This was 2020

2020. What a year. I truly don’t want to get into the crap that happened over the past 10 months, but I will say, the number of photos I have here are a lot less than normal. Under a 100. I think I usually can’t keep it below 150!

Canceled weddings, subpar spring chase season, horrific monsoon, lack of motivation and a general lackluster year led to less opportunities. But…I’m incredibly blessed to have seen what I did see in a year when people were mostly holed up in their homes keeping safe and healthy. So many of my friends were unable to travel to the United States to chase this year and so I feel super lucky to have been able to get out at all!

As always, these are generally in order of when they happened. Thankful to all my amazing clients who return every year for annual family photos, it means so much to me! Some pics of my wife and kids in here of course, I only wish I had taken more photos of them this year.

Hope you enjoy this look at my favorite pics from 2020!

 

The Brown Family

An adorable family session from a year ago…

New Times: Best Music Video Cameo

Pretty blessed to have made the Phoenix New Times “Best of” list a number of times, but this year’s was pretty awesome! You can see the video below!

Here’s the link to the original article

Welcome baby Henry

Hard to believe I shot Andrew and Carolyn’s wedding so long ago and now they have THREE kids! Love these dudes!

Irelynn’s senior session!

The Kleins are some of our dearest friends and getting to see Irelynn grow up before our eyes and graduate high school was amazing! Wishing her the best at UofA!

The Hicks Family

Needing to get more stuff blogged, here’s a fantastic engagement/family session last fall!

Julia & Dylan’s wedding at The Paseo

From spring 2020, a few weeks before everything shut down. The desert flowers surrounding The Paseo were stunning!

San Simon Supercell

After nine days of no storms, I struggled with motivation, but somehow still dragged myself out of bed last Thursday at 5am to get to the AZ/NM border in time for late morning development. It seemed like a lock for a supercell to form between 10-12 near San Simon and move east into New Mexico. Arrived early, took a cat nap, enjoyed a weaker storm waking me up with rain drops, but I knew the real show was the tail end one rapidly intensifying over the Chiricahua Mountains. Lightning showed up on radar finally and I knew I was in business. I sat back and watched it arrive in San Simon mostly a blob of rain, but then the bolts starting hitting around me and some structure began to show. I headed east on 10 to get out of the precip and avoid the widow maker bolts, but after a few miles I pulled over to a nice high view overlooking this valley. And that’s when this thing rapidly turned into the most incredibly structured supercell I’ve ever personally witnessed here in Arizona. The wall cloud, the vertical updraft, the incredible rain/hail falling to the right and then NUTSO towering lightning bolts landing everywhere. There is actually another faint one on the left. Thankful I pushed myself to chase this and feel lucky to have been on this guy for the 20 minutes it was awesome. The time-lapse is great, look for it in Monsoon 6!

Crawler near Sublette


A very nice crawler exploded out of this storm as we sat in amazement watching this supercell near Sublette, KS back on May 21st.

Larissa & Nick’s maternity session in Sedona

Larissa and got married a few years ago and their first little kiddo is on the way!