Attendees ride up an escalator toward the Great American Hall during the Inaugural Ball for Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Attendees ride up an escalator toward the Great American Hall during the Inaugural Ball for Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

A couple months ago, I had a great opportunity to be part of the York Daily Record’s inauguration day coverage. Because Governor-elect Tom Wolf is from York, the paper threw a lot of resources and journalists to cover this historic day. I sat out the swearing-in ceremony earlier in the day in Harrisburg, but headed over to Hershey to cover evening festivities. Since we had two other photographers at the ball, that gave us each a chance to focus on different things and tell the story from three different perspectives. I was tasked with the party-angle, capturing celebratory and off-beat moments of guests and vendors rather than the Governor himself. To help with the effect, I stuck with a gridded/zoomed-in flash to make the standard convention-hall setting pop just a little more. Thanks for looking!

A vendor sells cigars during the Inaugural Ball for Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

A vendor sells cigars during the Inaugural Ball for Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

A lone cowboy hat amongst the crowd during the Inaugural Ball for Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

A lone cowboy hat amongst the crowd during the Inaugural Ball for Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Attendees dance during the Inaugural Ball for Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Attendees dance during the Inaugural Ball for Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Bartenders server local Pennsylvania beers and wines for guests during the Inaugural Ball for Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Bartenders server local Pennsylvania beers and wines for guests during the Inaugural Ball for Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Coco, the mascot of the Hershey Bears, reads a commemorative magazine celebrating the inauguration of Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Coco, the mascot of the Hershey Bears, reads a commemorative magazine celebrating the inauguration of Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Gov. Tom Wolf makes his first public appearance in a hallway at the Hershey Lodge for his inaugural celebration in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Gov. Tom Wolf makes his first public appearance in a hallway at the Hershey Lodge for his inaugural celebration in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Members of the YWCA Temple Guard march in a processional toward the Great American Hall ahead of Gov. Tom Wolf's arrival at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Members of the YWCA Temple Guard march in a processional toward the Great American Hall ahead of Gov. Tom Wolf’s arrival at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

York Mayor Kim Bracey moves through the crowd greeting friends and supporters of Gov. Tom Wolf  during his inaugural ball at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

York Mayor Kim Bracey moves through the crowd greeting friends and supporters of Gov. Tom Wolf during his inaugural ball at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

A cardboard cutout replica of Gov. Tom Wolf's Jeep made another appearance as a photo booth during Wolf's Inaugural Ball at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

A cardboard cutout replica of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Jeep made another appearance as a photo booth during Wolf’s Inaugural Ball at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Servers stand by over a dessert spread during the Inaugural Ball for Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

Servers stand by over a dessert spread during the Inaugural Ball for Gov. Tom Wolf at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

A Hershey's bar mascot greets guests in a main hallway after doors opened for Gov. Tom Wolf's Inaugural Ball at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

A Hershey’s bar mascot greets guests in a main hallway after doors opened for Gov. Tom Wolf’s Inaugural Ball at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jeff Lautenberger — For The Daily Record/Sunday News

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