Here is a set of portraits I shot last week during the annual Boston Baseball Writers Awards dinner at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. Xander Bogaerts, Triston Casas, Rafael Devers, and Michael Chavis all killed it with the fits and posing! I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to have multiple players together in the same place for the first time since last season ended. With help of the hotel staff and event coordinators, we were able to secure a room to set up a miniature stage for the portraits. We arrived on site a few hours early, and after several rounds of testing and tweaking, were able to get to a point we felt good about.
These portraits are executed with a three light set up, some seamless paper, and a few props to achieve the stylized, colorful look. I’m aiming to use event opportunities like this to shoot more portraits this year, so this was a good test run in working toward that new model. Thanks to our players for their time, to our PR staff for the assist in getting them there, and to our staff photographer Maddie Malhotra for the set up and break down help!
On to the next look.
Here is a series of portraits I recently shot for the Boston Red Sox. This season, I’ve made it one of my goals to shoot more portraits of the players, both in studio and environmentally.
For this series, the creative team and I decided to shoot with a ‘high-key’ look and feel. These were shot with a relatively simple two light set up on a white seamless backdrop. We were lucky enough to have outfielders Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, and Chris Young, infielders Xander Bogaerts and Deven Marrero, and designated hitter Hanley Ramirez stop in for a couple shots. My favorite frame of each player is shown above. Additionally, I’ve included some assets created by our talented graphic designers, Marissa McClain and Nick Sciaratta, which the Red Sox have utilized on social media to promote voting for the 2017 All-Star Game.