Defend the Den

This is a shoot I did with the Hershey Bears hockey club. The theme of the shoot was “Defend the Den” not only for the players but for the fans as well. I wanted the shots to have a serious tone to them not only in the way I posed them but also in their “I want to kick your ass” attitude and expressions. I used a lighting that was textural and harsh to further the look. The funny thing about this day was that every single person that I shot was beyond nice and it was a challenge to get them out of their everyday character. Until I told them I was a Pittsburgh Penguin’s fan. And YES… that worked!