So I’ve been doing some profile shoots recently for a couple of the new athletes who have joined Doyle Management Group, but I don’t think I’ve ever really explained, for those who may not be aware, that Doyle Management is actually Husband’s company. Husband is not just my husband (which is a full time job in itself sometimes), but he is in fact a sports agent for track & field athletes. Currently he represents about 60 athletes from 10 different countries and works hard traveling and taking care of all of their on and off the track needs.

This year there’s been a couple of amazingly talented new additions to the Group, which is very exciting and as a result there are new websites and marketing packets to be built along with some profile shots to be taken and this is where I jumped in.

First up we have Ashton Eaton. Not only is Aston a disgustingly talented US decathlete who back in March of this year broke the Indoor Heptathlon world record previously held by Dan O’Brien, but he is also one of the good guys. He’s the guy that holds the door, pulls the chair out for you to sit down and stands up again if you leave to go to the restroom. Yes, he’s that guy, apparently, they do exist. Such a gentleman. So on behalf of all ladies everywhere, I would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to Ashton’s mom for a job well done. “Thanks Ashton’s mom”. And if all that wasn’t enough, he’s also very humble, laid back, positive and pretty damn funny. We definitely had a lot of fun with this shoot.

Since Ashton is a graduate of the University of Oregon and I happen to be in Oregon that weekend, we thought this would be a great place to shoot. The buildings, the little campus roads and the greenery were just perfect.

Oh, did I mention his great smile?

Yep, I told him it was cheesy, but Aston insists he’s cool enough to bring “thumbs up” back.

There’s that smile again.

And just when you think he’s gone all serious……

…he breaks into a random air guitar.

The feet of a man built for speed, power and distance.

Nothing like ending on a GQ note.

10 Responses to “Ashton Eaton – Lifestyle”

  1. Rachael says:

    I have one word for you chickie – AWESOME!
    These photos are amazing – way to go.

  2. Rupa says:

    Missed you girl! Love these but the b&w’s are my favorites!!

  3. Karen Shinkins says:

    Hey Rachael, how are ya? Thanks for swinging by with nice comments.

    Rupa: Thanks girl. I missed you too, big catching up to be done.

  4. Caitriona says:

    Fantastic photos Karen!
    Dare I say… favorite ones you’ve done so far. The fact that you have a handsome guy as your model helps, I’m sure ;)

    No honestly, really awesome.

  5. Roz says:

    Awesome! WELL Done!

  6. densie says:

    Smiles like his Momma!

  7. Jana says:

    You’re right! He’s a great guy in every way. And, yes, his mom should get the kudos.

  8. Jodie says:

    A BIG “Thumbs up” for these great photos of this dynamic young man.

  9. j roskelley says:

    Great photos but it’s easy when you have a great model. You should have shown them some some of your fancy karate moves like the R-Rotator?

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