The Start of Summer

First fish of the year.



Music Monday: Timothy Seth Avett as Darling.

The Avett Brothers are one of my favorite bands. There sing-song Americana music just makes me happy. Timothy Seth Avett has a solo project that seems to have gone unnoticed by a lot of people. It’s in the same breath as the Avett Brothers tunes which of course means it’s pretty awesome. Check out one of his tracks below plus some more fun stuff concerning the Avett Brothers.

Seth Avett is actually an incredible artist. Below is a video of him designing and making the poster for their 2011 tour.

And just for kicks….

Another day at LSP

This for sure one of my favorite places to be in Kansas City.


Music Monday: The Lumineers.

Lots of people have recently began to notice a band called The Lumineers. Their music has that modern American, folk-rock, roots,  just-feels-right-to-my-soul quality that I have come to love. Few bands really capture my attention like The Lumineers have. They have begun what could be the makings of the American dream story with rough beginnings and determination to what I’m sure will be success. As their website puts it, “Born out of sorrow, powered by passion, ripened by hard work, The Lumineers have found their sound when the world needs it most.”

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Music Monday: Polock.

A good friend recently introduced me to Polock. My only question is why did it take me so long to find them? They sound so similar to Phoenix and are just flat out enjoyable.

Stripped down, acoustic versions of songs, such as this version of Faster Love, are often times my favorite.

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Morning View.

My morning view. Yes I’m blogging while turkey hunting.


Zach and Christine.

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Zach and Christine who happen to be married and two great friends of mine. There are so many things I could say about them but what stands out most about hanging out with them is how much I laugh when I’m with them. They are both just flat out funny. Needless to say we had a lot of laughs as we shot. Hope you guys enjoy!

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. – e.e. cummings

Music Monday: Radical Face.

I stumbled upon Radical Face about 4 years ago when I was in college. Ben Cooper, the mastermind behind the act, writes brilliant lyrics and captures the spirit of them so well with the instrumentation. The Roots, Radical Face’s newest album was released last Ocotober. Cooper also has a number of other projects so don’t be surprised to see him featured on Music Monday in the future.

Today’s featured song is Welcome Home. I immediately fell in love with this song the first time I heard it and still regularly listen to it.  The video creates a fitting visualization of the lyrics helping portray the essence of the song.

Sheets are swaying from an old clothesline
Like a row of captured ghosts over old dead grass
Was never much but we made the most
Welcome home

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SKC v. FC Dallas.

Sporting KC v. FC Dallas – March 25

A Day at Livestrong Sporting Park


The view from press level at LSP