23 Nov 2011

An unusual occasion | Phoenix Band Photographer

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I have an aunt who happens to be a talented trumpist (is that the formal word for one who plays the trumpet?  I should go look it up…  I’ll be back).

I have an aunt who happens to be a talented trumpeter and she connected me with her band, Arizona Winds Concert Band.  They were looking to update their website and Facebook page, among other materials, and hired me to take their pictures.  Now, this isn’t a typical shoot for me since the families I photograph usually leave their tuxedos at home.  It was truly a most perfect morning in Phoenix, AZ and we headed out to a mountain preserve where I met up with the group all dressed in their fancy concert attire.  The clouds scarcely covered the sun, providing some beautiful diffused light.  The band was facing the east and prior to the morning, I was worried that the 60+ members would be squinting at the sun.   You can imagine how pleased I was with an slightly overcast morning (something I am used to up here in the Pacific Northwest).  I loved their location it was so appropriate for an AZ band!   With a little hill to climb to get started, I enjoyed seeing them come one by one with their instruments in hand, ready to shoot!   Each group of instruments took some formal pictures and then had fun with some unusual and unexpected pictures (just my type). The morning went smoothly and I’m anxious to see what they do with their site!  Here are a few from our perfect Phoenix morning together…

AZ Winds Concert Band preparing for pictures

AZ Winds Concert Band taking updated band photos

AZ Winds Concert Band

Az Winds Concert Band

AZ Winds Concert Band

4 Responses to “An unusual occasion | Phoenix Band Photographer”

  1. michelle s. says:

    Fantastic!! I totally hear you on the overcast PNW. Aint it grand up here? ;)

  2. Lori Hefner says:

    On behalf of the Arizona Winds Concert Band, I would like to say “Thank You” for taking the time to schedule us in for you short visit to Phoenix, and for the effortless way you captured these wonderful photos of the band! Everything went very smoothly and we weren’t forced to stand around for hours in our formal attire!! Great job Lisa!
    Lori Hefner – Arizona Winds Board of Directors

  3. lisa says:

    Thank you! The morning was great and everybody was so pleasant!

  4. lisa says:

    It is great. I’m used to fighting the sun… : ) BUT, don’t get me wrong, I do miss the sun! : )

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