Yes we love shooting weddings and cute little toddlers… but sometimes it is fun to throw on the rain gear and get really dirty photographing an amazing adventure race called Power To Play for our favourite charity Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society. Last sunday we did just that: 28 teams, a huge outdoor race course, two massive mud pits, and some memories that these racers will not soon forget. This whole day resulted in raising $110K for this amazing non-profit. Aaron tore around the course on a gator catching the action while I shot people getting dirty in mud-pitt number one. The final challenge for all racers was the huge Landeca mud pit (and bless them for it as not only did they build the pits but hey sent 8 of their own to race through it!) where Aaron and I shot together catching racers with their eyes, ears, noses, and oh yes mouths full of mud. It poured on us all day so we were really grateful for the rain protection we just purchased for our cameras. This is like our pre-wedding season bootcamp – non-stop super fast action and you never know what will happen in front of you. Here are some of our favourite moments from the day and good job to all of the racers especially PTB’s own Wilderness School team! This organization is really close to our hearts. Emmy spends every tuesday with a group of amazing kids with Autism and we shoot different events year round. All of these funds raised got towards making the outdoors not only accessible but also a challenge that will build life skills and confidence for the future. Visit the link above to show your support and donate. And if this kind of race isn’t your thing register for the yearly golf tournament and auction this september.
Power to Play 2011