OUR TEAM

Karalyn Hope

Owner and Founder

Karalyn Hope (she/her) is a photographer, visual artist, and writer who specializes in live music and portraits based throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and Upstate New York. She is currently attending SUNY Fredonia. She also loves creating mixed media art collages and designs. To learn more, you can visit her site here.

Jasmine Robinson

Social Media Assistant

Jasmine (she/her) is a student, graphic designer, and social media enthusiast. She has always been fascinated by all kinds of music and discovered her true passion after watching High School Musical as a kid. She loves attending concerts and can’t count how many she’s been to by now. She is studying at the University of California San Diego where she has been a designer for Fashion Quarterly and Design For America, and has most recently worked in digital marketing for Fan To Band. She loves playing guitar and songwriting in her free time, and dabbles in music production as well!

TJ Hayes

Social Media Assistant

TJ is a Chicago based college student, music journalist and concert lover. They started off as a concert loving teenager, joining label street teams in high school and fell in love with social media and the world of marketing. They are also incredibly passionate about live music accessibility and works with nonprofit Half Access. They are currently studying Social Media and Digital Strategy with a Music Business minor at Columbia College Chicago. 

Olivia Marie

Writer

Olivia Marie (she/they) is a writer, photographer, and advocate from Northeastern PA/Southern Tier NY. She is active at Juniata College, where she is studying gender studies and acts as co-president of their chapter of It’s On Us, as well as working in the field against interpersonal and domestic violence. Besides her studies, she has been an active writer as well as being a free-lance and school photographer. In their free time, they enjoys listening to music, going for long drives, and spending time with their amazing friends! For more about Olivia Marie, check out their carrd here!

Natalie Wilks

Writer

Natalie Wilks (she/her) is a writer, singer, and songwriter from Syracuse, New York. She is currently studying at SUNY Fredonia. Natalie hopes to gain knowledge of many different aspects of the music industry and work alongside artists as a publicist and entertainment journalist in the future. Aside from music, Natalie enjoys drinking coffee, exploring the city, petting cats, and journaling.

Kirsten Newbrough

Photographer

Kirsten Newbrough (she/her) is a photographer from Fort Worth, Texas who loves live music, capturing memories, and making people smile. She started photographing shows in 2017 and is currently based on the east coast after getting a degree in Marine Biology.

Jade Ivy

Writer

Jade Ivy (she/they) is a writer from Rhode Island. Jade has a B.A. in Music Industry from the University of New Haven, and hopes to begin a career as a music journalist and author. Some of their other interests include learning about history and ethnomusicology, skateboarding, and collecting oddities.

Tammie Valer

Photographer

From simple drawings to music and performance, Tammie (she/her) has always had a deep appreciation for all things art. She found her voice through photography and uses her camera as a tool to combine her passion for music, travel, and storytelling. Tammie spent her early adulthood diving deep into more conceptual and narrative based projects, developing her skills in the process. Her current focus is working with local Los Angeles musicians, documenting her experiences, and creating conceptual imagery with impact. Tammie’s versatility and eye for composition are visible across the many genres of her work. She continues to explore new ways to express her vision of the world and document places that inspire her.

Angelo Joseph

Photographer

Angelo Joseph (he/him) is a New Orleans photographer/videographer that loves shooting live music, portraits, and short form documentaries. Angelo has a BA in Mass Communications with a concentration in Visual Communication and a Minor in Music Industry Studies from Loyola University New Orleans. His dream is to work full time as a touring music photographer. Besides photography, Angelo loves playing tennis, video games, and exploring new music. You can check out his work here.

Haley May

Photographer

Haley May (she/her) is photographer based in North Carolina. She loves live music and capturing the special moments. She is passionate about connecting artists and fans and sharing their stories. She co-founded an organization called Artist Connect that does this through Zoom calls for charity. She also loves traveling and hanging out with her friends. Her dream is to go on tour with her favorite artist to capture the whole experience.

