Welcome to the 5th annual installment of my birthday blog post roundup! Below are a selection of 100 of my favorite photos (and a video) from 31.

Thirty-one was officially the “Year of Tour” for me. During 31, I was traveling 239 days, and 164 of those were on tour. I worked once again with The Struts, MisterWives and Walk The Moon, and went out for the first time with Joywave and Gavin DeGraw. Among the headline tours, I also had the opportunity to support Foo Fighters (check out the recap video at the end of this post) and Thirty Seconds to Mars with these artists. #ALMfancam also turned 4 years old!

Thirty-one also saw (and shot) several dear friends getting married, two moves in LA, and a re-up on the blue hair. While I wasn’t on tour, I traveled to several places I’d never been before- from the desert to Hawaii.

These annual “year in review” posts have been a really fun way to chronicle my life over the last 5 years, so if you’d like to check out past round-ups:
Best of 30 | Best of 29 | Best of 28 | Best of 27

As always, thank you SO much for following along in any capacity and supporting me as you do!

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Right photo by Rachel Martin


^ Photo by Matty Vogel


^ Photo by Matty Vogel


^ Photo by Rachel Martin

Following our April run with the Foo Fighters, The Struts did a month of headlining shows across the US (supported by The Glorious Sons and Spirit Animal). There’s a lot more photos to come from my summer adventures with these guys! Check back for highlights from our residency at The Roxy in West Hollywood, more Foo Fighters shows, and Part 2 of the summer headline shows.

Ain’t no party like a Struts party. Summer Headliner Recap Video | Episode 1:

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I’ve spent much of my 2018 with The Struts, for what has turned into quite an amazing year and experience. This summer, the guys continued their run supporting the legendary Foo Fighters.

During the Foo’s set, Luke came on stage to cover “Under Pressure” with Taylor Hawkins, while Dave Grohl hopped on the drums. Almost every night following that performance, Dave blew us away with generous compliments about The Struts proclaimed to thousands of people every night. Check out my tour recap video below for an interview with Luke, and a peek into that experience.

This post covers the weeks we spent with them in April in the Southern US, before starting a month-long tour of our own headliners (stay tuned for those photos in the next post).

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This summer on the Monolith Tour, I also had the pleasure of working with Joywave. Any amount of time with them is not enough. Amazing people, and they may or may not play more than one song in their set. Because they do whatever the hell they want.

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My first time seeing these two thanks to my buddy/TM Ryan. Was blown away by both, and can’t wait to see what’s in the pipe for Ms. Chelsea!

Chelsea Cutler:

Quinn XCII:

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A R I Z O N A was a new (to me) band as of this year, and their insanely infectious music landed them in my Spotify #2017Wrapped playlist over and over again. (If you haven’t made yours yet- do it!!) A few posts ago, I share photos from my time on the rode with GLADES this year. That tour was in support of A R I Z O N A, and I was brought on to photograph them as well. So here are some of my favorite images from their incredible shows along with some BTS moments including a surprise visit/performance feature from Kiiara at The Troubadour in LA!

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This year I’ve gotta to work with a few new (to me) bands for the first time! I rode along with GLADES supporting the ARIZONA 2017 Summer headline tour. They’re a three-piece from Australia and we had absolutely the best time. It was their first time touring across the US, so we did some fun sight-seeing in places like Washington DC and San Fransisco! Along with being infinitely talented, they are hilarious! Can’t wait to see them in the US more soon!

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This is the 3rd and final post of my MisterWives tour photo diary on the on Panic! At The Disco‘s “Death of a Bachelor Tour”. (See Part 1 & Part 2 here.) But there’s a lot more MisterWives content to come!

Part 3 covers the following cities (including a taping for The Late, Late Show with James Corden!):

Las Vegas, NV · San Diego, CA · Los Angeles, LA · Phoenix, AZ · Allen, TX · Houston, TX · Austin, TX · Tulsa, TX · St Louis MO · Birmingham, AL · Memphis, TN · Louisville, KY · Greensboro, NC · Duluth, GA · Orlando, FL · Sunrise, FL

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I’ve had the pleasure of touring with MisterWives a ton this year, starting with the support slot on Panic! At The Disco‘s “Death of a Bachelor Tour” in arenas across the US. This is the first of a three-part photo diary of some of my favorite moments and images from the tour. Part 1 covers the following cities (including a night at iconic Madison Square Garden!):

Nashville, TN · Uncasville, CT · Philadelphia, PA · Portland, ME · Pittsburgh, PA · NYC, NY · Oxon Hill, MD · Worcester, MA · Columbus, OH · Cleveland, OH · Detroit, MI

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I had the pleasure of meeting and touring with these fun lads (see that English thing I did there?) this past Fall on 3 separate tours. All the way from the UK, it was The Hunna’s first time touring around the US, and they RIP it live.

This post covers runs supporting Jimmy Eat World (what???) and The Struts, another talented group of English homies. See Part 2 here!

JIMMY EAT WORLD:

THE STRUTS:

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