Often people ask me why I love what I do? I love what I do because I get to capture memories, moments, and emotion.that last a lifetime.

As a sports photographer my #1 goal is to tell the story. Sometimes the story is a tough loss between two highlight ranked teams.

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September 2, 2016 – George Ranch High School Football player shows his disappointment in their loss during the game between George Ranch and Dickinson at Traylor stadium in Rosenburg, Texas. (Image Credit: John Glaser)

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September 23, 2016 – DeSoto defensive back Mike Gardner (21) shows his excitement after scoring a safety before halftime during the game between Cedar Hill and DeSoto at Longhorn Stadium in Cedar Hill, Texas. (Image Credit: John Glaser)

Or it could be a team that was a state champion last season but having a tough start to a highly anticipated season. Regardless of the situation my job is to give viewers a look at the game from my eyes capturing the moment in a still image that lasts forever.

The games I have had the chance to cover have often been full of emotion. I have had the opportunity to cover some of the best high school football teams in the state. When covering two highly ranked teams there is always going to be a winner and loser and a team that is going to walk away happy and a team that walks away needing to regroup and prepare for their next opponent.

But games aren’t always about the emotions on of the players on the field but also of the people who attend the game and cheer for their teams. The bands blast their music to create an different type of emotion that gets the fans in stands off their seats and on their feet.

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September 17, 2016 – Seven Lakes High School Marching Band during the game between Seven Lakes and Alief Taylor at Rhodes Stadium in Katy, Texas. (Image Credit: John Glaser)

Dance teams provide entertainment during halftime and a splash of color in the stands with their pom-poms. Regardless of the score these fans are always smiling and cheering on their team. And cheerleaders that sync the crowd in roaring chants cheering on their team leaving our throats sore and horse the next day.

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September 30, 2016 – Member of the Klein Oak dance team and her dad entertain the crowd at halftime during the game between Klein Oak and Klein Collins at Klein Memorial Stadium in Klein, Texas. (Image Credit: John Glaser)

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September 30, 2016 – The Klein Collins cheerleaders lead the crowd during the game between Klein Oak and Klein Collins at Klein Memorial Stadium in Klein, Texas. (Image Credit: John Glaser)

Most importantly is the action, without it there would be no need for everyone to get together on a Friday night.

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September 22, 2016 – Katy runningback Deondrick Glass (30) leaps over two Katy Taylor defenders on his way to a 44 yard touchdown during the game between Katy and Katy Taylor at Rhodes Stadium in Katy, Texas. (Image Credit: John Glaser)

So why do I love what I do? I love capturing memories, moments, and emotions that will last a lifetime.