Tomorrow I head to one of my favorite places on earth, Key West. Only living 6 hours away we make sure to make at least one visit a year to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the beautiful island. This year we will be going at least twice. Half of the drive is breathtakingly gorgeous. One of these trips I am going to make it a couple day journey down (or back) to photograph the upper and middle keys as well as Key West. There are some great locations I pass on the way down, but never stop since we are always anxious to get there or are traveling with other people.
This trip we are making with about 10 friends to celebrate of their birthdays including my wife. While most of the time will be spent relaxing and pub crawling up and down Duval street, I hope to find some time to do some shooting. I want to walk around Mallory Square to do some candid portraits. This area is jumping with activity in the late afternoon with street performers which should make for some nice shots. Also a great location for sunsets. Look for my images from Key West next week.
When I return I have been asked to photograph a friend’s daughter’s first softball game on Tuesday. Then on Friday and Saturday I will be shooting Funk Fest 9 in Punta Gorda. Funk Fest is a music festival held in the downtown square and will feature the band “Here Come the Mummies”. They are amazing musicians who put on an awesome show.
I had a great week shooting this week and am really happy with the portrait session I did with my friend Dani on Monday. I have added a few of those images below. Hope everyone has a great week!