Ashley Morrissette Leads The Way For Purdue

After the game yesterday I sent out a few photos via different social media outlets of the senior trio at various points during the game. On senior day the seniors rightfully get to take center stage. What was lost in all of that was the performance by Ashley Morissette. She put the Boilermakers on her back in the first half, and paved the way for this win. At one point in the game you could count the bucket as soon as the ball left her hands. She was a huge part of the day, and she will be a huge part of the postseason success that the Boilers have coming up.

Time To Honor the Seniors

This is a special group of seniors that played their last home game yesterday. They stepped in and filled roles that needed to be filled. April was pressed into service early in her career, and she did not disappoint. These three were all great ambassadors for Purdue, and will be missed. The senior celebration after the game is always great to photograph as it is filled with lots of emotion. As you photograph a team for a while that emotion can carry over to the person behind the camera. Hopefully we get a few more games to see these girls where the Purdue uniform.

More Photos From the Game

Usually I wait to put up an Exposure page from a game. Yesterday I had so much fun shooting the game that I put one up right after the game. You can find that page here. The page is a bit longer than a normal page for a game, but senior night is not like any other night. It is a little more work, but it does not seem like work when you are doing it. I was trying to capture the feel of the day, and you can judge for yourself if I accomplished that task. Every year senior night is important to me as well as I never know if I will be back for the next season. I love shooting in Mackey Arena so I always treat these games like they will be my last, because they very well could be. With that said I hope that I will be back in Mackey next November photographing this Boiler team.

My Favorite Photos of the Week

This past week was one filled with personal and professional success. I will talk about the personal success at a later date, but the photography during the week was amazing. I should say that I was put in position to make some images that I really like. The week started off with headshot with the Lafayette Brawlin’ Dolls, and ended with a great weekend of shooting. Four days of swimming with two basketball games thrown in for good measure. I put together another Exposure page with my favorite images of the week. With a lot of shooting during the week this one is quite large. You can’t beat raw emotion, and there was that all around the campus of Purdue this past weekend. You can view my week in photos here.

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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