Sports Illustrated inspired pictures of your local teams and athletes by Beth Capuano Photography in West Nyack, NY

January 26, 2018

Maybe its a dream of shooting for Sports Illustrated, or maybe that is just the inspiration.  I remember waiting for that magazine to be delivered to our mailbox in front of my childhood home in Peekskill.  Can't say I read it for the articles, but man, I could not stop looking at those awesome pictures.  I couldn't wait to see the next cover and then the next.  The incredible lighting in the sports portraits, and more incredibly those AMAZING action shots.  Its a shame that magazine is not what it used to be....

 

But those memories keep inspiring me....

 

I think this is the reason I am so excited to photograph high school sports and local league team pictures.  Its funny, while I'm photographing an athlete I'll ask about his or her position...they tell me..and more often than not...I really don't know what they are talking about!!  hahaha, I'll tell them that too, but always add...no worries... I know how to make an awesome picture.  LOL

 

This love of photographing athletes started in our West Nyack studio taking pics of local high school seniors.  When working with the boys it was always more interesting for everyone involved to really personalize the session.  Kyle here played for Clarkstown South High School.  At the time, I didn't realize I was  photographing one our our counties star athletes!  It became fun to follow along with his high school career...seemed he was always mentioned in the local papers.  And now its fun to watch along as his mom posts pics of him playing in college!