This Saturday I had the opportunity to shoot some sports action at the Special Olympics Fall Games in Fountain Valley, Ca. Although sports shooting is a little bit out of my comfort zone of taking newborn baby portraits and high school senior portraits, I was excited to challenge myself and be able to donate a little bit of my time to this really neat organization.
One athlete I met this weekend was Matthew (same name as my youngest son). Matthew saw me wandering around the large venue, perhaps looking a little overwhelmed. He said I looked like I was wondering how I was going to get pictures of it all! He was probably right! So he put me at ease, and he and his friends posed for me and told me about their softball game. He said he was glad he was able to put a smile on my face, and he did!