Emily Kayayan

Photographer

Emily Kayayan is an NYC based photographer continuing her BFA in Photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She works independently in music, fashion, documentary, and conceptual photography. Her photography consists of piercing imagery that is characterized by an ominous undertone with divine femininity. Her work captures the human ability to collectively embrace change and growth. Through her journey of photography, she pushes herself to question her own beliefs and strives to unlearn taught behaviors.

Precious Tucker

Writer and Photographer

My name is Precious Tucker (she/her) and I’m a portrait photographer based in Oklahoma City! I adore visual art and its power to connect communities of all backgrounds. I’ve been keeping my camera close by for six years now. Piano was my first friend at age nine, and my passion for music has grown ever since! I’m incredibly proud to be a part of the FTP team!

Melaney Fajardo

Writer

Growing up in a hispanic household, Melaney Fajardo (she/her) listened to traditional Ecuadorian music as well as the music that she has come to love today. Pursuing to become a record producer, she is studying music industry and business management at SUNY Fredonia. She is currently the vocalist for the band Over the Moon and a host for the radio show Just About Anything. She is getting experience managing and handling social media for upcoming artists. She loves going to concerts, spending time in the city, and surfing the waves at Rockaway Beach.

Meryl M.

Photographer

Meryl M. (she/her) is a Filipino-American concert photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. She started concert photography in 2014, covering shows of touring bands from the Philippines, Fil-Am local shows, and other artists from the LA music scene. While she enjoys concert photography the most, she also takes wedding photos and portraits. Meryl also has various interests and passions outside being a photographer. She is a full-time nurse, a furparent to four furry 4-legged children, and a drummer in an LA-based band called Something Came Up. Additionally, she is a foodie, her favorites are Redbull and Chickenjoy! As Meryl continues to grow as a photographer, she also hopes to one day start pursuing her other dream of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician.

Christi Balderas

Writer and Photographer

Christi Rae Balderas (she/her) takes on the music scene in Houston, Texas by photographing and writing about live music, interviewing artists, and making her way through the crowd for that one shot. Christi believes the music needs to be captured—remembered and reminisced. At 24 years old, being at a concert every night, surrounded by hundreds of fans is a dream in itself. Although Christi dedicates most of her portfolio to music, she also specializes in sports and lifestyle photography. Find her at any venue around the city or exploring the downtown streets with her best friends.

Gisselle Pernett

Writer

Gisselle Pernett (she/her) is a journalist based in Southern California. Her love for writing and music stems from the magazines she read in middle school and watching interviews of her favorite bands. As a recent graduate at CSU Northridge, her goal is to further pursue a career in music journalism. Pre COVID, Gisselle enjoyed attending concerts and Emo Nite LA. Her interests also include body positivity, early 2000’s pop culture and plants.

Skylar Moody

Writer

Skylar Moody (she/her) is a writer from Northern New Jersey. She graduated from Rowan University with a bachelors degree in journalism, aspiring to become a music journalist for a large entertainment publication. She is extremely passionate about connecting with artists on a deeper level and finding unique formats to share their story with her readers. Besides writing, Skylar enjoys collecting vinyl records, curating playlists and shopping for the latest fashion trends.

Hannah Christine

Photographer

Hannah Christine (Plympton) is a photographer that specializes in concert and portraits based throughout Central Ohio. She is currently attending Columbus College of Art and Design for her bachelor’s degree in photography. Hannah has begun to include film photography along with her digital work. She also loves traveling/hiking with her Australian Shepherd Pixel, working on cars, and working with horses in her spare time. To see more of her work, you can visit her portfolio here.

Sean Mulligan

Writer

Sean Mulligan (he/him) is a writer and musician originally from Philadelphia. He is currently finishing his MBA at Loyola University New Orleans and performs throughout the city with his band, Sean Hobbes & The Hi Res. His ultimate goal is to be able to tour with his band and continue to write about art, music, television, and film. Some of his other interests include gardening, comic books, and grilling.

