We’ve been very blessed in our lives to experience many, many awesome things. It seems that lately we’ve been constantly on the go. September was an especially busy month. It was exciting, fun, memorable and a little bit exhausting.
If you don’t already know, earlier this year I took on the job of media coordinator and project manager at the Mabus Agency in addition to my accounting duties and photography. I am still booking weddings and portrait sessions regularly. 2014 wedding planning is already in full swing. So, if you know anyone getting married, send them my way!
Sometimes I get to photograph fun, non-portrait things. I love concerts and dance photography, and now I can add Flugtag photography to my list of favorites! Blue Delta Jeans Co. is a Mabus Agency client based in Tupelo/Oxford that specializes in designing and making custom jeans. This year they were picked from hundreds of applicants to participate in the Red Bull Flugtag event in Dallas, TX.
In 1992, Red Bull began hosting Flugtag events around the globe including the United States since 2002. Flugtag is German for “flight day”. The Red Bull Flugtag is an event where competitors create homemade size and weight-limited human-powered flying machines launched off a 30 ft pier into water. Teams are judged on creativity, skit performance and flight distance.
This year included a record-breaking 258 ft flight by a team of aerospace engineers at the Long Beach, CA event. However, the majority of flights are short-lived, but they sure are fun! You can watch Blue Delta’s flight here.
I was fortunate enough to secure a press pass at the event attended by 92,000 people. For the first half of the flights I sat at the water’s edge. During our flight I was able to ride on a Pontoon and photograph from the water. I hope you enjoy the pictures below! Be sure to call Blue Delta for your next pair of jeans!