Haverkampf Photography and Video
Photography in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Sometimes I love my job! Well most of the time actually! When Deontay Wilder's promotional team called me and asked me to be his photographer the day Tuscaloosa gave him a parade in celebration of him bringing another title to Titletown, I had to play it cool. "Yeah, I think I could do it that day. Let me check." Are you kidding me, I get paid for this?! I would certainly do this for free. I get to hang out with Deontay while he gets to bask in the glory of the rewards all of his hard work has brought him. I get a pass that get me into doors the press can't even get into. What a deal!
After having spent that day following the champ around I was left with such a great impression of him. After a long day featuring a parade and presentation at The Tuscaloosa Amphetheater, Deontay Wilder was taking pictures with and signing autographs for friends and VIP in a private area. When he was told he needed to go out and talk to the press his response was, "Not until everyone who wants a picture gets a picture." He truly cares more about the fans even when the cameras aren't on him. He has since brought heavyweight championship fights back to Alabama and promised to keep training right here in Tuscaloosa at Skyy Boxing. Tuscaloosa is lucky to have such a loyal champion!