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Lifehouse Rocks Phoenix

June 17, 2009

So most of you probably wonder what I do on a weekend I don’t have a wedding to photograph. Okay, maybe not, but I’m gonna tell you anyway! As a wedding photojournalist who documents special moments in people’s lives, it’s important to keep my skills at a level higher than my own expectations. So even when I’m not following a bride and groom around all day you better believe I’ll be using my camera to document something interesting.

So this past weekend when the awesome group of guys from Lifehouse asked me to come with them to Phoenix and document their concert, I jumped at the opportunity. They played a great set after the Diamondbacks vs. Astros baseball game at Chase Field and I was there from the moment they stepped out of their hotel to the last autograph leaving the stadium. It was quite an experience, and change of pace, documenting a day in the life of rock stars.

Here are the fellas, from left to right: Ben Carey, Rick Woolstenhulme, Jason Wade, and Bryce Soderberg….

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On the way to the stadium….
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Sound check in the tunnel….
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Diamondbacks catcher Ivan Rodriguez checks out the action when he arrives for the game….
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They even got their own uniforms!
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I’m betting they’re more talented with guitars in their hands, not bats….
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Hanging out in the dressing room just before heading to the field….
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One of my favorites, Jason warms up for the show….
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Of course, being a huge baseball fan, I couldn’t be at the game and not photograph a bit of the action!
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Heading to the field….
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Another favorite….
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Now for something a little unrelated to wedding photography, but very cool nonetheless. Last year I worked on a story for The New York Times about the rehabilitation of Micheal Vick’s fighting pit bulls at an animal sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. You can view a multimedia piece with all the photos here.

Well, to my surprise, one of the photos used for that story was picked up by National Geographic and has been published in the April edition of the magazine, on newsstands right now.

Here it is:

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And here’s the original photo. Lucas was one of Vick’s champion fighters, the scars were a real telling factor of how brutal the dog fighting can be. I remember hesitating a bit when they invited me into the cage to photograph him, only to find out Lucas was one of the nicest dogs I had ever met….
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