What do I love doing most? Telling stories, especially feel-good feature stories.
It's one of the main reasons I love shooting for Bike Elf. Recently, the founders pitched an idea that should play to my storytelling strengths. Why not pick out a few of the people who make Bike Elf great—whether it be bike recipients, volunteers, donors—and tell their stories as part of a series?
And voila, "Bike Elf Stories" was born.
The series begins today with the Tucker brothers: Phillip and Josiah. It's a standard story of how kids have to earn their bicycles from Bike Elf. The bikes aren't simply handed to them.
Expect to see more stories every few weeks. Some will simply be a series of photos and others will be more like the Tuckers' feature, with interviews and more in-depth shoots.
Jason Jennings is a freelance videographer based in Knoxville, TN. He previously spent more than a decade covering sports for television stations in Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Missouri.