Eight years ago, I had the distinct privilege of serving as a Domestic Dignitary Assistant during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Accompanying the mayor of the host city proved to be a truly life-changing experience. Witnessing the world’s top winter athletes compete at the highest level was both inspiring and unforgettable.
In the months that followed, I had the pleasure of meeting several of the Canadian Olympians that represented our country so well at the Games. What impressed me most about these encounters was how driven, yet humble each of the athletes was. To me, these young people epitomize what it means to be Canadian.
Motivated by the athletes’ relentless pursuit of excellence, I made it my goal to find a way to back to the Olympics.
Fast forward to February, 2017. This is when I was informed that I had been chosen to serve as the official photographer for Skate Canada and Speed Skating Canada at the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Since then, I have worked very hard to prepare for this truly exceptional opportunity.
I am fully committed to doing everything I can to capture the moments that matter most to the athletes, their families and supporters. Many of my own family members and friends have also expressed an interest in seeing my work and hearing about my Olympic adventure as it unfolds.
With that in mind, I am pleased to launch this blog, in order to share with you an insider’s view of the upcoming Olympics. At this point, it’s hard to know how often the site will be updated, since I am scheduled to photograph multiple skating events each day. Nevertheless, I will do my best to post a selection of images and include a re-cap whenever possible.
Thank you very much for your continued support and encouragement. Enjoy the Games!