Band photo days never disappoint. I’ve been taking them for a number of years now so now the kids are ready for me. They have often planned, coordinated and schemed what to do in the “goofy” shot. I just set myself up on a ladder and capture the friends, fun and memories. I love to reflect on some of these shots as I’m taking some of their senior portraits in what feels like just a few minutes later.
And the bonus? These photo days are a fundraiser for the Band Boosters. For the 2017-2018 school year we have raised nearly $900. Yes!
Are you in the Sherwood area and interested in a fun photo fundraiser for your team, school or organization? I’d love to hear from you.
The Macks are releasing their new, all original EP today. This PDX-based trio of high school alternative rock musicians deserves a listen. The Nightcrawler single is amazing and the whole EP is GOOOOD. Go. Listen. Now.
Lucky for me I am “with the band.” As fan mom of two members (and, hey, even the third calls me “Mom” for fun), I love also playing the promo photographer for The Macks. The photo shoot with Ben Windheim, Joe Windheim and Sam Fulwiler went exactly as expected. The Macks have no problem hamming it up while looking very cool. I’m sure more images and outtakes from the shoot will pop up if you follow their Twitter account. Which you should. But, first, go listen to the Nightcrawler EP by The Macks.
And, of course, it’s a massive photo op for me. Love it.
One flute player shined extra bright the other night. Amongst so many serious and nervous faces, she seemed to actually enjoy herself up there. Nice!
LRMS parents: please be sure to go through the many, many fun photos taken both for the big portrait session and for the various concerts. You can contact me or Mr. Stai if you’ve forgotten the password.
Audio Rampage recorded its first video in my bonus room and, of course, I had to take pictures.
The video is now entered in the Small Town Big Talent competition for Sherwood, Or. Give it a look.
A great time was had by all that attended Myron’s “Nice Rack” CD release party August 12th. And, I especially loved having the opportunity to photograph such a fun night. I got some fun shots of Myron and The Faithful Few as well as the opening act, Sneakin Out.
Another great shot from the telephoto lens. Joe completely gets lost in himself while playing the drums. His expression in this photo really shows that. I didn’t go for stop-action in this photo. I liked seeing the slight movement/blur of the stick. This photo is pretty mellow. As he gets more confident in his rhythms I’ll have to capture his more animated, inner rockstar.
My three boys are very musical. I’m working on a series that captures each of them playing their favorite instruments. I took this shot with my new telephoto lens and love the expression on his face and the clear detail. I have it printed as a 12×16 at home and can even see the hairs on the back of his neck. Lovely.