The Minard Family

Cannot believe they’ve been married five years already…amazing how time flies!

The Hedges Family

Cannot believe Pat and Chrystal have been married five years already! And little Sam is just the cutest!

Hopefully next year I’ll get to meet the new baby coming soon!

The Bertmaring Family

This family…love. And horses at the end!

The Helman Family

Love this family!

The Tinder & Giesinger Families

Six years in a row with these two families. Some of my favorite people!

The Helman Family

It’s time for family photos again…this is from last fall.

The Pratcher Family

This family just had another baby and I realized I never did share this beautiful portrait session from a few years ago!

The Lewis family

I’ve been horrible at getting up blog posts from family shoots I’ve done recently and even late last year, so here’s the Lewis family, one of my favorites from the 2016 fall season!

The Stewart family

I photographed Jessica and Mason’s wedding FIVE years ago. It was hard to believe when they reminded me! So good to see them and their little boy, we had a blast hanging out again!

Speaking at Disney

Last fall I was invited to speak at the Disney Animation Studios. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve spoken in many different places at this point, but mostly it’s been camera clubs and festivals. I did travel to Sweden in November 2016 to talk at a gallery opening for their national landscape photography association and that was fairly incredible to say the least!

But this was Disney. The Animation Studios make all the films my kids love. Films I love. And they asked me to come show my time-lapses of storms to them? Mind. Blown.

I can’t talk much about the why. But suffice it to say, they wanted to hear my story, see my work and ask questions about it. And it was one of the most extraordinary times of my life. The bonus of it all was the fact that we had planned a Disneyland trip anyways for around Christmas, so we just doubled-up on this trip and did it all at once. And brought Jina’s parents along for the ride.

To make things even better, my host Ross Blocher offered to give us a tour of the studios and even the backstage lots across the street. It was amazing. Walking the halls of this place knowing that films like Tangled, Frozen, Wreck it Ralph and Moana (to name a few) were thought-up, created and brought to life all inside these walls. The art on all the walls was mesmerizing. I wanted to buy some right there and hang them in the kids’ room.

The entire day was so memorable I don’t know where to begin. But I was so incredibly honored to be there and I’ll never forget it.

The next day we journeyed to California Adventures in the rain and it was such a blast. Here are some pictures from the trip!