getting a few games in

Most of our soccer season has been cancelled due to flooded fields this month. The kids were able to get a few games in over the weekend before the fields flooded again and the remaining games were cancelled. So much rain! My friends in CA have asked me to send some their way – I wish I could! I knew this might be my last chance this season to get some shots of my 4 soccer players, so I took advantage of it. I took a ton of photos…the boys’ games are especially fun because of the intensity in the players’ faces, I’ll spare you all those though!

200mm, ISO 125, 1/2500, f/2.8

5.15soccer-0785mm, ISO 125, 1/1000, f/2.8 – grandma brought her a sucker…she cheers at A LOT of soccer games!5.15soccer-0685mm, ISO 160, 1/1250, f/2.8 – cheering on his brother and waiting for his game to start5.15soccer-05170mm, ISO 160, 1/1250, f/2.85.15soccer-03125mm, ISO 160, 1/1000, f/2.85.15soccer-04200mm, ISO 160, 1/1250, f/2.85.15soccer-02200mm, ISO 160, 1/1250, f/2.85.15soccer-01200mm, ISO 125, 1/1600, f/2.8 – I love this picture of her. She has always grown up surrounded by her brothers and their friends. She may love glitter, singing and dancing, but the girl can hold her own with the boys too…and not think a thing about it.5.15soccer-08

200mm, ISO 125, 1/1000, f/2.8

These next two shots are so special to me. The cute boy below is the oldest son of one of my closest friends. We’ve been close since 6th grade. It is really quite unique and special to get to stand on the sidelines and watch our kids playing soccer together. I know friendships like that are rare and I don’t take it for granted a single moment. Our kids playing soccer…we preferred MASH games, but soccer is pretty great too.5.15teetree-01200mm, ISO 125, 1/1000, f/2.85.15teetree-02200mm, ISO 320, 1/400, f/2.8

The rain started back up in the last couple minutes of her game. She was so excited. Her brother got to play in a downpour earlier in the week, so she was pretty stoked her time came.  Little firecracker hanging tough in the rain and eating it up.

5.15soccer-09Watching them play and getting to cheer from the sidelines is one of my favorite ways to spend the weekend. Of course, when games are cancelled and we can curl up at home for a movie night – I like that a lot too!

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  • Rae - Beautiful, Ashley! <3 I love that pic of FireCracker holding her own 🙂

  • Amy Cornwell - Too fun! Love Firecracker’s zest for life. Great pics.

  • Julie - I have been enjoying this rain and all of the snuggles it holds. We have had quite a few singing and dancing in the rain moments too. I think Firecracker will always be able to hold her own!

  • Amber - Are you shooting with your 6D? If so, even without all the autofocus points of the Mark III, you are still getting great action shots and stellar pics. I was wondering how important you think those autofocus points really are in the mark III vs the 6D. I’ve been toying because of sporting events and such.