Month: June 2014

Girls on the Run 5k

On June 8th, I had the privilege of shooting the Girls on the Run Spring 5k event.  Girls on the Run is a transformational, physical activity based, positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. Life skills are taught through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

The event was held at Greenfield Park on a perfectly cool Saturday morning.  I walked into the event not really sure what to expect but after spending about 15 minutes just walking the grounds and seeing how pumped the participants were and how much this meant to them, I really began to feel inspired myself and that’s when I got a surprise of my own.  I was walking to the main area when all of a sudden, I heard “Daddy!!!!!” and an energetic, little 10 year old ran up to me and wrapped her arms around me.  My daughter, Brianna, was there and was running in the event.  When looking at the pictures below, she’s the cutie pie with the aviator sunglasses on and a smile that could warm the coldest room.  Seeing her put me in an even better mood so I began snapping away.  As I walked around watching and listening, I could really sense the camaraderie and support that all the participants had for one another.  The race itself was nothing short of inspirational.  Watching the sense of accomplishment on the participants’ faces was truly heart warming.  I couldn’t help but be proud for each and every runner in that event.

When the event was over and I began the walk to the parking lot, I was amazed at how much of a blast I had shooting this event.  It was WAY more fun than I ever expected.  I’ve already volunteered to shoot the fall 5k in November.  For more information on Girls on the Run, click here.  Take a look at the images below to get an idea of what can be witnessed at this amazing event.  The entire gallery can be viewed here.  Thanks for checking out this weeks blog post and I hope you’ll stop by again next week!



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  Hello and welcome to my blog!  My name is Lekan Oyefeso and I am the owner/photographer of MTM Photography.  I specialize in wedding and portrait photography.  I’ve wanted to start a blog pertaining to photography for a while now so I decided to finally get off my butt and get it done!  This will be my weekly forum to tell the stories of the people I photograph, talk about the different trials and tribulations of the photography business, and cool photography related topics I come across.  People who know me on a personal level know that I’m a pretty laid back guy that likes to interact with people, so I want this to be more of a dialogue than me just running off at the mouth…..well……fingers.  Feel free to comment on the things I post or email me a response.

If you asked me 10 years ago if I thought that I’d be a photographer trying to run a business in my mid-thirties, I would’ve told you that you were nuts.  I played around with the occasional film camera here and there when I was younger, but that was nothing even remotely close to being serious. I picked up a DSLR about 6 years ago when a buddy and I decided to get into photography as a hobby.  We both enjoyed going to air shows (I still do) and thought that it would be cool to start shooting them.  As I did more and more shooting, I began to get more interested in photographing people and trying to getting better at it.  The next thing I knew, the hobby became an addiction!  This was about the same time that I came to the realization that I’d like to try to own my own business and hopefully, one day, stop working to fulfill someone else’s dreams and instead work to fulfill my own.  That brings me to the present.  So far, I’ve learned a LOT about starting and running a business but what I’ve learned has only begun to scratch the surface.  So, come with me on this journey and we can all learn some cool stuff along the way!  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ll come back next week!

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