Meet Some Weightlifters
Meet some of my teammates...
This past weekend I stopped by Crossfit New Haven to see my teammates compete in a weightlifting meet. BTW: probably one of my favorite places to take pictures. The gym has large windows that bring in so much natural light. :-)
The women competed on Saturday and the men on Sunday. Missed the ladies' session. BOOOO! I took less pictures this time around. Really excited to start working on the videos I took!
So, RECAP because I feel scattered. As I'm writing this, I'm thinking it's late and I should be in bed. hahahaha!
1. Got to see my teammates compete
2. Natural Light
3. I took videos
There is more!!!
Since I was taking pictures as "spectator" I had the chance to talk to a few people I have photographed in the past. Normally when working I won't talk much because I am afraid I will miss a good shot. Fortunately, on Sunday I was able to talk to some people I have photographed from different events.
Ken Toal, my favorite spectator EVER! Who had actually lost his voice from all the cheering the day before at the women's meet. He was competing on Sunday and he is one hell of a weightlifter!
He introduced himself to me (I LOVE WHEN YOU GUYS DO THIS!!!) I won't bite. Normally I won't approach you if you are competing. Figure you need space and cameras tend to freak people out.
Ken had the nicest things to say and almost got choked up. I gulped and thought, "Don't cry in front of this guy because he will never let me take pictures of him again. Hold it together VIV!"
I also had a chance to talk to John Douglass. When I saw him I immediately thought,
"OH, NICE SNATCH!"
But if you've ever said that by accident, you know how awkward it sounds. Instead it went something like, "Hey congrats on your snatch the other day!" ;-)
It was a PR TRIPLE AT 90KILOS for John!
Got to talk to Claire for a bit. Really stunning girl who can set the platform on fire when she is competing. She asked me, "Hey, when are you competing?!" We talked for a bit about training and how she did at the women's session.
Lastly, a brief, "Hi, I got your email!" from Zach! Having exchanged a few emails back and forth and just happy he received his photos.
Guys, if you haven't noticed.. I love my job. I love photographing everyday folks who put in hard work for competitions. I really do follow you guys on Instagram. I want the EVERYDAY LIFTERS website to turn into a place to share stories about YOU!
So thank you for your updates, kind words and all your posts!