Sneak Peek: The Ross family

I’ve been on a ton of photoshoots this fall, but this had to be one of the most fun and entertaining. I posted on Twitter earlier tonight that I thought I should be paying THEM for the shoot, not vice versa, but of course I took the money *grin*

This is a family of guitar players and it demanded a lot of candid shots. Yeah, we did the posed shots in a bunch of places, but we also tried some other things. They would play a little bit, I would walk around from different angles taking shots…the kind of photos I love to take. Towards the end of the session, David and Heather did a little duet together as they sat in an old doorway in a grungy part of downtown Phoenix (last photo below). Both are amazing musicians (they all are really, Alex was a member of The  Maine for a little bit!) and listening to them sing together while trying to take pictures was one of the most awesome experiences I’ve had doing this.

And to top it all off, we visited three different locations downtown and I have to say, I’ve fallen head over heels for the urban areas of Phoenix. The shot above and immediately below were taken at a location I’ve been DYING to visit for a photoshoot and it turned out perfect.

This is just a sneak peek at an almost two-hour shoot…I rushed home and had to process a few of my favorites…will post more in a few days.

  • Trevor Dayley

    Awesome! I can tell this would truly be a fun shoot to be part of!

  • Stefanie

    Very cool, Mike. Great mood, great tones, happy people. I like these a LOT!

  • Mike

    Thanks so much guys! Loved this family and this shoot!

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  • Jessa Koppenhofer


    Your AMAZING!! I could probably sit down and just go thru all your photos… I’m going to have to save some money this year for a couple shoots with you in 2011!! AMAZING MAN!!

  • Jesse

    Damnnn these are fantastic. Im taking notes with every shoot you do like this.

    PS – Im a fan of the Maine, thats crazy!