Entries by Mike

Lost//Discovered: Oregon

It’s only taken me about eight months to finally edit a bunch of stills from our annual Lost//Discovered road trip. My buddies Andrew, Aaron, Jay and Jason, along with myself, flew to Oregon, rented an RV and did a trip down the coast, then back inland to find some waterfalls and then three of us […]

Kayvon & Aubrey’s wedding at The Croft

A favorite from this past spring at The Croft in downtown Phoenix. Aubrey and Kayvon were amazing, and both played sports, specifically softball and baseball! And you can see what kind of swing Aubrey has at the very end. Love working with Angela, Mark and the team from The Croft, and all the other amazing […]


Have tried and failed so many times trying to get lightning after dark at the Grand Canyon. Years of driving up there to only come home empty handed. It’s a 3.5 hour trip one-way to just sit in a spot and wait and wait and wait and not only hope for a storm to pop-up, […]

Bathed in Light

I must be learning how to be more patient these days, or at least, maybe finally realizing I can’t be on every storm, so might as well do the best I can with what I got. I was way down south yesterday, near Santa Rosa and Pisinemo with some really nice storms, but I had […]

A good omen

Hoping this is a good omen for the Cards upcoming season 🙂 Wednesday’s chase was a long one and ended early Thursday morning around 1am with a final storm in the Tolleson area. I had seen a recent shot of the Cardinals stadium so it was in my head and I remembered where a good […]

Chuar Butte

The Grand Canyon has been an elusive prey. I’ve made countless trips up there the past few years trying to get lightning on a good storm and been skunked every time. Last year I finally got a downburst right in front of me…but no bolts. A few years before I got some strikes out on […]

Pursuit // A time-lapse film

—– Blu-Ray discs available here: mikeolbinski.com/shop/ Music by Peter Nanasi, find his work here: https://peternanasi.bandcamp.com/ Follow me: twitter.com/mikeolbinski / facebook.com/mikeolbinskiphotography / instagram.com/mikeolbinski ——- On June 12th,  I broke down into tears. Minutes earlier, I had been outside my truck, leaning against it, head buried in my arms, frustration and failure washing over me. I wanted to quit. I got back in […]

Lauren & Andrew’s wedding at the Arizona Biltmore

The love Andrew has for Lauren was evident the first time I met them, during their engagement photos and finally at the wedding. He adores her, you could see it at their first look at how overwhelmed he became. Nothing makes a wedding better than genuine emotions like that. Such a great day at the […]