A break from Disney?!?! I know, you thought I was talking about a break from going, right? Nevah! It's just a little Wide-angle Wednesday break from Disney photos. Instead, I have some concert photos.
This last Monday I took Savannah and a friend to a concert. Savannah loves music and Christina Perri is a singer/songwriter/musician that is on the top of her list of artists she admires. We went to see her in 2011 when Savannah was just 11 years old. This tour for her new album included special VIP meet and greet tickets, I knew we had to get them so she could meet her. It couldn't have been more magical, dare I say it might have surpassed Disney magic! Christina was all they had hoped for; talented, humble, friendly, and funny. There's something special about seeing your kids pick awesome roll models.
I don't want to bore you with all the details, but not only did Savannah meet her, hug her, talk with her, and give her a gift, we were front row center for the concert. We could have (and the girls did) reach out and touch her we were so close. In fact, I worried maybe too close for good photos, but I had a blast taking these. The girls actually cried a couple times (quietly...they aren't crazy screaming/crying fangirls) because they were so overwhelmed by the night. I really enjoyed seeing them so happy to meet someone they admire and it reminded me why I love to capture these moments with my camera. They love the photos I got and hopefully it will remind them of their special evening for years to come.
Ready for WAW overload?!!? Those of you who are my friends on facebook are probably tired of hearing/seeing all this, but it was a special day and special days should be cherished and talked about, right?! Repeatedly.
First, a selfie...obviously not a great shot photographically speaking, but for memory sake it's priceless. For me, it's not about taking the "perfect" shot, it's catching that moment in time...
The girls made this for Christina and gave it to her when they met her. She seemed enchanted by it.
Opening the box...
The photo they were so excited to get!
Teary-eyed girls. She signed photos I had taken at the 2011 concert.
So close, the girls were leaning on the stage!
Looking right down at the girls, they were beside themselves.
I was telling him how much I enjoyed taking and editing these shots and he suggested I look into shooting more concerts. I think I enjoyed it more because there was a memory included, but it was a lot of fun. Sometimes photography can get a bit boring for me (people seem to want a lot of posed/set up shots) and I realized concerts are fun to shoot because there are so many different emotions, facial expressions, and movement going on. The colors and lighting are fantastic as well!
Aaaaand, since I have to include what Savannah would say was an unforgettable moment...At the end of the show, Christina told everyone to take selfies (you can see her above taking one) and post them with her hashtag #headorhearttour. The day after the concert, Christina uploaded 5 photos to her facebook that were her favorites, and Savannah's was one of them. She was really excited about it:
What about you? Do you have special photos you cherish of life events? Do they enhance your memories the way they do mine? Tell me one of your favorite memories that you captured in a photo!