Quilcene Sports

Quilcene Sports

 

Quilcene Sports

“A day in Quil”

I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon photographing sports at the High School my wife went to. The town of Quilcene is a small town along Highway 101. The entire school district is one small campus housing K-12 so everyone know each other and all the history behind them. The people around town are nice and are starting to recognize me as the guy with the camera. I have done things like photographed Prom and Home Coming dance photos for them but this year I am around doing the thing I love, which is sports. I used to take photos at my brother-in-laws games when he was still in school there, but it has been several years since that time.

The day was beautiful Pacific Northwest spring day, the sun was our and skies were blue. After a dismal month of April, the day was a reminder of why we love living up here. It was a great day to be shooting! I had the chance to photograph the baseball team and the softball team as they each faced off against the Muckleshoot Tribal School in double headers. It sure was a lot of softball and baseball packed into one afternoon.

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They all played some good ball that was entertaining to watch. The boys on the baseball team have supplied some great photo opportunities for me and I am grateful to be able to put that stuff in my portfolio. The other cool thing is the very first Hot Shots customer is a mom of one of the boys on the team (THANKS DONNA!).  After a long afternoon at the school, there was one more thing to do while I was in town. My nephew also had a tee ball game that evening. You never know what you are gonna get when there are little kids playing ball!

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I enjoy supporting the Quilcene community in the ways I can and I hope that the kids who get their photos have fond memories when they see their pictures years from now!

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If you ever passing through town, you gotta stop at Twana Road House, that’s where I like to stop and eat!

Throw Back Thursday

Throw Back time!

I went to school at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, WA. I played football in the fall and did Track in the spring. I sure miss some of those days. As we get older we look back at those days as being on top of the world, wishing just for one night we could relive those moments. We looked forward to every Friday night where we were the superstars and the lights were shining for us.

I was looking through my old stuff and found my football team photo from my senior year. I found some good memories in this photo. A lot of friendships were built-in the years playing football. We went through some rough times together. The season prior to this photo, we had lost every game we played. Every Friday night we went out and played hard but we never could get a W. We were beat down but vowed to not to end our senior year like we had the last. We weren’t the biggest team nor were we the fasted team, but we came out each Friday night letting people know we were there to play!

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We ended our senior season going something like 5-4. But man oh man  we played every game like we had nothing to lose. I wish I still had the news paper articles and clippings from that season. I think those were the only photos of me actually playing a sport. Or even better yet I know someone out there has copies of “Highlight” tape. For all you kids out there, live up every moment, play every play like its your last, and never forget the bonds you build with your fellow teammates!

P.S. If you are in this photo, I am going to post it to facebook, go ahead and tag yourself!

Here we go!

Here we go!

Time for the prime time! It’s time for “Friday Night Lights”, time to “Take me out to the ball game”, it’s time to capture those “decisive moments” in your kids’ sports history!

Welcome to Hot Shots Sports Photography!

We are offering high quality professional photography to amateur sports.

The reason for Hot Shots is this: I grew up playing many different sports, but in all those years of playing, I have ZERO photos of me actually paticipating in a game. I want to deliver ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and newspaper worthy photos to kids so they have memories of their time shining in the spot light.

Most of us stop playing sports after college or high school, but for many of us we recall our sports days as the “Glory Days”. I want everyone to have those memories of “back in the day, when I played ball…”, so they can share them with everyone and recall the past.

So with all that said, I would like to welcome everyone to the new adventure that is Hot Shots Sports Photography!

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