March of Dimes at The Saint Hotel

The March of Dimes has a fancy event in New Orleans that I've somehow managed to attend as a guest or as a hired photographer for the last four or five years.  They get a bunch of successful young people together and have them assemble packages of donated stuff for people to bid on.  Think trips, luxury spa treatments, meals at great restaurants, etc.  This year I got to do the group shots for a magazine profile that's done prior to the event.  Shooting the people is cool and all, but the real fun here was shooting inside the Saint Hotel, which recently opened on Canal St.  It's got a restaurant with white leather (fake leather?) booths, a lobby pool table, a giant chair to play on, and a swanky hotel bar.  How's about a game of billiards for charity?  Don't mind if I do.

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