Band Portraits: Baby Bee

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Add one part raw talent, two parts southern fried groove and a dash of Louisiana attitude and you MIGHT have an idea what the brothers Stark and Baby Bee are about. You might…

I had the opportunity recently to shoot the two piece, Houma, LA based, Baby Bee. I absolutely love these guys’ sound, and I would imagine you are going to be hearing a lot from Joe and David Stark. Without further ado, here are a few of my favorites from the day (more ramblings after the images).

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Baby Bee - Houma, LA Portrait Session

Thoughts & Shooting Notes

Joe and David have really big personalities and I wanted that to come through in these images. I decided to go really simple and shoot these guys on a white background. With very little post processing planned, we really had to focus on capturing their energy and presence.

Having two brothers together, it wasn’t very difficult to get these guys to open up and clown around a bit. We had a blast shooting the “portrait” style images, and really ended up with a great set of images.

We also wanted to take a different approach to the traditional “band portrait.” I had these guys setup and play live in the studio. We wanted to try and capture what it’s like to see Baby Bee live. While I think there is no substitute for actually shooting a band in a live venue, I think we were able to successfully reproduce some amazing energy, and I think it shines through in the photos.

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2 Responses to “Band Portraits: Baby Bee”

  1. Laura Anzalone says:

    I love the Starks! They are such fun, sweet guys and I think this photoshoot really captures that!

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