2018: Year In Review.

 

It’s again time to look back. I do this at the end of every year as an exercise to review the progress I made and work that I did over another twelve months as a photographer. 2018 was wild! It’s impossible to remember all the things that happen every year, and this year I felt that was the case more than usual. I took on a lot and pushed myself as hard as I could, and things were really busy – maybe too busy at times. 

Above is a gallery of my favorite images and favorite memories from 2018. Click on any individual photo to enlarge it. I’ve also included some of my favorite video pieces from the year. 

I completed my ninth year as a photographer working in Major League Baseball, and my seventh as a Boston Red Sox team photographer. This year marked my first year in a new role as Manager of Photography, which proved to be a rewarding and challenging new opportunity. In our marketing department, we continued to grow and produce unbelievable content together. We pushed the boundaries in terms of access, creativity, and style, and I’m so proud of the work we did as a team together in Red Sox Creative Services this year. Oh yeah, and we won the World Series. What an epic year of baseball on the field and team camaraderie off of it. I’m lucky to have experienced a second World Series Championship in my time at the Red Sox.

I tried to maintain my freelance business while navigating a full-time Red Sox schedule. In my freelancing, it was a year of both growth and change. There were some jobs I had done in the past that I wasn’t able to take on this year, and there were other new opportunities that arose that I’m very grateful for and excited about. I’m always looking at ways to grow and evolve my business, and I’m excited to continue to do so in 2019. 

On the video side, I shot, edited, and produced more work. Video is a continual learning process for me, but feel that I’ve made valuable partnerships this year and upped the production value and quality within my video work. 

I also got my feet wet in public speaking this year, delivering a TED Talk in Boston and presenting at the Future M Conference and to the Ad Club of Boston. This has been a difficult and daunting but also rewarding learning process, and I hope to build and improve on my speaking in the coming year as well.

Otherwise, things are great and I have no complaints. Alaina is here with me in Dorchester and I couldn’t be happier. I’m very thankful for the important people in my life – family, friends, colleagues, and mentors – who provide so much support and encouragement every day. You all know who you are.

Thank you as always for following along all year! Happy New Year!

2019 is a fresh start.

Photos: 2018 KISS 108 Jingle Ball Boston.

Here are some edits from  Kiss 108’s Jingle Ball concert last week at TD Garden in Boston. I was there covering the concert and event for Getty Images. Acts included Bazzi, Meghan Trainor, G-Eazy, Camila Cabello, Khalild, and Shawn Mendes, among others.

Photos: New England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings – Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Here’s a gallery of images shot for Getty Images from last week’s game between the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings. It felt good to be out shooting football again!

Wedding: Casey & Daveson – Boston, Massachusetts.

Here’s photo and video from Casey and Daveson’s downtown Boston wedding! We had a blast covering the day from beginning to end. The photos in this gallery are shot by Marissa McClain and Kathryn Riley, and I shot and edited the video piece. 

A big thanks and congratulations to Casey and Daveson – a couple of stars!

Photos: Boston Red Sox World Series Documentary Premiere.

Red Sox fans gathered at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in downtown Boston for a premiere of the 2018 World Series Documentary. Also in attendance were members of the Red Sox front office, as well as manager Alex Cora and infielder/outfielder Brock Holt.

Covers: 2018 Red Sox Magazine.

Here’s a look at our six covers of Red Sox Magazine in 2018. It’s interesting to look at these all next to each other and see how the art evolved throughout the season. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: World Series Trophies On Display.

Here is a gallery from a photo shoot with the Boston Red Sox 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2018 World Series trophies. I tried to mix in some different looks with use of gels, colored backdrops, and rear sync flash.

Photos: Irish Hurling Comes To Fenway Park.

We closed out the weekend at Fenway Park with another year’s installment of the Fenway Hurling Classic featuring three Irish Hurling matches. Hurling is fast-paced, nonstop, high energy action, which is refreshing to shoot. 

Long weekend in the books!

Photos: Harvard Defeats Yale In ‘The Game’ At Fenway Park.

Over the weekend, Fenway Park played host to ‘The Game’ between Harvard University and Yale University. The game is traditionally colorful and exciting, so it was a nice opportunity to shoot something different here at Fenway. 

Photos: Mookie Betts Wins Most Valuable Player Award.

Here’s a set of behind the scenes images from earlier this week. I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to shoot as Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts learned that he won this year’s Most Valuable Player award for the American League. This was a neat experience and a fun one to shoot! Congratulations to Mookie and his family.