On this, the One Year Anniversary of Ben O’Neal Photography, I thought it would be fun to go back, dig deep into the vault and share some never-before-seen images taken through-out the past year.
From Rock ‘n’ Roll bands . . .
. . . to leaders of business . . .
. . . to some of the most adorable kids in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex . . . it has certainly been a roller coaster ride the likes of which I never could have predicted.
So many beautiful events . . .
. . . and interesting people . . .
. . . and amazing families that I was fortunate enough to photograph.
As I look back through the images we created together, I’m touched by the trust and confidence everyone so readily placed in me.
These images (and so many more) may look like just a pile of random smiling people . . .
. . . cool looking places . . .
. . . and purposefully proud parents, but believe me when I tell you that the truth is much more than that.
The simple truth is that these pictures tell stories. They are insights into the real and colorful lives of the people I call clients. Each and every one is uniquely special and inherently beautiful, little shining reminders of the fun we had together.
Here’s to many more years – I can’t wait to meet the next image . . .
My two great loves are photography and music. Unfortunately, I’m not quite good enough at music to make any money at it. (The verdict is still out on photography.)
So, when a good friend of mine from High School needed some publicity shots of his band, The Troubaderos, I jumped at the chance. What a cool opportunity – I hadn’t seen Jason in years and it seemed like a really fun shoot.
The guys were easy to work with and really looked the part. The problem was the timing and weather. Neither wanted to cooperate.
We decided to meet in Downtown Carrollton. It was dark, cold and windy. AND the guys were all more than a little hungry.
I’m actually thankful for the dark, though, because I like the mood that was created by having to find lights in windows and on the sides of buildings.
The good news is that nobody froze and the guys in the band all ate fried chicken at Babe’s as soon as we got the last shot.