2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 8,000 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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Not bad for my first year! I hope to expand more this year! I already have a concert lined up for January, and am excited to see what this year holds! ❤

New Beginnings

So, I’ve decided to step into a new arena within the photography realm: pet photography. The first pictures I took with my camera were of my pets. I just love the little buggers so much! Truthfully, I love animals tremendously. Ask any of my family or friends about me, and it’ll be guaranteed to come up. So to get back into photography more, I’m going to refocus and look to the animals I love, through a lens. My first order of business was to volunteer to help a local pet rescue by taking pictures of their adoptable pets for their website. I’ve read many articles that discuss the important role a good picture can play in the adoption of an animal, so I am volunteering my time and camera this Saturday to New Beginnings Dog Rescue. They’ll be having an adoption event at the Olathe Petsmart at 119th and Strang Line, so stop by, say hi, and maybe go home with a new family member!

10 Things I’ve Learned As A Concert Photographer So Far

So, hello again! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything. Since my last photography session, I’ve started a car lot, sold my house, moved, supported my husband through a stressful promotion, and taken a week-long vacation. Phew! I wanted to jump back into my blog, though, and start getting active again, so I wanted to share what I’ve learned so far. Continue reading

I know what you did last concert! Featuring: Kangaroo Knife Fight

I’m so excited to be able to present the first post in my new “day in the life” style series titled I know what you did last concert! (hubby suggested it as a joke, and I just loved it!). This series will aim to follow various bands on a concert day to give some insight into what it’s like to be a performing band behind-the-scenes. So now that you have the basics of the series, let me introduce the first band! Continue reading

Kongos & Kangaroo Knife Fight, Kansas City Power & Light, 6/26/2015

I’m so excited to have finally shot a concert with my Canon! This concert was a lot of firsts for me: first press pass, first time backstage, first concert shot with my camera, first time I worked directly with a band, and first for the series shoot I really wanted to try! Overall, it was a wonderful experience. 🙂 This concert was with Kongos and Kangaroo Knife Fight at the Kansas City Power & Light District. Continue reading

The Vampire Diaries Convention, Houston, March 23-25, 2015

So, I’m finally getting around to editing some pictures I took of the Vampire Diaries Convention back in March. It was located in Houston, TX at the Hilton, and it was quite fun! I got to actually meet one of my heroes, Ian Somerhalder!! I also met Steven Krueger, Sebastian Roche, Matt Davis, and Paul Wesley! Chase Coleman and Micah Parker were also in close proximity several times! On top of that, I even got a picture with Ian and Paul together! It was definitely a fun weekend. 🙂 Continue reading

Afentra’s Prom, The Midland, 5/01/2015

Throughout the year, 96.5 The Buzz will put on some amazing free shows. I don’t know how they do it, but the bands they book are always so wonderful! Afentra’s Prom is one of those concerts. Not only do we get an excuse to dress up in formal wear, but we also get to listen to amazing music. This year’s Prom featured Vance Joy, The Kooks, Joywave, and homegrown artist Hembree. It was hosted at the Midland on May 1, 2015, and it was perfect! Continue reading