Before I am a photographer, I am a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend. Maybe that's why I cry during every father daughter dance. I laugh at every toast. I well up when an Officiant pronounces a couple husband and wife. I buzz with joy chasing children around the playground. I feel awe when a newborn's tiny hand clutches my pinky finger. I draw from the emotions I have experienced through my own life's most precious moments to know when and how to capture those of others, and I usually can't help feeling overwhelmed myself! The emotional rush I feel when I'm behind the camera is what makes me love what I do. The joy I bring others through photography is what makes me do what I love.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Something a bit different...

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to head down to the George Washington University campus and check out the Gymnastics Team in their first annual Pink Meet to benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition. My friend MaryBeth came down to visit her daughter Gillian, a captain of the gymnastics team.

As a former gymnast myself (although never as good as these women!), it was great fun to be back in the gym and watch the meet. And of course I brought along my camera!

Here are a few favorites of Gillian! And make sure to check out the slideshow!


Sarah Hodzic said...

Jess, these photos rock!
I love the 4th one where Gillian is on the uneven bars and you can see the chalk dust around her head! Great action shot.

Great work! ;D

Karen Mikols said...


I miss your posts ... so I"m super jazzed to see this one ... and I LOVE the new integration of the logo ... just a tease for those who haven't seen it yet!

Karen Mikols said...

ps-I was a gymnist too, before I got tall! ;-)

Armin de Fiesta said...

Cool photos! I love action & sport shots, one day I need to do more than just my kid's soccer games, lol :)

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