One of the perks in sports photography and working as an NFL photographer is the unbelievable opportunities we get to photography some amazing NFL photos. For instance the New England Patriots are my favorite team and I get the ability to photograph Tom Brady up close and personal. I can die tomorrow and be die a happy man knowing that my photos of Tom Brady are out there on the internet for people to find.
When the hot summer days of July lead into August that can only mean one thing; the 2019 NFL preseason games have arrived. Granted these preseason games are meaningless standing wise and are only used to evaluate the talent on a team, but it also means football is back. And with the 2019 NFL preseason underway that means the NFL regular season is just a few weeks away.
Working as a NFL photographer was a dream come true. I can remember the phone call when the NFL called offering me the chance to be a photographer for them for the 2018 season. I still can’t believe I’m an NFL photographer, but I’m enjoying every moment of it.
With their victory at Hard Rock Stadium, the Jaguars ended the Dolphins playoff chances once and for all. The last home game for the Miami Dolphins was also my last game of the season. Both bittersweet, but what a year it was.
Even as I write this, I still can’t believe the Miami Dolphins completed the Miracle in Miami. With seven seconds left in the game against their AFC East rival the New England Patriots, the Dolphins executed a hook and ladder play lateraling the ball back between players and it worked. They scored as time expired beating their rivals and thus dubbing the ending of the game as the Miracle in Miami.
There are some games I photograph that go my way and others, not so much.The Detroit Lions victory of the Dolphins went my way. I won’t lie it was probably my best game of the season. So much so that my photos are plastered all over the social media accounts of the Detroit Lions.
It’s been an interesting season so far for me shooting for the NFL. I already photographed the longest game in NFL history and I photographed an unbearable hot game against Oakland. Now I had the opportunity to photograph an overtime game where the Miami Dolphins beat the Chicago Bears in overtime.
When you think of being part of NFL history, you think of most Super Bowl Wins or most touchdowns caught. Never did I imagine that in Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season that I would be part of the longest game in NFL history between the Miami Dolphins and the Tennessee Titans. 7 hours and 10 minutes; that was how long the game was that I was a NFL photographer for.