Larry Joe Taylor 2014 Day 5


Well, friends, Larry Joe Taylor Music Fest year 26 is a wrap! I had a great time with old and new friends, lots of amazingly talented music played and most of all photos that I’ve loved editing. Hope to make it to LJT27 next year! Party!

Rock On!

~ Jalys.


Hey friends! So I have been so busy lately and I feel bad for neglecting my blog and not uploading some updates. I have some awesome photos to show you from a few projects that I’ve been working on and other downtime photos. I promise to upload the photos I took from Greenfest and below are some other sneaks that I’ll show you guys to tide you over. Bear with me and enjoy the sneakfest for now!


I hosted a BBQ a couple of weeks ago. Here is a photo of Philip (#pqm)


My buddy Justin Van Sant and his band FINALLY played in Austin!


Guess who my next magazine cover subject is?


I had to take a new photo for work. Blah.

Check back for new FULL blog posts of photos soon!

Rock On.

~ Jalys.

Day 3 of Larry Joe Taylor 2013

These photos are taking a lot longer than I had hoped to edit. There are SO many and I want to make sure they are post worthy! Day 3 was a fun day, Lots of great artists played this day including: Mike Ryan, Radney Foster, Brandon Rhyder (my fave), Reckless Kelly, Wade Bowen and THE Randy Rogers Band… hell of a line up!! Hope you guys enjoy them, spread the word about Photostar Photography if you could! Check back tomorrow for Day 4 photos!

Rock on.

~ Jalys.

Brandon Rhyder {Wild West, Cedar Park}

About a month ago, I finally got to go see a Brandon show! It has been months since I’ve seen him and as one of my favorites, I find it unacceptable! This show was extremely different, first off, Eddie Kloesel is no longer with Brandon and it was weird not seeing him bouncing around like Richard Simmons making sure everything was running smoothly. My friend, Mark Hudspeth is the new bassist and there is a chick who plays fiddle. Might as well be a new band! However, it was refreshing seeing all the new changes and of course to have a therapy session with Brandon’s music.

This was the first time I’ve been to Wild West, Cedar Park and I have to say while the space is awesome, the lighting on the stage is one of the worst I’ve experienced. It’s very frustrating as a music + concert photographer to try to photograph a show when the lighting is about as good as a flashlight. You would think they could have a proper set up. Rant over.

Tomorrow I’ll get to see the BR crew at Larry Joe Taylor Music Fest and I’m beyond excited! Greatest. Week. Ever. If you’re at Larry Joe Taylor Music Fest, come find me and say hi! Tell your friends to like my Facebook page and enjoy these photos!

love it. live it. capture it.


Wednesday Already?!

This week I’m trying to catch up with ALL of the outstanding photos I have to edit. I am so excited that I’ll spend most of next week around Stephenville, TX at Melody Mountain Ranch to photography Larry Joe Taylor’s Music Festival! It’s a dream come true to be able to not only photograph but have my photos published! There are A LOT of exciting adventures coming up, which I’ll post more about as they come. But just a heads up: LOTS of MUSIC photos will be hitting this blog! YEE YEE! 🙂 Here are a couple sneak peeks of what is to come. Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday! Check back soon for tons of photos!


I dig the tight angle and texture in this shot! Photographed this in Corpus!


Love me some BR and Matt Powell!


Avery doing her thang!


love it. live it. capture it.

~ Jalys

Amber’s Angels Benefit Concert

A couple of days ago the 2nd Annual Amber’s Angels benefit concert took place at Midnight Rodeo Austin. I was fortunate enough to photograph for the Amber’s Angels organization again. Amberlynn Fett was a sweet soul that was taken too early from this world, but her legacy is still living on. Amberlynn passed away from her life long battle of Cystic Fibrosis in November of 2011. She was a HUGE TX Music and Texas Longhorn fan. Though, I didn’t know her personally, I would see her at shows {a lot of times with her mom} and she would be beaming ear to ear while listening to the music. Her smile was infectious and she loved helping others, which was obvious on Monday night with the amount of support that was there in her honor.

Monday night was a celebration for her as well as her charity that she started and was heavily involved in before she passed away. Debbie, it was a great honor to photograph for not only the organization, but for you personally. Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

love it. live it. capture it.

~ Jalys.

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