Master at Her Craft

Noteworthy Shoots

To work in sports, you have to be willing to get experience any way you can. In my career I have worked a club rodeo championship, a local horse shoe tournament, a regional motor cross tour, most high school sports, and even covered local little leagues. I loved covering those events, and that also led me to work John Elway’s final Super Bowl, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning’s collegiate finales, Michael Jordan pour it on against the Miami Heat, Gonzaga reach number one in the nation, and more college basketball than I can count. And the one thing that stands out more than anything else, is when you watch an athlete stand above the rest. It is in their body language. It’s how they operate. Then you watch them perform the sport they were born to play. It is beauty in motion. I got a chance to see just that when I had the opportunity to photograph LMU cross country at their first meet of the season. It isn’t a spot in the mainstream spotlight, but I to watch an All-American just out smart and out run the field. Danielle Shanahan can run. See what my camera caught in the gallery Master at Her Craft.

Hoops Season Begins

Sports Photography

My 17th college basketball season began this November at LMU. Yes, 17. Where did it go. And it started with same energy, the same optimism that any new season brings. It also brought with it the start of an 18-game home schedule. Oh boy, is this one gone be a long one. It started with a trip to Nevada, as I got to sneak out and see the super moon (very cool) and then home for a match-up rarely season at Gersten Pavilion – national power UConn in town. And it was a classic. Check out the start of basketball season HERE.

Mattias Markusson LMU men's basketball vs. UCONN on Nov. 17, 2016

Mattias Markusson LMU men’s basketball vs. UCONN on Nov. 17, 2016

Day at the Park

Noteworthy Shoots, Sports Photography

Nothing like a cloudless Southern California day in the mid 70s with the breeze coming off the Pacific Ocean. And nothing like spending it at the park. In this case, the ball park. It was Senior Day for LMU baseball at Page Stadium and it was a family affair. From parents honoring their graduating sons, to families bringing their kids – including those with four legs. The Page Stadium red-tailed hawk drew quite the crowd. Oh, there was quite the baseball game too (it went extra innings). Check out the images in the latest PHOTO GALLERY.

WVB: Another Sweet 16 Season in ’15

Noteworthy Shoots, Sports Photography

LMU women’s volleyball knocked off Colorado State and then stunned sixth-ranked Stanford on their home floor to advance to their second NCAA Sweet 16 in program history. It was the program’s 13th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. They finished the season winning 15 of their last 18 games, wrapping up the year 24-9 overall and 13-5 in the WCC. Check out the PHOTO GALLERY from select home games during their run to the Sweet 16.

A Quick Hit

Noteworthy Shoots, Sports Photography

2015 WCC Baseball Championships – Day One:

Day one from the 2015 West Coast Conference Baseball Championships at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif. LMU claimed some revenge on regular season champion San Diego, defeating the Toreros 21-3 in a runaway victory in the first game of the tournament. The Lions knocked out 22 hits and set the tone early, going up 6-0 after the top half of the first inning. The Lions advanced to the winner’s bracket semifinal on Friday. Visit the complete gallery, Click Here.