Photos: High School Football at Fenway Park.

Here are some images from a night session of high school football games at Fenway Park. High school football during Thanksgiving week is a big tradition in the Northeast, so I’m sure it was a thrill for these kids to be playing at a venue like Fenway. 

A little different than the Notre Dame/Boston College game the week before!

Photos: AIG Hurling Classic & Irish Festival.

Here are some images from the AIG Irish Hurling and Irish Festival at Fenway Park yesterday. I’ve never shot the sport of hurling, so wasn’t sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised.

The game is fast paced and high energy. I’m still not sure if I know the rules, but felt good about some of these photos. 

That caps off a long, busy weekend of shooting at Fenway. 

Photos: Fenway Park Shamrock Series – Notre Dame vs. Boston College.

What a night! Here is a gallery of images from the Shamrock Series Football at Fenway Game between Boston College and Notre Dame. It was the first time football has been played at Fenway Park since 1968.

I was really excited to cover this. I knew it was going to be colorful and high energy, and the night lived up to expectations. The atmosphere was fantastic, and I genuinely had a wonderful time shooting. In my experiences as a photographer, there have been instances while working where everything else happening in life dissappears. You forget about everything that’s going on, and it’s just you and the camera and what’s in front of you. When that happens, it’s bliss, and it happened for me last night. It’s those times that keep you motivated and fresh as a storyteller. 

The game was the end product of a lot of hard work by a lot of good people at the Red Sox. Congratulations to everyone involved on a killer event!

This was a perfect way to start my 26th birthday weekend. I’m grateful for all the well-wishes on my birthday today! Thank you to all. It was an awesome year. Here’s to another one. 

Photos: AIG Hurling At Fenway Kids Clinic.

We’ve got the Irish sport of Hurling coming to Fenway Park this weekend! I know nothing about the sport, but it should be really exciting to shoot.

As a lead up to the game, AIG, the leading sponsor, and the Red Sox hosted a kids clinic at Boston University. Here are a few quick grabs from the clinic. 

Photos: 2015 TEAMS Conference & Expo – Las Vegas.

Above is a selection of my photos from the 2015 TEAMS Conference & Expo, held at the Mandalay Bay hotel and convention center in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was happy to be asked back for a third straight year to shoot for the conference. 

I really enjoyed shooting the four-day event. Although there were some long, tiring days, I had a great group of colleagues to work alongside. There were also some good photo opportunities within both the corporate and entertainment spheres. 

The goal was to document the conference in the most engaging and lively way possible, and I think our photo/video team did a fantastic job with that. This was the second straight year the conference was held in Las Vegas. It’s quite a place. Visually overstimulating – perfect for a photog. 

These are the highlights. A big thanks to the great folks at Schneider Publishing for having me out! I look forward to next year. 

Music Video: Fuel Your Fire.

This is a music video I produced for Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) soccer, one of my favorite clients to work with.

The league is releasing a new “Fuel Your Fire” marketing campaign for the 2015-2016 season, and wanted a video piece to be accompany the announcement. Fresh off the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and with the 2016 Olympic Games on the horizon, this year is shaping up to be a great one for women’s soccer. 

The music track is by Abby Ward, a 14 year old born with Congenital Nystagmus – a rare defect that delays visual maturation and often causes the eyes to shake. She loves to sing, and has partnered with the ECNL to produce this song. Here is her story.

This video was complex to pull together, requiring five different shoots over several locations and states. All of the scenes are woven together by the thread of the fire dancer. A huge thanks to Liz Knights of Cirque De Light in Boston. It was amazing working with her and filming her dance routines in slow motion!

A big thanks also to Remy, an aspiring young actress in Baltimore, for her beautiful work in the monkey bars scene, to Alice Goldstein-Plesser, a student at Goucher College, for her appearance in the library scene, to Stacey Lamboni of the Boston Red Sox video productions department for waking up at 6am to shoot the gym scene, and to the Boston Breakers U16 ECNL team for meeting us at Harvard University to collect footage. The video could not have happened without the help of all of you, and I’m very grateful!

The footage was shot by myself, Lauren Foley of 309 Productions, and Kellan Reck of the Boston Red Sox. I couldn’t ask for a better crew to work with. 

Given the amount of shooting required, we came right down to the wire with our deadline, but managed to finish it on time, and I’m very happy and proud of the end result.

Drone Video: New Hampshire Foliage.

This is a compilation of aerial drone footage I shot during a recent visit to Lake Ossipee in Ossipee, New Hampshire. I was just up for a weekend visit with a group of great friends, but I knew that the foliage would look great this time of year, so I brought my drone with me. 

I didn’t spend a whole lot of time with this edit. Just a quick, pretty piece to look at before the winter comes!

Photos: Nascar Whelen Modified Series Championship.

I made the trip to Thompson, Connecticut this weekend to shoot the Nascar Touring Series Whelen Modified championship race at Thompson Speedway. I covered the race for Getty Images.

This was my first time shooting Nascar, or any type of motorsports event for that matter. It was an experience, and it’s the quirky little details that made it so interesting – the rickety wooden grandstands that felt like they’d fall over every time you took a step, the giant wasps that found shelter all along the desks in the press box, the pit crews smoking cigarettes in the middle of the race, etc.

It was details like that that I wish I was able to document a bit more. It being my first race, I wasn’t too sure what to expect, so I found it difficult to get into a rhythm shooting. I certainly have photos that tell the story of the day, but I think it would take me a couple more races to really be able to come away with a well-rounded take. 

That being said, I enjoy new experiences like that. I felt like I came away having learned something new, so I was happy to be there shooting. 

Until the next race!

Photos: Team USA Road To Rio Tour Visits Boston.

Here is a gallery of photos from the Boston stopover of the Team USA Road to Rio 2016 tour, which I covered this weekend for Getty Images. 

The nine stop tour is bringing Olympic and Paralympic athletes, interactive experiences, and giveaways to cities across the country. Gymnast Nastia Liukin swimmers Dara Torres and Ryan Lochte, and ice dancing pair Charlie White and Meryl Davis were among the athletes to attend the Boston event. That’s a lot of gold medals, collectively.

The tour event was set up right along the Charles River, which made for the perfect backdrop as the annual Head of the Charles Regatta was happening simultaneously. I had a lot of fun shooting!