Sled Island 2014 - Calgary Concert Photographer

Sled Island 2014 - Calgary Concert Photographer

Every year in June, I take a little break from weddings and spend a week at my favourite music festival in the city, Sled Island. Last year, the festival had to be cancelled half way through because of flooding, so everyone involved this year was really itching to for it to happen.I have been on the Photo Crew with the festival for 5 years now, and every year I say that it makes me a better photographer. Oh, and every year, if I am shooting one of the Olympic Plaza shows, I promise you it will absolutely pour rain!

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Sled Island 2012 - Calgary Concert Photography

Sled Island 2012 - Calgary Concert Photography

Once a year I take a break from my normal photography to immerse myself in concert photography. Sled Island is one of my favourite weeks of the year. If you have never experienced this magical week in June, you are missing out. Downtown Calgary is often a dreary, quiet place after 6pm. But during Sled Island, the streets are filled with people on bicycles racing from one venue to the next. There is always 100 things to see at once during Sled Island, since it happens at multiple venues simultaneously. I also love the rush of concert photography: waiting for that awesome moment, feeling the pulse of the crowd in a small intimate venue, and the interesting and dynamic stage lighting.

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