February 20, 2012
Kyle and Jason
With the passing of this years Marine Corp Marathon, we felt it was due time to put up a post and recap of Kyle and Jason running together. Almost a year ago, we did a video to tell the story and incredible friendship of Kyle and Jason as part of Push America’s “Why I Run” campaign. We were very excited with the response the video received and the people that were touched by their story. It is only fitting to now fast forward to this years Marathon where the culmination of over a year of training, preparation and passion came to fruition at the 36th annual running of the Marine Corp Marathon in D.C. We had the privilege of going up to the nations capitol to snap some photos of the event and Push America’s team. It was a fantastic weekend and we had so many pictures to choose from!
I think the only way to truly recap the experience is with a story. This one takes place within 5 miles of the finish. I was sitting on the railing of the bridge above the course, about 30 plus feet above the runners. It was a cooler day and rain was still seeped into the grounds after the previous days storm. I sat in anticipation of Push America’s runners passing by as entered the bridge below me. This was as you would say “a birds eye” view and the hope was to get some great candid photos of the team from there. After a while of sitting up there, I started talking to a man next to me who was seated just like me, camera in tow and headphones on listening to music. As we sat there looking for our runners, both yelling and snapping away as they ran under our legs, something started to change within me. I was sent to D.C. to capture the events and moments surrounding Push America participating in the marathon, but in this moment it became so much more.
When I looked towards the horizon, there they were. I could see the faint image of Kyle and Jason crest the hill as they headed towards the bridge. A feeling came over me and I forgot about all the stresses of the day, the muddy shoes and pants, the pictures that had not turned out how I had hoped, and the tired eyes and hungry stomach. Seeing them together again, near completion to what they had set out for, the goal that seemed so far reaching at times, so close to the finish line was inspirational. I felt like a proud father hearing his child speak for the first time or seeing them graduate from college or get married. Though I had only a small, tiny part in their story, I was overwhelmed with excitement and passion for them getting to where they were, their hard work and determination.
This feeling is no doubt the same feeling so many other fans, supporters, runners and friends alike experienced as they neared the finish. This was it, mission accomplished, they had made it. But it was so much more than even finishing this race. They had showed that their story is so much bigger than the two of them, their friendship, character and spirit are incredible and truly life changing. These pictures are just a few from the weekend of Kyle and Jason. This story is just a small glimpse into the weekend and their story. We cannot wait to see them reunite again together soon. Kyle and Jason and “Why I Run."
January 23, 2012
There is something quite beautiful and majestic about the sunrise. Especially one over a city skyline. We got up early last weekend to capture the moment over the Queen CIty. Here is a little taste, click on our wall to see the rest.
Video of the week hands down. Well played British Airways.
January 16, 2012
In tribute to the awesomeness of beards, we decided to test some different light set ups and capture the beast.
January 14, 2012
What an awesome sunset to wrap up the weekend.
November 14, 2011
Two day video shoot. La Storia satellite office for the afternoon.
October 22, 2011
October 8, 2011
Hot off the presses!
August 7, 2011
Some pictures from our shoot this weekend with 24 Hours of Booty. It was a 36 hour, hot, sticky, fantastic event. There were some inspiring stories and very cool people. Such a cool thing to be a part of for us. Can’t wait to start putting some of the footage together and see the beauty.
August 1, 2011
The Tour de France starts in less than 48 hours and we are very pumped up. RC is in France right now and will get to see them fly by very shortly. This video gets us really excited!
July 1, 2011
Office for a few hours…tasty Kabob Grill
June 26, 2011
Trying out some new lighting ideas.
June 24, 2011
From a recent trip home to Colorado. So much beauty and intrigue in this photo. It leaves so much to ponder…
June 22, 2011
This picture continues to grab us. These two are remarkable and unforgettable. Took this on a trip to the Dominican Republic this year.
June 21, 2011
The city so nice, they named it twice!
June 20, 2011
Just hanging in between shots in the Alps of France for the Right Side Up film.
June 19, 2011
June 18, 2011