It is hard to believe that the year 2013 is almost behind us. For myself, the past twelve months were a time of great change and progression. I left behind Ohio University after graduation in May and just over a month later found myself driving west towards Utah. It was painfully hard to say “see you later” to many of the peers that I have grown so close with, but with a new home came new adventures. These photos are handpicked favorites from this year and are a representation of the kind of pictures I love to make. Enjoy. Continue reading ›


It’s been a few weeks since I’ve blogged some daily work so this post has a little bit of everything. I’m still loving making images out here in Utah and my internship has allowed me to shoot in some unique places. This past weekend was particularly exciting as I got to cover the verdict for a murder case as well as the state volleyball championships. Enjoy. Continue reading ›


This past week it was my turn again to shoot and write a Monday Close Up for the paper. I had a couple ideas floating around in my head this past month, but for some reason I kept coming back to hunting. After a couple phone calls I ended up driving almost as far north as our coverage area allows to a pheasant hunting facility outside of Cedar Fort, UT. There was a ton of land at this place, but because wild pheasants are hard to find around here they had to be placed in the area before the hunt. The area was absolutely beautiful and a low cloud coverage made for some mystical looking pictures. Photographing the family however was not as easy as you might think. Pheasants are tricky little guys and love to hide in low underbrush. An obvious goal for the day was to not get shot, but when you are working between two hunters it’s hard to anticipate where to stand. The bird’s can fly up from any direction, so I had to pay very close attention as to where I was in relation to where a bird might be. There was even one instance where I was following the two hunters and a bird flew up out of a bush right beside me. This bush was one they had walked right by only seconds before, but had I yelled it out it would have made for a unsafe shot. With that being said I still had a great time and couldn’t have photographed nicer people. Enjoy. Continue reading ›


Below are some images from a few of my daily assignments during the month of August. The highlight of the month was most certainly my time spent at the Bonneville Slat Flats, which can be seen in the previous blog post here. Enjoy.  Continue reading ›


Once a year in mid-August teams from all over the world bring their race cars to the Bonneville Salt Flats in the search for pure speed. This gathering, an almost religious pilgrimage for some, is known as Speed Week and boasts every shape of vehicle imaginable. Almost as soon as I received the call that I would be moving to Utah for an internship last spring, I began dreaming of shooting at Bonneville. Growing up I was never a huge gear head in the sense of wanting to build cars, but I was attracted to the appearance and performance. Lucky for me I was able to find a team with some local Utah County ties, and after a few phone calls I was on my way out to motoring heaven. Continue reading ›