March 2, 2013

Kikkan's on Fire!

Three time U.S. Olympian and 2012 World Cup Sprint Champion Kikkan Randall

   Anchorage's own Kikkan Randall is having another amazing year on the Cross Country and Sprint Skiing World Cup circuit and I couldn't be more excited for her. I've had the pleasure of working with Kikkan and her husband Jeff Ellis (an incredible athlete in his own right) several times over the last five years or so. Last summer we went up into Chugach State Park to just have some fun taking photos. Kikkan and Jeff are happy to get some updated photos of themselves and they both indulge me as I try out new ideas with lighting etc.  Kikkans racing color is pink. It's in her hair and in her racing gear. I picked up a long piece of pink silk material at a local fabric store to play with in the wind in the mountains. Jeff was game and repeatedly threw the ends of the fabric up into the air as I clicked away! I used two strobes, one on either side to light Kikkan.

    With Kikkan in the news every week right now with another outstanding World Cup finish I thought I'd share some of my favorite images from our shoot.

    You couldn't ask for a better individual to represent our country as an athlete and I can't wait to see what else she accomplishes this year and in the Olympics in 2014!


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