So earlier this month I had the privilege of photographing Cray Fest 2017 for Smack Shack! It was held in the North Loop of Minneapolis, right outside of the restaurant and this year marked 5 years of the annual festival.
There was a cray fish eating contest, all-you-can-eat crayfish boil, a plethora of beer (thanks to Surly Brewing Co., Fulton Brewery, Indeed Brewery, and Fair State Brewing Cooperative). Plus Captain Morgan hurricanes-along with the Captain himself. Live music performed by Steeling Dan, Viva Knievel, Private Oats, and Chase and Ovation.
When photographing events, I usually don't get to partake in any of the festivities-but this particular one was different. I was able to eat unlimited amounts of food and drink an unlimited amount of beer/hurricanes (which, let's be honest, "unlimited" for me consists of 2 drinks). Conjoining alcohol and photography isn't something that I can say I've really ever done before-but if there was ever a time to use my auto-focus, this day was it.