While I was in Colorado in May, I had the opportunity to meet up with the Hulslander family and update their family portraits! This time, we met up at the University of Colorado, Boulder campus. It's always great to reconnect with my high school pals and their children - especially when they are as animated and fun as Theo!! It has been incredible watching this little guy grow up over the past few years, and I'm looking forward to more sessions together on my future visits to Colorado!!
I've known Annabel since my freshman year at Lehigh University. We instantly connected, and she became my big sister when I joined the Delta Zeta sorority. We got our first tattoos together, and made some amazing memories together - which may or may not include getting into a bit of trouble together. We both moved around a bit after graduation and pursued different interests, but thanks to Facebook and our mutual love of music we were able to reconnect. Thanks to Annabel, I was able to get the photo pass hook-up to shoot the Thievery Corporation show at Red Rocks in May! As if that wasn't awesome enough, Annabel and her husband offered to let me crash at their incredible guest house while I was in town for the show. While I was there, I snapped a few family photos before they headed out for their daughter's first dance recital. Lyric is one of the cutest little souls I have ever met, and she has an equally incredible personality and smile! She is definitely going to keep Annabel and Peter on their toes as she grows up!
I'm so thankful that I reconnected with my college friend, and I can't express enough thanks for the generosity shown to me by her family. Thank you again, my friend.
May 13, 2016 is a date that will forever remain dear to my heart! Thanks to the planets aligning in my favor, and the efforts and kindness of a longtime friend, I was able to cross off an item on my Bucket List - photographing my favorite band at my favorite concert venue! I was able to secure a photo pass to photograph Thievery Corporation at Red Rocks Ampitheatre - and to make it even more meaningful, it happened to occur during Thievery's 20th Anniversary Tour and Red Rocks 75th Anniversary!
The weather was fantastic, and the crowd's energy was contagious! I rented a fisheye lens for the occasion, but it arrived broken - I didn't let that dampen my spirits, though, and captured some amazing photographs with the rest of the equipment I brought!
Late Night Radio opened first, followed by Emancipator Ensemble. (This was my first time hearing both, and I thought they were great!) Thievery Corporation played third, and did not disappoint. As much as part of me wanted to stay in the pit and shoot the entire show, I also wanted to step back and enjoy my favorite band with the rest of the stoked fans. So, I found a balance - and I love how everything turned out!
I am so grateful to my friend Annabel and to Thievery Corporation!!! I'm looking forward to my next Thievery show, as always!! I've listened to their music while making countless memories over the past 20 years of my life! Here are a few of my favorite frames from the evening.
Back in April, I took a trip to Colorado to cheer on my girls (I mean rockstars!) as they raced in the USASA Snowboard Nationals. While I was there, I met up with my long time friend Kenyon for a quick photoshoot. Lucky for me, his lovely lady-friend Stacie and their adorable fur-kid Zoey joined him! We met up at one of my favorite places in the universe - Red Rocks Ampitheatre!!