Janelle Loes. Sweet. Lovely. Talented. What a combination. When we met, I was so impressed with her diverse instrument use and beautiful voice. Janelle is a singer/songwriter from Phoenix who has been playing and singing since she was a child. She was trained on the violin, but also learned how to play guitar, piano and accordion. She first started playing live shows when she was 13. Her first album, Here and Now, came out a year ago. Although Janelle now lives in Flagstaff, you can catch her from time to time playing various shows in Phoenix. She recently performed at Cartel Coffee in Scottsdale. Check out her Facebook page to stay updated on upcoming shows and listen to more of her music.
***Note on the location. Janelle and I were determined to get outside for the shoot, despite the difficulties of outdoor shooting. We headed downtown and found a spot at Civic Space Park. Civic Space Park offers downtown residents and visitors a park with a cool design, local coffee shop-Fair Trade Cafe, four chess tables, seasonal community events and a well-known landmark public sculpture called Her Secret is Patience, by artist Janet Echelman.