I remember the year I was 8 years old and sold Christmas gift-wrap to fundraise for my school. If I sold 60 boxes, I would “win” a Polaroid camera. My love for goal-setting started right there. The game was on! Weeks later, I had sold 60 boxes… Mostly to family, neighbors and well… my mom. And when I got the camera ages later in the mail, I quickly wrote my initials on it, and began lugging it around with me everywhere… I was so proud.
So when Ana and Lindsey of Paul Revere Charter Middle School came into my studio on Tuesday, they had me at “We’re raising funds for our school.” I not only donated, but I also took some pics of a few members of their orchestra “Pride” for use in their concert program.
I made sure each of the musicians played while I was shooting, and the singer sang. I always believe in shooting an action, not a pose. This is Ana Hilleboe, and her pictures cement my decision to learn violin!… just beautiful :)
From left to right, here’s Victor Li on the French Horn, Elana Ross singing her guts out in between giggles, and Lizze Sokolich on Sax.
I had a great time with these guys, and I love the pics – am I just being nostalgic or do they bring back memories of being in school and falling in love with learning an instrument? Sorry neighbors, violin lessons coming up!