My niece Maya is 12.5 years old and her mother told me a few weeks ago that she wanted to get her hair cut like me. Instant *heart eyes.* I love seeing young girls with pixie haircuts so I was thrilled to take her to see my stylist, Jessica Renich at Artkiteks Hair Studio in Costa Mesa, CA. We had a blast and Maya absolutely loved her new hair. Big thanks to Jessica for being awesome and making young girls and women, like myself, feel confident and beautiful by working her magic.
On Friday night I attended a show at The Constellation Room at The Observatory in Santa, Ana. My husband's band, Bird & The War, was on the bill to play so when I left the house I grabbed my camera, ready to shoot some video for them and also be the merch girl. I was impressed by a few of the bands, so much so, that I picked up my camera and photographed a bit for them. The first band that caught my interest was The New Varsity. Within a few seconds, I knew it was going to be a fun performance. Why? Because, Pop Punk.
And then the headliners, Bristol to Memory played a great alternative, pop punk set! This was a kick-off show for their EPIC PROPORTIONS TOUR. They were really entertaining to watch.
Last night I attended a small show for local bands in Lake Forest, CA. The opener was The Shakes. They were a fun alternative indie rock band that moved people to dance which I really enjoyed. And next up was Dear Kora. I loved their emotional vibe and hint of Flyleaf tone. They really captured the audience and even had a mosh pit going at the end.
In the past when I have done concert photography I have solely focused on the band but now with the documentary mindset, I found myself focusing on the fans and getting the raw emotion of the show.
I shot in RAW but I put my settings to Monochrome (Black & White) in camera, knowing that I could see them in color later when editing. While editing, I decided I liked how the majority of photos looked in Black & White and stuck with that.
Hope you enjoy :)
For my final project in one of my classes at Chapman University, I was instructed to make a 2-3 minute mini documentary about someone and something that they do. I chose to make a film about my friend Chloe and her passion for dancing. As I finished editing, I decided that I wanted this to be the first mini doc in a series about people and their passions. I absolutely Love when people are passionate about something and I want to capture that on film. So if you would like a short video showcasing your passion, let me know. Let's make it happen!
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