Salina 1st: Ground Breaking Ceremony

“Celebrate good times, come on!”  was the theme song at the Salina 1st, ground breaking ceremony – And a celebration it was!  Community members, project investors, UMEA members and anchor tenants were amongst those present to celebrate this very exciting and historical event. Deputy Mayor, Sharon Owens emphasized the importance of community members investing in those who […]

Dinosaur exhibit coming to Syracuse!

“The exhibit will feature life-sized dinosaurs, there will be theatrical smoke and fog as patrons walk through the exhibit”  explained MOST Museum President Lauren Kochian, with great excitement! “This makes me want to go back and teach!” exclaimed a retired middle school teacher when I shared the exciting news with her. This exhibit amongst others […]

ana gil-taylor: Successful Women Business awards – recap

Successful Business Women Awards (SBW), held at Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny,  an event which brings together community women leaders, their supporters and admirers to honor women making a difference in our community.  This year platinum sponsor was Northwestern Mutual,  Emcee, WSYR-TV NewsChannel 9, Farah Jadran, Keynote speaker was the beautiful and energetic Loretta Kaminsky,  photographer, […]

ana gil-taylor : Summit Federal Credit Union Taft Rd. Grand Opening recap

One of the perks of being an event Photographer, besides meeting new people, is learning about behind the scenes projects and happenings in our community.  I had the opportunity of photographing The Summit Federal Credit Union’s Taft Road Branch Grand Opening;  They not only celebrated having a new and improved branch, but they also celebrated the […]

ana gil-taylor event photographer: Mr. Habitat 2016 Recap

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity‘s main fundraising event to benefit Women Build, held yesterday at Drumlins Country Club, was one of their best yet.  Switching the venue was a great move from BizEventz Director, Joyl Clance. It felt a bit more intimate and there was plenty of free parking- more money for raffle tickets, ha!. LIsa Chelenza was […]

ana gil-taylor Photography: Jim and Juli Boeheim Gala recap

Oh what a night, late April, back in 2016, what a very special time for the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, as I remember, what a night! Ok ok, that was inspired by the Four Seasons Band, but it is so fitting here!  This was the 17th year gala for The Jim and Juli Boeheim […]

Are business cards in or out?

I believe they are IN one hundred percent. As an event, head shots and family Photographer, there hasn’t been an event or networking meeting I have photographed or attended, where I haven’t been asked for my business card. I enjoy interacting with people and feel that pulling out my phone to add their contact information creates an […]

Brazzlebox Small Business Summit: ana gil-taylor recap

Brazzlebox, “The applied social network for small and home-based businesses” This is how Glen Zinszer, Brazzlebox founder and CEO describes it.  After having the pleasure of chatting with Glen and his wonderful communications manager Sarynna Cruz, I can confidently say, Brazzlebox is more than an applied social network for small and home- based businesses.  On November […]

Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation Basket Ball: Event Photographer, Syracuse NY

I have had the pleasure of photographing various types of fun events, however, the Basket Ball fundraising event held by The Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation has been by far the most satisfying to me.  Not only because it was extremely fun but because the Foundation concentrates on two issues which are very important to […]