Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day -2.

"A boy plays tennis during Kids Day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden sponsored by the Coachella Valley National Junior Tennis and Learning Network Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“A boy plays tennis during Kids Day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden sponsored by the Coachella Valley National Junior Tennis and Learning Network Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Kids participate in a tennis clinic during Kids Day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden sponsored by the Coachella Valley National Junior Tennis and Learning Network Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Kids participate in a tennis clinic during Kids Day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden sponsored by the Coachella Valley National Junior Tennis and Learning Network Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Kids pet a snake at the petting zoo station during Kids Day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden sponsored by the Coachella Valley National Junior Tennis and Learning Network Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Kids pet a snake at the petting zoo station during Kids Day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden sponsored by the Coachella Valley National Junior Tennis and Learning Network Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"An entertainer on stilts hits tennis balls into the crowd during Kids Day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden sponsored by the Coachella Valley National Junior Tennis and Learning Network Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“An entertainer on stilts hits tennis balls into the crowd during Kids Day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden sponsored by the Coachella Valley National Junior Tennis and Learning Network Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"A mural of John McEnroe is unveiled at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“A mural of John McEnroe is unveiled at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"The National Anthem is sung during the opening ceremonies for the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“The National Anthem is sung during the opening ceremonies for the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Dignitaries take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Dignitaries take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"A ribbon is shown in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“A ribbon is shown in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Jimmy Hopper sings the National Anthem during the opening ceremonies for the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Jimmy Hopper blows a kiss to the crowd after singing the National Anthem during the opening ceremonies for the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"John McEnroe hits a forehand during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“John McEnroe hits a forehand during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Jim Courier reacts after winning a point during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Jim Courier reacts after winning a point during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fans cheer during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Fans cheer during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"John McEnroe reacts after winning a point during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday,  March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“John McEnroe reacts after winning a point during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

Another busy but exciting day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden yesterday. I was on hand to shoot the McEnroe Challenge for charity, which featured the unveiling of a mural of John McEnroe on the tournament grounds, an opening commemorating the first match played on the newly constructed Stadium 2, and exhibition matches with former tennis legends including Jim Courier.

I also shot Kids Day earlier in the afternoon, which made for some fun, refreshing images.

A fun day overall!

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day -3.

"The newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is shown during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity VIP Draw Ceremony in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014."

“The newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is shown during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity VIP Draw Ceremony in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014.”

"Guests attend the McEnroe Challenge for Charity VIP Draw Ceremony in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014."

“Guests attend the McEnroe Challenge for Charity VIP Draw Ceremony in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014.”

"BNP Paribas Open tournament owner Larry Ellison shakes hands with former player John McEnroe during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity VIP Draw Ceremony in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014."

“BNP Paribas Open tournament owner Larry Ellison shakes hands with former player John McEnroe during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity VIP Draw Ceremony in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014.”

"(From left to right) Former players John McEnroe, Peter Fleming, Jim Courier, and Rick Leach are introduced during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity VIP Draw Ceremony in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014."

“(From left to right) Former players John McEnroe, Peter Fleming, Jim Courier, and Rick Leach are introduced during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity VIP Draw Ceremony in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014.”

"John McEnroe is interviewed during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity VIP Draw Ceremony in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014."

“John McEnroe is interviewed during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity VIP Draw Ceremony in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014.”

"Nikita Kahn, girlfriend of BNP Paribas Open tournament owner Larry Ellison, holds a Baccarat crystal draw ceremony dish during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity VIP Draw Ceremony in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014."

“Nikita Kahn, girlfriend of BNP Paribas Open tournament owner Larry Ellison, holds a Baccarat crystal draw ceremony dish during the McEnroe Challenge for Charity VIP Draw Ceremony in the newly constructed Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014.”

"Storm clouds form over Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before the start of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014."

“Storm clouds form over Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before the start of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Palm Springs, California Friday, February 28, 2014.”

Good morning from Palm Springs, California, where I’m here for the next three weeks shooting photo and video for the tournament website and social media outlets at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament. I’m really happy to come back here after a great few weeks at this tournament last year.

I’m out here a few days early to cover events related to the grand opening of a brand new Stadium 2, seen above, as well as some incredibly impressive expansions to the grounds at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which we’ll be documenting more as the tournament goes on.

Last night, I shot the opening draw ceremony to the McEnroe Challenge for Charity, an exhibition match with former tennis legends who will play to raise money for four different charities.

It’s great to be back into tennis season! Lots more to come over the next several weeks.