Weddington Warriors

When Renee called me and asked me to take pictures of her son {Scott’s} football game, I was beyond excited! I told her that I had never done anything quite this big, and that I would do the best I could. I knew it would be tough, but I definitely didn’t prepare myself quite enough. I always thought I wanted to be a sports photographer, but if thats the case, I need to buy my own football gear.

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love football; its a sport I could watch for hours if I had the time. So by the time I got to the game I was so nervous/excited/anxious that I didn’t know what to do with myself. We got a few shots of the bricks & plaque dedicated to the Difabion family.

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Then we moved on to the field, the guys were out practicing, and at this point I still felt pretty good about it. The lighting was workable, I was in a good position for the shots, and in no real risk of being trampled…yet.

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I love everything about a football game; the band, the excitement in the stands, the cheerleaders contagious cheers, even the sound of the football gear clacking into each other as they wrestle the ball to the ground.

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I love this next one, the enthusiasm is irreplacable.

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But the part I didn’t prepare myself for is the cold; my lens kept fogging. And then trying to shoot across a football field at night is hard. So I would finally get a shot like this, and get so exiteddd! I felt the adrineline.

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But thenn… I realized they are not slowing down, and I’m directly in their path. And just to add; these are not little boys, these are mearly wrinkle-free-full-grown-men. And terrifying when they are running towards you and you are trapped between them and the cheerleaders; not wise Mallory, not wise. So luckily I survived that, but not so lucky was the cheerleader behind me, she and one of the players collided.

 

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I know this next shot is a little blurry, but I LOVE it, it just says so much. And it looks a little vintage to me.

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I’m so blessed to have gotten to done this. I’m so thankful to Mike & Renee for asking me! You guys are the best :]

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4 responses to “Weddington Warriors

  1. Mallory, I love these! I think you would do great as sports photographer based on the action you captured, and I’ve always heard sports photography is one of the hardest kinds. Great job!

  2. Mallry, you did an outstanding job with these. Every single one of them are incredible, you captured some amazing shots here!

  3. I love these. Great job! 🙂

  4. Kristen Mickles

    These are great Mallory!! They look so editorial!

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