Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Super Soccer Party!

Just over a week ago I was asked to take pictures at a soccer birthday party for Miss J and Mister J, whom you may recognize from a couple of my previous posts. 

This is another one of those cases where I'm literally watching the children grow though my lens and I love it! I just looked at a shoot we did in in the spring of 2011, and my how they have grown. On the one hand it is fabulous to see the development and on the other hand it makes me sad, soon they'll be all grown up. But I hope to be able to follow them as they carry on growing and developing.

These pictures were taken at an indoor soccer venue, which is a highly challenging place to take pictures. They may not be the most artistic shots, but they really do convey the fun time the kids had. I also got some exercise as I ran around the soccer pitch snapping away. There were moments when I thought I'd get run over by a mob of 4 and 5 year olds, but I was lucky to avoid such a collision.

At some stage I found myself lying stomach on the field shooting some very cute shots of Miss J and her Daddy, she was fascinated by the little rubber bits on the pitch. Just too cute for words.

This was a great venue for a party - the kiddos all had such fun!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I just happened to visit the Suwanee website and up popped my winning photo in the 2012 Snap Suwanee Competition. Smile!

"Snap Suwanee
Thirteen winning photographs in the 2012 Snap Suwanee photo competition are on display* at Suwanee City Hall through the remainder of this year. The winning photos represent a variety of Suwanee locales, including a variety of parks and the historic district.

"It's always fun to see what places and events draw photographers' focus each year," says Public Information Officer Lynne Bohlman DeWilde. "This year, we received a lot of Snowmageddon photos [from January 2011] as well as several photographs from the 9-11 ceremony and unveiling of the World Trade Center artifact.

In all, the City received 129 entries from 43 photographers in the annual photo competition. The photos are on exhibit along the lower-level back foyer at City Hall, located at 330 Town Center Avenue.

*Please note that the City Hall exhibit opened March 1, but will be temporarily taken down the week of March 5 in order to address an issue related to framing. The exhibit will reopen by March 12."

I have not had a chance to see the exhibit myself, but if you are in the area I invite you to go take a look.