A few snippets of my first time visiting Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National park with the love of my life. It was only a couple nights stay, so mostly it was just a bunch of driving around and looking at things, but next time, we’ll hopefully be able to go on some epic hikes and other adventures.
I got the opportunity to do a creative couples shoot with my friend Mo and his partner Tony, shooting in all the colorful locations we could find. I generally like to stick to a more natural scene, somewhere in the mountains with stunning views and craggy peaks. Sometimes I like to stretch myself a little and mix things up though. Mo and Tony aren’t really the type to go hiking a 14er, so we decided to do something a little more close to home in Fort Collins. I had a list of different nooks and crannies of the city where we could go that had little pops of color, and their outfits matched perfectly. Their quirky style is always something that surprises me and sparks my creative flame, it’s always so fun to work with something new and bright.
A creative shoot with Jackie rarely goes wrong. It always fills my heart to see what kind of creativity we come up with and I’m constantly inspired by her. We took photos with lilacs a while back, and luckily we were ale to revisit that shoot with our new photographer skills and equipment years later. Springtime is my favorite time of year and lilacs are one of the things that bring me the most joy. Being able to just be silly and have a laid back session where we just experiment is always good for the soul. This is the amalgamation of photos that resulted in our little adventure this spring day.
After a day of driving around in a Jeep on Horsetooth, we all headed down to hang out with some pups and take some spontaneous photos on front of some neon signs
I was asked to help photograph a beautiful wedding in Durango at the beginning of summer and got to hang out with the most fun and genuine women for a couple of days. I stayed in the cutest airbnb (that most definitely could have belonged to Georgia O’Keeffe) just outside of Durango with all of them. After some complications with the weather and wildfire smoke cleared up, it was the most beautiful and clear summer day for a Colorado high desert wedding.
The reason we were able to head out west and take this trip in the first place, was because we had the opportunity to create photos for a bunch of different brands along the way. This is the aftermath of all of our travels.
The brands included:
Hopefully, in the future, many more epic adventures and scenic road trips will be supported by brands like these.
I saw a post looking for photographers to embark on an epic road trip to the west coast from Colorado over spring break, so I replied, piled into a van with some strangers, and jumped right in. It ended up being the most hectic and crazy road trip I’ve ever been on, hitting Lake Tahoe, Mount Shasta, Redwood National Forest, Portland Oregon, the Oregon Coast, Seattle, and Rainier National Park. I was exhausted after this week but got a ton of really great photos from all of the crazy beautiful places we got the chance to see. I’m lucky to have visited these places, if even for a short moment. Hopefully, one day soon, I’ll be visiting all of these places again.