Wyland, Llywelyn’s Pub, March 12, 2017

So my 30th birthday was this past Sunday, March 12. Through the crazy timing of fate, one of my favorite bands happened to be coming through Kansas City on that exact date, so that’s how I celebrated! We set up a birthday party and show at Llywelyn’s Pub in Overland Park, KS, and with Wyland playing, it was amazing!

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I’m still exploring…

So, I got into photography because of a really great concert experience I had. I thoroughly enjoyed trying to get those amazing shots of the band with my phone camera, and while I did manage to get several, I realized I could do so much better with an actual camera. I went out and bought my first, a Canon Rebel T5, and started shooting. I had no real direction other than concerts, so I focused on that starting out. Continue reading

New Beginnings Dog Rescue

I’m finally getting my pictures posted from the shoot I did for New Beginnings Dog Rescue! This was almost a year ago, so all of these dogs have been adopted, but make sure to check their website to see what other animals are up for adoption. This group relies solely on foster families, as they don’t have a facility to house all of the dogs in. That means they bring their adoptable pets toΒ  PetSmart in Olathe, KS in order to find forever homes. These events happen most Saturdays at 11am-2pm, so be sure to stop by and meet the wonderful foster families and their adorable, adoptable pups! Continue reading

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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ Continue reading