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Bayou Country Superfest with Parish County Line | Music Photography by Jordan Hefler

Bayou Country Superfest | Country Music Photographer | Festival Photographer | Parish County Line | Jordan Hefler

I’ve been familiar with Bayou Country Superfest as a local country music festival in Baton Rouge ever since I went to college at LSU- the festival usually takes place in Tiger Stadium and I see photos from all of my friends on Facebook every year. I may not be as well versed in the country scene as I am in the rock/hip hop world, but when you live in Louisiana country music kind of comes along with the territory. The few country artists I actually listen to seem to always be the ones that end up at BCSF, so I’ve honestly always wanted to go!

I was honored to document my friends in Parish County Line throughout the second day of BCSF 2019. They work really hard and honestly, they dominate the local country music scene. Getting to be the only local band on the bill for this nationally recognized festival was a huge deal and a very cool opportunity for everyone involved. Due to media restrictions, I was not able to photograph anything else at BCSF besides their set, but I still had a great time hanging out with everyone in the pit afterwards for Brett Young, Kane Brown, and my personal country favorite, Jason Aldean. Since Parish County Line is so well connected, I even briefly got to meet Brett Young, recent American Idol winner Laine Hardy, and recent The Voice runner up Gyth Rigdon (both who are Louisiana natives!)

It was pretty surreal photographing music in Tiger Stadium, a very very large place and where I’ve been to so many LSU football games. Getting to look out at the crowd in a stadium setting from the stage was really crazy! See my favorite shots below from the day, and contact me if you’re interested in having music or festival photography coverage in the future!

Bayou Country Superfest | Country Music Photographer | Festival Photographer | Parish County Line | Jordan Hefler

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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IT'S GEAUX TIME!

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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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