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.