August 26, 2015
Location: Stax Charlotte.... Charlotte, NC
Nikon D600 w/70-200mm 2.8 and 24-85mm
As many of you know, I did a shoot with Emily Breeze a few weeks ago. She currently runs a bootcamp with future Hall of Fame NFL wide receiver Randy Moss. Yes, thats right Randy Moss "throw it up and I'll catch it" Randy Moss. Emily reached out to me asking if I would be available to come out and cover the bootcamp they run. Since you reading this blog, clearly you see what my answer was. I was looking forward to this shoot all week. The morning of the bootcamp, I started to see post of Emily and Randy on Good Day Charlotte being interviewed. I got more excited because I knew there would be a huge turnout.
I arrived at Stax Charlotte a bit before the bootcamp started and as I was waiting, groups of people started to poor in. Everyone that came into the building looked super excited to start working out. Its a was great to see that all these people were coming to participate in 1 big bootcamp. As usual I had my "You Jerk, I Snap" shirt and the comments I received were great. Even had a few orders placed. I started to make my way down to the field where the bootcamp would be held and one thing I didn't realize is how massive this facility was. I could have used a map to direct me where to go. There was a line of athletes checking in and then another line of people walking to the field. This was by far the most organized bootcamp I have ever seen. When I made my way downstairs to the waiting area is was so cool for people to walk up to me and say "Hey, I have seen your work.. Didn't shoot the SuperFit Games?" Or I even heard "Those photos of Breeze you took are amazing". It was great to know and hear that people have taken notice to the work I have put out there and look forward to providing more.
As everyone was waiting, Emily came down the stairs and yelled "OK run to Field 1" guess it was GO TIME. She then lined everyone told them they had sprints with burpees. I would say thats a legit warm-up.
After the warm up Randy and Emily got everyone together and had people pair up with a partner. The workout consisted of squats, push ups, burpees and running laps. Shortly after explaining the workout it was 3..2...1.. GO. This was intense and so awesome to shoot. All the athletes were pushing each other and really putting in work.
Watching Emily and Randy work out with all these athletes was motivating. The only problem I have with shooting things like this, is that I want to work out as well. Guess that isn't too bad, however I do get a good workout having to squat and get different angles. The next workout consisted of sprints and back peddling, to then be concluded by ab work which Emily OWNED!!!! One thing I can say is that I never thought I would be covering a 2x Crossfit Games Athlete and a future HOF wide receiver at the same time. I really like the direction BAW Photography is going. I have been so fortunate and blessed since moving to Charlotte from Northern Virginia. I have plans to work with Emily and Randy again so please stay tuned.
Randy Moss was kind enough to take a photo with me and loved the way it turned out. Randy you are a class act!!!! Thank You!!!!
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Emily Breeze Instagram = @EMILYBREEZE