Sports Photography

D1 Sports Photo Shoot

Being someone who loves fitness and works out 4-5 times a week, I was very excited to help D1 Sports build a catalog of images for their franchise of over 25 locations. D1 specializes in preparing people of all ages to be elite athletes.

I’ve been doing sports photography for over 15 years, most of it staged shoots like this one. But I’ve also captured athletes competing in live events such as when I shot the X-Games for 2 years. Whether staged or live action, I learned a huge skill shooting sports photography, and that is, how to perfect the art of timing.

When you’re shooting an athlete you have to hit that precise moment that will become frozen in time as “the shot.” I took the principals of sports photography and applied them to working with people in all situations. So now when I’m shooting a person, I’m fully aware of his or her unique and individual timing.

No two people move with the same rhythm and it’s a photographers job to read each person’s timing to make sure the moment captured is the best one.

For this shoot we used actual D1 members rather than models and we shot this at their Nashville/Franklin location.

Tennessee Titans Photo Shoot

I spent the first part of my life in the New England area (Boston, New Hampshire, Maine) so I'm naturally a fan of the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics. I have however never been a fan of the Patriots. I can't explain why; they just never clicked with me. I moved around a lot over 11 states, but it wasn't until I moved to Nashville that I finally found an NFL team that I felt like I could call my own. That team was the Tennessee Titans. So I was super excited when the Titans called me to take the player photos for their 2018 season. What made it even more special was the fact that the team was getting brand new uniforms designed by Nike. There was a lot of buzz, especially around Nashville, about the new look of the uniforms. Rumors were flying, and all of them were wrong.

I was brought in to shoot the new season in the new uniforms. It was great to be one of the first people to ever see the new looks. Doing sports photography is a lot like shooting celebrities; their time is valuable so you have to have quick instincts and know when you’ve got the shots that you need and move on.

Here's a few of the photos. Be on the lookout for more of them everywhere. You'll see them on TV, in print, online and of course on the sides of Nissan Stadium.

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans