Category Archives: Sports

2009 Ironman World Championship | The Traveling Photographer

The Traveling Photographer – Photography has been a wonderful experience for me. It gives me the chance to photograph in places I might not otherwise travel to. I am writing this because this came up in my feed today on FaceBook. 7 years ago I applied for a media pass for the Ironman World Championship in Kona. It was quite an experience! I had behind the scenes access, interviewed a few athletes and made some new friends along the way.

This amazing competition brings together world class athletes from all over the world. I tried my hand at a tri about 8 years ago and struggled with the swimming part. I ended up injuring my knee and didn’t compete at the Wild Flower Tri (the shortest competition) nor my first marathon, (Silicon Valley Marathon 2009). In hindsight, it might have been a good thing. I was fearful of the swimming part and still am! Sink or swim? I think I would have sunk. 😉

Good luck to all athletes as they compete on Oct 14 at the 2017 2017 Ironman World Championship!!!

[caption id="attachment_4193" align="aligncenter" width="683"]Mirinda Carfrae Mirinda Carfrae 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship Winner 8:58:36[/caption]

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San Jose Children Sports |Sport Themed Session For Children Portraits in San Jose | SF & Bay Area Children’s Sport Photographer

I just love it when parents have an idea for their Children’s Portraits and we make it come to life. If you can imagine an idea we can create your special children’s portraits!

I spoke with the mom on the phone about what she wanted. I then went to her home and she walked me into a very cool room that had vintage equipment and vintage portraits of various sports. I looked up to find a huge chandelier made of rod iron and immediately wanted one in my studio. That’s another story but this room was pretty amazing.

They brought their daughter in with a vintage dress, vintage soccer ball, vintage tennis balls and racquet, vintage soccer shoes, vintage boxing gloves and other equipment such as the boxing bag. From the very first look, you can tell she was a sweetie. When she got serious, she was serious and was a complete super star aka badass!

Below are a series of images taken in the studio.

Special Children’s Sport Session.

In the image above I just love her seriousness.

Below is the image I created with some added effects so we can create any type of effects if wanted for your children’s sport session.

Special Effects added on Children Sports Session.

All of the images were photographed in the studio. using studio lights are key in getting dramatic images for children sports sessions because you don’t want flat lighting you see in natural light photography. We have large 4×6 ft soft boxes that provide beautiful lighting that you cannot get with outdoor natural light.

The image below is what the parents had printed for their Vintage Room and decided on a large canvas.

Children Vintage Sports Boxer Girl

Image below of Children sport Canvas on their wall.

 

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Day 6 | Photo A Day | 366 Portrait Project

Day 6 | Photo A Day | 366 Portrait Project

I’m so glad his parents brought him in for Baby Portraits. Isn’t this little guy the cutest?!?!?!

 

Baby Wearing Giants Jersey

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2012 Leadville Trail 100 I Event & Sport Destination Photographer

We photographers tend to put our own work on the back burner. I am working my way backward as well but this event happened back in mid-August 2012. For more information on this 100 mile bike race in Leadville, Colorado click link here 2012 Leadville Trail 100. I’m so very proud of Mike & the crew who took on this vigorous race, some first timers too! The crew was sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Congratulations to Mike, the crew and all racers for their dedication to year long training! If you ever get the chance to visit Leadville, Colorado you won’t be disappointed. It’s also the highest city in the United States at an elevation of 10,152. Try riding your bike through the mountains at that altitude!

I finally spotted Mike at the beginning of the race.

A few members of the crew.

After Mike finished Ken came over to congratulate Mike.

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Cal Berkeley Men’s Soccer Video – Getting Exposure!

They certainly are getting a lot of hits on the video they created and exposure from around the world! Way to go guys! My nephew is Anthony, in white.

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