Art in sport

What I most like about photography is the moment that you can't anticipate; you have to be constantly watching for it, ready to welcome the unexpected. ~ Martine Franck

Indeed.  This is what I love about photography.  The watching, waiting, until just the right moment...SNAP!  MONEY!  But honestly, the unexpected welcoming for me comes not only from the discovery of that "money" shot, but also in the search through images, deciding on the blessing of edit each will receive...color or BLACK AND WHITE.  And then the rush with the discovery of the diamonds; those monochromatic gems just begging to be polished.  Oh how I love me some black and whites!!!

Likely, my favorite black and white images are those I get to create through the sport of wrestling.  I love the intensity and passion of this sport.  The shear punishment each athlete puts themselves through, not only body, but mind as well.  In the images below, I hope I have captured these athletes in a way that inspires; a way that makes you feel what I feel when I'm out there shooting them; the way that these athletes make me feel.  Intense, determined, vigilant, focused, passionate.  

Thank you for visiting my little blog!  One of my goals for 2018 is to blog more, and as the Big Man Upstairs would have it, I was invited into an amazing group of photographers to do exactly that!  There is so much talent in this group and I am honored to be part of their circle.  Though I am excited to be challenged and pushed by this fabulous group, I am utterly terrified as well....but what is a goal if it doesn't stretch you to the point of barfing, right?! 

Enough about me and my anxieties, I encourage you to check out more of this gifted group by popping over to my new friend, Cara Ann Mathis page!  Her style is beautifully composed with a light and airy feel...just yummy!  Enjoy and keep an eye out for next month's post of 10 on 10 (10 images on the 10th that is lol).  Peace out until then!

All you need is love...and dogs.

"It was rather beautiful; the way he put her insecurities to sleep.  The way he dove into her eyes and starved all the fears and tasted all the dreams she kept coiled beneath her bones." ~ christopher poindexter

This poem really struck me when deciding how to explain what the relationship between these two beautiful humans looks like.  A beautiful girl, some ups and downs in life, takes a chance on a fun-loving guy.  And he fills her up unlike any man ever.  You can see that she in turn overflows his heart as well.  When two souls are so perfectly matched it warms the hearts of everyone around them.  The joy felt when you finally find that person that wants you to be 100% yourself 100% of the time so that they can 100% love you for YOU...well scroll down and you'll see what that looks like.

I am so happy for my dear friend.  The love these two have for one another, and their fur babies is the stuff fairytales are made of.  So dreamy yet so true.  Congratulations on your engagement you two!  I look forward to your wedding day and capturing more monumental moments for you.

They grow so quickly....

This little family holds a unique place in my heart and life.  You see without this here Momma, I would not have been blessed to be a step-mom.  This woman has shared her oldest with me for 18 years.  A gift and blessing that completes my life.  As you can see, she creates beautiful humans, full of spunk, sass and character.  Capturing their smiles, laughter, quiet moments and true connections was a priceless experience for me.  Thank you Nicole for trusting my vision with your family photos and for blessing me with the most incredible kid on earth!