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: