Adam played linebacker at Sequoyah and I loved watching him play in one of our best football seasons ever! We had to schedule and reschedule his senior pictures more than 6 times this past summer and fall! All the schools in Cherokee County were having our grass fields replaced with turf and we absolutely wanted to get some of his pictures done on the new field. This required a lot of flexibility on both our parts because it seemed every time we had it on the calendar we would find out that the field wasn't ready for us to be on and we'd have to go back to square one!
We actually went ahead and did some of his session over the summer so that he could have some pictures ready for his senior ad in the football program. We went to an urban location for the first part of his session and it worked so well with the outfits he'd chosen! Getting these pictures done in July allowed us to have more time for the first few outfits without having to rush back to school for football pictures.
When the field was finally finished in September we had his pictures scheduled and we were lucky enough to have incredible weather but then it turned out he was unable to get into the locker room for his gear and jersey! Luckily I had gotten to the school just as the basketball team was finishing a practice and was able to flag down Coach Carden who was EXTREMELY generous with his time and unlocked the locker room and found Adam's jersey for me. I know Adam and I were so relieved to finally be able to get his session wrapped up and it was all worth the extra time and effort because his pictures turned out perfectly!
When I had asked Adam who his most positive influence was he told me his Defensive Coordinator - Coach Luke Coleman. Trying to schedule a time for us to get a portrait of the two of them together proved to be even harder than getting the jersey pictures done! In the end, I was able to at least get a picture of them together during a game which really is more representative of their relationship anyhow.
I'm so excited for Adam and all of the opportunities ahead of him!