Category Archives: Celebrity

Sarah Prosen – 2009 World Games Silver Medalist

I had the opportunity to photograph Sarah Prosen this week, who just won the silver medal in the double-mini trampoline at the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan (the competition is essentially the Olympics for her sport). Sarah will be a junior at Hamline University and this shoot was for Hamline Magazine.

We met at Gleason’s Gymnastic School, which is her practice gym in Eagan, MN, and it was such fun photographing her at work. The way the double-mini trampoline works, is you get a running start (similar to the vault) and jump onto a trampoline that’s slanted upward where you do your first trick, then land on a flat trampoline where you bounce to a second trick and onto the landing mat. Challenging? Yea. It was amazing to photograph, and she wasn’t even doing her difficult jumps.

Sarah Prosen

Meredith - August 9, 2009 - 3:14 pm

That made me dizzy. Seriously though, you’ve captured Sarah looking amazing even up-side-down, not to mention her perfectly centered position about the trampoline!

Michelle - February 4, 2010 - 9:39 am

Awesome images-what a fun photo session!

Ashley Tisdale

I recently photographed Ashley Tisdale (of High School Musical fame) performing at the Mall of America to promote her new album, Guilty Pleasure, and movie with Robert Hoffman, Aliens in the Attic. It was a lot of fun, and pretty entertaining… but I definitely need to remember to bring my earplugs next time I’m shooting up front.

Ashley Tisdale - Aliens in the Attic

Rebecca - August 4, 2009 - 8:09 am

You are so cool!

Trent Tucker

I was such a huge Chicago Bulls fan as a kid, and I remember being so excited watching them “three-peat” when they won the 1993 NBA Championship. Today I got to meet and shoot some portraits of their shooting guard, Trent Tucker for the NY Daily News. It was very cool to meet him, and the work he’s doing with the Trent Tucker Non-Profit Organization is fantastic.

Trent was a standout player with the University of Minnesota from 1978 to 1982, leading them to a Big Ten Conference championship in his senior year, so these shots were taken at Williams Arena where he used to play.

Trent Tucker

Kevin James at the Mall of America

I was recently able to photograph Kevin James at the Mall of America while he was promoting his new movie “Paul Blart, Mall Cop.” It was pretty entertaining. He rode a Segway down the red carpet with a bunch of “real” mall cops and the Timberwolves mascot Crunch, then was interviewed by Minnesota Timberwolves player Ryan Gomes. One thing that really caught my attention was not only were they promoting the movie, but he was able to meet and be photographed with a number of kids from the non-profit organization HopeKids. They’re a fantastic organization! Check them out:

Kevin James

Kevin James and Ryan Gomes

Rebecca - January 21, 2009 - 11:19 am

eh, ehm… um next time bring me with you!
Like I told you before, he is my future husband! 😉