Girls Inc 21st Annual Women of Taste

I learned something Saturday night while photographing the 21st Annual Women of Taste fundraiser for Girls Inc. of Alameda County. I enjoy taking pictures more than I enjoy eating. Even when the food is delicious, I would rather take pictures of other people eating than put my camera down.

Girls Inc. is a great organization and Women of Taste is a well organized event. More than 65 San Francisco Bay Area chefs, wineries, and brewmasters supported Girls Inc. of Alameda County at the Kaiser Rooftop Garden in downtown Oakland, California.  The twenty first annual Women of Taste fundraiser for Girls Inc. of Alameda County was held on Saturday, September 29th, 2012.

When I graduated from college, I worked for Girls Inc. in Santa Barbara County. I have also photographed another Girls Inc at a different county. I felt at home… even if I did not eat much. (just like home) Scroll through the slideshow and share the photos.


Thank you,


6 Responses to “Girls Inc 21st Annual Women of Taste”

  1. Reza says:

    Love the red dress image!


    • bryan farley says:

      Thanks Reza. The whole event reminded me of something we would have attended in Santa Barbara, except in Santa Barbara it would have seemed as if knew everyone. The Bay Area is so much bigger. It might not be as beautiful, but it is more vibrant. I hope you spend more time here soon.


  2. Jennifer says:

    Love this. Thank you again for all of your pictures and hard work! Our team was beyond excited and you did an exceptional job!

    • bryan farley says:


      I am grateful that I could help you and the Girls Inc. team. The event was fabulous. The vendors, artists and volunteer were gracious. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves too. How many people attended? Were there about 1300 people?

      Perhaps next year, I could even do some more with the vendors and the auction. The community contributes a great deal and I could have captured more.

      I loved the event.

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