Posts tagged “sports.

Anna // Senior Portraits

Anna and I are very similar. We are both the middle child, we enjoy creating art (but not the deep dark kind), our wardrobes mainly consists of different shades of gray and blue and we both like flowers, but would not want to be photographed in a field of them. Anna’s got hair that would make any girl with stick straight hair jealous (me being one of them) and crazy gorgeous blue eyes. With lots of options open for you next year Anna, I wish you all the best in everything you do!

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Nature Valley Bike Races: Stillwater, MN (Sports Photography)

It was that time of year again, where hundreds of bikers participate in a four day race: Nature Valley Bike Races. They are exhilarating to watch. Two years again, I went and saw the race in Menomonie, WI. Last year I saw them in St. Paul, MN and this year, we watched in Stillwater, MN. Stillwater is where the bikers ride the hills. The smell of burning rubber/brakes were unbelievable as the riders came flying down the big hills. We made it about halfway around the race course before it started down pouring. We called it quits and retreated to the car before our cameras were soaked. Here are a few pictures, and though they each may have 1000 words behind them, I encourage everyone to go see them for yourself next year. Whether you are into bikes or not, it is inspirational and really cool to watch. Enjoy!

Jonathan (Children’s Photography)

I met up with Jonathan and his mom Jennifer earlier this week to do his annual birthday shots. We met when Jonathan was 2 and now he’s about to turn 5. He’s grown so much but still the same silly kid with a great smile and eyes that make you melt. Jennifer picked out some awesome outfits for him this year. I had a blast and I think this was our best session yet.

Rachel (Senior Portraits)

After having to reschedule last week due to rain, we had the most perfect day this last Sunday for senior portraits. The sun was soft and made Rachel just radiant. Rachel and her mom took me to a secret garden (aka their neighbors backyard). It was beautiful even as we are headed into fall. We decided that if we had a garden as beautiful as their neighbors we wouldn’t need to take vacations as often; we’d just spend our time in the garden.  We also took some photos at a nearby tennis court since Rachel has been playing since 2nd grade and is now the captain of her schools tennis team! Best of luck to you Rachel in everything you do and have a fantastic senior year!

Twin Cities Marathon 2010 [Sports Photography]

Sunday was probably the perfect day for running a marathon. Sunny, but not too hot. Not like I would really know the ideal weather for running, I am NOT a runner, by any stretch of the imagination. BUT, if I were to run, I would think that Sunday was good weather to run in. It was nice weather to photograph in. :) There’s no way you could ever convince me that running 26.2 miles in a few hours would be fun. But for the 8,212 runners who did finish the 2010 Twin Cities Marathon, I give you props. I am proud. However, it would still be a lie if I said it was inspiring for me, sorry?!

The wheelers were pretty awesome. Here are two of them at the start. I wish I was at the finish when they rolled through. That would have been neat to see, but they were too speedy. I didn’t get to St. Paul quick enough to see them cross the finish line.

I was practicing my panning abilities here. I’m pretty proud of these two shots. Out of the like 20 I took, these are the only two that turned out. I think I need more practice….

Phil noticed this guy in the parking garage shooting with his telephoto. We both agreed he probably had a better angle up there then we did standing down along the street to photograph the start of the marathon. I took a photo of him and then Monday morning I saw what I would assume to be this guys photograph in the Star Tribune paper, and I was right; he captured a great image of the starting line, the mass amount of runners and the morning sunrise.

It’s no wonder that Medtronic sponsored the marathon. They will be the ones helping all these athletes when they need knee and hip replacements late in their life!

Different strokes for different folks.

Congratulations Erika!!!! Completed her first marathon ever in 4 hours and 20 minutes and 9 seconds. I’m proud. :)

UWEC Gymnastics.

Samantha’s mother contacted me to photograph her daughter’s last year in college gymnastics. She was going to make a scrapbook of all of the years Sam has been in the sport and a shadowbox displaying all of Sam’s awards and achievements. It was all going to be a surprise to Sam at the end of the season, so I had to pretend I wasn’t there just to photograph her, so here are a few shots that I captured of Sam and her teammates.