I was fortunate enough to be hired to photograph Gov’t Mule with their fans as part of CID Entertainment’s VIP package. As a bonus, the band’s management allowed me to photograph the show. Below are some images from both Soulive and Gov’t Mule. I have traveled far and wide to see these bands as a paying customer. To be three feet from them, and getting to meet them after the show, was more than an honor. I hope you enjoy the photos!
On Saturday, December 7th, I participated in a nationwide event called Help-Portrait. The events goal was to provide portraits to those in need. At first, I wasn’t quite sure how taking someone’s picture could help them. After a few hours at the event, I understood completely.
Professional photography is expensive for both the client and the photographer. Professional cameras, lenses, lights, backgrounds etc. are massive investments for photographers. Some of that cost gets passed onto the photographer's clients. Help-Portrait events are completely volunteer based. Because of that, all the barriers and expectations that generally exist at a photo shoot were completely dissolved. It was simply about making a connection with the subject and taking a beautiful portrait.
Most of the people in the pictures below shared their incredible stories with me. From massive weight loss to overcoming various struggles, each subject was proud of something they'd accomplished. One gentleman was even celebrating his 60th birthday.
The event reminded me why I began taking pictures in the first place. With some lights, camera, and a whole lot of action, a fraction of a second can be preserved and cherished.
I hope you enjoy viewing the images below as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
Katie and Derek’s wedding was held at Katie’s father’s incredible lakefront property in Maryland. It was such a good time that the pouring rain didn’t seem to matter to a single person there.
After editing all the photographs, I felt most drawn to the black and whites. They just seem to have a timeless quality to them. Below are my favorite black and white photographs from the wedding.
I recently went out on my own as a freelance photographer. It was a scary jump and I’m not completely sure I’ve landed yet. I’m keeping my camera close and capturing whatever comes my way. Thanks to family, friends, and some local businesses, I’ve been able to keep my tummy full and a roof over my head. It’s been an extremely exciting and rewarding few weeks and I can’t wait to see what the future brings. Here are some of the images I’ve shot since taking the plunge.
It took me almost twenty-seven years to get to California and it was definitely worth the wait. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment on the west coast. I couldn’t stop taking pictures, to the tune of 550 images. I spared you most of them and narrowed it down to five. Hope you enjoy!