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.
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.
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.
Most importantly is the action, without it there would be no need for everyone to get together on a Friday night.
So why do I love what I do? I love capturing memories, moments, and emotions that will last a lifetime.