Hey everyone, I figured I would take this opportunity to just check in and let you know what I’ve been up to so far this year! I’ve been doing a bit of a hodgepodge of things, but I’m definitely staying busy…
I kicked the year off with a few thousand of my friends (and Styx and Keith Urban) at Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight at Bicentennial Mall Park in Nashville.
As if that wasn’t enough fun, just a few days later I made my debut at The Ryman when I helped my buddy Robby Klein out on a shoot there.
Then there was a Run The Jewels concert a few weeks later.
At some point in January, I decided to start taking this whole photography thing more seriously.
And figured, if I’m going to take this seriously, then then what better way than by helping my buddy Rob Foldy out on a shoot at Vanderbilt University for ESPN?
In February, I took a trip to Vegas for WPPI where I led an available light portraiture photo walk. Rob returned the favor by helping me out here 😉
When I got back, I took some pictures of my favorite pup nugget, Opal Pancake, to give my sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.
(She may have also had a birthday recently…)
I’ve also been shooting some video content for my buddy Phil Barnes, a musician and songwriter in Nashville.
In March, I helped Robby Klein on another shoot with Kellie Pickler for her Selma Drye home goods collection, then followed that up with helping my buddy Eric Ryan Anderson on a shoot with Paramore for The New York Times.
In April, I shot a couple of videos for a new music startup called Crowd Music.
And one for my friend Annette McNamara to help her promote her corporate headshots.
Then I met up with the old gang in Orlando for Photoshop World.
And from Florida, I went to Atlanta and spent a few days editing photos for The Orange Conference.
Last week I shot Tycho when they came through Nashville and played at Marathon Music Works.
And just a few days ago, I photographed the Iroquois Steeplechase horse race at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.
Coming up next month, four days of shooting at the Bonnaroo Music Festival for Red Bull! This will be my first time photographing the iconic music festival in Manchester, TN, so I’m pretty stoked for that experience!
It’s been an exciting 2017 so far, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds for me!