Fitness Shoot with Ellette

I photographed this athlete a few weeks back, what a talented young lady. She has some amazing gymnastic moves! We wanted to get a bunch of different looks in a short amount of time in one location. 

 

Kicking some air!! 

Kicking some air!! 

This was shot at Axis CrossFit in Costa Mesa, CA. The owners of this gym are so friendly and amazing people! 

 

Doing some sort of spring.

Doing some sort of spring.

She was so easy to work with and fun to watch! Below are a few more photos of the day. 

Working with a KB

Working with a KB

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I like the different coloring in the portrait. 

I like the different coloring in the portrait. 

I shot this photo above against a white wall and in post production I put it into this background below. I like the final image and creativity I can use with every photoshoot. I changed the color of her shirt from blue to black and added some flare as well. 

My gear for this shoot:

Canon 1DX, Canon 24-70 2.8, Canon 70-200, Sigma 50 1.4 Art

4 Paul C Buff Einstein's, Soft Box, Umbrella, Reflectors

Think tank photo International Roller V2, Think tank photo production manager 40   

Cris Cyborg training at RVCA Sport

I've watched Cris Cyborg train for the past couple of years and she is the hardest working MMA fighter I've seen. She punches harder than most men in MMA- it's incredible to watch! She is the best in the business right now and has been for a while. 

 

Jason putting on Cyborg's gloves before a sparring session. 

Jason putting on Cyborg's gloves before a sparring session. 

Jason telling Cyborg to focus and breathe. Best coach in the biz. 

Jason telling Cyborg to focus and breathe. Best coach in the biz. 

Straight jab to the face! 

Straight jab to the face! 

A little family portrait session in Laguna Beach

I love capturing little moments that families have together. Life is so amazing! This family is the cutest and so much fun to work with! We had so much fun playing on the beach in Laguna. 

Mommy and daddy looking at their son smiling.

Mommy and daddy looking at their son smiling.

All smiles here!

All smiles here!

I've got two sticks Dad!! 

I've got two sticks Dad!! 

He loves flying high! 

He loves flying high! 

The beautiful mama at 36 weeks...

The beautiful mama at 36 weeks...

Shooting some food

I shot some food!! Although product/food photography isn't the most exciting thing to capture compared to action, it sure does taste good. Here are a few images from my food shoot for a local spot. I used my canon 1DX on a tripod with my Canon 100mm Macro 2.8 tethered to my Macbook Pro. I use the Film tools 24x48" camera cart to put my MacBook Pro on and other camera equipment while on location. I love this cart for two reasons...One, I can lug all my gear around in it and two, it is the best for tethering etc.

 

Sliders baby!

Sliders baby!

A little salmon with white wine

A little salmon with white wine

Tacos and Beer!

Tacos and Beer!

NCAA Women's Water Polo Champioship

I documented University Michigan at the NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship. I've shot several different sports for UM in the past few years. They are so professional and fun to work with. Everyone on staff that I've worked with has been nothing but amazing. I've learned while shooting sports that have you have to anticipate the action. Capturing that moment is what brings joy to me! I used my Canon 1DX with the Canon 400 2.8 as my main camera and the 70D as my second camera with the 70-200 2.8ii. I had my 24-70 2.8 and 16-35 2.8ii in my Thinktank speed belt and used two lenses for crowd shots and for group shots during timeouts etc. 

 

The Coach for Michigan pointing at the sign before the first round. 

The Coach for Michigan pointing at the sign before the first round. 

These girls are awesome and have come together so well in just two years with a new coaching staff. 

Arizona and Michigan players going at it. 

Arizona and Michigan players going at it. 

Michigan goalkeeper did a great job! 

Michigan goalkeeper did a great job! 

Crowd goes crazy after Michigan scores with a few seconds left.

Crowd goes crazy after Michigan scores with a few seconds left.

UCI Basketball Media Photo Shoot

Here is marketing shoot I did for UCI Basketball. This was a really fun shoot! 

This was shot on location so I brought this equipment with me:

Canon 1DX 

Canon 70-200 2.8 ii 

Back Drop

4 Paul C Buff Einstein's 

Mac Book Pro

Samsung Solid State External Hard Drive 

Think Tank Production Manager 40 (holds my lights and light modifiers etc)

Think Tank Airport Commuter (holds my camera gear and lenses) 

I love Think Tank bags as I have a ton of them for all different kinds of jobs. This particular job I chose the two bags listed above for easy commuting. I had the AC on my back while rolling the PM.

  

A few photos from around town! 

A few photos from around town! 

FCA Golf Event

Shooting golf is really fun! I shot this event for the Orange County Chapter of the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). I used a Canon 1DX  with a 400mm 2.8 on it and a Canon 70D with a 70-200mm 2.8ii on that. I had a 16-35mm 2.8ii on a thinktank photo speed belt. Here are a couple shots from the golf event. 

Golfer smacking a ball down range.

Golfer smacking a ball down range.

Matt Damon look alike. 

Matt Damon look alike. 

I'm so blessed to be able to support my family and love what I do... It's truly not work- it's an adventure!  Although it can get stressful sometimes, like any job, it is truly my passion and I love every second of it. Find something you love and go after it. Life is too short to just make ends meet and dream about what you want to do. Pray with intention and God will guide you in the right direction.