On Friday night, Chance the Rapper played to a sold-out Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. I was lucky enough to receive a photo pass to capture the moments of this concert. As a concert photographer, this was a dream come true!
Before the show, a super cool photographer gave me some advice and one piece that stuck out to me wasn't even regarding my camera. It was to stop shooting for about 30 seconds and just look up and take the experience in. So, as I attempted to chase Chance around the stage with my camera throughout his performance, I put my camera down for a few seconds and just looked up, taking the whole experience in. As I did that, I was shocked. I was overwhelmed with happiness. It made me think about just how far I have come in these past four years as a photographer. I finally felt that the crazy amount of shows I've gone to in the past four years, the number of emails I've sent and the people I've talked to finally paid off. I am closer to my dream than I have ever been before and it is the most unreal feeling. I am just so thankful and glad that I discovered this passion of mine and I'm so happy that I get to experience it and I hope that it never stops.