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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Steve Spurrier Jr Portrait-Columbia SC Photographer

Each year around this time, I run all over town photographing the Gamecock football coaches and their families for the USC Athletic Dept.

To say that these families are busy is an understatement. I've always been impressed with these folks, who, as a couple, somehow pull off an intense coaching job and raise children at the same time.

The Steve Spurrier Jr. family is no exception. This year, we decided the patio outside the coaches' office at Williams-Brice would make for a good backdrop.

On the way over, I got a text from Mrs. Spurrier saying that the Kenny Chesney concert was being set up in the background and that this could pose a problem.

Fortunately, thanks to technology, we were able to remove cranes, equipment and other elements out of the background to clean things up.

Photographing this many children at once isn't easy. I was amazed at the patience the Spurriers had.

It was also a treat getting out some of my father's lighting gear. I set up the umbrella that he used in his studio in Lancaster for years for this picture. My father, who ran Bell Studio for 30 years in my hometown, used to come down to Columbia to photograph assignments at USC.

Thanks for taking a look at the blog.

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