternities and sororities of the council joined together to show potential new members what it would be like as a member of their organization. Potential members and onlookers got to see a glimpse of what Greek life is all about when some of the organizations gave small performances or just a brief history of who they are.

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Check out the pictures above and video posted below!


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Written by Tori Green

Haeyeon's 50th

When Haeyeon's kids decided to throw her a party for her fiftieth birthday, there's no doubt that she was surprised, as the party took place months away from her actual birthdate. She unsuspiciously walked into Eagles Hall on March 29th to find a 70s-themed event planned especially for her.

A smaller, more intimate affair, the party was a pleasure to shoot, very laid back and relaxed. Family and friends mingled and danced to the live music played by a funk-style band. One of Haeyeon's daughters even gave a special performance, singing "Rock Steady" for her mother.

Personal touches here and there made the party genuine and heartfelt. Guests signed a banner, leaving messages and birthday wishes for Haeyeon. A slideshow played in the background throughout the night, showing images of Haeyeon through the years. Haeyeon's other daughter even made the cake herself!

It was clear that Haeyeon truly enjoyed herself and was grateful for what her loved ones had done for her. She was even caught tearing up on a few different occasions! Get a glimpse of the joy and the fun for yourself in a highlight video that we created of the party.

Written by Danika Lam

Steven Gaffeney's 50th

In Early September, Allen and Tori found themselves at Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium, experiencing a bit more than they bargained for. Originally, the only thing meant to be taking place at the stadium that day was Steven Gaffeney’s 50th birthday celebration. But there was a last minute change.

While Steven’s party was surely still the main event, it seemed that a soccer game was destined to happen that day as well. So not only was Steven treated to a lovely meal with family and friends, but also to a front row seat at the first international soccer match ever hosted at Levi’s Stadium. Literally. Steven’s party took place right next to the field; Allen and Tori could step right onto the same grass as the players. It was any sports fan’s dream.

All of the guests were more than happy to go with the flow and accept the change of plans. Everyone had a great time and there were plenty of smiles and laughs to go around. (And guests couldn’t help but Instagram a bit of the game!)

Happy birthday, Steven! Here’s to many happy years in the future.

Check out some of the great photos Allen and Tori were able to capture in the gallery below.