Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Vs. Colorado Rockies.

A bit late on this one. In this inter league game against the Colorado Rockies, I witnessed one of the most impressive, historic pitching performances I’ll ever see. Chris Sale struck out 17 batters over 7 innings. It was unbelievable.

Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to get the job done on a Red Sox win, but I feel lucky to be able to have witnessed such a feat.

Boston Red Sox Photos: World Champions Visit White House And Walter Reed.

My first trip to the White House! What an honor to be able to join members of the Red Sox as they were officially recognized by the White House for their historic 2018 World Series championship season. This was a crazy, nonstop day but one that I won’t forget. Being inside the White House and having access to shoot in such a historic place was true privilege, and it was fun to watch our players, coaches, and staff interact with the spaces around the grounds and with President Donald Trump. I am putting any sort of politics aside for this one, and just tried to make impactful images of the Red Sox on this special day.

Before the White House, players visited patients and staff at Walter Reed National Military Center hospital. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Vs. Oakland Athletics.

A few frames from tonight’s W for the Red Sox! It was cold – far too cold for the last day of April.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Vs. Detroit Tigers.

Another night, another game, another win. Some selects from tonight. I am tired.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, April 11, 2019 vs. Toronto Blue Jays.

It’s a walk-off! Our first of the 2019 season happened last night, as Rafael Devers sealed a come from behind win with a bases loaded single in the ninth to win it. Cool to be there to document the first walk-off in his young career. 

Had to dust the cobwebs off a bit on this one! Missed one shot in the scrum that I should have got, but it’s all good.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Red Sox Receive World Series Rings On 2019 Opening Day.

The Boston Red Sox returned to Fenway Park yesterday for their 2019 home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. Before the game, players, coaches, and team staff received their 2018 World Series championship rings. Members of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots were also in attendance for the ceremony.

It was an awesome day to be a part of despite not ideal weather conditions and an ugly game. We’re lucky to be able to do what we do and call it work.

More ring fun today.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Workouts Continue At JetBlue Park.

Here are a few random snaps from a relaxed day of workouts at JetBlue Park.

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2019 Photo Day.

Another Boston Red Sox team photo day is in the books! Early yesterday morning, the full roster of Red Sox players and coaches posed for portraits during the annual event. This is always a great opportunity for our creative department to gather visual content to use ahead of the upcoming season.

This year, we re-created our white seamless look from last year as a safety net, but also went big and bold with a full red look. We built out a set with red seamless backdrops and a stage dressed in red turf to recreate the look of a room corner. We also mixed in red baseballs, bats, a red Fenway Park seat, and other red props to give the shoot some flare. 

This was a risk for us, but I’m so proud of our team for executing this so flawlessly. I’m super happy with these results. A big thanks to the players for their time, and for everyone in the Creative Services and Media Relations teams for making it happen.

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Boston Red Sox Photos: Boston Red Sox Win 2018 World Series.

We did it again!

The Boston Red Sox are once again World Champions. Two times in six years and four times since 2004 is seriously impressive, historic stuff. 

I’ve been going nonstop for the past two months on this ride. I’m exhausted physically, creatively, and emotionally, but things are now slowing down and I’m finally finding time to get to this blog post.

This is my second World Series win as a team photographer for the Boston Red Sox in my seven years here. It’s not supposed to happen like that. I know great photographers who have gone decades without a crack at the World Series. I don’t take the opportunity for granted and I know how lucky I am. The Red Sox are an organization that is deeply committed to winning, and all of us who work here are lucky to work for a team that is always playing meaningful baseball. 

In 2013, there was a higher purpose to the season. That World Series team helped heal a city in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. The season felt heavier emotionally. It seemed like we partied more, rejoiced in the highest highs more fully, and felt the lowest lows more deeply. 2018 was all business. This team was the best team in baseball from beginning to end, and there was no doubt about it. From a work standpoint, it was way busier. There’s just more work to be done now than six years ago. I’m not complaining though. It’s pretty cool to have been there to document the best team to ever exist in the 100 plus year history of the franchise.

On a personal level, I’ve grown since 2013. This year was my first as Manager of Photography for the team, so navigating the new role was both rewarding and challenging. I had big shoes to fill. Looking back at my work from 2013, I know I’ve gotten a lot better, and figured out how to play “the game” more effectively when it comes to sports photography and getting the access I need, both with the team and in my freelance work. I was pretty green in 13.

But success only goes as far as the team you have around you, and I have the best team in baseball to work with. My photo staff – Matt Thomas, Reggie Thomas, Sarah Stier, Kathryn Riley, and freelancers Brita Outzen and Cindy Loo – are all so talented and worked so hard this year. They should all be proud of the body of work they’ve produced. Our creative services team of designers, VR producers, and social media experts bring all these pictures to life and make our content pop. Most professional sports teams don’t have such a fluid creative group in working order, and we should all be proud of the work we do together as a team. My girlfriend Alaina puts up with my long hours, road trips away, and constant e-mails without complaint. She is the best and I’m lucky to have her here with me. My parents, family, and close friends always support me and also understand the grueling nature of this job. Where would I be without them?

Here’s a gallery of photos from the final game! A big thanks to everyone for following along all season. It was fun. Damage Done.

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 World Series Game Four Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers.

Wow, what a game! After going down 4-0 on a monster home run by Yasiel Puig, it looked like it was all over. But after a fiery speech by Chris Sale in the dugout, which was awesome to witness, the team rallied to score nine runs just like that. You really couldn’t ever count this team out.