I never would have thought that when I submit my first picture to CrossFit.com that I would actually have one make the main page, a couple years later and I'm still getting lucky. People ask me all the time I'm constantly submitting content, but the answer is that I only submit the small handful of photos that I think have the main page look. This one I actually submit twice, once last year and once this year as I saw it again. This picture was from the Whiskey Throttle Throwdown.
My third time going back-to-back on the CrossFit main page. This one was from the Jumpbox Fitness apparel shoot.
CrossFit Outcome is my home away from home. I seriously love these people.
Everything in life is cyclical, but working your ass off and trying to get on CrossFit.com requires a lot of patience. There are long months when I submit amazing content and it never gets used, then you catch fire and they post three of your pictures in one week. I honestly don't submit that many pictures, maybe 5 per month, it really depends on whether I'm getting main page quality pictures. I liked this one of Rasmus because even his sweat is much stronger than the average person's. The rope attached to the sled draws your eyes into this powerful athlete. My only concern was that it didn't show his face, although it gives it a mysterious feel.
Looks like CrossFit's hottest couple is back on the main page four days later. This picture was from CrossFit Open workout 16.2. It's very similar to my 15.4 picture that made it on the main page (See 15.4 Here) where the judge is actually what tells the story of the picture. Scott complains that he's been on the main page twice, but hasn't actually been working out. He complains about everything, so it means he's happy.
Here's another great main page photo from the Gains for Good fundraiser that CrossFit Loft hosts annually to help raise money for the local community. One hundred percent of the money raised is donated to a local family in need. I'm not rich, perfect, or even half as funny as I think I am, but I try to give my time and energy to great causes like this to contribute. Those who have the power to help other should give more. These are the most rewarding moments in the CrossFit community.
Here's another main page picture of Millie Osborne at CrossFit Loft. I actually submit this about a week ago after seeing the large poster that we made at the gym to hang in our Wall of Fame. I thought it looked like it deserved to be on the main page and BAM! My favorite thing about the CrossFit community is how much it empowers women, and even though Millie was strong and athletic when she first came to CrossFit Loft, she's ten times more confident with herself and her body now. I'm looking forward to watching her grow as an athlete.
This one was from a coach portrait session I did with Bethanee Randles at CrossFit Outcome. They are some of my favorite people at that gym, committed to creating a healthy community. Bethanee is relatively new to CrossFit and brings that enthusiasm that comes with it. I'm very excited to watch her develop as a coach and athlete. The thing I loved most about this picture is how it captures the Northwest CrossFit Life.
This was a sweet moment to capture at CrossFit Loft, even though it's something that happens all the time in every CrossFit Gym. It really is the only sport where you see this type of support from everyone. Sharon has come a long way from where she started, just like the rest of us. She was just featured as the member spotlight of the gym a couple days before. You can read it here.
Exactly three months from my last main page photo and I'm back on top for a day! I know that making it on CrossFit.com is cyclical and sometimes you catch fire, and other times it feels like the Winter of Winterfell is between me and the main page so remaining patient is important. It's easy to feel defeated and stop trying to find new material. This picture was at the Whiskey Throttle Throwdown with three other great photographers at this event, which makes me absolutely honored to have my photo selected. I'm looking forward to going to this event next year.
I was really stoked when I saw this picture on the main page. This was another one that I called when I saw it, it has the main page look. What most people don't realize is what actually makes the picture is Chelsea doing the judging. There's a million pictures of handstands, but what separates them is the story that you can tell with them. CrossFit Loft represented again!