Thursday, July 19, 2012

Country Jam USA Event Photography | Eau Claire, WI

I love the versatility of photography. In the midst of wedding season, I had the amazing opportunity to photograph the Meet & Greets with the fans and celebrities at Country Jam USA. I was also given access to the front of the stage so I could capture some of the action! It was so neat to meet the crew that makes all of the magic happen behind the scenes. I love outdoor music festivals and truly gained a new appreciation for all the work that it takes to create an unforgettable event. Additionally with so many talented and humble artists, I really gained a new appreciation for country music! Truly an amazing group! My only star-struck moment? When Jake Owen asked about my 50mm lens.. a great singer and camera talk? Be still my heart! It was really neat to be able to interact with these stars! If you know me, I do like to joke around! Another moment I won't forget. was when I was teasing the crew that I could lift all the equipment on stage with my "large muscles" and before anyone could laugh or respond, we hear this deep voice say "with those pipe cleaners?" I turned around and there was Trace Atkins with a huge grin on his face! Haha That will teach me to run my mouth! Overall, I will never forget this experience! The following images are some of my favorite from the weekend, enjoy! 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Amy + Justin Married | Durand, WI

I've known the bride, Amy, for many years as her family attended the same church as my own family. Years later, it was so special to be asked to join the Goodrich family and help document the special day for Amy! It was great to be able to travel back to my hometown for the big day.