My First Assignment
I got into photography in a very round-about way. After graduating from college, I went to work for an insurance company. My boss happened to coach a youth baseball team and since he knew I was interested in photography, asked me to come photograph his team. I basically charged them enough to cover my expenses, since I was so excited to be getting paid for something I enjoyed anyways!
Don’t worry – the story gets more interesting…
At the time, my first official assignment seemed pretty ordinary – just a little league baseball team in Irving. Years later, I discovered that one of the kids on the team was Chase Daniel, the Missouri quarterback who won Big12 Offensive Player of the Year and was a finalist for the 2007 Heisman Trophy.
I sent the photo to Chase’s family and he was kind enough to sign it for me while he was in town for the Cotton Bowl. You just never know how a photo assignment will turn out!