Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Ryan Montbleau Band at Esker Point!

Enter June 25 and the sun finally reveals itself in this summer season. It's an energetic Thursday, with buzz on the water, girls in short shorts, and sunglasses ruling the scene. The Esker Point Beach concerts in Groton, CT are in full swing as they mark their Thursday summer music splash with the Ryan Montbleau Band.

Not only is the sun shining, but there is happy and beautiful music playing. On the beach. Where there is sand, and water, and people grilling, and drinking, playing volleyball, dancing, hanging out with their kids and dogs and old friends. Oh, yes, Esker Point Beach summer concerts have long been a tradition in Southeastern CT. And to top off all of this amazing goodness, some of my best friends are there, including the amazing EmilyIs, who took a break from NYC to come see the show.

If all of this wasn't enough to keep my lips smiling, my arms hugging, and my feet dancing, I also came well armed with camera in hand. Oh yes, it was time to shoot some happy people. know what I mean ;) Check it out:

Hula hoops always make their presence known at these concerts


Love how the shadows add dimension and more people to the frame...



There I am on the side of Paige's sunglasses!


I love how fascination stopped this little boy in his tracks



Gettin' their dance on!



I love all that's going on in this picture... how the little girl on her dad's shoulders is facing out, just like Ryan Montbleau...then with the little boy running to the the girl with the hula hoop... over to the little girl in stripes looking up...and finally the raised hand on the left. Yes, photojournalism rocks.


One of my faves from the day...notice how the light is just hitting the guys shirt on the left, who just happens to be wearing a Ryan Montbleau Band t-shirt. The little girl's hair is flying and half her face is lit by the sun with full light on Ryan Montbleau. Oh, yes. This is love.


Most photojournalists hate backlight and flare, but I just couldn't resist.


Another gem from the day...there is something going on in every part of the frame. And this little girl adjusting her teeny beach chair was just too cute.


I love this, but I just wish that the dude on the left wasn't looking at the camera. He was staring at me, though, because my fascination with his woman dancing with her dog like it was her child held my attention for quite a little while... I also love the wiggly line of the horizon as it shifts from people to trees... and the full framed far away man on the left...the skull shirt in the back...all good stuff.


The child's feet in the air make this picture.


Take a glimpse of the band in action at Sun Studio Sessions in Memphis playing one of my favorite songs, "Honeymoon Eyes"


  1. Beautiful pictures! What a great day! By the way the little hulah hoop girl is my daughter Fifi.

    Be Blessed!

  2. Any way to order prints?

  3. Hi Anonymous! You can email me at to get info on ordering prints. I hope you do because I would love for you to have these images...