Archive for March, 2012

The Joy Formidable at Fine Line Music Café

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

The Joy Formidable

One of my favorite shows of last year was The Joy Formidable‘s set at 7th Street Entry. I knew exactly what to expect this time around, and the band’s setlist hasn’t changed too much from a year ago (their new album is forthcoming, but only one song from this show was drawn from it), but they nevertheless didn’t disappoint. As a bonus, Fine Line Music Café has exponentially better lighting than the Entry, although it was still a relatively challenging show to shoot. Much like last year, I had a hard time pointing my lens at anything but Ritzy Bryan, which is reflected in the selection of favorite shots below.

Many more photos from the show, including some of the excellent openers Exitmusic and A Place to Bury Strangers, are on Flickr here. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook to keep up with my work!

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

Many more shots here.

Carly & Marc’s rock-star wedding

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Carly & Marc's Wedding

Back in early February, I shot a pretty unique wedding: the processional was basically a performance piece, with the bride and groom doing a duet with her singing and him on guitar. It was a perfect fit for the picturesque Como Park Conservatory. Also, on the long and somewhat drunken limo ride from ceremony to reception, the wedding party took a detour to a… big-box home improvement store. Good times were had by all.

I didn’t do the getting ready photos for this wedding, just the ceremony and reception (well, and limo ride). Had a blast; here are a few highlights. For the above shot, I set up a couple lights to make sure I could get that beautiful blue sky – there’s a flash behind Carly, and another way up (as high as my lightstand would go) above and behind the camera, zoomed to 200mm. Here’s a vertical of more or less the same shot; I can’t decide which I like better.

A few more shots are on Flickr here. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook to keep up with my work!

Carly & Marc's Wedding

Carly & Marc's Wedding

Limo Ride

Carly & Marc's Wedding

Carly & Marc's Wedding

Carly & Marc's Wedding