It’s been another fun and tireless hockey season for Joanna and I at PuckShots. The photoshoots have been a blast! This doesn’t happen without generous coaches and enthusiastic players. Every few shoots we’ll arrive and overhear a kid say “Ya! It’s PuckShots!” That’s the best testimonial we can get.
(Not) Taking It Easy
We decided we’d take a more measured approach in regard to our schedule. We’d line up shoots more strategically, restricted how much work we took on, and not over-promise. Despite this more careful approach, we still photographed 84 teams and are already taking bookings in January and February.
PuckShots will be closed from Jan 4th-15th. We’ll be in Punta Cana, as we have this time of year the last two years, to recoup and get some much needed sun therapy.
Burden of Proofs
Our schedule for uploading proofs is pretty, pretty, pretty… backed up at the moment with the following teams on the schedule for upload:
Queens Midget A West End Bruins Midget AA Westfort IPs Maroons Midget A2 Novice Fury KC Devils Atom A
- Current River Comets Atom A
- North End Flames Novice
- Fort William Hurricanes Midget A
- Neebing Canadiens
- Neebing Flames
- Elks Bantam A
- Westfort Rangers MA
Did I miss anyone? I’ll be working at getting those up as soon as I can. Sorry for the delay/Thanks for your patience.
Running the PuckShots Instagram account (@puck_shots) has been one of the funnest parts of our job. Typically after a shoot we’re way too excited about posting something. Apparently some enjoy the “behind the scenes” looks as we eclipsed 1000 followers!
We’d like to thank our printers, Primary Foto Source (photos) and Citi Centre Print (Hockey Cards) for keeping up with us and always making our product look top notch. We also have a couple sponsors whose ads you will have noticed in your photo packages: Buzzy’s Jerzee City, who does awesome sublimated sponsor plaques and a new business that I was excited to see in Intergral Hockey which repairs hockey sticks and sells repaired sticks as well.
We’re so lucky that we get to do what we do. And it takes a passionate community like Thunder Bay to make it all possible and parents who treasure the year by year time capsules of their favourite hockey players. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
~Travis Ulrich and Joanna Herbage