Sometimes the most important thing that someone needs to spread a message is content. Content grabs the attention of the audience and engages them. Content is why you are reading this blog.
I reached out to Jaimee and expressed interest in doing some shooting with her so I could help provide a visual to the audience she was hoping to get support from.
We didn't have the time to setup a high level extreme photoshoot because she was in the midst of training, but I knew we could still produce some quality content of her during practice.
With her reserving the first morning ski slot at the Jack Traver's Ski School in Groveland, Florida, the stage was set.
I've always enjoyed shooting at Jack's because the water always looks fantastic in photographs.
I knew that wading in the water would bring about the best images and would give me the opportunity to shoot several different angles.
So with my 70-200mm 2.8f Nikon lens, I went to work. With moderate cloud cover, I had to raise my ISO a little bit higher than what I usually like to do to ensure a properly lit image.
Since I knew that Jaimee was a right foot forward skier, I wanted to shoot along the 2-4-6 buoy line to get her most powerful pull. I have several images of her fully stretched out from that day, but this one of her stepping on the gas coming into the first wake is one of my favorites. I liked it so much that I featured it in my 2017 Summer at the Lake waterski calendar.
Since our GoFundMe adventure, Jaimee has been absolutely shooting up the ranks. She won the Junior Masters girls slalom title and also stepped on the podium in the pro ranks this year.
Keep an eye on this young lady because not only is her personality warm and kind but she slays it on the water. Definitely someone for younger skiers to look up to in the coming years, as she continues to only get better.
Thanks for checking out this weeks Story Behind the Shot featuring Jaimee Bull.
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