But not only was this shoot special for Meagan, it was for myself as well. 2018 marks my 10th year shooting “professionally” as a Wakeboarding photographer. My first photo was published in 2008, my first “big shoots” happened in 2008 and while I never had a cover with Wakeboarding Magazine in that time, I was about to kick off my 10th year with my first one. Something that felt very serendipitous at the time.
But that has all changed. In the past 10 years, the world has changed, the way we consume media is different, social media is spreading like an uncontrollable wildfire and slowly killing off print.
I was crushed, my childhood dream of shooting a photo that graced the cover of my favorite magazine got ripped from my hands… forever.