If I could buy any talent it would definitely be singing/songwriting. I am in love with the notion of writing your story- your feelings- your life into a song that can touch the hearts of so many. One of my most favorite talents is Miss Valeri Lopez (she does it so perfectly). She has the voice of an angel and the music prowess to go with. I am also lucky enough to call her a friend (& my kids’ current music teacher so maybe I am buying that talent) ;) She just released a new album and is getting ready to set out on tour so we did some updated photos.
She’s as pretty as she sounds… ;)
and shhhh… don’t tell children’s photography, but if i was to find another love it would definitely be with musicians and artists. Such amazing souls to capture.
portland | OR
I am a specialized children’s photographer. If you can drive a car or a pack of smarties and a temporary tattoo aren’t the way to your heart, I am probably not the girl for you ;) And, I have to say, I really like it that way. There is one genre though that makes me change my tune… artists. I adore shooting artists (photographers, musicians, you name it… I’m there). There is a different energy, a different story to capture…
I was lucky enough to take a break from my normal work this week and meet back up with Stephan from City Squirrel (he has new bandmates now which quadrupled the fun) :) You can check out their music, upcoming show dates and everything else here.
And meet them right here…
All these interests, knacks, places in time… I really could have ended up being anything. I’ve worked in a mortage office, in a pre-school, as an armed security guard in a Federal building (yeah… I packed heat. haha- I know!) yet somehow all these things led me to here. There are days I doubt my choice… (basically any time I have to deal with the business end of things) but when I am sitting in my digital darkroom watching my ideas come to fruition… I know I am in the right place.
I had the absolute pleasure of going on a playdate with a musician last week (artists of any sort ignite a giddyness of possibility). Stephan (aka City Squirrel) will be releasing his latest album this month. Check him out & enjoy a sneak peek of our little shoot together…
lots ‘n lots of thank youuuuu’s to Darcie for coming out with me for the day!
portland | OR
This is the story of a music fan. A music fan that likes to look up lyrics & stories behind songs. And definitely notices the pictures. And this one time, while she was doing these things, she came across the photos of a certain artist and instantly she thought “I’m gonna take his picture some day.”
And guess what? After a couple of road trips.. and a few shows.. and a slightly-embarrassing-but-really-pretty-funny (& totally endearing) introduction… it happened :) (ps… it’s a good story if ya ever wanna do coffee)
And, lucky for that girl.. the story didn’t end there.
She got to go on tour with the band. She got to meet all kinds of amazing people and get a badge that said she could stalk legally takes lots ‘n lots of pictures ;)
And this is the result of said story…
(if you don’t already know Mr. Reeves and his amazing music I suggest you stop right here and go get it. Then come back & scroll through with the perfect soundtrack)
minneapolis | MN
iowa city | IA
Music. It takes me up. down. in. out. Brings smiles… tears. My days-memories-thoughts.. they all have soundtracks. And there are artists that stop me in my tracks. Their lyrics & sounds are so vivid and full of emotion that I can actually feel their story in my heart. Amy Seeley would be one of those artists. I’ve watched her perform countless times. Sat with her over drinks.. laughed & cried over life. And still.. when I hear her music come out of my speakers, I am in awe. So when I opened my mailbox the other day and there was a beautiful little package with a handwritten note and wrapped up in a lovely bow, my heart skipped a beat. Her latest ‘eight belles’ were there. In all their loveliness.. and, lucky you, all you have to do is click here & they can be yours ;) Enjoy…