For the passionate. To the wild at heart. Keeping it personal.
I love working with people who choose to forego the standard of the 9 to 5 to pursue their passion; whose dreams are bigger than dollar signs; who chose to do something simply for the joy and satisfaction it provides. I love working with small, artisan businesses. I want to get to know the people behind them and why they do what they do.
These are the stories I want to tell. I've worked with other photographers, coffee shops, barber shops, artist studios, and climbing gyms.
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Southern Utah is pretty much known for being sunny almost all year round, which just makes me want to shoot every time it gets all cloudy and moody down here! So I usually put out a model call in hopes of putting something together within just a few short hours, it doesn't usually work, but it did this time! Danielle responded to the call, I loaded some film and headed out to find our location. I happened upon this tattered American flag in the desert outside of time and I knew I had to use it!
Milo's a cool kid and he really loves his Iron Man costume, when he asked his mom if he could wear it for his school pictures, she had to tell him no. To help mend his broken heart, she reached out to me and asked if we could do a photoshoot in his costume. I told her I could do one better, I just so happen to be friends with the Spiderman of St. George, a local vigilante who shows up to parties and hospitals to inspire kids. Milo was pretty timid at first, but slowly warmed up to racing, fighting, and posing with Spiderman.
Tori and I met up with Esther with yet another photographer friend who was shooting a senior session in Downtown Salt Lake City. Instead of bombard the poor girl with four different photographers, we let him get to work and we took a stroll around the block to see what we could see.
Day trips to the boulders that litter the valley of Zion is definitely one of the perks of living so close to the National Park. Ina, Izak and I headed up early in the morning intent on finding a sport route they had previously attempted for Izak's birthday. We stopped in at Deep Creek Coffee Co. in Springdale and had a little chat with the owners about the park and climbing. After our conversation, we decided our time would be best spent playing around on the boulders on the valley floor.
All images shot on my Fuji X-Pro 1
Two visits to Antelope Canyon in under a month? Pretty sure that makes me a super lucky guy! Ethan and I met almost 6 years ago at a summer youth conference in Oregon, I was his group leader. He ended up down in Arizona visiting family, so we decided to meet up and go on a little adventure around Page, AZ. I'm always thankful for friendships that can go years without face to face interaction and still pick up right where we left off!
I did an insane amount of research to find our wedding photographers, I really wanted to hire a husband/wife team which we don't have amongst our local photographers (atleast at the time I was looking). I found Isaiah and Taylor's work on Instagram and loved their style, so I thought I'd shoot em an email and see what happened. Over the following months of talking over text, email, and social media, Tori and I felt like we were going to be the best of friends with these two and couldn't wait to meet them in person. That opportunity presented itself when they were passing through Arizona, we met up with them in Page and had a day of adventure in Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Our feelings were right, we basically became best friends. This is how you know you picked the right wedding photographers, my friends.
Sarah // Zach
Anytime Zach is in town you can pretty much guarantee there will be many shenanigans and adventures and you really can't go wrong with Zion. So with a free afternoon ahead of us, we picked up Sarah and set off for the majestic canyon. It was cold, and due to a series of unfortunate circumstances, Sarah did not have access to the proper gear for the climate. But she was a real trooper and even sat barefoot on the cold sandstone without a jacket to help me get the shot, now that's dedication and friendship!
I drive past this spot on my way to a lot places here in St. George, the billiards sign always grabs my attention out of the corner of my eye, I've wanted to shoot here for a while. A couple weeks back I had a partially shot roll of 120 and a full roll of 35mm black and white film I wanted to shoot and it seemed like a fitting opportunity to play around with this little spot. I put a call out for a model and Cobair responded, and proceeded to crush it!
Zach and I developed a close relationship throughout his time in college thanks to a combination of Jesus, climbing, biking, and general shenanigans. After spending a year teaching English in Taiwan, he came back to St. George to spend a week with us, so it only seemed natural to take a little bike ride around an abnormally rainy St. George.
Dang friends! My fiance is a total babe! She was given a Mary Kay makeover so I convinced her to go on a little adventure with me for a photoshoot. I love adventures, I love her, and I love photoshoots; this is literally one of my favorite combinations of things in the world.
Zion & Friends
I have an unreasonable obsession with shooting in what many would consider "bad weather." On a particular Friday, I was stuck in my coffee shop (really it's not so bad, I actually rather enjoy it under normal circumstances!) while the weather was playing some nasty games and creating some incredible moody and dynamic light. My heart literally ached from an intense desire to be shooting portraits. I know, its weird. So as I drove home, I looked up the weather report for Zion on Saturday. Cold, dense fog, generally considered miserable. Perfect. I cried out on Facebook for anyone willing to brave the weather and model for me, and low and behold, four of my favorite people responded to the call! The weather didn't actually end up being that bad, it was still chilly, but man did we have a blast and create some killer images!