Posts Tagged: Sports

Senior Favorite – Ali Defines #LikeAGirl

This girl doesn’t just have one of my favorite images for the Class of 2015, she is one my favorites of the Class of 2015. I have observed Ali for years now volunteering her time selflessly. She is patient and kind – even to little, semi-annoying baseball boys – even to her little brother!. And, Ali is smart…in school and in life. I love chatting on the sidelines and in the bleachers with Ali.
Ali’s mom chose this basketball image for her Senior Favorite because it highlights Ali’s “combination of beauty and strength.” I had so much fun orchestrating this shot. I was moving all around her and trying different angles and she just kept casually palming the ball. Ali is the first person to come to my mind when I watch the #LikaAGirl video. She is absolutely who we want inspiring those little girls.
Ali will be attending Western Oregon University in the fall on a basketball scholarship. She gets to keep living her hoop dreams…and study accounting 😉

Ali palming basketball over water as Senior Favorite Image by Angie Windheim Photography

From T-ball to Prom in a Day

On Saturday, May 10th I photographed an adorable Sherwood Fireballs team in the morning. That evening, I snapped pictures for my son’s Sherwood Prom group. It was not until I pulled the images from my camera to my computer that overwhelming nostalgia settled in. Childhood truly goes that fast my friends – your little people are in kindergarten and playing t-ball in the morning, and by that evening, those same little people are grown and in gowns and tuxedos heading to Prom. Those precious little girls and boys become stunning, wonderful young men and women. At any given moment this year, my heart both clenches with beautiful memories or swells from pride and their contagious excitement over what is yet to come. Graduation is just 22 days away…

Sherwood T-ball and Prom

Competition – Project52

As the mom of three boys, you would think that last week’s Project52 theme, competition, would have been a breeze. Just bring along the camera to the court or the field and I’m set, right?

Wrong. Oddly enough, after many years of back-to-back sports seasons, all three of my guys took the winter off.

The good news is that all of this sudden downtime in our schedule is getting the kiddos to reconnect with each other (and me). I’ve never played so many after school basketball games of “Pig.” And, the boys love to play “Knockout” on the driveway.

So, it turns out, all I had to do was go out on the driveway to get my competition pictures.

While I got a lot of fun action shots, my favorites are actually of the “Rock, Paper, Scissors” they played to decide who goes first in their game of one-on-one basketball.

The hands are filthy from playing with a damp, dirty ball on the driveway and for some reason, that game always gives them the giggles.

This Project52 work is fitting so nicely with my New Year’s Resolution to take more photos of my kids in “everyday life.” Very fun.

Oh, and, my close up got picked for a Moms with Cameras favorite of the week. Woohoo!

Basketball Boys

In the last several years I have been on a mission to conquer the challenges of basketball photography. That crazy gym lighting and high-speed, close-up action can be so, so hard to capture.

I use all my tricks and am ecstatic that I can freeze those passionate faces and amazing leaps to the basket. And it’s thrilling to share the images with the parents. I know they love the pictures now. And how sweet will it be to look back at these 3rd grade shots when they’re playing for the high school or college or ???

Let me know if you’d like a game photographed before the end of the season…just a few weekends left!