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I am a photojournalist at heart.  It has always been one of my favorite types of photography.  I did it for 2 years in high school and 2 years in college on newspaper and yearbook staff.  I have had a photo of school bus accident printed in the Dallas Morning News.  It was my experience of capturing the event as a photojournalist that I used at my first wedding I photographed 27 years ago.  Recently the big thing has been photojournalistic weddings but I never knew there was any other way to photograph a wedding.

I was doing the photos for the background of the Universal Sports green screen event we did on Saturday when they asked me to send some of the photos for their website.  I was pretty excited… then when I was able to shoot the men’s and women’s finals I was REALLY excited.  I have photographed almost every sport but this was my first time to photograph gymnastics so I enjoyed the challenge.  Enjoy the photos.

While standing in the spotlight, Samantha Peszek awaits her green flag to perform her floor routine


On the left, women’s all around champion Bridget Sloan of Sharps takes her turn on the vault at the 2009 Visa Championships. Brandon Wynn of The Ohio State University dismounts the rings at the 2009 Visa Gymnastics Championships.  He tied for third with 15.450 points.


On the left, Alex Buscaglia of Stanford performs on the high bar.  He would finish in 3rd with 15.400 points. On the right, Kytra Hunter from Hill’s performs on the uneven bars.


Coach Kurt Golder of the University of Michigan watches Chris Cameron on the pummel horse at the 2009 Visa Cahmpionships in Dallas.


On the left, Ivana Hong from WOGA performs on the balance beam at the 2009 Visa Championships.  She won the event with a score of 30.350. On the right, floor exercise and all around gold medalist Bridget Sloan from Sharps performs her floor routine at the 2009 Visa Championship at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.


Glen Ishino of Cal Berkley, practices on the pommel horse for Friday’s mens final.  He placed 3rd in the pommel with a total of 15.250.


Jonathon Horton of Cypress Acade performs on the parallel bars and the pommel and scores enough points to win the Men’s Gold medal at the 2009 Visa Championships in Dallas.


It’s been a long time since I photographed a sporting event, so I was pretty excited when we were contacted by a friend in San Diego a couple months ago about a customer of theirs who needed photographs for a golf tournament in DFW. The Tournament was in support of Amor Ministries, who is working to build homes for families in Mexico. The tournament was last Monday – not a very popular day for weddings here, so we were available.

Monday was supposed to be a rainy day but we loaded our equipment and headed to Bridlewood Golf Club in Flower Mound. The weather broke just in time for the 2:00 tee off. Tanya photographed the foursomes and I drove around in a golf cart to follow the golfers and take action shots of them. I was on yearbook and newspaper staff in high school and college and photographed every sport imaginable so it was fun to get back to it. A huge thanks goes out to Amor Ministries and their generous sponsors!





Tanya loved the pink headcovers and pink golf balls (can you tell she doesn’t golf?)





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