I used to be an outdoorsy kinda girl. In a way, I still am, I just don't actually GO OUT that often. My Eagle Scout husband has never taken us fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, or bike riding (I feel duped, Boy Scouts of America!) On Sunday morning I had the opportunity to get outside and remember why I love the outdoors. William, if you're reading this, you really need to take us camping or something. I was asked to photograph the Trojans High School Mountian Bike Team by one of the coaches, Mark Ferry. Mark Ferry is a Realtor by day ('cause I run in those circles, remember?) and was referred to me by Brian Kellogg, pretty much the most awesome architectural/real estate photographers I know. He doesn't do people, I don't do houses...it works. It took weeks and weeks of planning to nail down a date and time for this shoot. It involved a lot of people and a semi decent day. Alas, Sunday was it. We spent nearly 3 hours under the beautiful sun at Folsom Lake. We did a group shot by the water, headshots of every member of the team, and then a lot of candid action shots. By the end of our shoot, it seriously ran through my head that I should pick up a mountain bike and ask to join them. Ah, but who am I kidding, I won't actually do that ;)
I am also including a few "behind the scenes" photos. Also at the shoot was Clayton Winter of Rising Sun Productions Videography. While I was taking care of the stills, he was capturing the day in motion. I am sooo excited to see his final product. His technique and willingness to let mud splatter on his $$$$$ cameras was dang impressive. You will also notice a pretty photo of a leaf. This "leaf" was poison oak that I noticed, oh, about 4" from my face while I was getting some action shots. I escaped un-harmed.