Republic Bank 10th Anniversary Gala

Republic Bank Vice-President Steve Deweese and Chairman and CEO Steve Trager with Vince Tyra and Greg Bromley at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Republic Bank’s Private Banking and Business Banking divisions Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

I shot groups for TOPS Louisville.com at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Republic Bank’s Private Banking and Business Banking divisions Wednesday at the new Speed Art Museum. This was my first event there after the renovation. It’s a beautiful space with lots of light! Big windows to shoot against. Great mix of people.

Interested in purchasing a digital download or print of this image? $ BUY THIS PHOTO


Groups at Macy's Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show Thursday, March 30, 2017, in the Showroom at Horseshoe Southern Indiana in Elizabeth, Ind.

Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show

Groups at Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show Thursday, March 30, 2017, in the Showroom at Horseshoe Southern Indiana in Elizabeth, Ind. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

Great to see my Kentucky Derby Festival photographer friends there for the event! Race day isn’t far away …

Interested in purchasing a digital download or print of this image? $ BUY THIS PHOTO


2017 JDRF Promise Gala - Passage to India

2017 JDRF Promise Gala – Passage to India

2017 JDRF Promise Gala - Passage to India
The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDRF) holds it’s 2017 Promise Gala – Passage to India black tie and themed attire event Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

I dressed as a photographer for this India-themed event … I was amazed by the Indian attire the men wore for this event. Where did they find these outfits?

Interested in purchasing a digital download or print of this image? $ BUY THIS PHOTO


The Wrapped In Red Gala

The Wrapped In Red Gala

The Wrapped In Red Gala
Supporters party at the Wrapped in Red Gala, the signature philanthropic event held to benefit the American Red Cross Louisville Area Chapter, Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

Now a red event after a green St. Patrick’s Day-themed event … There was a beautiful red lounge to capture couples and groups in before the show. Photographed Virginia Ferguson of YUM! fame with her husband and friends – we go way back to Long John Silver’s shoots in Indiana … Glad to meet some more TOPS Louisville folks, too.


Hosparus Health Kick-Off Party

Hosparus Health Kick-Off Party

Hosparus Health Kick-Off Party
Hosparus Health celebrates the launch of its new brand and expanded services at an invitation-only kick-off party Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

St. Patrick’s Day was the theme for this re-branding party.

Interested in purchasing a digital download or print of this image? $ BUY THIS PHOTO


The Bulleit Distilling Co. ribbon-cutting ceremony held Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Shelbyville, Ky. included Pietro Di Pilato, SVP, Technical, DIAGEO North America, Ky. State Sen. Paul Hornback, Deidre Mahlan, President, DIAGEO North America, Gov. Matt Bevin (Ky.), Tom Bulleit, Founder, Bulleit Distilling Co., Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, Ky. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and Eric Gregory, President, Kentucky Distillers' Association. (Brian Bohannon/AP Images for Bulleit Distilling Co.)

Bulleit Distilling Co. Ribbon Cutting Event

Bulleit Distilling Co. Ribbon Cutting Event
The Bulleit Distilling Co. ribbon-cutting ceremony held Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Shelbyville, Ky. included Pietro Di Pilato, SVP, Technical, DIAGEO North America, Ky. State Sen. Paul Hornback, Deidre Mahlan, President, DIAGEO North America, Gov. Matt Bevin (Ky.), Tom Bulleit, Founder, Bulleit Distilling Co., Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, Ky. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and Eric Gregory, President, Kentucky Distillers’ Association. (Brian Bohannon/AP Images for Bulleit Distilling Co.)

This saw widespread distribution through the PRNewswire. Mary Jean was my on-site editor for this AP Images job in Shelbyville, where I had shot the ground-breaking for the distillery years ago. Happy birthday and wedding anniversary to Tom Bulleit, on the same day as the ribbon-cutting! And many more …

39th Annual IACP Awards and Gala After-Party

39th Annual IACP Awards and Gala After-Party

39th Annual IACP Awards and Gala After-Party
The 39th Annual IACP Awards and Gala After-Party Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Louisville Palace Theater in Louisville, Ky. Members of IACP: The International Association of Culinary Professionals finished their three-day conference here with the IACP Cookbook Awards followed by a Hot Brown Smack-Down party with creative cocktail pairings. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

I was lucky to be in the lobby when the co-owners of anoosh Bistro and Noosh Nosh, Anoosh Shariat and wife Paula Barmore, rushed out of the auditorium with IACP Cookbook Awards winner Ronni Lundy, author of Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes! Great timing.

