Saturday night I had a rare opportunity. I went to the game and took the night off. It felt _very_ strange to walk around with Molly and share a snowcone with her and just sit and _watch_ the game. No camera, no running around, just being a fan. We had an absolute blast. With me being as OCD as I am, especially about photography (Ask anybody, I'm kind of a photo-snob), it's a testament to Kelly's skills that I feel totally comfortable handing her both cameras and letting her do her thing. She didn't disappoint, either, as she came up with a whole string of awesome shots. This is one of my favorites, as I think it really captures Brett's intensity when he's between the pipes. As a goalkeeper myself (soccer, not hockey, but still just as crazy), I can recognize and imagine what's going through his head as he's up by one goal in a hard-fought game two weeks before the start of the playoffs.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Always a fun day when I shoot the team photo. It's kind of like yearbook day back in high school...the big push to the end of the year is here, but the end is in sight. It's kind of bittersweet in a way, as we've spent the last seven months getting to know these guys and photographing them at the games sometimes three times a week. Knowing that many of them are off to college or other teams next year is sad, but at the same time it's been a great season, and we're looking forward to a great playoff run in the next month or so.