The Meeting of Austin Jackson - Detroit Tiger

August 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Fabio - 2020 Austin Jackson

This blog is all about my daughter, Lauren, and her love of baseball.

A month ago she entered a contest sponsored by Pepsi to meet and greet with Detroit Tiger center fielder, Austin Jackson. Her text was picked as one of the 50 Grand Prize Winners who would spend the morning and early afternoon at Comerica Park,

and she asked me to go with her! We were so excited that we were the first ones to arrive at the stadium that morning, and sat right in front of Jackson as he answered questions from the crowd.

The event was run extremely well, I should know for I've shot many of these for clients! We were able to eat lunch, ride the ferris wheel, go to the press box, the championship lounge, play catch on the field and most importantly have our photos taken with Jackson in the dug out.

Having a mom as a professional photographer does have it's benefits, and I had a blast photographing my daughter. This was an exceptionally special day, for she loves baseball as much as I do! Hers and my Facebook page have photos from the baseball stadium on our main pages! These are just a few photos to document how much fun we had together. The baseball park is fantastic to be in and to watch a game.

Many years ago, when I was an intern at the Detroit News, I learned to shoot baseball at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, and I've shot a few events at Comerica Park, so being on the field is nothing new for me, but this meant so much for my beautiful daughter. She was able to experience what I do on my jobs. Thank you Austin Jackson and Pepsi for making her dream come true, along with so many other diehard baseball fans. It is a day full of wonderful memories!

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren and every other "Big" kid loves PAWS!

She was all smiles all day long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She got her name up in lights on the scoreboard too!!!!!

The highlight of the event was having our photographs taken with Jackson in the Tiger dug out! He is adorable isn't he?! GO TIGERS!!!!!

Fabio - 2020 150

All Photographs are © 2013 Santa Fabio          All Images taken with a Nikon D800

Not affiliated with Pepsi or the Detroit Tigers. (Wish I was!)


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