Bob Reeves Brass -- Branding + Content Photography


Taking it back today — way back. Like, when I was a musician, way back. Some of you know that, but I know a lot of my photo-world friends have only known me as a photographer (fair enough, it’s been 13+ years of professional photography…). But not only was my bachelor’s in music business (and I briefly worked for Columbia Records - Sony/BMG), I was a brass player all the way through college. Not just brass, but specifically trombone. Yup, the long one with the slide. Since I was 8 years old.

And since I started playing trombone back when the thing was taller than me, let’s just say that a big part of my heart (and humor level) is stuck in the world of brass players. I remember the first time I got a mouthpiece from Bob Reeves Brass in college. It was a I have arrived type moment for me. I mean, it was where the real pros got their mouthpieces from. And I finally had one. Unfortunately, it didn’t make me any more of a “real pro” than having Steven King’s laptop made me a best-selling author, but WOW it helped!

Fast-forward to the end of 2017 when I get a call from John Snell (himself a fantastic brass player) to create new headshots and content photography for the BRB website update. I already really enjoy creating content for individuals and companies, but now I had the opportunity to merge my past life with my passion! Doing the walk-through of the shop brought back so many memories of my music-major years, and gave me that same tingly here’s-where-the-pros-go vibes all over again.

Easily the highlight of this content session (which was already extra-special) was getting to watch the one and only Bob Reeves himself create a custom mouthpiece, start to finish, on the original machine that started it all. Bob, now in his 80’s, never said a word while he worked. But his sure, steady hands fashioned out a mouthpiece with the confidence that only over 50 years in the business can bring.

I can’t wait to see their finished website (being designed by the same web designer I used, Heather Nance of Branded Haus Co.!).

Are you ready to update and upgrade the content on your website and social media? Now. Is. The. Time. Click that contact button and let’s chat!