Austin Photography – NFL Golf Classic 2012

by kate caudillo

This morning I had the pleasure of photographing the Center For Child Protection’s NFL Golf Classic 2012. Last night when the thunder was shaking the house and the kids were clambering around scared of the lightening flashes, I wondered if the tournament was going to be able to run as planned. Even this morning as I was getting ready and driving to the golf course, I wasn’t sure if I would be rained on all day while photographing the players and their NFL pros. But amazingly as I drove out to the 18th tee to photograph the first golf team, the sun began to show it’s face. Last night’s forecast was 80% chance of thunderstorms today. We were blessed with cool breezes and even a patch or two of blue sky. The entire time I was out photographing the teams, we didn’t have a single drop of rain! Woo Hoo!

The golf tournament was a lot of fun as always. We took pictures of 32 teams of 5 and delivered about 170 5×7 photographs on the spot @ The Hills of Lakeway Golf Course. The players were all in good spirits, and enjoyed having me, the photographer, take their photographs with their NFL pro. It was a great morning! Now I’m off to take portraits of the Akins High School Band Banquet. This event will be completely different… indoors, formal with virtual backgrounds. I’m sure glad for the diversity of my profession. There’s never a dull moment in event photography.

- Kate -