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Friday, September 12, 2014

September


The Cornhusker Marching Band takes the field before the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers played McNeese State Cowboys in a football game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Defensive back Charles Jackson pictured at Husker Portraits  on August 1, 2014 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Fans line up to get autographs from true freshman during Husker Fan Day on August 1, 2014 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Wayne Brekke, left, and Laurie Brekke, right, put on their helmets before they ride their scooters from work at the Mastercraft Building to the Old Market on August 8, 2014 in Omaha. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Rowers carry the boat to shore after practice for the masters group for the Omaha Rowing Association practices at Carter Lake on July 28, 2014 in Carter Lake, IA. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Fog creeps over a lake at Gladys Dr. and U.S. Route 75 in Plattsmouth, Neb., on September 7, 2014.


A full spread of sharing plates at Mula including antojitos, tacos, rice & beans, salsa, and drinks pictured on August 27, 2014 on 40th and Farnam in Omaha. The Mexican kitchen & tequileria features street style Mexican cuisine, and a tequila bar. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Homemade yogurt  with various toppings pictured on August 8, 2014 at Sarah Baker Hansen's in Omaha. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


The archery exhibit is part of the Nebraska Building's Outdoor Encounter exhibit on August 14, 2014 at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, Neb. The interactive exhibits feature digital food to table demonstrations, sculptures, a combine ride, a walkable map of Nebraska, and archery and air rifle ranges among others. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Claire Stallman, left, Abigail Simon, center, and Melanie Riffee, right, take the runway during the Avant Garde Showcase of Omaha Fashion Week on August 20, 2014 near 12th St. and Davenport in Omaha. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


A model walks wearing a piece by Dan Richters, Luis Alvarez & The Aquage Artistic Team and Victor Victoria Salon during the Avant Garde Showcase of Omaha Fashion Week on August 20, 2014 near 12th St. and Davenport in Omaha. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Meghan O'Shea, left, makes final adjustments on model Zana Koung, center, with Jasmine Gurciullo, right, during the Avant Garde Showcase of Omaha Fashion Week on August 20, 2014 near 12th St. and Davenport in Omaha.  SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD

Alyssa Dierks, 6, left, and Sophia Boritzki, 6, right, play during the first night of the End of Summer Concert Series on August 21, 2014 at Midtown Crossing in Omaha. The series, presented by UNO,  will run from August 21-September 25. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Alexandra Sick, 13, of Elkhorn rides a mechanical bull during the Nebraska Balloon and Wine Festival on August 8, 2014 in Omaha. The event features balloon launches, balloon glows and live music. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

High School Football Portraits, At Home


About a month ago I was assigned to shoot two portraits for our High School Football Preview. Both were out in central Nebraska, one at sunrise and one at sunset. I had some time to kill in between so I visited the 4-H state championship in Grand Island and the Boone County fair in Albion. It's always a treat getting to explore these little towns and get to meet some really great people. 

Boone Central/Newman Grove Quarterback Wyatt Mazour pictured on July 16, 2014 at his home in Albion, Neb. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD

I met each player at their respective football stadium but I liked the photos from their neighborhoods more. Wyatt, above, lives on a beautiful farm in the rolling hills. His mom came outside for the shoot and even helped me hold a reflector! After we were done she invited me inside and I got to meet all of their sweet pets.


Rolling hills at sunset in Nebraska.


Boone Central/Newman Grove Quarterback Wyatt Mazour pictured on July 16, 2014 at his home in Albion, Neb. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Boone Central/Newman Grove Quarterback Wyatt Mazour feeds his horse Doc on July 16, 2014 at his home in Albion, Neb. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD

Wyatt's mother requested he finish his chores before coming inside. Above he feeds his horse Doc. In between assignments I headed to the 4-H State Championship Horse Show in Grand Island.







Cynch Dickman, 10, practices with his rope during the 4-H State Championship Horse Show on July 16, 2014 in Grand Island, Neb.SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD





Kaden Wooters, 11, left, Cynch Dickman, 10, center, and Alec Lovitt, 14, right, prepare to ride during the 4-H State Championship Horse Show on July 16, 2014 in Grand Island, Neb.SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD




Angelica Wellman, left, 15, and Ariel Sears, 17, right, relax on their horses before competing in the 4-H State Championship Horse Show on July 16, 2014 in Grand Island, Neb.SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD

I also stopped by the Boone County Fair in Albion.






Becca Rice, left, Mason Wells, 15, second from left, Caity VanDeWalle, 14, second from right, and Ashlynn Baker, 16, right, pet a calf at the Boone County fair on July 16, 2014 in Albion, Neb. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD





A pig sticks its face out at the Boone County fair on July 16, 2014 in Albion, Neb. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD


Children prepare to ride during the 4-H State Championship Horse Show on July 16, 2014 in Grand Island, Neb.SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD





This portrait was with Grand Island Quarterback Pierce Almond. We took a few at the stadium and then headed to the North Loup river near his home in St. Paul, Neb. for the photo that ran.

