We get asked a lot of excellent questions, maybe this will help
We are travelling photographers, but not like... everywhere. The lower mainland of Vancouver, a big yes, with no additional fees. The BC Interior and Vancouver Island sometimes, especially if arrangements are made to have several league teams participate, so yes to that and a great road trip for us!
No. Not at all. We'd love to come and support your tournament, but often teams just want a poster without the big picture of busy tournaments. So, our customers will create a 'media day' and then we travel to that. The kids love it, (show us your game face, your attitude!) so they get excited to pose for that. As for tournaments, pro photography certainly adds 'zing' to any kind of sports tournament. Of course we're happy to come for that.
But! If it's just one team, say your team, and you just want a team poster or solo athlete 8x10" print it's easier to contact us, book a time (before a practice or game) and arrange a 'team-only' experience. We will travel to your field or gym, set up and shoot, 15 minutes, and there are no orders or payment needed in advance. We send you proofs, you order from that, shipping is to one location for $15 and that's the cycle. In summary: you book travelling sports photography with custom team posters, pre-order proofs and no advance payments. Can it be any easier than this? No hidden fees or surprises.
Contact us as early as you are able, because we book in advance and can't attend if we're committed elsewhere. Several tournaments have locked us for 2021 because we commit to first bookings.
Our panorama team 'attitude' posters lead the way every time. Blended- image solo athlete posters are third, but 8x10's solo poses have surged and are growing every month. For us it's hard to explain: it's such a good time to get these kids to express themselves, let them freelance pose, take a shot and make art with it. We're not talking about look-at-the-camera stuff here. You can get that anywhere. We want the athletes to act out without any pressure (believe us, the team will do that for them). So we help with poses, being natural and just having a good time, but let the athlete just do whatever they feel like. The results can be superb. Think about this: when someone points a camera at you what do you do? That's not what we are looking for.... it's boring....
It takes time to create original sports artwork, every design we do is unique, so...longer than usual. Most posters are delivered in 1-3 weeks after the order date. For larger tournaments it can take 2-5 weeks to get through the creative process from shooting, creating, proofing, printing and shipping. The results are professional and unique, and last a long, long time.