Personalized Hockey Pucks
It all started in 2009/2010 hockey season when the idea popped into my head. I wanted to make something for my 8 year old son's hockey team that would put a smile on their faces. Towards the end of the season, the team was looking to get trophies but wanted something different. I approached the coaching staff with my idea and they agreed to let me make the trophies. The first thing I had to do was find pictures of all the kids. We had a tournament that weekend so the team had the photographers take individual pictures of each team member during the game. We also had them take pictures of the coaching staff on the bench. The photographer compiled a CD and I was able to get the pictures for the pucks from there. I suggest to have a volunteer (Parent) at the beginning of the year and take photo's throughout the season. This way you would keep your costs down and be able to choose the best photo's of your team. At our year end party, each team member and coach received a puck. From what I could see, I managed to put a smile on all their faces. I even had one of the kids come up and personally thank me for making the puck. I also received plenty of positive feedback from the parents. I realized then that this could be something different for everyone.
2010-2011 was the first full season of displaying my work . I have displays in sports stores such as Rink Pro Sports in Stittsville, Ontario and at First Goal Pro Shop in Kempville as well. I have also done a fair amount of work for our local hockey teams in Stittville and other areas such as West Carleton, Kanata and Leitrim with all good feed back regarding my products. I have done most of the photography that you see on my website and I am starting to do other sports such as basketball, soccer and baseball during the off season. Heading into the 2011-2012 hockey season I am looking forward to doing alot more work and branch out to other areas of the Ottawa valley. Whether you are looking for a team year end gift or stocking stuffer at Christmas for your young superstar or for Grandma and Grampa they will not be disapointed, I guarantee it will put a smile on there face and they will display it with pride. If you have any questions or require any references for my work I will be happy to provide this to you. Thanks and see you at the rink.