Video & Photos: Laver Cup Promo – Chicago, Illinois.

I’m recently back from Chicago, Illinois (my first time in the city, why did I wait so long?) after shooting a promotional event for the Laver Cup, a newly created professional tennis international competition created last year. After the cup’s initial kickoff in Prague last year, the second installment of the event will take place this coming September in the Windy City.

This was a whirlwind! Our content crew had about for hours to document World No. 1 tennis player Roger Federer, World No. 2 Nick Kyrgios, and tennis hall of famers John McEnroe and Rod Laver as they squeezed in stops at Chicago’s Navy Pier, Lou Malnati’s famous Chicago Pizza, the Chicago Bean, the the Chicago Bulls locker room at the United Center to meet Scottie Pippen, and the Chicago Theatre to visit European soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger. Throw in a press conference at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel with NBC Sports Host Mike Tirico and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and you have yourself a full day.

Here is the video piece, which is a great collaborative effort by the staffs at MVT PR, Tried & True TV, 309 Productions, and the Laver Cup. A huge thanks to Drew Carlisle for having me on board to work with the über talented production crew of Lauren Foley, Ian Davidson, Joe Miller, Dustin Berta, and Mark Riedy. And a big shoutout to our producers Kellie Morgan and Prue Ryan for making it all come together!

I’ve also included some still frames I was able to fire off in between shooting video clips. 

PHOTOS: 2016 CONNECTICUT OPEN TENNIS – DAY 7.

Here are photos from my final day of the 2016 Connecticut Open. The day concluded with the men’s legends event, which featured Connecticut local and former top 10 player, James Blake, and John McEnroe. It’s always great to work with these guys. 

Now I’m back in Boston for more Red Sox baseball. I’m sad to be missing the final weekend in New Haven, but had a great time shooting for a great team full of very talented, hardworking individuals.

Until next time.

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 6.

Here are photos from Day 6 out here in Indian Wells! We had all the big names on court yesterday, capped off by a tight three set win from Rafael Nadal. Another busy one today.

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 2.

Here is a gallery of all the action yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open. These are some selects from Kids Day, as well as the McEnroe Challenge for charity.

More to come!

Photos: 2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 1.

I’ve returned to beautiful, sunny Palm Springs, California, where I’m here to shoot my third BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament. After a long, tough winter in Boston, naturally I’m thrilled to be out here shooting tennis in the sunshine for a few weeks.

This is one of the best tournaments on tour, so I’m excited to get some really good photo and video coverage for the tournament website, social media channels, and marketing materials. 

I’m here a week before the tournament starts to cover several things happening, including the second annual John McEnroe Challenge for Charity, which brings former tennis stars and current players together for a night of exhibition matches to raise money for various charities. Last night was the draw ceremony and VIP reception for the event, so I’ve included a few pictures from that. John McEnroe was of course in the house, along with James Blake, Andy Roddick, Tracy Austin, Lindsay Davenport, Rick Leach, Coco Vandeweghe, and others. 

I’ll be sure to post updates daily as the tournament goes on!

Photos and Reflections: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 13.

“Novak Djokovic and American Idol judge Randy Jackson pose for a photograph before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California."

“Novak Djokovic and American Idol judge Randy Jackson pose for a photograph before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“American Idol finalist Angie Miller sings the National Anthem before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“American Idol finalist Angie Miller sings the National Anthem before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta is introduced on court before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta is introduced on court before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta hits a backhand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta hits a backhand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Agnieszka Radwanska hits a backhand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Flavia Pennetta Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Agnieszka Radwanska hits a backhand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Flavia Pennetta Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Fans show support for Agnieszka Radwanska during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Flavia Pennetta Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Fans show support for Agnieszka Radwanska during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Flavia Pennetta Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after winning the first set during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after winning the first set during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s finals against Agnieszka Radwanska Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta poses with the trophy after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Flavia Pennetta poses with the trophy after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic, John McEnroe, a ball boy, and Roger Federer pose for a photograph before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic, John McEnroe, a ball boy, and Roger Federer pose for a photograph before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves to Novak Djokovic during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves to Novak Djokovic during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s finals Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer hits a forehand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer hits a forehand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer reacts after winning a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer reacts after winning a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after losing a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after losing a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

"Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic hits a forehand during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.” Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open against Roger Federer Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”
Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Roger Federer in three sets to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic reacts after defeating Roger Federer in three sets to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic addresses media after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic addresses media after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy and the Serbian flag after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

“Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy and the Serbian flag after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s singles championship Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.”

I’m 30,000 feet above somewhere in the middle of the country, flying back to freezing cold Boston after an unforgettable three weeks working at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.

