I love event photography. It gives me the opportunity to capture what I see happening. With events you have zero control over your environment or the subjects and so it pushes you to be creative, observant and fearless. When I was asked to be an official photographer for the Merritt Rockin River Festival this past summer I was both excited and nervous. I do NOT like crowds as most people who know me are well aware of. I feel lost in a sea of people, and I also get nervous with my gear in such a chaotic environment, but I was able to truly be like a fly on the wall. Everyone at this event was so focused on their enjoyment that I really tried to capture the fun and excitement of this weekend long festival in the smoky dry summer. In no particular order, here are a few favorites!