Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sweet Sixteen

Kami celebrated her "sweet sixteen" birthday with friends at the American Paintball Park in Livermore, CA. The girls had a blast and it was fun to see them in action on the paintball field...and not at some lame, girlie activity...like a manicure.

The nice folks at American Paintball were very cool and offered me a mask and orange vest, so I could take pictures inside the field. I hesitantly accepted their offer and was glad I did! I had a great time shooting the action, with paintballs whizzing by my head whenever I not-so-wisely positioned myself in the crossfire. I only wished I had my Nikon DSLR instead of my little Panasonic LX5 compact camera. I had visions of war photographers Robert Capa and Lynsey Addario.

I highly recommend American Paintball for anyone wanting to escape the mundane. The folks there maintain a great, family environment and I'm confident you and your friends/family will have a blast!

Here are a few photos from Kami's paintball trip:


  1. Love it! Looks like they had a fantastic time with the Paintball. I'm sure they thought of you as a new target when you popped up to take a few photos. It was definitely worth risking your life for the photos of her party. A day she'll remember forever. Happy sweet 16, Kami, and happy new phase of life to a dad with a daughter who is now driving and dating age. ;)

    1. Thankfully this was paintball and not a real battle! Kami is studying for her learner's permit....but dating will need to wait until she turns 30...