Sadie + Molly Portraits by Janet Eckles

Back in February I reached out to a friend from college, Sadie, to see if she'd want some free portraits of her and her girlfriend, Molly. She agreed and we finally got to go out and shoot a few weeks ago. It was the opening weekend of the Des Moines farmer's market and the weather was perfect. I had such a fun afternoon shooting these two beautiful women, and I am so thankful that they were willing to model for me.

Misterwives by Janet Eckles

I got to shoot Misterwives when they were in Des Moines last week! I had seen them once before when they opened for Panic! At the Disco's Death of a Bachelor tour at Well's Fargo. I loved their set then, but seeing them play in a smaller venue made their set feel much more special and intimate. Please, please see this band if you ever get the chance!  

The Maine by Janet Eckles

Tuesday night I was given the opportunity to shoot The Maine, along with the opener The Technicolors. The Maine is currently touring in support of their latest album, 'Lovely Little Lonely'.

Timeflies by Janet Eckles

Last night I shot the Timeflies show at Wooly's, and it was one of the most engaging and energetic shows I've been to in a long time. I strayed out of my comfort zone on this by using a wider lens than I'm used to, and am super happy with the results.

Hana Portraits by Janet Eckles

My friend Hana approached me a few months ago about taking photos for her Match.com profile. Our schedules were unfortunately completely opposite for awhile, but we finally found a day when we were both free, and I'm so glad we did! Hana was so fun to shoot, and I love the way her photos turned out! Fingers crossed that these photos help her meet the love of her life (or at least score a hot date)!

Pokey LaFarge by Janet Eckles

I had the pleasure of shooting blues / folk musician Pokey LaFarge at Wooly's over the weekend. If you've never heard this guy before, give him a listen and you'll be transported to a bygone era. His sound is what I imagine music from the '30s was like - tastefully distorted with a mix or Americana, jazz and ragtime. He dresses the part of a Dust Bowl era gentleman (but not as dirty), with a sharp blue suit, bowtie and slicked back hair. I honestly wondered if his set would get repetitive after the first few songs, but each song was different enough from the last to sustain audience interest but not to the degree where they felt jarring. Look him up!