The clear star of the summer of 2017 for us was the rain. There was no safe time to organize a photo shoot because it rained day and night. Eventually, we gave in and started just conducting our shoots in the rain under umbrellas- frizzy, wet hair and all.
One of our rainiest mornings was when we photographed the Woodland Brook Blazers Swim Team but you would never be able to tell from the adorable picture of Lily and Kate Goodyear. These are two of my favorite subjects. Lily is a softball star that we have photographed since t-ball and Kate is rising soccer star. If you will note, Lily is swimming with a cast because she has a broken arm but was so determined not to miss the swim season. Kate is 3 years old and competing in 6 and under—we were amazed.
It was hard to prepare and train for an outstanding softball season, only to have most of it—including championship games—rained out. This is where pictures fill a gap because many teams went ahead with their photo ops!! Coach David McCollum’s 7U baseball team represented Bay Creek Park and had an amazing record. They won both the Bulldog Bash & Summer Slam. They were in the championship game four out of the five tournaments they were in. The West Walton All Star Softball team had less of a chance to prove themselves. The county and state tournaments were both rained out this summer but we sure enjoyed the photo shoot and thought the team would go far.
At the beginning of every summer, the Gwinnett Senior Leadership Team, hold its Summit at Peachtree Ridge High School. Hundreds of engaged high school students spend a day in educational and inspiration seminars given by national and local leaders. However, before the meetings begin, there is the traditional highly competitive spirit presentation from each of the 22 Gwinnett County High Schools. Central Gwinnett High School, is always well represented as they make their case.