Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, May 12, 2013 vs. Toronto Blue Jays.

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, outfielder Jonny Gomes, first baseman Mike Napoli, and third baseman Will Middlebrooks, line up in front of the dugout during the National Anthem before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, outfielder Jonny Gomes, first baseman Mike Napoli, and third baseman Will Middlebrooks, line up in front of the dugout during the National Anthem before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jose De La Torre makes his Major League debut during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jose De La Torre makes his Major League debut during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Pedro Ciriaco fields a ground ball at first base during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Pedro Ciriaco fields a ground ball at first base during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A mother holds her son as he sleeps before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013  on Mother's Day at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A mother holds her son as he sleeps before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 on Mother’s Day at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A couple kisses each other on the stairs inside Gate B during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Mother's Day Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A couple kisses each other on the stairs inside Gate B during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A young fan in the bleacher seats drinks lemonade as her mother watches during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Mother's Day at Fenway Park Sunday, May 12, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A young fan in the bleacher seats drinks lemonade as her mother watches during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on Mother’s Day at Fenway Park Sunday, May 12, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Pink-laced baseballs are shown in honor of Mother's Day Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Pink-laced baseballs are shown in honor of Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew bats with a pink bat in honor of Mother's Day during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew bats with a pink bat in honor of Mother’s Day during the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Pedro Ciriaco takes practice swings during the the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Pedro Ciriaco takes practice swings during the the ninth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Here are some images of mine from the Mother’s Day festivities this afternoon at Fenway Park for the final game of a series between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Not a good baseball day for the Sox, but Mother’s Day always makes for a good picture day. This is a little mix of action, fan features, and pink bats and balls.

We also produced a Mother’s Day video piece with footage and photos we shot around the Park, which you can see by clicking here.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 vs. New York Yankees.

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Pedro Ciriaco celebrates after scoring the game winning run against the New York Yankees Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Ciriaco scored from second base on a walk-off single by Jacoby Ellsbury. The Red Sox won 4-3.”

“Boston Red Sox teammates crowd center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after Ellsbury hit a walk-off single against the New York Yankees Tuesday, September 11, 2012. The Red Sox won 4-3.”

“An American flag is dropped over the Green Monster at Fenway Park during a pre-game ceremony honoring the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001.”

I felt like I photographed two different baseball games last night. After a tribute to lives lost on September 11 during the pre-game ceremonies, Fenway Park was as quiet, subdued, and peaceful as I’ve ever seen it for the first couple innings. 

Yet by the end of the game, the park was well alive as Jacoby Ellsbury hit a walk-off single to beat the New York Yankees 4-3. 

It was one of the better walk-off wins I’ve shot, and we got some really nice reaction out of the players. I’m quite satisfied with the first image I posted above. I love the umpire’s “SAFE!” gesture. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: I’m starting to really like shooting wide rather than tight for these walk-off wins. From my angle last night, shooting with long glass wouldn’t have worked well. 

Boston Red Sox Photography: Saturday, August 25, 2012 vs. Kansas City Royals.

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles dives for a ground ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, August 25, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Pedro Ciriaco is tagged out at home plate during the tenth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, August 25, 2012.”

Another long one last night! A few blown leads, lead changes, game tying hits, and twelve innings later, I actually got a few nice action images.

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Stay focused in the late innings! Pictures are waiting to be made.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Friday, August 24, 2012 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Scott Podsednik kneels during a pitching change in the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Friday, August 24, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Pedro Ciriaco kneels during a pitching change in the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Friday, August 24, 2012.”

Not too much action from this game, but as I went through my edits, I found that these two work nicely as a pair.

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Always keep an eye out during pitching changes. There are often some good candid moments like these waiting to be shot.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Saturday, August 4, 2012 vs. Minnesota Twins.

“A crowd applauds as a couple kisses each other after becoming engaged on the field at Fenway Park Saturday, August 4, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Pedro Ciriaco gives a curtain call after hitting his first career home run in the eighth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, August 4, 2012.”

I had a few hours to rest and clear my head after my extremely tolling and difficult (jokes) shoot with Darth Vader the morning of this game, so I came out with lots of energy and had a good night shooting. 

Despite the Red Sox managing to lose after being one strike away from winning the game, I was down low when Boston’s new spark plug shortstop Pedro Ciriaco hit his first Major League home run. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Never assume the game is over until the last out is recorded. 

Also, does anyone have any thoughts about proposals at pro sports stadiums? Romantic? Overrated? Really corny?