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Lowlife // Midwest Hardcore

What’s up, everyone! We haven’t had any band related photos on the blog for a while and that’s probably because we haven’t shot any since we did Boris Yeltsin’s promo photos for “On A Wire” last year. So, needless to say, this post is loooooong overdue.

This is Lowlife. They are a fantastic hardcore band with members based out of Joplin, MO, Webb City, MO, and Tulsa, OK. It’s safe to say that after getting to see these dudes last night, they’re now my favorite regional hardcore band. My band, Bad Lungs, played a show in Springfield last night at the Outland Ballroom with a bunch of other rad bands. We are limited on space for traveling to shows, so we had to leave some gear at home. The guys in Lowlife were beyond generous and not only loaned us gear, but every band on the tour package as well, which really helped those bands out, but also made the show run that much smoother. Really, it’s needless to say, but good dudes; backed hard.

Anyways, my point is, taking photos of them was the very least I could do for their generosity with us. I am stoked to both play more shows with and shoot more photos of these dudes live. It would be a lie to say I didn’t have some issues since it had been so long since I last shot a show. I probably should have brought my Alien Bees to just nuke the room, but I only brought my single speedlite. The Outland isn’t the best place to shoot a hardcore band since the stage is kinda high, so to get back to my point, I am stoked to shoot these dudes at a show that’s floor level. Soon enough!

Anyways, these guys are all exceptionally rad humans and they are a straight killer band. If you dig hardcore, especially that of a much more pissed off nature, then look no further than Lowlife. You won’t be disappointed. Just click the links below for their band and mine if you are interested.



Also, my apologies to Joey and Caleb. The side of the stage they were on was a bit congested and made it harder for me to get shots of them, so there just aren’t as many of those two as there are of the other dudes. I will make up for it next time!

Take care and talk soon!


James + Kayla Married // Missouri Wedding Photography

What an awesome day. Every time we’ve gotten the chance to hang with James and Kayla to shoot, it has never been anything short of a great time. Needless to say, their wedding day was no different. The two had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony at James’ childhood home in Neosho, MO, and followed it up with a hell of a reception at The Amelie Event Center in downtown Joplin.

Congrats to James and Kalya! Thank you for such a rad day!

Take care and talk soon!

-Aaron & Whit

Courtney & Dante Married // Missouri Wedding Photographers

Good afternoon, everyone! We are over here doing a little Sunday blogging while lounging and enjoying some Game of Thrones. Today we have Dante and Courtney’s wedding on the blog for you! The two tied the knot in Joplin, MO, on Saturday, June 28th. The day ended up being our first (incredibly) rainy wedding of the year, but it was a still a great day. Though we did find ourselves a bit limited on shooting locations because the rain was heavy and relentless, we made do with what was available and got a lot of stuff we are really loving. And, Courtney and Dante? They handled the day like total champs. Not once did they ever let the weather get them down. They and all of their guests had a hell of time that day and so did we.

The two held their ceremony at JB’s Piano Bar and had their reception at The Amelie Event Center. For their reception, they setup all of their decor themselves and they did a flat out awesome job. Everything looked absolutely beautiful. Despite the rain, the day went wonderfully.

Congrats Dante and Courtney!

-Aaron & Whit