Archive for March, 2010
This past Saturday the 13th, we photographed our son’s State Wrestling Championship. Being a photographer and a coach on the same day had it’s challenges. James had to focus on lighting and getting the shot, all the while, he was so nervous for Tristen who was about to compete for 1st place against his toughest competitor, Cole Hunt. James said that his nerves were all the way up in his throat. Cole is a fierce competitor and Tristen hasn’t been able to beat him all year, but we were hoping for an upset. Tristen wrestled hard, but found himself losing yet again to Cole 10-0. It was a great match and we are all happy for Tristen who took 2nd place on the podium. It has been a long year for all of us and we are all sad to see wrestling season end. Tristen has come a long way this year, from being trampled on in his first match ever back in October 2009 to winning 2nd at State. We are so proud of him and I am so proud of the bond that has formed between James and Tristen during this wrestling season.
A special thanks to Team Georgia Wrestling for allowing us to set up a booth to photograph all the participants. Thank you Anthony Flatt, Melody Demonico and Thomas Connell for all the assistance you provided, this would not have been possible without you all. Thanks again Thomas for the best booth location EVER!
If you are a wrestler or a parent and would like to view the podium shots or the pictures we photographed of the kids, follow thislink. Click on the gallery you would like to visit. You may purchase prints from these galleries.