History On Repeat

Earlier this year I had a killer cover shoot for Yellowbrick Magazine featuring History on Repeat from Des Moines (we have their EP in our frequent rotation at the studio - seriously good stuff). The band drove down to the studio for the shoot. The cover concept was a heroic looking sunset shot, but it was raining hard so we ended up faking it. I shot the band in studio and composited them onto sky photographed at a later date (see the Behind The Scenes photos below). The guys were really cool and agreed to go outside with me to shoot in the rain. We started with umbrellas, but those were quickly discarded in exchange for maximum soakage (I stayed under an umbrella to protect the camera). It's amazing how great images can come out of seemingly terrible shooting conditions! For you photographers reading this, the guy in the fedora is the son of photography superstar Lori Nordstrom. Enjoy the images and make sure you give the band a listen!

Samantha Gratton snapped some behind the scenes photos (she's married to musical mastermind Scott Gratton who's mad ups were featured on our photoshoot with The Magazines). Here's our setup for the composited cover:

And here's a peek at my secret photography weapon, the stripey umbrella:

Kat & Eric

Eric and Kat are rockstars, even more so than most of the actual rockstars we’ve met in our day. Their personalities exude a cool confidence and they know how to light up a room. We knew Eric from our college years. He was a coordinator for the M-Shop where Dan was a sound-tech and we shared a number of memorable experiences together (typically involving music, late nights and chinese food). When he called us up and said he was engaged, we knew his fiancee would be an awesome gal. Kat easily exceeded all of our expectations! Her personality is a perfect compliment to Eric’s and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed having front row seats to witness their chemistry through our lenses. Eric and Kat’s wedding day unfolded at Snus Hill Winery (the same place we got married!) and they were blessed with beautiful weather for their outdoor ceremony. The following are some of our favorite images from the wedding, mostly portraits that we love because Kat and Eric look so darn rad together:

Also, we feel inclined to introduce you to Eric & Kat's "children," Penny and Fred, that they brought along for their engagement session:

Lastly, here are a couple shots we love from the engagement session:

Kat & Eric - we love you guys! Thanks so much for entrusting us with the task of documenting your day!