A perfect fall day: cold, very cold, we woke up early and dressed for football. It was so cold, in fact, that Alexis and I sat in the warm car for an extra few minutes as I drank my coffee. I looked up, and saw this image of her in my rear-view mirror:
and it gave me an idea for a senior portrait shoot I have booked for this week.
My equipment is heavy. I would venture to guess my body and lens weigh more in pounds than my 7-year-old Alexis is old in years. But as we sat, she was interested, so I did what any photographer worth her weight in gold would do and encouraged her enthusiasm. I wrapped my strap around her neck, handed her my camera, showed her where the focus ring and shutter release was, and this is her first official photo:
And then we moved to the field and took some portraits of the team warming up, and of course the siblings whom we’ve all gotten to know:
And THEN we watched the Gladiators enter the field and win their first playoff game, 31-14. ❗ 😀
The season started with 8 teams, and now there are 2 — the championship game will be next weekend. No doubt, you’ll be hearing about it! I shot 351 frames today, and it will probably take me until Wednesday to get through them all and upload them for parents to see — but I couldn’t resist pre-editing and posting a few favorites. I told Jonathan this morning before we left the house that today, I wasn’t going to ask him if I could take his photo (which I always respectfully do), I was simply going to tell him when I was going to take his photo, and he would be obligated to oblige. And like a true Gladiator, he did!