Photographing the Fiesta Bowl!

On January 1st, 2022…I was blessed with an opportunity to photograph the Fiesta Bowl, as an assistant to my buddy Mark Rebilas. He’s a legendary sports photographer, his work has been everywhere, on about every magazine, and to watch him work was incredible. I’ve never been so tired after an event though, carrying two cameras with giant lenses on them for four hours, running back and forth along the sidelines…and doing about 4 miles worth of movement was draining.

But it was such a blast, such an amazing experience. I had some friends there who are crazy OSU fans, so being able to photograph the game, and then even grab some pics of them in the stands at the end, was so fantastic. Not to mention that OSU won 37-35, after being down 28-7…sure made the game tense and exciting.

I’ve never shot something like this before, so thanks to Mark for loaning me a huge Canon 1Dx along with a 300mm lens and 1.4 extender. And probably he’d only include like 4-5 of these shots, but since this was my first time, I’m including a bunch of favorites 🙂

Hope you enjoy something different!

Thank you again Mark!

Best of 2021

Every year, I like to share all my favorite images from the past year. It’s fun to look back and see how the past 12 months of life went, from moments with my family, to weddings and portraits, then 5 months of storms, and then right back to weddings and Christmas family photos.

2021 started off with the kids doing school at home thanks to a little something called Covid…but luckily things improved a bit on that front, and weddings happened and chasing was still in the cards. Not only chasing, but GOOD chasing…the spring plains season and the monsoon were both excellent this past year and I was thankful to be on some spectacular storms.

Thank you to all my clients, to workshop guests, to my buddy Brett for being on many of these storms together, to Crescent Crown, the BBC, National Geographic and so many others. But mainly…to my family. Jina, thank you for loving me and supporting me and taking care of life when I’m gone chasing. And to my kiddos…you all are the bestest and I’m so thankful we got to make a fun photo in front of a stunning supercell in Nebraska this year!

Here are my favorite images of 2021, in order of their capture.

Tiffany & Tyler’s Wedding at The Barn at UVX Rustic Ranch

My associate photographer Courtney Larson absolutely rocked this wedding!

Christine & Preston’s engagement at Camelback Mountain

Not sure why we never posted this one, but really enjoyed it! From a few years back now.

Caleb & Sarah’s surprise proposal!

I have no idea why I never posted this blog, but it’s from years ago and is one of my favorite moments in my photography career…I was laying down, hiding behind a log so Sarah wouldn’t see me. Worth it!

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Courtney & Rashard’s Engagement at the Salt River

One of my favorite engagement sessions in awhile! Courtney and Rashard were so fun, I still am floored they changed into PJs for desert Christmas card photos!

Lillie & Roger’s Engagement at Merry-Go-Round Rock

Roger and Lillie. We did these photos last year, but the pandemic has pushed their wedding into 2022 now. Can’t wait to see them again!

Welcome to the world baby Charlotte

Baby Charlotte came into the world earlier this year, and I can’t wait to catch up with the Linde family again in a few days!

Allie & James’ engagement at the Salt River

These two just got married last weekend, so high time we blogged their engagement session!

Sunny & David’s wedding at Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens

Loved this adorable couple last spring…the groom’s daughter even played a song she wrote for them at the ceremony and there wasn’t a dry eye anywhere.