Earlier this year I was hired by Proclaim FM to cover a concert they were hosting at their event center. It just so happened that 2 of the 3 artists performing that night were some friends of mine, Everfound and JJ Heller. I had the privilege of touring with them a couple of years ago from my time out on the road with Sanctus Real. It was great to catch up with all of them and to have the opportunity to capture these images.
Today I say a bittersweet goodbye to my little girl. It’s a day I’ve been looking forward to with excitement for her and a day I’ve been dreading all at the same time. As she heads off to college, this marks a major milestone in all our lives. The end of one big chapter and the start of another.
Today is a special day. It’s my brother’s birthday and the day that this special young lady, his daughter Alyssa, leaves home and heads off to college. Where has the time gone?
I was talking to my brother last night about how it feels like it was just yesterday she was born. That memory is so vivid. All the events of her life are so clear in our minds that it’s hard to believe that 18 years has flown by. I feel his excitement, his trepidation and his heartache as I prepare to send my own daughter off to college next week. It’s a day that I know isn’t going to be easy. It’s hard to even write those words without getting a lump in my throat…
Photographing Pearl Jam in concert. Check that one off the bucket list. There is nothing quite like being just a few feet away from a legendary band performing in a sold out arena in front of 20,000+ screaming fans. Talk about an adrenaline rush!
I’ve been going through my archives a bit lately and wanted to share some images I haven’t yet posted. REO Speedwagon was out on the road with Ted Nugent (click to see photos) and Styx (click to see photos) on the Midwest Rock ‘N Roll Express Tour. I had the opportunity to shoot all 3 bands when they stopped by the Huntington Center in Toledo, OH.