It didn't seem all that long ago that I was introduced to a laid back, goofy, 7th grader who would rather crack jokes than run sprints. As the head football coach for the Glen Lake middle school program I took great pride in keeping with the winning tradition my classmates and I had started less than a decade earlier. It was clear that Damon wanted to win just as bad...and I loved that drive. He tempered his aggressive style of play with his quick sense of humor, which was always appreciated. He reminded me of myself most of the time...maybe that's why we got along so well.
It was great seeing Damon grow from year to year, not only on the football field, but as a young man. When he announced his engagement to Amanda I was quick to reach out to him to offer to shoot their photos. I was proud to capture this moment for he and Amanda (who complements his goofy sense of humor perfectly).
As you can see by the photos the silly kids are happy, in love and perfect for each other :-)