Having a dream is special.
Eighteen matches. One practice. Twenty days. And a couple of near encounters.
I fell in love with tennis pro Heidi El Tabakh through the lens of my camera while attending several United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit tournaments between 2011 and 2014. It would be hard not to. I imagine just about anyone would. Her beauty, elegance and style made an indelible impression on everyone who’s ever seen her, I’d wager.
The greatest dream of my life was to meet her, if only to ask for an autograph and steal a moment of her time before she went off her to her life of celebrity and forgot all about me. Sadly that one never came true.
But these are the memories of Heidi I keep close to my heart, seen through my eyes.