a photo shoot at Treanor architects

Dave Livingood, Principal, Science & Technology

Dave Livingood, Principal, Science & Technology

Jennifer Kulseth, Laboratory Planner, Science & Technology

Jennifer Kulseth, Laboratory Planner, Science & Technology

Jared Bertels, Designer, Student Life

Jared Bertels, Designer, Student Life

Jacob Laha, Project Architect, Student Life

Jacob Laha, Project Architect, Student Life

Mark Fairbanks, Project Manager, Student Life

Mark Fairbanks, Project Manager, Student Life

Recently, I shot portraits of several principals, architects and project managers at Treanor Architects in Lawrence, Kansas for some of their new marketing materials.

Treanor Architects has a beautiful, two-story building with lots of exposed glass, steel and wood, so we decided to use different locations around it for the backdrops of the portraits. The building was a Buick dealership before Treanor renovated it into their 18,000-square-foot, LEED Gold sustainable office in 2012.

-scott weaver

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the 2015 kansas relays

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K-State’s Adam Deterding competes in the decathlon long jump on April 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Sarah Kolmer competes in the heptathlon shot put on April 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Adam Deterding competes in the decathlon high jump on April 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Adam Deterding competes in the decathlon pole vault on April 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Tia’ Gamble competes in the 400 meter hurdles on April 17, 2015.

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K-State’s Tommy Brady strips off his shirt in the pole vault on April 17, 2015.

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K-State’s Akela Jones decorates her face before the long jump on April 17, 2015.

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K-State’s Ifeanyi Otuonye and Kaneil Harrison compete in the 4×100 meter relay.

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K-State’s Ivan Hartung competes in the javelin on April 17, 2015.

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K-State’s Zack Bryan competes in the 5000 meter run on April 17, 2015.

People always ask me the same question, “What is your favorite sport to shoot?”

I enjoy shooting most sports including football, basketball, baseball, equestrian, golf, rowing, soccer, tennis and volleyball, but nothing beats track and field for me.

Track and field provides me more opportunities to be creative than other sports. Facial expressions aren’t hidden inside helmets and bodies aren’t covered by pads. It’s challenging to capture an athlete at full sprint or at the peak of their jump. Additionally, there are so many graphic elements during the events that make unique images such as the repetition of the hurdles or the lane lines on the track.

I shot the 88th annual Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas on April 15-17, 2015. The Kansas Jayhawks men and women won the team titles.

-scott weaver

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tcu vs k-state baseball

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K-State’s Carter Yagi runs down TCU’s Dane Steinhagen at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 10, 2015. K-State defeated TCU 14-4.

-scott weaver

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nebraska vs k-state baseball

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K-State’s Carter Yagi dives into first base against Nebraska’s Scott Schreiber. 

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K-State’s Tyler Wolfe dives for a ground ball against Nebraska.

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Nebraska’s Scott Schreiber fields a ground ball against K-State.

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K-State’s Jackson Douglas tries to tag Nebraska’s Tanner Lubach.

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Nebraska’s Jake Schleppenbach wins the game against K-State’s Tyler Moore.

I shot K-State’s baseball game against Nebraska at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 7, 2015. Nebraska defeated K-State 5-4 in ten innings.

-scott weaver

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breaking the chains

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“Your chains will never fall until you do” is a lyric from the song, “Keep Your Eyes Open” by Christian band NEEDTOBREATHE, off their 2011 album, The Reckoning.

“Your chains” are shackles of sin and Jesus Christ will free you if you repent to Him.

The song lyric always makes me think of Jesus’ words: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

This Easter, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9 (NIV)

-scott weaver

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the vanier football complex topping out ceremony

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The Vanier Football Complex in Manhattan, Kansas on March 26, 2015.

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Construction workers watch the topping out ceremony on March 26, 2015.

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K-State’s head coach Bill Snyder signs the top beam on March 26, 2015.

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Construction workers attach the final beams on March 26, 2015.

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Construction workers attach the final beams on March 26, 2015.

K-State Athletics held a topping out ceremony for the new Vanier Football Complex at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on March 26, 2015.

The event signaled the completion of the structural steel frame of the building. Now, construction crews can begin work on the interior and the exterior finishes.

The facility will be 132,000 square feet of space for student-athletes and coaches.

A strength and conditioning center will feature new exercise equipment and a plyometric ramp in addition to new sports medicine and hydrotherapy pools.

A team theater, a centrally located locker room, lounge spaces and meeting rooms will be added to the new facility. The entire top floor will be dedicated to the football program including a private balcony outside of the coaches’ offices.

K-State’s student-athletes can study in the new Academic Learning Center.

The new Vanier Complex will improve the game day experience for fans seated in the north end zone with better sightlines and direct stadium access. A four-story atrium will offer a memorable first impression and be accessible from all levels.

The facility was designed by Populous and built by Mortenson and GE Johnson Construction. It cost $65 million and will be completed before the 2015-16 season.

-scott weaver

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the 2015 big 12 women’s basketball championship

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West Virginia’s Bria Holmes leaves the game with a knee injury against Texas Tech during the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship on March 6, 2015.

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Iowa State’s players hold hands before their game against Oklahoma State during the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship on March 7, 2015.

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Iowa State’s Fallon Ellis competes for a loose ball against Oklahoma State during the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship on March 7, 2015.

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The Baylor Songleaders perform during a timeout against Oklahoma State during the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship on March 8, 2015.

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Texas’ Kelsey Lang blocks a shot against Oklahoma’s Kaylon Williams during the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship on March 8, 2015.

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Oklahoma’s head coach Sherri Coale reacts to an official’s call during the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship on March 8, 2015.

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Texas’ Brady Sanders celebrates a three-pointer against Oklahoma during the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship on March 8, 2015.

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A Baylor fan watches the game against Texas during the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on March 9, 2015.

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Texas’ Empress Davenport is fouled during the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on March 9, 2015.

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Baylor’s head coach Kim Mulkey celebrates a victory against Texas during the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship on March 9, 2015.

I shot the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on March 6-9, 2015. Baylor won their fifth straight championship.

-scott weaver

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the 2015 big 12 indoor track and field championships

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Kansas’ Casey Bowen competes in the men’s pole vault during the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships in Ames, Iowa on February 27, 2015.

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K-State’s Dani Winters competes in the women’s shot put during the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships in Ames, Iowa on February 28, 2015.

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Kansas’ Lindsay Vollmer competes in the women’s high jump during the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships in Ames, Iowa on February 28, 2015.

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Baylor’s Mariah Kelly and Maggie Montoya embrace after the women’s one mile run during the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships on February 28, 2015.

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Kansas’ Zainab Sanni hands off to Lindsay Vollmer in the 4×400 meter relay during the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships on February 28, 2015.

I shot the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships in Ames, Iowa on February 27-28, 2015. The University of Texas’ women and men won the team titles.

-scott weaver

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k-state upsets #8 kansas in basketball

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K-State’s Marcus Foster reaches for the ball against Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on February 23, 2015. K-State defeated Kansas 70-63.

-scott weaver

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