Photograph what you love. It seems simple enough. In a small town, it's not always so easy. Nor is it easy to narrow my photography down to a specific genre; I love so many different genres. Family. Maternity. Children. Couples. I love them all.
There's something about music sessions though. I̶ ̶s̶w̶e̶a̶r̶ ̶I̶ ̶d̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶s̶a̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶g̶e̶n̶r̶e̶.̶
These are sessions I've done over the years with a number of different musicians, mostly students. Some answered a casting call. Some came to me looking for a session. I've loved every single session.
Maybe it's because I'm drawn to photos that are a bit dark, a bit moody. It works for this particular genre. Or maybe it's simply because I love music. In my car, at home, at work; I need it. It's always a part of my day. I can't understand people who can just be without it. Can't quite wrap my head around that concept.
I grew up on Conway Twitty, Steve Earle and Buddy Holly. Maybe that explains why my love of music spans so many decades. You learn to not only appreciate, but love the things you were made to listen to in the backseat of the Oldsmobile as a kid. Though I still haven't found a love for Jim Reeves, despite how much I had to listen to him. Unless it's Christmas music, because no one does Christmas like Jim Reeves.
If you're looking for some on-location promo photos, this gal is ready, willing, and almost embarrassingly enthusiastic to get them done. Studio headshots with your instrument? That's an option, too. Just remember, if that's what you choose, you'll have to wrangle your big tuba down a flight of stairs.
I'm pretty clumsy, so I'll leave that part to you.