A Little Penn State Football Flashback / by Hannah Byrne


Head coach James Franklin leads his team onto the field for the first time on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Photo by Hannah Byrne

I've definitely made a serious transition in my photography career.  Last year at this time I was in Ireland shooting the PSU/UCF game, having a blast & COMPLETELY outside of my comfort zone.. I kept photographing games throughout the season and found that  I loved everything about shooting football, well... except biking 2 miles with all my gear wrapped around me like a pack mule... I wish I had a picture of THAT!

As I grew as a photographer and realized I had a heart for small business and the personal relationships I was able to build with clients.  So I decided to take my career in a totally different direction.  But that doesn't take away from how much fun I had shooting football and countless other stories in Happy Valley! I think this is what really shaped me as a photographer and makes my work unique.  People are drawn to images that capture a moment in time and that's what football really taught me.

WE ARE! Penn State Nittany Lions cornerback Jordan Lucas (9) is pursued by UCF Knights linebacker Michael Easton (15)

The Nittany Lion gets the crowd excited during a performance in Dublin on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Photo by Hannah Byrne

Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Geno Lewis (7) is tackled by UCF Knights defensive back Clayton Geathers (26) during the second half of the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Penn State defeated Central Florida 26-24. Photo by Hannah Byrne

The Nittany Lion dances with Ellie Kirkpatrick, 5, of Dublin during a pep rally on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Photo by Hannah Byrne

Carl Nassib (95), Grant Haley (15) and Jesse Della Valle (39) celebrate in the endzone after Haley's touchdown against Temple on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Penn State defeated Temple 30-13. Photo by Hannah Byrne


PS - All the captions automatically appeared with each image.  Had a little chuckle to myself remembering what it's like to caption every single image that's published... Definitely don't miss that!