Basketball season is well under way and this week I had the pleasure to photograph the first games of the season for the three Sandpoint Bulldog Boys Basketball teams as well as the Boys and Girls teams for the Kootenai Thunder, a local Christian sports organization. I wanted to share a post tonight of a few of my favorite photos from those games, but . . . . . they are not of basketball players, they are of a few of the fans, in particular the youngest of the fans.
Here are a couple from the Thunder Games
I have heard of referees receiving bribes, but I think these two bribes were much more valuable than any cash payment!
Not only does he bribe the ref, but he also like to entertain the photographer. I love it when kids like to ham it up for the camera!
Not to be outdone by his friends near by, this guy begged me to take his photo as he literally “hung out”!
Now a few photos of another entertainer, this little guys is well known for his entertaining half time shows at the Sandpoint volleyball and baseball games.
I know as of late I am getting a reputation as a sports photographer, which of course is a part of what I do, but really I just love to photograph people. I love to capture the action of sports and the interaction between families; The emotion of victory and the emotion of relationships; The milestones of championships and the milestones of life in general; The once in a life time moments that happen on the field or in the corner chapel. We are surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation here in North Idaho, but I still find the most fascinating part of His creation is that which was created in His own image, people!