Sports Action Photos and Portraits

Welcome to this blog with info on sports photography. I have 10 years experience shooting sports and look forward to coming to your game and getting great shots to share with you. This process is simple, all you need to do is fill out the form on the site so I know where the game is and what time. I will typically only shoot one team during the game so let me know what team you are (color uniform and logos if any). The process is outlined below. Schedules are first come first serve, if 2 people schedule at the same time for a game, the first submission is picked. I will inform conflicted parties and try to schedule another game.

  1. Fill out the request form ( I need at least 3 days for scheduling)

  2. I will be in touch with confirmation

  3. The photos will be edited and live within 24-48 hours on my site

  4. I’ll hand out a card at the game with the page and website

  5. Images will be .99 per download. No fee for shooting the game

  6. Pay through the website

Sports are not limited to teams, I can shoot tennis, golf, hockey, football, et al. I just need to ensure I can get access to the game and have accurate information for the team, start time, and location. (Local North Austin area only for now)

Portraits - $149

Portraits can be scheduled ad-hoc and are done either outside with full uniform or in studio with green screen and lighting. With outdoors we’ll go to an area of your choosing, field, court, wherever. For indoor the studio is in my home right now.

Sessions will usually take only 15 minutes. Full edited images will be delivered within 1 week.

I accept paypal, CC, or cash.

Sometimes kids teach you things

The other day we took our kids out to try a neighborhood soccer meetup.  We thought it would be a good intro for them and we could meet some folks as well.  When we got there we split them up into age groups and Hunter had to fit in with 4-5, which is ok because he just turned 4 yesterday.  

We first got set up and the kids ran some drills.  Hunter did great, he could dribble the ball and score the goal each time like he was supposed to.  I suppose the dad running this had other plans or got bored, because he just started a game.  My kid has literally kicked a soccer ball for fun all his life, and now he has a "competitive game".  So they divide up 3v3, explain a few guidelines, and then let them go at it.  Soon after I have a crying kid on the sideline.  I'm wondering..."did he get hurt?".  

Nope..."Daddy, I didn't win the game".  This coming soon after the ball had been scored by another teammate.  He was upset because he wasn't fast enough to get the ball and score, even if his team was winning.  So life lesson #1 of the day coming out, it's a team game, you are all trying to score the goal, as long as you do that, you are winning.  

I come from a home where the participation trophy was garbage.  Actually didn't like to accept them, but had to be nice.  I love Hunter's spirit to win, but I learned that there are different ideas of winning to each person.  He may not be a team sports person.  I disliked team sports because I liked winning on my own skill and perseverance.   He may be the same way.  Relying on other people for help and collaboration was never my strong suit.  In the professional world I've had to learn this and deal with it.  For him, I could try and show him early on how to handle this.  

I'm upset that he didn't enjoy the game part, but happy he likes soccer and sports in general.  It's good exercise and fun for the kids.  

Now on to the fun stuff, it's Halloween soon.  The kids are going as Paw Patrol and today they got to dress up for school to go trick-or-treat.  So, Dad had to get the Sony out and snap a few in front of the house.  I got a few candids and cheeky shots.  I love 'em so much, they are going to love the real trick-or-treating again in our neighborhood.