Fall, my favourite time of year, is here again! And it's time for some football. For the past seven years I have photographed minor and high school players and watched so many of them grow up and graduate! There's always a fresh crop of little guys eager to learn the game. Here's a few shots of one minor team, aptly named "Outlaws". It's always a challenge to race along the sidelines with them as the ball carrier heads to the goal line. Sometimes I manage to capture them crossing the line, but it's the journey that is most important in life, and football teaches that along with teamwork and cooperation.
Sometimes we have to struggle alone to reach our goals too. That's what makes us stronger and more confident that we can do whatever we set our hearts and minds to do.
Breaking away from the pack, being protected by your teammates, it's a rush to the end zone! I love to see the determination in their eyes. Focusing on the goal line gets this player there.
Sometimes we stumble, get caught up and thrown to the ground. Even stomped on, but that doesn't stop these players from picking themselves up and carrying on in the next play. Second chances in life are worth taking.
There are times we all need a little help pushing through.
And sometimes it's just a chance to enjoy life, celebrate the victories, and learn from the defeats.
Terrill Bodner, MPA is an Accredited Professional Photographer living in Prince George, BC, specializing in Family Portraiture, Lifestyle, Headshots, Real Estate and Fine Art photography.
Terrill is a member of Professional Photographers of Canada, accredited in Portraiture, Fine Art/Photo Decor, Animals, Wildlife, Nature, Ornithology/Bird, Botanical, Pictorial/Scenic, Travel Illustration, and Night Photography and holds the designation of Master of Photographic Arts from Professional Photographers of Canada.