Category Archives: Sports

Sports photography – this time hockey

I have photographed kids playing sports for years, but I have never been lucky enough to shoot a hockey player on an actual sheet of ice. I love hockey and photography, so for me to be able to put both things together made this one of my favorite portrait sessions of 2016.

hockey wrist shot

hockey player spraying ice

A locker room shot of a hockey player

hockey player showing his skills

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A black and white hockey portrait with American Flag in the background

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Senior portraits at the boxing gym

I’m always eager and excited to photograph seniors pursuing their passion. Sometimes it’s football, baseball, or basketball. I’ve worked with tennis players and swimmers. But this shoot was extra cool – photographing a senior portrait at the boxing gym.

We did the shoot in Brighton, at the Strictly Boxing gym, where the hardcore fighters train. I loved shooting in this gym. It was the perfect place for me to play with my studio lights and cook up that edgy look with the dramatic lighting that I like to implement in my sports portraits.

Boxing portraits

Senior portraits at the boxing gym Black and white boxing senior portrait
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What to get Dad for his birthday…

I love being able to watch my clients’ children grow up in front of my camera. They go from wide-eyed toddlers to young people with their own ideas and passions for sports, music, and a host of other things. These two guys are a couple of my favorites to  photograph. They’re happy, and extremely outgoing, every time I see them – and they love their sports!

The first time I took sports portraits of them was about three years ago. It was a surprise gift for their dad.  Mom brought them to the studio with a car load of dad’s high school football equipment and his Letterman’s Jacket. The idea was to use their dad’s beloved sports gear as props with his kids. The guys had a blast, and the gift was a huge success.

Now, these two have a new baby sister. After the traditional family portraits were taken, my buddies pulled out their own jerseys! Their passion is hockey, with a little bit of football mixed in. I look forward to watching these two, and their sister, grow into true athletes. I also look forward to documenting some successful careers!  

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Football Portraits in Erie Colorado

In my book, anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

This series of football portraits was originally designed to be a Mini Session. Mini sessions are meant to be 20 to 30 minutes long and produce about 15 to 20 images, well… we blew that right out of the water. We were having such a great time that nearly 2 hours went by before we noticed! We also wound up producing a few more than 15 to 20 images.

This collection of Football Portraits was a lot of fun to make!

Photographing these Mini Sports Sessions has turned out to be a great little project for me. I have a lot of fun, but, most of all, the kids have a blast! It’s their chance to be treated and photographed like  superstars.

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It Must be Football Season (High School Football Portraits in Erie Colorado)

Photographing people doing what they love to do is what I love to do. Whether its football, baseball or chess, I love photographing people doing what they are passionate about. So I was totally psyched when Angelo took me up on my offer to do a session of high school football portraits in studio. Angelo asked that the football portraits have that high contrast, edgy look with dramatic lighting, like he seen in some of my other sports portraits. He loved them and it was a great addition to his senior portrait album.

Angelo’s father is an artist when it comes to restoring old cars and motorcycles. He showed me some pictures of some of his work and it is out of this world. I’m excited to set up a father/son shoot with the bikes and maybe some restored cars as a Lifestyle Portrait Session. Stay tuned…

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Erie Tiger Sports Photography (Erie, CO. Sports Photography)

I love sports photography at least as much as Aaron loves his sports and it really shows in his portraits.

Recently, I had the opportunity to shoot a sports photo session of one of our Erie home town ball players. We met at one of  the local baseball diamonds in Erie, Colorado. I was looking for something a little different with this photo session, something you don’t see in your average baseball portraits. I wanted to be able to show off the dramatic sky, while also making sure my friend was well lit. Most importantly,  I wanted him to have fun, be himself, and just forget about the camera. We had a great time, and came up with some nice portraits and killer action shots!


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