Louisiana State University / Football / by Jordan Hefler

One of my biggest bucket list items was to be able to photograph an LSU football game. My dad gets to do it every once in a while, and I had the opportunity to actually get to shoot the same game he had credentials for which was a really amazing experience!

what are the odds that I get photo credentials the same game as my dad??? #photogfamily #geauxtigers

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I recently started contributing Instagram content to 225 Magazine and InRegister Magazine here in Baton Rouge, so I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph the first game of the season against Jacksonville State in Tiger Stadium. It coincidentally also become Les Miles' last LSU game to coach, so it's pretty cool that I got to document it.

Thanks for everything, Les. You'll always be remembered in Baton Rouge. #ForeverLSU 📷: @jordanhefler

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The game was lightning delayed over and over again, which pushed the starting time back about an hour. In my opinion, the best photos were right as the players were warming up because it wasn't quite dark just yet, and the clouds had finally cleared to reveal a really interestingly colored blue sky.

I was hoping to have the opportunity to shoot another game this season, but I was all over the place with my schedule and ended up missing 3 home games in a row! As an LSU alum and a recent grad of 2014, that was just a disgrace haha. I hadn't missed 3 games in the past 6 years much less in one season! I did get the chance to do a few photos in the stadium while it was empty while behind the scenes for a piece in InRegister though, so some of those are also thrown in the photos below.

Cheers to Coach O getting the new coaching job, and I can't wait to see how we are next year! Some of these images are supposed to be selected to go in the physical magazine at some point, so be on the lookout for that as well. Geaux Tigers!

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