I’ve been shooting sports for a very long time. After all these years I still love being at the events. I look forward to each outing, spending time with the athletes and sharing their special moments in sports. What began as a method of keeping me quiet on the sidelines during children's games has become a focal point in my life. My children are grown now and I am enjoying my photography more than ever. I love the beautiful color, intense action and raw emotion in action images. Every day I work to improve my images and with the help and inspiration of the amazing photographers that post online and in sporting magazines, it keeps me fired up to excel.


My wife and I live in and love Western Michigan. We are located about 30 minutes north of Grand Rapids. In the winters we are lucky enough to head to Siesta Key, Florida. I shoot primarily college sports. When I’m in Michigan, I focus my time assisting the Ferris State Bulldogs (D2 program) and their photography needs. In Siesta Key, I have begun working with Florida Gulf Coast University. The Eagles a division one program on the west coast of Florida. It’s a beautiful new school with exceptional sports facilities. 

Please wander through my site and check things out. Feel free to download shots if you’d like. 


Ben Amato