I’ve known Joel and the Felix family for awhile now. Long ago I did sports writing for Rivals.com and the Associated Press and ran a few websites for local Arizona sports. One of them that I no longer own but is still going strong is called ArizonaSportsFans.com. The messageboard community there is thriving and if you are looking to talk AZ sports, that should be your first stop.
But back 5-10 years ago, either Joel or Kevin (Can’t remember which of the twin Felix brothers) held a big poker party for a bunch of people from the website. We all got to be good friends after that night and it was awesome to finally meet some of these guys in person.
And in the “small world” department, my company works in conjunction with Joel’s employer on a number of projects, so we get to stay in touch in other ways.
All that to say you never know where life will take you with relationships and friendships, so when the Felix family wanted some new family photos, I thought it was so awesome to be able to do this for them. They are the nicest little group you’ll ever meet…wife Kim and kids Kristin and Jack. Crazy red hair on those kids too! But a great looking family and of course, huge Arizona Cardinals fans.
To top it off, they hadn’t ever done pictures like this before…Kim said the last time they did was the infamous “floating heads” session in a studio where they all wore black and the background was black. Ack! She was excited to do something different and I hope they enjoyed the new experience!
Had a ton of fun hanging out with you guys, thanks so much for the opportunity!
Joel has crazy blue eyes so I told him I’d give him the “baby eye” treatment on this shot 🙂