When I was in high school, the ONLY thing I wanted in life was to be an Olympic/professional athlete. I either wanted to play volleyball or run track at this level. (So, I’m still puzzled why I chose to have a basketball insignia put on my senior ring.) I have always had a special place in my heart for competing; I love to play sports. So to me, taking an action shot is not just about getting a picture of some guy throwing a ball. I like to capture the emotion of the moment–the vapor rising from the sweaty head of a football player on a cold Friday night or the Diamond Pro being flung from the underside of a pair of Mizuno cleats while someone tries to steal home. I not only try to capture the actual moment, but the emotional ties to the moment. Twenty years from now when someone looks at one of these action shots, I want their heart to feel as if the moment is happening again… right then.
As a photographer, I grew tremendously last year having covered so many events. I had so many different opportunities to grow: I shot right at 70 JHS sporting events (among many others), I got to shoot professional athletes, I shot a group of 1,400 people, I shot from a helicopter, and I shot many other types of sessions–weddings, engagements, teens, newborns, etc. I had the opportunity to have my work critiqued by a photographer who won the Pulitzer Prize. I had fun and learned something at every single shoot. I hope to grow this much again this school year.
I had so much fun photographing all the amazing athletes and capturing memories with a photo. For them, the images will last forever. In just a few short weeks, another school year will begin. I’m really anxious to begin this year. Let the competitions begin.
So, with that in mind, I leave you with my absolute, most favorite shot from last school year. Enjoy!
P. S. All of last year’s galleries will be taken down on August 15, 2011! Complete your purchases before then!!
I am a San Antonio-based wedding and senior photographer who started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. As one of the up-and-coming San Antonio wedding photographers, I am also available to shoot in Austin, Houston and Dallas and the surrounding areas. I am also available for destination weddings worldwide. Ata-Girl Photography Co. offers an amazing wedding photography service that you won’t soon forget. As professional photographer, my sole purpose is to provide you the absolute best photography experience.
I am a professional photographer who enjoys documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I enjoy watching my daughter play softball, hiking, cycling, reading, and listening to Elvis!
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