A collection of 35mm & 120 photos from my second month in New Zealand. Click “Read More” below..Read More
A collection of 35mm & 120 photos from my first month living in New Zealand. Click “Read More” below..
After shooting Tyler & Fasc’s engagement photos earlier this spring, I was so excited when they asked me if I would be willing to drive out to the Smokey Mountains to shoot their wedding in the fall. I drove out the day before and picked up my best friend, Portugal, in Bowling Green Kentucky & we made our way towards the foggy mountains. When we showed up it was pouring, and although it did let up a little for the ceremony, it never really did stop. But hey, a rainy wedding is considered good luck, and no amount of weather could wash the smiles off these two faces. Mother nature went all out, making for one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever been to. Thanks for having me, guys.
It’s always an unexpected joy when friendships spring up the people you work with. Cayleigh is a youtuber who researches the stories of untold murder mysteries & Alex has a love for music, graduating with a music theory degree a couple years ago. From when I first met with them to hear their love story, to going on a hike with them to take engagement photos at Ha Ha Tonka, to sharing music the whole way home, to documenting their wedding day, it’s been so cool to get to know these genuine and inspiring people. Alex, Cayleigh, thank you so much for reaching out to me to document your love. Can’t wait to hangout again.
Grace had put this senior session on the calendar months ago, so there was no way to know how bad the weather was going to get the day of. We started on campus at College of the Ozarks and about 20 minutes into the shoot it began to downpour. We ran from covering to covering, shooting all along the way. Afterwards we drove down to Lake Taneycomo just in time for the rain to turn into a drizzle as the fog rolled in. The whole shoot was a reminder that even when the conditions are unlikely, it’s crucial that you go & try. Often it’s those small unlikely adventures that the truest strata of creativity is to be found.Read More
Over the last few years, Mom & Pop Shoppe and Crawford Denim Co. have become some of my absolute favorite people to work with. Both of these businesses are gross-roots operations, built by the hands of hard working and genuine people. I cannot recommend the quality of their product or the content of their character enough, so check them out if you’re ever in their neck of the woods or cruise through their online shops if you get a chance. Huge thanks to the rest of the gang who came along for the shoot as well, the conversations and creative collaboration made it another great day in the Ozarks.
Jennifer & Montay’s wedding was one of my favorite wedding of the year. From the family shenanigans, to the dancing, to the tears and to the laughter, you could sense that everyone attending knew confidently that these two were meant for each other. Thanks you both so much for allowing me to be a part of your day.Read More
Earlier this month I spent a couple weeks visiting my fiance, Indy, in New Zealand. After taking time to do some wedding planning together, we took a little road trip around the South Island. Indy’s dad gifted us a Mamiya 645 Pro TL as an engagement present, which we were very excited to make good use of. Shooting with medium format for the first time was a rewarding experience. The 15 exposure negatives + the price for processing and developing forces you to really slow down and make your shot count. Check out the photos below for the first batch of 120 film to make it’s way through the camera.Read More
About a month ago I hopped on tour with a Memphis-based musician named Healy to do photography on his first cross country tour. I documented him working on his debut album last Spring & was honored to have one of the photos I took of him used as the album artwork. This go around I was taking photos of both the live performances and the moments in between, with him, his manager, his producers & the wildly talented musicians that make up his live band. I met the crew in NYC and from there we road-tripped in the Sprinter van down the east coast, across the southern states, and up the west coast to San Francisco. The tour was filled with illuminating conversations, constant laugher, ocean swims, gas station soccer, new friendships, stick-n-poke tattoos and the daily novelties that accompany traveling to new places. Here’s the film from the trip. Huge thanks to Ethan, Chaz, Grant, Conrad, Christian, Christopher, Ali & Ben for being exceptional travel partners. Til next time.
A collection of portraits, attempts, failures, successes, feelings & the various onlookers pulled into orbit. A mostly black and white onslaught of skate culture on national Go Skate Day in Fayetteville, AR with Path Skate Shop. Before I started skating I had an admiration for the passion and commitment to what appears to be one of the least forgiving hobbies a person could pick up; since I began skating a few years ago it's become clearer and clearer that those elements are the fundamentals of skateboarding and what gives the individual an emerging new identity as well as a place in the skateboard community. It's rough around the edges, it's defiant, it's expressive, and it's honest as hell.
Big shout out to Bill, Keegan, Cole & all the Northwest Arkansas skaters who came out to shred biscuits.