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Sports Photography

Why Document Your Child’s Sports Career?

documenting an important time in your child’s life

I am a parent. I buy wet weather gear so I can stay warm whilst standing on the side of hockey, rugby and football pitches fighting the elements of the weather thrown at me. I spend countless hours driving my kids and their friends to various sporting events around the country. And when I am asked: “why do I it?” My answer is always, “because I love them and I love the happiness sport brings to my children.”

As a parent, I understand the ups and downs of trying to watch my athlete excel at their sport of choice, while also trying to juggle documenting the moments as they happen. It is hard work! My phone can’t keep up with the pace they are moving, the ball is gone before my phone gets the picture and I end up feeling frustrated that I don’t have that moment AND I didn’t watch it happen because I was fighting with the technology.  

I don’t bring my big cameras out with me all the time because I am there to watch the moment. It makes a living memory of it in my brain. But by the time we get to the end of the season, I do wish I had taken the time to capture my child in action. Frozen in a dive across the goal or a driving pass to a teammate. These pictures represent the evolution of how they are changing as an athlete. As an individual. This is their growing up.

Besides being a full-time wedding photographer, I have been lucky enough to also be a sports photographer. I specialise in documenting lifestyle photography in your chosen sport. From kitting up, to saves, passes and sweat. I will be there to document the session while you as a parent watch it unfold. 

I have had the opportunity to win a national Canon sports competition during World Rugby in 2015. I studied sports photography under the guidance of a professional Getty’s sports photographer Gillian Finney to understand the nature of sports photography and capturing the moment creatively. 

Whilst your child is working on the pitch with RM Hockey UK, I will be photographing the athlete’s session. I will not get involved with their session but rather work as they are moving. I used to be a hockey goalie myself, so I understand movement and roughly when things are coming in a direction (and I can for the most part stay away from getting hit with balls!)

With a variety of sport photography packages to choose from, your athlete’s hard work can be documented for many years to come. 

Sample Gallery is available with password – goalie

What Do I Receive For My Investment?

All prices include the session being photographed, edited and provided on a password protected online gallery. 

Collection 1: £50

  • Photography of 1:1 session (coaching only)*
  • Edited images
  • 3 high-resolution images to download of your choice (Perfect for printing and products)
  • 3 social media images to download (Perfect for Instagram, Twitter and Facebook use)
  • Availability to purchase additional images on the gallery


Collection 2: £100

  • Photography of 1:1 session *
  • Prep to taking kit off
  • Private viewing gallery
  • Edited images
  • 8 high-resolution pictures for you to download of your choice (Perfect for printing and products)
  • 8 social media images to download (Perfect for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook use)
  • Media slideshow of your gallery pictures for you to download and share (Video as sample above)
  • Availability to purchase additional images on the gallery


Collection 3: £200

  • Photography of 1:1 session *
  • Prep to taking kit off and walking away from the pitch
  • Private viewing gallery
  • Edited images
  • 18 high-resolution images to download of your choice (Perfect for printing and product making)
  • 18 social media images to download (Perfect for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)
  • Media slideshow of your gallery pictures for you to download and share (Example video above)
  • Availability to purchase additional images on the gallery

Collection 4: £350

  • Photography of 1:1 session (100% of my time will be devoted to your athlete)
  • Prep to taking kit off and walking away from the pitch
  • Private viewing gallery
  • Edited images
  • The download all images from the session at high resolution (Perfect for printing and products)
  • The download of all images from the session for social media use (Perfect for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
  • Media slideshow of your gallery pictures for you to download and share (Such as video example above)

*This may be split between the two coaching sessions taking place on the pitch

Let’s Chat

I always do my best to return messages within a 24 hour period. If you have not heard from me by then, please email hello@redmaplephotography.com or call 07949 113 268.

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