TwentyWonder – Los Angeles Special Events Photographer

After weddings, my two favorite subjects to photograph are roller derby and concerts. Lucky for me, this post has some of both! This was my second year photographing the unique charity fundraiser TwentyWonder to benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles and was once again an amazing night of music, comedy, roller derby, and more!

For the last two years, TwentyWonder’s Carnival of the Mind has been hosted by the LA Derby Dolls in their Doll Factory,  and kicked off with a short derby bout by the LA Ri-ettes and the San Diego Derby Dolls. Then it was on to lots of other entertainment, including karaoke at the {RV}IP Lounge, Tic-Tac-Toe with Steve-O , Joel Hodgson raffling off awesome prizes, musical performances by Jackshit, the Watson Twins, Lynda Kay, and Dave Alvin. The evening ended with the absolutely amazing Lucha VaVoom – some Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling interspersed with beautiful burlesque dancing.

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate this wonderful cause and thanks to TwentyWonder for letting me be part of such a fun night!  And check out even more photos up on flickr.

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  • Anni said:

    I always love your roller derby work, and that concert looks fantastic, too.

  • Oli said:

    Sick, looks like a blast :)

  • Sam said:

    wow what fun and amazing coverage, well done Jessica!

  • Kyle said:

    Wooooooah, so freaking cool, what a fun thing to shoot!

  • I didn't even know they made disco-balls shaped as rollersakes. That whole set was just really cool.

  • caroline said:

    whoo! this looked like tons of fun! so something i would have liked to attend! great action shots and expressions! also i love steve-o!

  • Hahahaha, Steve's face is hilarious. By your pictures I can tell, that was a fun night. Thank you for sharing this parallel reality, a hug from Chile

  • heidi said:

    this looks like one heck of a party!

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