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June 12, 2013
As you might know, my buddy Ben Woehler and I work together from time to time on personal projects that we decide we should team up on. We are currently working on a series of documentaries for the Blues guitar destroyer, Boscoe France, who won the Guitar Center Battle of the Blues competition in 2012. That project has actually attracted a variety of people that work and operate some really big business's in the United States and has turned out to have quite a bit of positive feedback. Recently, we were contacted to shoot a video for a speed painter from Owensboro KY AARON KIZER. Aaron is known for painting a portrait of famous people (upside down) in the amount of time it takes a song to play. For this project, the Hip Hop group NAPPY ROOTS released a song as a re-mix ...
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April 29, 2013
You may or may not know that I have been a drummer for 20 some years. Being the very tolerant and supportive mother that she is, my mom bought me a drumset when I was in the 6th grade. A black percussion plus kit with two cymbals for $300. I played that sucker everyday until I figured out how to play some of my favorite songs from the bands, The Offspring, Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Biohazard, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and Soundgarden. All of these bands have different styles. In high school, I got into bands like Korn, Deftones, Incubus, Strung Out, and a variety of old Big Band stuff like Benny Goodman. I was lead snare in Marching band and I played drumset for the pep band and jazz band. I did all of these things because it was a challenge to adapt to different kinds of ...
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April 13, 2013
If you weren't already aware, Lamasco Bar and Grill on West Franklin Street in Evansville Indiana is usually a party. Interesting fact, my band started at this bar 7 years ago. I played every wednesday and it turned into a "heavy metal wednesday" house gig. It was cool because it was the only bar at that time that would let an original band play....even though we did still play some covers when we first started. So this place has been good to me over the years. ANYWAY, my buddy Boscoe France and his band mates John Gillespie and Jimmy Cummings totally killed it to a packed house on 4-12-13. They were also nice enough to let me sit in and play Folsom prison Blues. Def a good time. I wasn't exactly planning on working, BUT, I got a few drinks in me and decided to take over the bar ...
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April 11, 2013
I have been shooting weddings for around 12 years now. Independently for about 8 years. Some photographers don't like weddings. They think they are stressful. And some of them say they don't like to be around that many people and always mention "bride-zillas". Well, I happen to like weddings. I think they are fun. For most of my clients, it is the happiest day of their lives. And if it isn't the happiest day of their lives, that day was probably the day their children were born. I feel extremely lucky to have been invited to over 200 weddings in my 12 year wedding photography career. I have worked weddings in 8 different states in the US and one that took me to Jamaica. And it was on my 30th birthday. I think weddings are a total blast. Day one of the three day shoot, we got on ...
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April 11, 2013
Last year, Boscoe France, a super cool and talented guy from Madisonville Kentucky, won the entire Guitar Center Battle of the Blues guitar competition. The coolest part about this is that he scored an endorsement through Gibson Guitars. My friend Ben Woehler and I were hanging out at a local bar called Lamasco's and were talking about ideas of projects to collaborate on. See, Ben is the producer and camera operator for the show My Classic Car on the speed network. We eventually came to the conclusion that we wanted to do a documentary on Boscoe and where he came from and how he ended up where he is today. It ...
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April 10, 2013
It was a beautiful day for a portrait session. The trees aren't quite bloomed, but springtime is near. It has been a desperate time of waiting in the midwest for nice weather. So it was a total relief. I fit in a quick portait session with Sheena with the D800E and we found a few spots in downtown Evansville and got some work done. She is an up and coming photographer attending Ivy Tech. Be sure to check out her work at www.facebook.com/SheenaRanaePhotography sheena_hunter_23Read More

April 09, 2013
House of White, located in Newburgh Indiana is a high class, extremely stylized boutique in the Southern Indiana area. I was very impressed with the layout and the attention to detail of the converted river house. It is located on the beautiful riverfront in Newburgh, and really sets a classy tone. I highly recommend future clients and aspiring brides to check it out. Andrea and Chris did a great job in making this place elegant and stylish.house_of_white_03 Read More

April 09, 2013
En route to LA, I had the pleasure of photographing a super fun engagement session in Las Vegas. Paula and Jimi in front of the Bellagio in Las Vegas I'm also thankful to have friends there that got me this shoot and helped me find an awesome location in Nelson NV in a ghost town about 45 minutes outside of Vegas. If your ever in the area, check it out. It's great. The cacti there would break off and stick to your clothes or shoes, and they showed us photos of a snake bite a guy had that almost took off his entire leg. So, we were very cautious. It was obvious ...
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April 05, 2013
After the Battlecross shoot in Florida, I had them fly me to Las Vegas instead of home to shoot the Steel Panther at Mandalay Bay House of Blues. It was great timing because it was just in time for my good friends birthday. So this whole trip was full of bonuses. The dudes raged as usually poking fun at the crowd and killing the songs. Totally ruled. Thanks to Taylor Bingley and Nick Rucker for making it happen. steel_panther_36 Read More

April 05, 2013
So, I finally got to go to New York City for the first time recently. Not only did I go, but I got to work with one of my favorite bands, and now what I would consider being among friends. I've been working with GOJIRA since 2007. If you haven't heard of this band, go ask METALLICA what they think of them. They would reply, "well, we took them on a full US tour and did lots of shows with them in Europe and we think they are awesome". Well, that's what I'd assume they would say, considering they were virtually unknown in the US when I first discovered them. And it was METALLICA that handpicked them for the tours that turned them into a headlining act. Which, these shows were sold out by the way. It was really awesome to hear people ...
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