The Rocket Summer

So, I decided to do a blog to show you guys pictures and adventures.

Here's a funny little snip-it from my life.
I have been a massive rocket summer fan since I discovered him on myspace.
Here's the awkward proof. Captioned: "I LIKE THE ROCKET SUMMER."
Fun fact: I put my camera in a tree outside my grandparent's house and put it on self-timer to snap this picture. I was 15 years old. (I'm now 25) 

 

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Am I embarrassed? Maybe. (Yes, I am) I have loved watching this artist grow for the past 10 years. I got to see him play in 2011! I was 19 years old, and I waited in line for almost an hour to get a picture. I asked for a picture without making eye contact and then immediately ran away due to being shy. 

In April 2017 I got the opportunity to shoot for Emo Nite Dallas. (Now I am a regular photographer for the event, and it has actually helped me open socially a little more) I was on stage taking pictures and someone walked up and stood next to me. I was like "That guy kinda looks like Bryce Avary, but it probably isn't." Then all of the sudden, he's the DJ?! Turns out I was silly and didn't realize it was him until a few days later when I was sending photos to the Third String crew. 

Shortly after Emo Nite Bryce was releasing some secret messages on his social media. I assumed immediately that it was a 10 year anniversary tour. I decided to put myself out there and see if I could have the opportunity to take pictures. The day of the show (July 21) I got approved for a pass and was just overtaken with excitement. 

This is only my 5th time shooting a concert. I have been thrilled with how the photos have progressed and here is some of my favorite work to date. Check out my favorite pictures below:

I also made a little recap video. (I was shooting images most of the show. I didn't think to capture a bunch of video, whoops!) Here ya go! I had a blast and am so thankful to have been able to take pictures!