The topic of mental health has become a popular one in recent years, and for good reason. Since we are just as much our emotional & motivational states as we are our physical bodies, it’s crucial that we work to understand and rectify our wavering hearts and to share our findings with our brothers and sisters. Click “Read More” to read my story of how I found freedom from years of chronic anxiety and depression.Read More
Before I moved to New Zealand last November, my best friend Michael Portugal & his lovely wife Shelley hosted me in Bowling Green, Kentucky while we debuted our photobook “3 Camels and a Tuk Tuk”. While curating photos for our gallery event, we simultaneously began planning out their visit to New Zealand.
A few weeks ago, Indy and I hopped on a flight to Australia. We dedicated the first half of our trip to exploring the Great Ocean Road on AUS’s south east coastline and the second half to me meeting her brothers and extended family. The last time I was in Australia (almost 5 years ago) I was living out of a backpack with a few friends, hitchhiking everywhere we went. That nomadic, Franciscan, “on the fly” style of traveling has a warm place in my heart and always will. This trip, however, got off to a challenging start…
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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