Today I had the honor of photographing more families around the Capital Region (New York). These were free five-minute photo sessions, with donations ($150!) going to The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.
If you are in upstate NY (anywhere from Syracuse to Saratoga) and would like to schedule a session, please get in touch (details are below).
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Socially Distant Photo Sessions details:
These sessions are for anyone! Families, singles, graduates, pets – whatever you’d like! Dress up, dress down – wear pajamas, do whatever – have fun with it!
These sessions are still FREE. However, donations will be accepted, with 75% going to (I need to cover some basic costs like gas, tolls, etc.) The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (regionalfoodbank.net), which provides services to 23 NY counties.
- social distancing will be adhered to at all times (at least 6 feet away)
- this is FREE (but donations are accepted)
- photos will be taken on your front porch/steps/driveway/etc./wherever we can socially distance
- these will be approximately 5 minutes each
- 2-3 digital photos will be sent to you via Dropbox (you don’t need to have an account to access the photos) that you may use on social media with proper credit to the photographer (IG: @JenVesp, Twitter: @JenVesp, FB: Jen Vesp Photography).
- Prints may be ordered upon request.
- The photos may be posted on my website (jenvesp.com), Twitter (@JenVesp), or Instagram (@JenVesp).
Today I had the honor of photographing families around the Capital Region (New York) as part of #TheFrontStepsProject. These were free five-minute photo sessions, with a portion of donations ($250!) going to The Food Pantries for the Capital District.
If you are in upstate NY and would like to schedule a session (a PORCHrait, if you will) over the next 1-2 weeks, please get in touch!
#TheFrontStepsProject was created by photographer Cara Soulia in Needham, Massachusetts.
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Genie Santiago's Sunflowers Series was created to provide fans with the opportunity to hear and get to know their favorite local Boston artists better. In an intimate performance setting, artists are able to share their talent, experience, and story with fans. This third Sunflowers event featured Genie Santiago, Anais Azul, Ava Sophia, and Brandie Blaze.
Sold Out Night #1 of the Summer is Forever II tour came out of the gate with the punk pop roar of LA's Cherry Glazerr performing "Had Ten Dollaz." I knew it was going to be a good night when Clementine Creevy announced "this is a song about my period!" and, by golly, I was right. Not sure how Best Coast and Wavves chose Cherry Glazerr to open this tour, but they couldn't have found a better fit. The cherry on top of their pop punk wonderland of a ten-song set was "Grilled Cheese" - ending on a perfect lo-fi note to leave the audience on their toes in anticipation of Best Coast, next up on the bill.
Best Coast, taking the stage to the thunderous cheers of the crowd at the sold out Royale, kicked off their set with the slow burn of "When I'm With You," and proceeded to dig right into the uber-popular "Crazy for You," knocking out a flawless set of about fifteen killer tunes. Bethany Cosentino is a powerhouse (on stage and off - have you read this?) and, together with the equally talented Bobb Bruno, they bring us the sweetest of California dreams; for a few songs, I even felt like I should be slow dancing underneath the stars on a beautiful California night. With the audience hanging on to Cosentino's every word and note, they crowd-surfed to gloomier songs, causing her to mention "you're unconventional - I like that." Wrapping up with the trio of "Boyfriend," "Our Deal" (my absolute favorite), and "When Will I Change," Best Coast showed us why they have so rapidly ascended to the forefront of rock and show no signs of slowing down.
Co-headliner and third band at bat, Wavves (they swap each night with Best Coast), an all-male band from San Diego, came out to a riled-up crowd, playing "Sail to the Sun," blowing us all away with their rad punk-surf sound, playing a solid set, encouraging everyone to crowd surf, and even passing out alien-shaped balloons at one point. Lead singer Nathan Williams, wearing cuffed jeans, khaki boots, and a black t-shirt blazed through hits such as "Mickey Mouse," "Nine is God," "Idiot," and "Heart Attack." In support of their latest album, V, Wavves, along with the stellar Best Coast and standouts Cherry Glazzer, brought Boston a few hours of the summer we've been yearning for since the fall came upon us.