Happy New Year, everyone! Man, I tell ya. What a start to the New Year! This year started off exactly like it did last year. James Madison University (JMU) came down to compete in this year's NCAA DI FCS Football Championship game against North Dakota State University (NDSU). But before I talk about this crazy game, let's talk about an event that transpired the day before the game!
My good friend, Scott came down to photograph the game so you know we had to get together and hit the road. Thursday night, Scott asked me if I wanted to go to Waco and visit Magnolia. You know Magnolia! The Magnolia from HGTV? Yes, Magnolia! I had no idea what Magnolia was and HGTV wasn't my first choice when it comes to watching tv. I happily agreed to take the trip down since I have never been to this Magnolia. Come to find out, last year when I photographed JMU softball at Baylor, I stayed in a hotel right down the street from Magnolia and still had no idea where or what it was. Seeing this place was pretty neat. I posted to my Snapchat and within 2 minutes of posting, I had several friends send me a message saying how jealous they were of me being there.
Scott and I walked around the store so that he could pick up something for his wife and while we did that, I was taking in the ambience of this place. It was certainly a place I would want to visit the next time I go to Baylor. Maybe even take a friend or two and do a photoshoot there?
So Saturday was the big day and probably one of the most exciting events to add to my list of crazy things to happen in 2018. JMU, looking for a back-to-back win, while NDSU was fighting to reclaim their title. A nail-biting game to say the least. I was shooting and trying to keep my emotion out of the game but could find myself actually getting stressed at almost every point in the game. I didn't go to JMU, never taken a class there, but I am a self-proclaimed, die-hard JMU Dukes fan! Don't @ me.
Ok, so not only was the game super exciting to shoot, I also got to photograph Terrell Owens! Like, the Terrell Owens. You know, T.O. It was a pretty good day, other than the loss. Lots of excitement, lots of photos, and even getting to spend some time with the FCS's best photo team! Big thanks to Cathy for getting the squad back together for another year of photos, laughs, and love.