This was the second year in a row I’ve shot this tournament, and it was amazing to see how much it grew in just 12 months time, not only in the size of the venue itself, but also in the scope of our digital and social media operation. Tennis is a progressive sport, and as journalists we’re lucky that this tournament embraces the ever-changing, expansive world of social media and digital technology. 
Our website crew of six people last year nearly doubled in size this year, as did the quality and quantity of the content we produced as a result. Writing, blogging, photo, video, social media on just about any platform imaginable – we did it all, and at a level that’s comparable to any other tennis tournament or sporting event in the world. It’s a really exciting line of work to be a part of. 
 
This is without a doubt a glamorous event by professional tennis standards, and I have to pinch myself sometimes when I find myself in situations like yesterday, standing two feet away from Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the player’s tunnel against the backdrop of the scenic California desert. But from a photographer’s perspective, these few weeks are a grind. The pace is grueling, most days easily going 13 or 14 hours long, and climbing up and down stadium steps with huge camera equipment in the 90 plus degree sun all day can be brutal. It’s no vacation. 
 
But as I finally find the time to reflect upon the whole experience for a few minutes, it’s clear that the memories I’ve made and the people I’ve met and worked with make it all worthwhile. 
 
There are so many people I could shout out, but there are a few I have to mention here. Thank you to Dee Dee Felich and Cindy Liberati, for working so hard throughout the year to make this tournament such a great place to come back to each year, and for embracing and supporting the work that we do. To our fearless leader Matt Van Tuinen, thank you for the opportunity to work, not just in Indian Wells but throughout the years. Nobody in the world of media does it better than you and it’s impressive to watch. Thanks also to social media guru and all around rockstar Nick McCarvel for the brilliance, leadership, guidance, and navigation through this crazy world of tennis. Michael Cummo and Lauren Foley, my Boston Red Sox contingent of photographers and videographers, both did an incredible job and their talent and hustle is top notch. And to everyone else on our crew – Fred Sidhu, Craig Gabriel, Stephen Villatoro, Rodrigo Azurmendi, David Rosenberg, and Erwin Ong – thanks for doing what you do and doing it so well. I’m lucky to work with such talented individuals.
 
The images above are the highlights from the men’s and women’s finals matches. 
 
Now it’s time to switch gears yet again. Opening day at Fenway Park is just a few short weeks away!

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.

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

"Maria Sharapova walks toward the Aorangi Practice Courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Maria Sharapova walks toward the Aorangi Practice Courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"The grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England are shown Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“The grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England are shown Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"The grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England are shown Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“The grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England are shown Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Spectators watch a match on No. 17 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Spectators watch a match on No. 17 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Inflatable Strawberries are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Inflatable strawberries are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Maria Sharapova throws a medicine ball at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Maria Sharapova throws a medicine ball at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A line judge gestures a call at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A line judge gestures a call at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A ball boy waits between points at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A ball boy waits between points at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans sit beneath flowers on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans sit beneath flowers on Henman Hill at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Broadcaster Annabel Croft and former tennis player Mats Wilander host 'Live At Wimbledon' at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Broadcaster Annabel Croft and former tennis player Mats Wilander host ‘Live At Wimbledon’ at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Laura Robson is interviewed on the set of 'Live At Wimbledon' after her first round victory over Maria Kirilenko at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Laura Robson is interviewed on the set of ‘Live At Wimbledon’ after her first round victory over Maria Kirilenko at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roger Federer walks off the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer walks off the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Former tennis player John McEnroe greets Roger Federer at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Former tennis player John McEnroe greets Roger Federer at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roger Federer signs autographs at the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer signs autographs at the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roger Federer signs autographs at the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer signs autographs at the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, June 25, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

Things really picked up here on Day Two of the Championships. Matches aside, there were what seemed like endless events, appearances, and happenings around the grounds.

Here are my favorites from the day. By now, I’ve shot several major tennis tournaments, but there are days when I still need to pinch myself. It’s a bit surreal being so close to so many well known people.

Until tomorrow!

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Monday, June 24, 2013.

"Serena Williams has a laugh at the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Serena Williams has a laugh at the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Former tennis players John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova watch tennis at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Former tennis players John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova watch tennis at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A boy plays on the steps at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A boy plays on the steps at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Singer RedFoo of LMFAO has a laugh at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Singer RedFoo of LMFAO has a laugh at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Janko Tipsarevic laughs at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Janko Tipsarevic laughs at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Urszula Radwanska stretches at the Aorangi Practice Courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Urszula Radwanska stretches at the Aorangi Practice Courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans sit on Henman Hill as they watch a match between Andy Murray and Benjamin Becker on the big screen at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans sit on Henman Hill as they watch a match between Andy Murray and Benjamin Becker on the big screen at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans take in action on the outer courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans take in action on the outer courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Wimbledon Officials stand alongside Court 17 at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Wimbledon Officials stand alongside Court 17 at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Monday, June 24, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

Hard to believe, but we’re underway here at Wimbledon. The gates at the All England Lawn & Tennis Club opened up today for Day One of the 2013 Championships. 

The first few days of the Slams are always pretty hectic, so I’m going to keep this post short for now. It’s great to be out here. 

Enjoy the photos!