Earlier this month I had the pleasure of photographing some musicians perform at the Wade Bowen Festival!! It was SO much fun! It was hot as heck, but I really enjoyed doing this! I got to photograph Jason Eady, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Midland, REO Speed Wagon, Aaron Watson, Suzy Boggus, Josh Abbott, Cody Canada, Kevin Fowler, Stoney Larue and my personal faves, Randy Rogers and JOE NICHOLS!!
It was also pretty adorable because Wade had just had surgery on his vocal chords, so he couldn’t sing. So his ADORABLE son stepped in and sang for his dad. He was SO good, and you could see how proud Wade was of his boy!
This was a long day, but it was totally worth it!
Check out some awesome shots I got!!
I got so lucky when the local magazine I work for, The Wacoan, told me to go get a quick photo of the sign going up at Magnolia Table (Feb 02.18). So I rushed over to make sure I didn’t miss the crew putting the sign up, but when I got there, the sign was still on the ground. So I decided to wait it out. I noticed the TV crew there, setting things up, and I recognized the producer of Fixer Upper, as I had met him before.
I felt very awkward just hanging out with my camera around my neck, so I addressed the producer and let him know I was just waiting for them to put up the sign. He told me it was no problem, and that if I waited, some other people might show up. Honestly, I thought he meant that other photographers might show up. But, I stuck around, and sure enough, I saw Chip and Jo pull in.
Then as I waited, I noticed them setting up for a scene right outside. Sure enough, eventually Chip & Jo came out, so I snapped some really cute behind the scenes photos.
Notice how adorable it is that Jo has to stand on a little block to help with the height difference between her and Chip. Also, this wasn’t very long after Jo had announced her pregnancy, so you can see a little bump growing under her comfy grey hoodie. Also, she makes Chip eat the Avocado Toast!
THEN, not long after I posted these on my instagram, Country Living shared my post on their blog. Which was surprising, and totally awesome. Check those out HERE & another post on Woman’s World, HERE.
Laaron had contacted me about traveling through waco with her boyfriend. She wanted to show him around the town she went to college in (Baylor). So she figured it’d be a great time to have a mini session in some blue bonnets.
When Laaron and Travis pulled into Woodway Park, I greeted them and Laaron had to dig in the car for something. While Laaron was away for a matter of 20 seconds, Travis dropped the ENGAGEMENT BOMB on me. My mind was blown because there was no plan and now I knew what was going to happen, I just didn’t know when or how.
But Travis was cool as a cucumber. Atleast he looked like he was! After a few minutes of shooting he told Laaron, “I’m thirsty, I’m going to get a bottle of water from the car, get some of just you in the blue bonnets”.
When he came back drinking his water, I knew what was up. He had the ring….. So then, my mind is going 1,000 miles a minute knowing it’s going to happen any minute, trying to make sure I’ll be in the perfect spot to capture this special moment.
And bam! It happens, Laaron was SO surprised. And it was totally beautiful!!!!!