What an honor to be asked to contribute to the Reflexions on Life Blog by Mark Carruthers and be in the presence of such great talent! Thank you so much!
My one frame was created between the 2012 NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl XLVI. New York Giant's star receiver, Victor Cruz, was scheduled to leave for Indianapolis the following day. He and his fiance, Elaina Watley, had just celebrated the birth of their child Kennedy Ryan Cruz. Only two days prior, Elaina had called me to schedule newborn photos. As a new client with a very narrow window of time, I needed to capture something special. Unique. It had to stand out. After all, he was a rising star in the NFL. Something fit for a future Super Bowl champion... because I knew in my heart that's what my New York Giants would be within a weeks time.
With a single light source and one reflector, I created this image of Kennedy with her beloved Daddy. I requested a football to lay his newborn sleeping daughter on. With all of Victor’s humbleness, he retrieved from a closet this football from his 99 yard touchdown against the New York Jets!
This is one frame I will never forget.
It will forever be an iconic image within my portfolio. It celebrates the beginning of my family’s relationship with our precious goddaughter, Kennedy’s new life and her blessing to all who know her. It's also a great reflection on Victor’s fantastic career with the New York Giants & his Super Bowl victory!
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