Youth Soccer – Image of the Week

Here is the Image of the Week from the Team Guppies of the Ennismore Youth Soccer Optimist Club. We chose this image because it’s just too darn cute not to. These buddies took a little break undeterred by the game going on around them. I managed to capture a couple images of the girls before snack time.

These little Bubble Guppies were an absolute riot to photograph. The team ranges from two to three year olds and this was our first time photographing children of this age. The parents and coaches warned us it might be a little hectic with twenty 2-3 year olds chasing the ball around, but the Julie Whelan Photography team decided it would be a piece of cake.  A scroll through the images shows that we got our eyes opened because along with ball chasing, youth soccer also comes with a lot of laying down, jumping on the net to stop a goal, eating snacks, carrying the ball, chatting with Mom and Dad, waving to the camera, and sometimes even petting a dog. You never know what can happen with Team Guppies Youth Soccer!

Here is a look at a few more photographs considered for Image of the Week:

About Julie Whelan

Julie Whelan, professional photographer of over fifteen years, has had the opportunity to shoot all over the globe--from capturing portraits in Vanuatu to shooting off rooftops in Maui to photographing products in Calgary. She now finds herself in Ontario photographing outdoor adventures and the active lifestyles of athletic individuals and athletes in competition & training. Julie has also worked with professional athletes such as Don Cherry, Darryl Sittler, and Roberto Alomar. When not behind the lens, Julie likes to unwind with a good book or spending time in the garden.

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