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. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 American League Championship Series Game Three Vs. Houston Astros.

 

Game three was fun! Got to love a late innings grand slam by Jackie Bradley Jr. to seal the deal on a win to take the series lead. We roll into game four tonight at Minute Maid Park. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, September 9, 2018 vs. Houston Astros.

Win number 98 on the season was a good one for the Red Sox! The game ended on a walk-off single by Mitch Moreland to drive in the winning run. It made for some fun photos. 

Photos: 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Here is a gallery of photos from yesterday’s 2018 MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. This was my third straight year shooting the All-Star Game. It seems to get crazier and crazier each year. The media presence there is massive and the schedule is full. It’s a constant struggle to get in the right position to get the shots you need to get, and overall, it’s just a long few days.

But it’s a really fun few days. It’s always a pleasure catching up with photographers and editors I haven’t seen for awhile, and to work with the people on my team and Red Sox players to put together some great content. Another one down!

Photos: Red Sox Arrive In Washington, D.C. For 2018 All-Star Game.

J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts, Mitch Moreland, Chris Sale, and Craig Kimbrel have arrived in Washington, DC for the 2018 All-Star Game. They participated in media availabilities and workouts at Nationals Park after arriving on Sunday night.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Mookie Betts hit the first bitch of the game over the right field wall for a home run, and the Red Sox never looked back. Center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in four runs on three hits, and David Price allowed just one run over six innings.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, April 8, 2018 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

The Red Sox pulled off one of the crazier wins I’ve seen today, coming from behind 7-2 in the eighth inning to win 8-7. Make that eight straight wins for the team. 

Hot start to the season! I tried to experiment a little bit with off camera strobe inside the tunnel before the game. I am happy with some of the early results and look forward to expanding on the concept more this season. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, February 24, 2018 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

Today, the Red Sox took on the Tampa Bay Rays at jetBlue Park. Here is a gallery of photos from the afternoon game, as well as a simulated game thrown by Chris Sale and Rick Porcello.

Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 Photo Day.

Early this morning, the full Boston Red Sox roster of players and coaches posed for portraits during photo day, the annual event that allows photographers to gather content for use throughout the 2018 season.

For us in the Red Sox marketing department, photo day is always a tough but stimulating challenge. How do you create a portrait look and feel that is stylized and creative, yet also simple enough to function in an assembly line style shoot of over 60 subjects in a short time period? This year’s result was a five light high-key set up on white seamless. A bit of rim light on each player gave the portraits the finishing touch they needed to separate the subject from the background. 

Above is a gallery of some favorites! A big thanks to everyone in the Red Sox Creative Services and Media Relations teams for making it happen. This day is a true team effort!