I work out of my studio in Groton, MA, shooting headshots, portraits & creative dance.
I also work on location near and far and on this occasion I was in Washington, DC with the Scott Hamilton Cares team. I shot their 5K and an awards ceremony. I stayed awake until 2:30 a.m. finishing the edits to the day’s photos in time for them to be aired on the “Great Day Washington” segment on which Scott was a guest.
The ScottCares foundation funds research for treatments that treat the cancer, spare the patientTM.
Later that weekend we went on a tour of Children’s National Hospital and saw first hand the innovative treatments and research. We spoke with doctors, nurses and researchers.
Scott was also interviewed at Seacrest Studio. Seacrest studio is hospitals and has specials guests who are interviewed. Patients can watch from their rooms on closed circuit tv. They sent in questions which Scott answered.
I will never forget him being interviewed at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Seacrest Studio a few years ago. In that situation the children themselves conducted the interview. One asked him what, out of everything he had accomplished in his life, was his favorite moment. I was expecting him to answer, standing on the podium after winning the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo. Or maybe publishing his first book, or starting the successful Stars on Ice… But his answer was “Right here. Right now!” I mean, I already knew he was awesome, but wow!
I started volunteering with ScottCares photographing their annual show. My motivation was to get beautiful photographs of the best skaters in the world. What I found through my association with ScottCares is a team of the most soulful, dedicated and caring people as I have ever had the privilege to know. And, I tell them this all the time, I receive so much more than I give.