Some of my current clients might be a bit surprised to know that much of my time in the past was spent covering major sporting events.
Before transitioning to weddings and corporate and marketing events, I was a staff photographer for The Charlotte Observer.
In my 14 years at the newspaper, I had the good fortune of covering the Carolina Panthers at home and away games. I was there for their first-ever game at the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, their first-ever game in Bank of America Stadium all the way to playoff games and ultimately the Super Bowl in Houston.
I left most of that behind when I left the Observer in 2007, but I remain a huge fan of the team and I was itching for a chance to photograph quarterback Cam Newton. I got the opportunity Sunday as Carolina hosted the New Orleans Saints in the home opener.
I had a wonderful time catching up with many old friends and a big Panther victory made the day even sweeter.