Earlier this week I had the pleasure of photographing my daughters' swim team. This is the second year in the row I have done the team photos. This year is a kind of tough year for our team. Our competition pool has been out of service for almost a year now, so we had to make arrangements to use the pool at our local wellness center. We are thankful to have somewhere to practice, but we cannot host any home meets this season. Keep your fingers crossed for us that things will change before next summer.
So I said all of that to explain a little about the setting for our photos. Generally the team photo is done with the pool in the background, and then the individual shots are done in the pool. That really wasn't an option this year because the pool is small, indoors and has terrible lighting. I decided to take my backdrop and studio lighting and do something different. We had a lot of fun with these. I had some of the kids give me their best intimidating faces. Here are a few of my favorites.
And here is a look at this year's Memory Mate.
For those photographers out there who like to create their own products rather than using templates, I created this one using product by Gina Miller. You can find her creations at www.the-lilypad.com
Last the FAST Piranhas won their first meet of the season. What a great way to start the season. I bet it's just the beginning of another great season.
I will be offering these posters for purchase to our swimmers. Also, if there is interest, I will offer a make up day for individual shots in the studio.
Hope you enjoyed these as much as I have!