Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NFL: VIKINGS vs. PACKERS (11-21-10)

In the NFL, you never know when a game might be your last. I went into the game thinking this could easily be the case for Brett Favre. All it takes - is one hit. One helmet to helmet. One bad game. Turns out, it was the last game.. for Brad Childress as coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

I was blessed with the opportunity to get up close and personal with players at practice the day before, and almost smashed during the game as James Jones scores a touchdown. It was a fun game to capture, although I was pulling for Favre and the Vikings against the Packers on behalf of my Chicago Bears!

I had a blast shooting the game, and as you can tell, a lot of my focus was on Brett Favre and trying to capture a shot for my office space. Now I can't decide which one to use! Check out some of my favorites below and watch the slideshow for more!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


This was my second year in a row that I've been fortunate enough to be a part of Reggie Wayne's Wishing on Stars event. Each year, I have been AMAZED by the generosity of those that come out to support such a worthy cause, as well as the athletes and local celebrities that take the time to be a part of something bigger. I must admit that I'm extremely impressed with Reggie! In a nutshell, the night consists of players from both the Colts & Pacers and local celebrities walking around auctioning off some very entertaining moments. Whether it's a LARGE donation for a simple autograph, or phone call to a friend/family member, or - my favorite - last year's Roy Hibbert singing "This Little Light of Mine", the night is filled with energy, laughter, and awe as people so generously donate to support the United Way of Central Indiana.

Okay, so what impresses me about Reggie is the way he makes everyone feel like a personal friend. I've had the opportunity to meet some pretty well known athletes and celebrities from different events I've shot, and only a few of them display the sincerity like Reggie Wayne. While others from the event slowly make their way to the Monday Night Football game on at the bar, Reggie is walking around to each and every attendee taking the time for a quick autograph or snapshot long after the event has ended. A great cause AND a great guy! (This coming from a Bears fan!)

Below are a few of my favorite pics from the night. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more! AND if you're ever downtown looking for a place to eat, it's hard to beat Mo's - A Place for Steak!




Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Longs :: Indianapolis Portrait Photographer

Last April I donated a photo shoot to be auctioned off for a wonderful event, Indianapolis' first Coaches' Huddle. Chaired by Butler University Men's Basketball Head Coach Brad Stevens, it was a VIP reception with auctions, cocktails, food, and dancing. Proceeds from the event supported the Coaches' vs. Cancer program, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers coaches, their teams and communities to join the fight against cancer. Check out the links and see what you can do to be a part of the fight against cancer.

This past weekend, I got together with the wonderful family that won the auction, the Longs. We met at the IMA on what turned out to be a beautiful day! Below are some of my favorites from the shoot. Be sure to check out the slideshow at the bottom for more!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Child's Play :: Indianapolis Portrait Photographer

I love the innocence of childhood. Running through fields. Picking grass. Jumping off benches. Rolling down hills. Such sweet simplicity! While that was taking place, I managed to grab a few shots of Jayden and her curiosity. I love a shoot when I feel like at the end, I just had a great play date! Below are a few of my favorites, and be sure to check out the slideshow for more!