Grand Island Quarterback Pierce Almond, 18, pictured on July 16, 2014 in Grand Island, Neb.SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD



 Grand Island Quarterback Pierce Almond, 18, pictured at Grand Island's Memorial Stadium on July 16, 2014 in Grand Island, Neb. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD





 Grand Island Quarterback Pierce Almond, 18, pictured near his home in St. Paul, Neb. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD



 Grand Island Quarterback Pierce Almond, 18, pictured near his home in St. Paul, Neb. SARAH HOFFMAN/THE WORLD-HERALD




Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer Feels

Madelyn Tworek, 5, left, Katie Tworek, second from left, Bentley Tworek, 1, lower center, and Brealyn Tworek, 7, right, of Columbus wait for the Big Red Express' first stop on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Columbus, Neb. The 16-car train left with University of Nebraska athletic department coaches and officials from Omaha and will make its way to North Platte, Neb.



Zach Jaixen sits on Kelli Jaixen's shoulders at the Big Red Express' first stop on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Columbus, Neb. The 16-car train left with University of Nebraska athletic department coaches and officials from Omaha and will make its way to North Platte, Neb.

ayakers take the water before the start of the Midwest Kayak Fishing Series tournament on July 19, 2014 on Lake Wanahoo in Wahoo, Neb. Participants fished in the final monthly competition for largemouth bass. The winner of the competition with the largest cumulative fish, Kevin Workman of Lincoln, won the series.

 Adam Gordon casts into the water during the Midwest Kayak Fishing Series tournament on July 19, 2014 on Lake Wanahoo in Wahoo, Neb. Participants fished in the final monthly competition for largemouth bass. The winner of the competition with the largest cumulative fish, Kevin Workman of Lincoln, won the series.

 Haley Fahrer, 4, of Bellevue reacts after casting on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Zorinsky Lake in Omaha.

Graison Bullers, 6, of Springfield plays at the splash pad on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Buffalo Park in Springfield. The water playground is free and open to the public.

Lyndi Jones paddles with her dog Max at Driftwood Paddleboard Adventures on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Standing Bear Lake in Omaha. The company offers Date Night events on Fridays.

 Becky Hauf, left, of Pilger holds her granddaughter Baylee Jo Hauf, six months, center, as she consoles Sally Sandall, right, a para at the school, as the Wisner-Pilger Middle School is demolished on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Pilger. The school suffered extensive damage after it was hit by a tornado in June 2014.

Riley Ross, 6, left, of Wisner, links arms with Sydney Porter, 7,  of Wisner as the Wisner-Pilger Middle School is demolished on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Pilger. The school suffered extensive damage after it was hit by a tornado in June 2014.

Desks are pulled out of the Wisner-Pilger Middle School is demolished on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Pilger. The school suffered extensive damage after it was hit by a tornado in June 2014.

 LaRene Nahrstedt, who attended school in Pilger,  pulls desks of of the Wisner-Pilger Middle School as it is demolished on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Pilger. The school suffered extensive damage after it was hit by a tornado in June 2014.

Ginger Theisen does physical therapy in the pool on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Immanuel Rehabilitation Center in Omaha. Theisen was nearly killed last year during bad accident when she fell off of a horse. Her life support was removed but miraculously she woke up from her coma.

Ginger Theisen is checked when she becomes dizzy by Physical Therapist Michael Herrington on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Immanuel Rehabilitation Center in Omaha. Theisen was nearly killed last year during bad accident when she fell off of a horse. Her life support was removed but miraculously she woke up from her coma.

Vanderbilt takes the field after winning the Virginia vs. Vanderbilt College World Series Championship Series game on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

Vanderbilt takes the field after winning the Virginia vs. Vanderbilt College World Series Championship Series game on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

Vanderbilt takes the field after winning the Virginia vs. Vanderbilt College World Series Championship Series game on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

Vanderbilt takes the field after winning the Virginia vs. Vanderbilt College World Series Championship Series game on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

4 Mario Garcia jumps on a table and cheers after the U.S. scores a goal as people watch the U.S. play against Belgium in the World Cup on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Barrett's Barleycorn Pub and Grill in Omaha.

 Paul Mosher, left, and Kristen Whitney, right, cover their faces as they watch the U.S. play against Belgium in the World Cup on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Barrett's Barleycorn Pub and Grill in Omaha.

People react to a missed goal as they watch the U.S. play against Belgium in the World Cup on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Barrett's Barleycorn Pub and Grill in Omaha.

 Susan Clement-Toberer, left, holds a skull she dug out of the ground next to Kate Noble Weitz, second from left, Dave Wingert, center, and Ariel Roblin, right, at the ground breaking for the BLUEBARN Theatre on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Omaha.

Luke Krajewski, left, and Matt Krajewski, right, look at a plane during the Omahawks radio controlled airplane club at Hawk Field on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in Omaha.

William A. King Jr. pictured on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 with his recording equipment at his home in Omaha. The radio host has been working for years to get his radio show set up as an FM Station primarily for the north Omaha community.

Zienna Peterson, 10, cooks Terrific Turkey Tacos on July 15, 2014 at her home in Omaha. The dish will represent Nebraska at the Kids State Dinner in the White House this July.

Matt Vanputte roasts a hotdog the night before the Midwest Kayak Fishing Series tournament on July 18, 2014 on Lake Wanahoo in Wahoo, Neb. Participants fished in the final monthly competition for largemouth bass. The winner of the competition with the most cumulative inches won the tournament.

A biker rides as the sun sets on Thursday, June 26, 2014 over the UNMC Student Plaza in Omaha.