Lucky 13

With a roster of 13 players, lucky 13 seems like an appropriate theme for the Fighting Irish women’s basketball team this year and I was the lucky one who had the opportunity to photograph them for their 2013-14 poster.

I transported my “big” (studio) lights, a 12-foot seamless backdrop and lighting equipment into a racquetball court at the Joyce Center to create a private studio for the shoot.

Many of the players are over 6-feet tall, making me acutely aware of my petite size. While photographing the beautiful, 6’4” freshman, Diamond Thompson, my colleague, Liz Harter joked when I held my hand up to instruct Thompson to look up, it was actually down for her. Sigh!

I also had the pleasure of working along side the video crew from Big Screen Network. They too came in several hours before the shoot to set up high-tech lighting and video gear. With BSN’s lights and fog machine in place, I simply stepped in and shot a few stills in between their videotaping. If only it were always that simple!

Here is a sample of what I captured.

Barbara Johnston

Natalie Achonwa, Senior Forward

Natalie Achonwa, Senior Forward

Whitney Holloway, Junior Guard

Whitney Holloway, Junior Guard

Diamond Thompson, Freshman Center

Diamond Thompson, Freshman Center

Markisha Wright, Junior Forward

Markisha Wright, Junior Forward

Hannah Huffman, Sophomore Guard

Hannah Huffman, Sophomore Guard

Lindsay Allen, Freshman Guard

Lindsay Allen, Freshman Guard

Natalie Achonwa, Senior Forward

Natalie Achonwa, Senior Forward

Kayla McBride, Senior Guard

Kayla McBride, Senior Guard

Ariel Braker, Senior Forward

Ariel Braker, Senior Forward

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1 thought on “Lucky 13

  1. Great individual and team photos. Everything about ND is 1st class, no more so than the W-basketball team. Can’t wait for the season to begin though I can hardly believe this is the last year for Ace, Kaymac & Ariel. Make it a greats one, ladies! Go Irish!

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