I was talking with my friend co-worker Terry Wyatt recently and he brought up this thought. It’s something I’ve said before, just not in those words, I like that description a lot. I don’t take for granted the people I get to meet and the places my camera has allowed me to have access to. I would be lying if I told you I had the foresight to plan these events 40 years ago when I started in this profession. I have been blessed to meet and photograph people I would have never dreamed of meeting, let alone now call many of them “friends.” I don’t want this to sound as if I’m bragging, because I’m not, it has absolutely nothing to do with me. It’s about what I have trained to do with my camera.
L to R: Ricky Skaggs, Phil Keaggy and my good friend Tommy Coomes
My two son-in-laws are HUGE guitar fans. They are talented at their instruments and have one thing in common, they have followed Phil Keaggy for years and admire his incredible skills. Tommy Coomes is in the group Love Song. In fact, Tommy and Phil are best friends. I asked Tommy to do me a favor at Christmas, and as a result our boys have autographed instruments from Phil. Again, no way that just happens.
Recently we were able to photograph some of the cast of “Duck Dynasty” at Lipscomb University here in Nashville. Another unbelievable opportunity just because I am a photographer. (Here are some pictures from that event)
Living in Nashville in unlike any place else I’ve ever lived so there are more opportunities for this type of photography, and I really enjoy it. So, I am a bit reflective right now about this aspect of what the Lord has allowed in my life. I guess it all comes down to one word, “thankful.”