Инстаграм @thisphotogirl Jennifer Stewart 📸
In 2015, Sports Illustrated hired me to document Paul Goldschmidt for a feature they were running. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the utmost respect for Goldy, I approached him letting him know I was going to be extra 'stalkerish' this homestand in order to create content for the story. He chuckles softly and replies, "Do what you gotta do." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To my surprise, this overhead remote shot was used on the table of contents page in addition to the spread and others.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This isn't even the best part of the story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After the story ran, Goldy asks if received any copies of the SI. I told him I had one but would love another for my dad and myself. What does he do? He signs and frames 2 of the magazines for us.
One of my first covers I ever shot with Goldy while at the Dbacks. The headline says it all 'Impact Player.' Paul is more than an athlete, he truly has had an impact in Arizona both on and off the field. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While developing this shoot concept we had this idea of Goldy essentially swimming in his Bleacher Creatures. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I pinned a piece of plexiglass into a corner of the studio and dumped a box of them inside! After sitting him down, we essentially pumped another box around him and poof! The cover!
That's a wrap!! WAIT, this light is MONEY!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you just as guilty of continuing to shoot or even pulling over to the side of the road to capture the beautiful light of an Arizona sunset?
A lifestyle shoot with any subject these days is so much more than creating one image.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are in constant need of new content to share, be inspired by or to inform all of those in our communities.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shooting the small details and moments in between the obvious are what drives me as a photographer.
Coming into Monday like WOOHOO!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙆🏻♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I often joke how Monday's are my Friday's. Monday has become a day for ME. A day for me to clean, reflect, relax, focus out, sort through all my RANDOM thoughts and to gear up for the days ahead.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a creative, not only do I find this therapeutic, but this is a must for my well being. Mental health is a real thing!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So while others may dread Monday. I embrace them.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Once you begin to change the way you look at things, the things you look at begin to change.
Let the kids play. 😎⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Braxton Davidson of the Peoria Javelinas hits a walk off home run in the tenth inning to defeat the Salt River Rafter in the Arizona Fall League Championship Game.
Always enjoy seeing the personality behind the uniform. Too bad they aren't looking for an internship!