Celebrating Our First Year Blogging and Photographing All Things Caps

Friends in Cold Places is celebrating our one-year anniversary as a blog covering the Washington Capitals and hockey around the NHL and the DMV. It has been a great year of getting to know some of you and getting to know our favorite team.

We started as a mother-daughter team, one that loves to write and one that loves to photograph hockey players. Since then we have shaped our photo=centric  blog to add Mel Abernethy as a second photographer and several more female writers with an occasional male contributor. We are the only female-run blog covering the Caps. Our goal has always been to bring you great shots of the boyz and stories that are easy to read and maybe written from a different perspective.

We wanted to share with you some of our favorite moments from the past year. As photographers nothing is better than having your subjects like your work. And the Capitals have done that time and again. We happy that we make them happy!

So lets start with Tom Wilson. He is one of the best guys to photograph. He is always making faces and posing for us. And, he uses a lot of our pictures on his own Instagram. We were the first to capture this special warm-up routine with Andre Burakovsky and are touched that he used our photo from the red carpet as his profile picture.  Thanks Tom for your support and we’ll keep taking those great pictures for you!!

And then there is Braden Holtby. Some of us have more than a passing interest in the Holtbeast…water bottles, flipping hair, big grin, and intense zoning. We caught it all.

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Even though he is no longer playing for the Caps, Michael Latta will always have a special place in our hearts.

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One photo we posted during the playoffs caused a little Twitter war and our photo even found its way to other sports publications.

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And we have met some great people along the way who have shared their love of hockey and encouraged us to pursue our dream. Special thanks to Jill Sorenson who was the first person to meet with us, Becca Henschel of Japer’s Rink, and Wes Johnson who has always been willing to give us a moment of his time.

We have met some incredible fans, some who later came to write with us. We are so very thankful for the part you play in building this hockey blog.

And this little guys got us going every game!!!

As we look back we are honored that Brooks Laich and Alex Ovechkin chose our pictures to commemorate important moments in their lives.

We are looking forward to many more years of bringing you great photos that you won’t see anywhere else. As season ticket holders we will continue to cover events for you and snap shots of players, their families (with their approval of course), and you our friends. We are slowing gaining a reputation and we thank you for making that happen. We may not have crossed the threshold yet for credentials but we won’t let that stop us!!

If you would like to join our writing family – just shoot us a message. And please, share our blog, our Tweets, and our Facebook postings with others!

Thank you Thank you !!

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