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2015 Great Bridge Cheer

We had the opportunity to photograph the 2015 competition cheerleaders from Great Bridge and we had a blast! The Great Bridge competition team recently won their conference Continue Reading →

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Photo Gallery: Oscar Smith #20 in MaxPreps National Rankings

Before I started photographing seniors, I was a sports photographer. I began with team pictures for area recreation leagues and eventually moved on to photographing high schools sports. In fact, I still cover varsity sports for CBS. Along with the action shots, Continue Reading →

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Photo Gallery: 2012 Tallwood Powder Puff Football Game

2012 Tallwood Powder Puff Football Game
Seniors 24 – Juniors 12

Varsity Football: Kellam vs Kempsville

When the Eastern Region decided to expand the number of teams making the playoffs a few years ago, the Beach District, with 11 teams, was forced to start their season a week earlier. The 2011 football season was scheduled to begin play on August 26. With Hurricane Irene approaching the area, all football games were postponed.

The district revised their schedule and the missed game would be played during the week. The Friday game would be moved earlier to Thursday, the makeup games would take place on the following Tuesday and next Friday’s game would be pushed to Saturday. In all, most teams would be playing 3 games in 10 days. A lighting storm on Thursday pushed that day’s game back to the original Friday. In order to get all the games competed in time, the revised schedule was kept as planned. So most of the teams will now play 3 games in 9 days. I’m sure there will be some sore football players in the Beach District this week.

The Kellam vs Kempsville game was played on Tuesday. Here are a few action shots from the game.

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Varsity Field Hockey: Green Run vs Kempsville

Before I began photographing high school seniors, I started my photography career by covering sports. I still like to cover a varsity game whenever I have the chance. I currently shoot video and stills for the CBS Sports’ high school site (MaxPreps). I was also fortunate enough to have one of my photos published in sportsillustrated.com last year.

Many of my seniors play field hockey so I’ll try to get to one of their games for some action shots. Here’s a few shots from a recent game between Green Run & Kempsville. Field Hockey on grass, at each school’s field, is a lot different than the fast paced action at the turf. The turf is the U.S. National Training Center. Each week, a few schools have their games there and it is the host to several district, regional and state championship games.

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Wave of Relief: Surfing Contest

I was dropping off some canned goods at Juice Box Surf, at 16th St & Pacific, and I found out about the “Wave of Relief” surfing contest on April 23. 100% of the registration money was being dontated to the Red Cross’ disaster relief in Japan. I’ve photographed many sports, but not surfing, so I thought I’d go and give it a try.

It was cloudy most of the day, but it was a lot warmer than the previous day. Since it was my first time at a surfing event, I didn’t know the procedure, but I soon figured it out. I liked the differences in style between the short & long board events. Despite the clouds and occasional sun, there were plenty of opportunites for pictures. A few more nicer sets wouldn’t have hurt.

Thanks to Surf and Adventure, Juice Box Surf and all the other sponsors, surfers and spectators for helping the Red Cross and having fun at the same time. I think I need a little more practice in order to anticipate the movements of the surfers, but it was fun and I enjoyed the experience. I’ve posted a few photos from the event below.

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2011 Varsity Lacrosse

A sport I really enjoy covering is lacrosse. I don’t know how long it’s been around, but they didn’t have it at my high school (a long, long time ago). While many of the local private schools play LAX at the JV & Varsity levels, most of the public school teams have club teams. I really enjoy the speed & quickness of the game. Maybe one of these days I’ll learn the rules. Enjoy a few action shots from a few 2011 spring games. What do you think of LAX?

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2009 Sand Soccer Championships

During the weekend of June 5-7, the 16th Annual North American Sand Soccer Championships were held in Virginia Beach, VA. There were close to 60 fields, stretching from 18th to 36th Street. From the international teams in the US Open/Pro-Am Division, to the hundreds of youth teams, there was exciting soccer everywhere.

I was able to capture the action from a few of the soccer games that were held on Saturday, June 6th. The players either play for their high schools and/or local club/travel teams. Enjoy the photos.

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Greenbriar Christian Academy – State Champs

The Gators of Greenbriar Christian went 24-0 to win the State & TCIS championship. I’ve had the pleasure of covering a few of the games and these are some of the photos from their 4-3 win over Nansemond Suffolk Academy for the TCIS Tournament Championship. It was definitely a team effort by all the girls as they gave retiring coach Daniel Moore another state championship. Congratulations once again and enjoy the photos.

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