10 Things I’ve Learned As A Concert Photographer So Far

So, hello again! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything. Since my last photography session, I’ve started a car lot, sold my house, moved, supported my husband through a stressful promotion, and taken a week-long vacation. Phew! I wanted to jump back into my blog, though, and start getting active again, so I wanted to share what I’ve learned so far. Continue reading

I know what you did last concert! Featuring: Kangaroo Knife Fight

I’m so excited to be able to present the first post in my new “day in the life” style series titled I know what you did last concert! (hubby suggested it as a joke, and I just loved it!). This series will aim to follow various bands on a concert day to give some insight into what it’s like to be a performing band behind-the-scenes. So now that you have the basics of the series, let me introduce the first band! Continue reading

Kongos & Kangaroo Knife Fight, Kansas City Power & Light, 6/26/2015

I’m so excited to have finally shot a concert with my Canon! This concert was a lot of firsts for me: first press pass, first time backstage, first concert shot with my camera, first time I worked directly with a band, and first for the series shoot I really wanted to try! Overall, it was a wonderful experience. 🙂 This concert was with Kongos and Kangaroo Knife Fight at the Kansas City Power & Light District. Continue reading

Borns & Handsome Ghost, recordBar, 3/7/2015

My second concert of the 2015 season was Borns and Handsome Ghost at the recordBar on March 7. Misterwives was supposed to headline, but was unable to attend due to illness. As usual, I listened to both bands before the concert. I’d heard one Borns song before, but Handsome Ghost was new to me. Through that, I fell in love with Handsome Ghost! Their sound is beautiful, and I just adore them. Borns has great music, too, and they’re fun to watch live. Continue reading

Night Riots & Draemings, recordBar, 3/2/2015

To kickstart my 2015 concert season, I went to a free show at the recordBar to see Draemings and Night Riots on March 20. I almost missed this concert, but I am so glad I didn’t! This was the concert that led me to photography, and is one of my favorite ones! This was also my first time at recordBar, and the first show I went to alone (a lot of firsts with this one!). Continue reading

The Night the Buzz Stole Xmas Night 2, The Midland, 12/20/2014

My second concert to post about is The Night the Buzz Stole Xmas Night 2. It occurred on December 20, 2014 at The Midland Theater. This show included: Glass Animals, Bleachers, Banks, Misterwives, and The Outsides (a Kansas City homegrown artist!). This was one of the most amazing concerts I’ve been to! It was so full of energy and fun, and I would see most of these bands every time they come to town! While not all of the bands were my cup of tea, the entire show was still a blast. Continue reading

Alt-J, The Midland, 10/29/2014

I want to start out by loading the pictures I have from recent concerts that I took with my phone. Because I just got into concerts, I only have a few that I really took any pictures at. The first concert to post is Halloweenie Roast Night 2, which is put on by 96.5 the Buzz. It was at the Midland theater on October 29, 2014, featuring Alt-J. Continue reading