Madison Wisconsin Sports Photographer. Seeing all galleries here, it's not hard to figure out that promoting women's soccer is a thing for me. With 3 daughters playing soccer, over the years I've captured a number of their games. As they started ball chasing I captured a number of DeForest High School games too along with their opponents. I've been lucky and persistent enough to have the opportunity to capture memories for the University of Wisconsin Badger's Men's and primarily Women's soccer teams in Madison.
While working for Sentry Insurance, I conceived of and solicited the idea to our President that we should sponsor the new professional soccer team Forward Madison FC similar to my former employer American Family's sponsorship of Atlanta United. This resulted in a formal contract and the Dairyland logo being proudly and prominently displayed on the front of Forward Madison jerseys enhancing the brand awareness of our organization. If you would like your favorite local team or player's special sports moments preserved contact me.
These galleries are generally massive as they are with my primary audience in mind, the players and their families. I do not cull these down to just the best shots as you'd find on most sports photographer's pages. When you're a parent or player any shot the athlete is in even if it's their back is awesome. I know this from first hand experience and I'm here to preserve as many memories as I can for them and best serve their needs. So please keep that fact in mind.
While shooting a game typically I'm not focusing in on a specific player or players. I try and tell the full story of the game and provide more of an immersive feel. I will tie in the atmosphere, the emotions and who was part of the play and how it developed. If you're near the ball chances are I'll capture you in a few shots preserving memories for as many as I can. I also look for those special moments on and off the field often witnessing them develop. Thus my capturing and posting most of a game and not limiting processing to "key" plays or awesome shots, however those are captured too. Shooting at 400mm one surely can focus in when desired.
Whether you're a mom or a dad, make sure to get to your daughter's games as often as possible. They grow older so fast and it will get away from you. If you live in an area that has a college soccer team, get out and support them too!
Team and individual sport photographer in Wisconsin serving Madison, DeForest, Waunakee, Middleton, Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, Monona, Verona, Oregon and more.
***Soccer has 3.5 Billion fans in the world while football only has 390 Million. Lack of promotion and awareness is the only thing holding back soccer in the U.S. from being a significant revenue generator.***
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