Interested in purchasing a digital download or print of this image? $ BUY THIS PHOTO


NAWBO 2017 EPIC Awards

NAWBO Kentucky presents the 23rd Annual 2017 EPIC Awards

NAWBO 2017 EPIC Awards
NAWBO Kentucky presents the 2017 EPIC Awards Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center in Louisville, Ky., as they celebrate their 23rd anniversary of honoring the Woman Business Owner of the Year with this prestigious award. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

NAWBO Kentucky presents the 2017 EPIC Awards Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center in Louisville, Ky., as they celebrate their 23rd anniversary of honoring the Woman Business Owner of the Year with this prestigious award.

Interested in purchasing a digital download or print of this image? $ BUY THIS PHOTO


Mardi Gras celebration at 8Up Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

A celebration of Mardi Gras and the birthday’s of Joey Wagner, Todd Sharp and Frankie Hilbert, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at 8Up Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen at 350 W Chestnut St., atop the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

Great party in a rooftop space with fire tables and a downtown view. It got pretty loud in there and resorted to letting people I photographed write their own names in my notebook, which I don’t like to do, but I couldn’t hear well. Since then, I’ve began experimenting with using my phone to take down names …

Interested in purchasing a digital download or print of this image? $ BUY THIS PHOTO


Louisville Uncorked Winter 2017 Tasting to benefit Cure CF, Inc.

Louisville Uncorked Winter 2017 Tasting to benefit Cure CF

Louisville Uncorked Winter 2017 Tasting to benefit Cure CF, Inc.
Louisville Uncorked holds it’s Winter 2017 Tasting to benefit Cure CF, Inc., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at The Gillespie in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

A great night for sipping wine at the Gillespie. Wish I’d looked for the stairs up to the mezzanine level to shoot this from above.

Interested in purchasing a digital download or print of this image? $ BUY THIS PHOTO


4th Annual Taste of Prospect and Dancing With Prospect Stars

The 4th Annual Taste of Prospect and Dancing With Prospect Stars, Sunday Feb. 19, 2017 at Bill Collins Ford Lincoln at 4220 Bardstown Road in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

Gill Holland and other local celebrities danced for charity at the 4th Annual Taste of Prospect and Dancing With Prospect Stars. I even got to see the Opthalmologist I used to work under when I was an optician for Southern Optical 30 years ago, Dr. Sushil V. Kumar and his son, Rishi V. Kumar! Cheers to all!

Interested in purchasing a digital download or print of this image? $ BUY THIS PHOTO


The 4th Annual Tailspin Ale Fest Saturday Feb. 18, 2017 in the Louisville Executive Aviation hangar at Bowman Field in Louisville, Ky.

4th Annual Tailspin Ale Fest

The 4th Annual Tailspin Ale Fest Saturday Feb. 18, 2017 in the Louisville Executive Aviation hangar at Bowman Field in Louisville, Ky.
The 4th Annual Tailspin Ale Fest Saturday Feb. 18, 2017 in the Louisville Executive Aviation hangar at Bowman Field in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

Had a great time shooting this event and really wanted to collect the sample glasses everyone was sampling from, but it’s hard to shoot and hold a drink!

Interested in purchasing a digital download or print of this image? $ BUY THIS PHOTO


“America The Beautiful” at Jack O’ Lantern Show

Visitors look at a display with three giant pumpkins in the Laughing Tree section at the fourth annual Jack O' Lantern Spectacular Thursday night at Iroquois Park.
Visitors look at a display with three giant pumpkins in the Laughing Tree section at the fourth annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular Thursday night at Iroquois Park.

courier-journal-161016-sunday-metro
Wooded hiking trail in Iroquois Park hosts pumpkin art display

TEXT AND PHOTOS BY BRIAN BOHANNON
SPECIAL TO COURIER-JOURNAL, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
The annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular opened at dusk on Thursday in Iroquois Park, where visitors toured the artistically carved, illuminated pumpkins on display along a quarter- mile hiking trail in the woods near the Iroquois Amphitheater.
This year’s theme, “America The Beautiful,” is set to music in scenes dedicated to states and current events.
Erika Nelson, community relations administrator with Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation, said with 3,528 visitors, Thursday could be the best opening night to date.
The Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular runs through Nov. 6, and is open from dusk until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from dusk until midnight Friday and Saturday.
Tickets range from $9 to $15, with discounts for seniors and children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation, which raises money for Metro Parks projects.
Fore more information, check out www.jackolanternlouisville.com or visit www.iroquoisamphitheater.com.