Referred to us by another Maryland professional photographer, Maggie & Matthew's mom contacted us about event photography of her children's violin recital and reception at Stages Music Art Performance Theater in Cockeysville, Maryland.
"My 6 and 7 year old kids are having a particularly special concert/recital. They are also doing this in honor of a charity - Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Cancer Research. I looked at your photography portfolio, and I like the "calm and soft touch" of your website. I don't want big and flashy... as I navigated through your website, I felt a soft touch with poise, and that's exactly what I want. I want beauty and subtleties to speak out in the photography...
I've worked with professional photographers on many occasions and have learned that I don't want too much editing. Rather, I want to capture the atmosphere. I want to look back and be able to remember what the kids were feeling that day. Some professional photographers I've worked with embellished things so much that it felt fictional. For me, it's about capturing the moment, even if it's not perfect."
Maggie & Matthew performed together with their teacher, Byung-Kook Kwak on violin/viola, and his daughter, Christine, also on violin. Maggie & Matthew's mom is a pianist and graduate of the renowned Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD, and she accompanied on piano at times. I myself grew up playing piano and clarinet and have been to many a student recital. But never have I seen two children of Maggie & Matthew's young and youthful ages perform at such a high level! They were absolutely amazing! Child prodigies! As I wandered and photographed the guests at the reception, I heard snippets of conversation... people speaking in wonder and awe about the children's skill and how much they had improved over the past year. Applause for Maggie & Matthew!
Are you planning an extra-special event of your own? Want to be able to look back and remember the smell of the flowers, the clink of the wine glasses, the laughter of friends and family?
The most special moments don't get do-overs. Make those moments last in your memories.