Kailyn Lunn

Writer

Kailyn (she/her) is a writer based in both Rome, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. She attends La Roche University majoring in Professional Writing and Journalism and writing for the school’s newspaper, the Redhawk Post. Aside from writing, Kailyn enjoys listening to music and curating playlists, spending time with friends, and exploring downtown Pittsburgh.

Luna Cayuela

Graphic Designer

Luna Cayuela (she/they) is a graphic designer currently located in Spain that has a deep passion for music. They spent a big chunk of her teenage years being part of local bands as a vocalist and listening to rock music. They discovered a whole new world when they realized that graphic design and music go hand-in-hand. Currently finishing their Graphic Design Degree, their aspirations include working in art direction and learning as much as possible about the music industry. In their free time, they enjoy being on stage, reading comics, astrology, and organizing zines. View their portfolio here.

Em Violet

Photographer

Em (she/her) is a photographer and writer from Sydney, Australia. She has been passionate about music since age 7 when first taking up piano lessons and moving on to learning guitar and bass. Since moving to the city she wanted to do more with her passion by capturing shots of fellow musicians in the local scene and reviewing gigs. When she’s not busy with music, she likes to watch sitcoms and paint.

Liza Kushnir

Writer and Video Editor

Liza Kushnir (she/her) is a Russian, Los Angeles based photographer, video editor, and writer who is currently studying at California State University, Northridge. Thanks to her dad who was a musician, she grew up on classic rock bands like The Beatles and Queen, which influenced her current taste in music. Liza hopes to one day open up her own media company to help artists pursue their passion as well as have a platform for social activism. Besides music, she loves to watch movies/tv shows, travel, and spend time with her cat.

Janet Eckles

Photographer and Video Editor

Janet (she/her) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Iowa. She currently runs her own photography and video business, working for artists, couples, and non-profit organizations. Discovering alternative music in high school saved her from her tiny hometown and sparked a need to be as close to music as possible at all times. While her dream is to tour with bands while providing visual content, her less exciting passions include coffee, petting dogs, and spending time at the lake.

Shelby Price

Writer and Photographer

Shelby (she/her) is a photographer, videographer and writer from Indianapolis, Indiana. Concerts have always been a part of her life. When she first got to take her camera into a show, she knew that she found her passion. She has directed, edited, and produced multiple music videos for local and aspiring bands as well as shot for some of her favorite pop punk artists. Her biggest accomplishment is shooting for her favorite band since 6th grade, We The Kings. Her dream is to tour with bands and direct music videos all around the world.

Bri McDonald

Writer

Bri (they/them) is a writer, photographer, and graphic designer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They grew up around music and were always encouraged to express themselves, which led to a love of all things creative. They hope to become a nomadic freelance creator, traveling the country (and the world!) to work with brands, musical acts, and other visual artists. Bri is currently working on an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design and Advertising and hopes to independently publish their first poetry book soon. Their other interests include growing houseplants, playing video games, and exploring new places.

Challen Carter

Writer

Challen Carter is a writer and filmmaker born and raised in Birmingham, AL. She earned her BA from Loyola University New Orleans where she was a finalist for the 2020 Dawson Gaillard Award. Carter draws inspiration from Amy Heckerling, Jamie Babbit, and other filmmakers she views as dictators of taste of the mid-late 90s. She strives to create stylized, evocative pieces of work that highlight often overlooked moments in the human experience. Her debut short film, Confessions of an Uptown Slug, is currently available to stream on YouTube. Her writing is featured in The Spring City Journal, Feminist Forum Magazine, and elsewhere.

Emma Bick

Photographer

Emma Bick (she/her) is a photographer based in Syracuse, NY. Music has been a monumental part of her life, with her picking up the guitar and bass guitar in the past few years. She wanted to capture her love for music, which is why she started shooting shows. She has been shooting in her local scene for around two years.

View our past team members here.