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David & Vicky’s Engagement in Sedona

Such a blast these two. And Sedona. Can’t go wrong. The light at the end of the day was perfection.

Golden Blue

My final day of chasing the plains last year was June 15th, and it was a chillaxing kind of day. I hung with two friends, Jenny and Justin, and we watched weak supercells spin over fields and we didn’t have to move too much.
Towards the end of the day, a new storm moved in from the southwest and as it neared my position, this beautiful shelf cloud formed just ahead of a stunning blue hail core.
Storms are only months away, I’m starting to get pumped!

Crimson Bolts

Combing through the archives of photos I never edited, here’s one from monsoon 2015 west of Tonopah, AZ. I had the kids with me, I was running a fever, but this isolated storm started going up and we went after it. At the time I had no time-lapse clip I felt was good enough for the ending of Monsoon II, and I was pushing myself hard. But on this night, I knew I got it.

Incredible storm, at sunset, with crazy bolts and gorgeous colors. What a fantastic night.

Cori & Matt’s engagement in Simi Valley, California

A six-mile round-trip hike with Cori and Matt in California. What an adventure! It was a little bright out to start, but the light at the end of the day was gorgeous and we had such a killer time. My feet were killing me, but totally worth it!

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Laura & Anthony’s engagement session at the Salt River

Laura and Anthony were such a blast to hang out with this past fall! A perfect day out on the Salt River.

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The Kruckenberg Family

Brian is the pastor at our church (New City in downtown Phoenix) and I’ve been doing this family’s photos for years now. As always, it’s so much fun watching how the kiddos change and grow! We explored a little area at Piestewa Peak and caught some wonderful evening light.

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Michelle & Rob’s engagement session at Tucson Mountain Park

Smoke bombs, a rattlesnake and these two. What a day in southern Arizona! Can’t wait for Rob and Michelle’s wedding in early January!

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Lindsey & Zach’s engagement session at the Salt River

Lindsey and Zach explored the Salt River area with me a few weeks ago. I tend to go there a lot, it’s so different all the time and people love it out there!

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Ackerly

A gorgeous supercell slowly moves over the farmlands of Texas near the town of Ackerly.

Another image from May 31st when we were chasing marginal storms in west Texas hoping for something good and then a boundary collided with a storm near Lamesa and it exploded into a gorgeous supercell for about an hour.
This is near the town of Ackerly as it began to slowly die out, but not before it gave us some stunning lightning, structure and beautiful colors.

Mars

A late season haboob rolls towards Phoenix with the setting sun turning the dust and clouds all shades of purple and orange.

Just when I get Monsoon III all done and exported at 4K ready to release, yesterday had to go and give me two more dust storm clips that absolutely have to go into the film!

This is a frame from the second one…I mean, capturing dust storms is always a blast, but when it happens at sunset with nothing but gnarly desert in front of you…it’s a dream. And someone commented on Facebook that it looks like something on the planet Mars!

Yesterday made the film just a tad better, so I’m getting super excited to release it. Was actually thinking today, but now it will likely be next Tuesday!