Two of my favorite athletes of these Olympic games has to be Diana and Steven Lopez! They were so down to earth, relaxed, and fun at our photoshoot, the results came out amazing! They are brother and sister and both competing in Taekwondo during the Olympic games and both have a GREAT chance to do well! In fact, Steven already has 2 Gold Medals from 2000 and 2004 as well as a bronze from 2008 while Diana has a bronze from the 2008 games herself.
Safe to say, they both want gold in 2012 and how cool would it be to have a brother and sister BOTH earn gold medals during the same games!
Here are a few photos from our photoshoot...
Too bad these guys aren't photogenic, huh? ;)
A couple of Art Prints...
And here are some of my published images of them.(The pics I took ran in tons of places like, NBC, FOX, USA Today, etc...so I just pulled a few to share here.)
Before the games started, Diana was nice enough to answer a few questions for me so that everyone who reads my blog could get to know her a bit better and root her on while she competes!
Question - What are your 3 favorite movies?
Diana - Bridesmaids, Step-Brothers, The Hangover!! I LOVE to laugh!!
Question - And favorite TV show?
Diana - Two and a half men with Charlie Sheen! Sorry Ashton! And Modern Family! Like I said..I love to laugh and these shows get me laughing all the time!
Question - What are you most looking forward to regards to the Olympics?
Diana - Sharing great moments and experiences alongside my family again!
Question - Who/What is playing in your headphones these days? Do you have a song that is a must play before you compete?
Diana - I listen to everything!! Hip hop, dance, R&B, oldies...Haha, I like songs that pump me up before entering the ring!
Question - What interesting thing about you do many of your fans not know about?
Diana - Hmmm, I am a complete nerd. I love to joke and goof off. I'm really a Girly Tomboy!
Question - If you could only have one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Diana - That's so hard! I LOVE food! I can eat sushi everyday!
Question - Are you a PC or Mac person?
Diana - Currently have a PC, but in desperate need for MAC!
Question - Where would be your ideal vacation spot?
Diana - Somewhere with a beach! Maybe Bora Bora or St. Lucia! Love the ocean and beaches!
Question - How old were you when you started training for your sport?
Diana - I was around 4 or 5! I followed in my 3 older brother's footsteps.
Question - If you could own any car in the world, what would it be and why?
Gwen - I am happy with my 2012 sport mini Cooper convertible! It's like riding a go cart! I like pressing the turbo button and driving fast! I bought it this past December, so it's still new to me and my baby. =)
Question - What was your experience like being photographed by Kevin in Dallas?
Diana - I had a blast! It was my last photo shoot at the summit! I was so tired, but Kevin was quick to get great shots! He made me look great! Hope to work with him again in the future!
I have to be honest and say that I never have watched Taekwondo much before, but after meeting and getting to know these two guys, I will most definitely be watching and rooting them on! BTW, here is a cool photo of Steven and Diana with the Gallery Wrap I sent them!
Best of luck to them both and GO USA!!