Andrea & Chad’s wedding at Desert Foothills

Another beautiful wedding at Desert Foothills. Andrea and Chad were such a blast to work with!

Launched a Patreon page!

Hey everyone, my loyal blog readers! I’ve launched a Patreon page which I’m real excited about…you can see it all at the link below, as well as a video introduction as to why I’m starting this up!

Mike Olbinski’s Patreon Page

Denver City

No words for yesterday’s chase. From watching the tower go up just west of our target of Tatum, NM, to this moment near Denver City, TX…hands down, probably top 3 structure I’ve ever seen in person. I passed up some time-lapse opportunities that were insane on the south side of the storm with the updraft, but I knew I wanted to get right on the east side of the storm to get a view of the vault and holy crap did it deliver. Time-lapse dream for me yesterday, but this spot was the icing on the cake.

This season is turning out to be one of the best I’ve seen in years so far, hopefully it keeps rocking.

Corkscrew

First chase of the year wasn’t a bust, so that’s great…got to see some pretty wild structure here east of Monahans, TX yesterday after the sun was down, which should make for a fun time-lapse! Great to shake off the rust and see some nice convection. Back at it today, really want to play some dryline stuff in NW TX, hoping it pays off.

Ord Madness


A beastly embedded supercell approaches the town of Ord, Nebraska back on June 1st, 2018. It was pretty amazing to see this form out of a big messy line of convection and it actually dropped a brief tornado north of town just about 15 minutes after this.

Kurtis & Danielle’s wedding at Mountain Shadows

It was raining most of the morning and early in the afternoon, so much so that the ceremony was moved inside…but, I was watching the radar and guessed that around 3:30, the rain would move out and things could clear up. Sure enough, the rain stopped and Kurtis made a command decision to move the ceremony BACK outside…daring it to rain again.

But it didn’t…and it was a brilliant call. The day was perfect, the lighting unbelievable…and everything worked out perfectly.

The views of Camelback Mountain were stunning as well…first time at Mountain Shadows, it was a great venue!

Willcox Shelf

One of the best nights of last summer…September 1st, sitting here just NE of Willcox with my buddy Chris Frailey shooting lightning for over an hour. We were in such a good spot to watch it get close, but never really overtake us, so we score far away bolts, then super close strikes…and this beautiful shelf cloud rolling towards us with tons of lightning underneath it.

Tyron

A beastly storm moves towards the town of Tryon, Nebraska on May 23rd, 2018. A noisier photo than I like…the Canon 5DSR at 1600 iso and bumping the exposure up a bit isn’t ideal, but it’s a frame from a time-lapse and I love it, so sharing anyways! Can’t wait for sights like this again!

Michael & Taylor’s wedding at Lost Dutchman State Park

My last wedding of 2019 was also one of my favorites. I’ve wanted to shoot a wedding at Lost Dutchman State Park forever and these two amazing people came along and magic happened.

Thanks to Michael and Taylor for making me feel like a member of the family and for having such a beautiful, intimate event.

Wedding Dress Shop // BHLDN
Men’s Formal Wear // The Black Tux
Caterer // Los Dos Molinos

Danielle & Kevin’s wedding in Sedona

This was my last spring wedding in 2018 before heading out to chase storms for the next two months. And it was a heck of a way to finish. Had so much fun with Danielle and Kevin, their tiny little elopement with a few friends and family, and the food/drinks at the end of the night.

Not to mention rushing out for an epic sunset shoot as well. Hope you enjoy!