Lately it seems like I’ve worked the 1-10pm shift at the newspaper a lot, and when that happens I shoot a lot of sports. I love it. It’s a shift from everything else I shoot, less intense from an emotional perspective, but more exciting because of the adrenaline rush that comes with every goal, run, obstacle overcome and victory obtained. Although my own emotional investment in a typical sports shoot isn’t the same as say a week in post-earthquake Haiti, the intensity of emotion that can be captured in sports makes shooting them extremely satisfying. When athletes are pushed to their limit and you can see the strain or exhaustion in every protruding vein and drop of sweat, getting that peak action is like a natural high. And then, there’s nothing like seeing the raw reaction to victory or defeat, no filters or inhibitions, just pure emotion. Following are some of my latest sports images. We’ll kick it off with the ultimate summer sport: play ball!
and in honor of the World Cup…
Final 4 NCAA men’s lacrosse
and here’s a mix of a few different sports
a little jumping
and finally, some of that raw emotion I was referring to
Photos by Eva Russo
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As I spent the day documenting Carrie and Jami’s wedding, I felt so privileged to be a part of it. Everywhere I pointed my camera, I was reminded of what love looks like. I saw couples of all ages and at very different stages in their lives together, some still dating, some married 15 years or more, holding hands at dinner, dancing closely and embracing as they watched Carrie and Jami. The whole day was truly a celebration of love and of this beautiful couple, an intimate gathering of family and friends who came together to see them tie the knot. With the ceremony and reception both taking place at the gorgeous Tabard Inn in downtown Washington DC, the vibe was relaxed throughout the day, with a slightly heightened level of nervousness as Carrie and Jami made final touch-ups and prepared to walk down the aisle. After the ceremony and dinner, Jami lead the crowd to the dance floor and busted out some pretty fancy dance moves, including “the librarian”, a first for me. A few vicious games of banagrams followed and I quickly learned never to play that game with the Ansell sisters! As is the case with a lot of my couples, I was a little sad when the day was over and I hope to stay in touch and witness their love grow and strengthen throughout the years. Thank you to Carrie and Jami for allowing me to witness your day and all that it encompassed and I hope you enjoy the photos!