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2015 Behind the Scenes.

It's been a while since i've come back to put up a blog post here. After a busy semester with school and shooting i'm finally getting some much needed time to catch up. So here's to 2015 and what 2016 has to bring!

The first big shoot of the season started with the Ski City Shootout in February. This is an event in which 8 photographers are selected to compete against each other to come up with the best 8 shots from ski resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons. Check out the full BTS here

March I got the opportunity to travel up to Cooke City, Montana for a ski trip with several friends, however after a case of the stomach flu I only made it out the first day and was stuck inside the rest.

April was the busiest month i've ever had. It started with a trip down south to the Moab area as an assistant for Kevin Winzeler on a shoot for Moby1 trailers. The subie even got en on a bit of offroad action.  


After returning home from Moab I had a day to unpack and repack to head out for Colorado. I had a college Trout Unlimited event in Steamboat. It was great to get connected with likeminded anglers in college.

Mother nature planned her last big storm on the Wasatch with perfect timing between me getting back from Colorado and heading off to Yosemite. The storm produced over 40"+ of snow for the Cottonwood canyons and was some fine skiing. 

After a quick couple of days to unpack and rest at home it was off to Yosemite to assist for Adam Barker on a shoot for Lifestraw. Check out the full blog post on it!

May was a nice break with the end of school. It started with a brief weekend trip to Chapel Hill to watch my brother graduate from the University of North Carolina. Had a nice week or two on the bike and getting some brief hikes in before a weekend backpacking trip down to Canyonlands National Park.

I got an invite from a friend to head with him on a trip to float the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River in Colorado. This has always been on my bucket list of places to list and I couldn't turn down the opportunity! It was nice to get in some casts while shooting!

July was off to Glacier National Park for some backpacking with my brother and then traveling around the park with my family. I had never been to Glacier before and was blown away by the beauty. I'll be sure to return

August I traveled back home to Virginia for a much needed visit with family and the beach. While home I had the opportunity to work with good friends TwoFisted Heart Productions on their most recent shoot Tidwater, documenting fly fishing for billfish off the coast of Virginia. Check it out!

September marked the start back to college going into my junior year. It was fun connecting back with friends i'd missed over the summer and watching my Utes almost go for the best season ever (until the end.....) After crashing the mountain bike at the end of summer I decided to shoot more fly fishing this fall and had a great time switching it up from the majority of what I shot in Utah over the summer.

October gave me the opportunity to head back to shooting more landscapes with a trip in Grand Teton National Park, sadly I missed the fall color by about a week, but the majestic tetons didn't seem to mind. 

December was packed with the end of the semester and finals. As soon as I finished everything for school I had 3 back to back shoots right before flying home. First up was a backcountry ski trip up Suicide Chute in the Wasatch for a dawn patrol. 

After a brief frigid fly fishing shoot on the Middle Provo in the morning, I was back in time to watch the Utes play BYU in the Vegas bowl playoff and the an evening shoot in the studio. I've worked at Photocollective Studios for several months, but finally had the opportunity to shoot there. I'll be sure to do a blog post more on this shoot later!

2015 was the best year for me so far! I got more work published including a double page spread in National Geographic's latest book (more on that later!) and shot in more places then I could have imagined. I finally started to break into videography and can't wait to dedicate more time to it in the future. I'm excited to announce i'll be shooting more at Alta Ski Resort this year working on their photographer and athlete team! If 2015 is any indication of the future I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store!

Here's to deep powder, big fish, and more singletrack in your new year. Cheers! 

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