Saturday, March 28, 2015

The season will be starting soon...

Maddie over the years.....
Visit the Sports Boutique for more creations!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"sick" is a great compliment...

Getting feedback from young men can be a challenge, but when you get a response, you know that you did something right.  Even my own son said the same thing to me yesterday on InstraGRAM with his GAMEOVER photo:  "shout out to @denisemarieolson.  This image is sick."  or something to that extent.  Thanks guys for the "sick" comments!!!!!  Its all heart...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Life is a Pitch.

One of the many major projects that I'm currently working on, "Life is a Pitch." A photo documentary featuring my black and white sports photography. Its that moment where the athlete doesn't know that a photo is being taken, that they exhibit such a game mood. If not mood, the anticipation of the play. Moments like this are captured showing a different perspective of the game. Cannot wait to showcase this adventure over the years.
Photo of Sydney Sarvis of the 14U Arkport Girls Cinderella Softball League.
Taken during the Cinderella World Series, Summer 2013.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

signing day...

Remember Kiarra?  Well yesterday she announced that she'll be signing with the Corning Red Barons Softball TEAM!!!!

"Burrell has had an outstanding high school career.  Entering her senior season, she boasts a .536 batting average, has 19 homeruns, 131 RBI's and a .713 on-base percentage.  From the circle, she has an impressive 43-4 record with a 1.09 ERA in 262.2 innings pitched with 334 strikeouts.  She has been selected to the Steuben County League (SCL) All-SCL team four-times, she is a three-time SCL MVP, a four-time selection to the All-Section V first team and was the 2013 Corning Leader Player of the Year." 

Congratulations Kiwi!!!

Kiarra Burrell's PRESS RELEASE from the Corning Red Baron's WEBSITE.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

countdown to opening day...

Yes, I am a Red Sox fan.  You cannot change that.  Catch the preseason and the Boston Red Sox news HERE.
Only 26 days until Opening Day!!!

"Big Papi"
Photo taken by Denise Marie Olson during the Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics, June 2007
Art Portrait for sale starting at $50 plus tax.  Contact Denise for details.

Monday, March 9, 2015

grande slam girl...

Meet Kiarra.  She's natural, athletic and above all an achiever.  Best of luck on your upcoming softball season.  College recruiters, you need to watch her!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

put me in coach...

During the draft, I was asked to be the assistant coach for my daughter's softball team.  Of course, the first thing out of my husband's mouth was, "You know you won't be able to take photos."  Yes, I know, but I know that there will be other ways to get the photos needed to document the memories. What about Instagram??  Brad Mangin does a superb job of documenting baseball behind the scenes. A whole new perspective of sports photography. I know that holding my camera and coaching do not go hand in hand.  No more ball on bat shots because I'll be too busy base coaching.  Perhaps more of the pitching shots, and action on the field.  Who knows. But overall, my shutter will not take a beating like it has.  But, I'm still available to shoot sports.... but like any of my business projects now, fees are required.  Its all business...  Contact me for stylized sports shoots or action shots.  Still shooting at large!!!
Below are some of daughter's team highlights.

More of the 2014 Corning Cinderella Softball games can be found HERE.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

its draft day.....

game on. it's DRAFT DAY!  Good luck to all the ladies trying out today....

Photo taken spring season 2014, Corning Cinderella Softball.  Artistically LOVED; digitally drawn.

Friday, March 6, 2015