My brother, Craig, and I are both photographers. I own and operate a commercial photography studio in Kansas City, Missouri and Craig is a video production specialist for TEEX (Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service) in College Station, Texas. Previously, he was the chief photojournalist at KBTX-TV in Bryan, Texas as well as a video producer for the city of Bryan.
Two years ago, I had the idea to produce a short promotional video for my photography business. I pitched the idea to Craig and he agreed to help me. The only obstacle was syncing our schedules so we could be in the same place at the same time. Everything came together on March 8-11, 2013 when I traveled to Dallas, Texas to cover the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship.
Craig came to the American Airlines Center as my assistant. If he wasn’t helping me photograph any of the 11 games in four days, he was shooting video of me as I worked courtside.
After we left Dallas, I put Craig in charge of editing the video. I didn’t ask him any details about the project until I saw the final cut. I wanted to see myself the same way that he had seen me.
I was thrilled with the finished clip. The response from viewers has been overwhelmingly positive. I’m blessed to have a brother who cares about his own vision as much as he does mine.