San Clemente, CA sunset

I flew down to southern California to sign paperwork with a photo agency called ZUMA Press in San Clemente, and on the way back up to where I was staying in Huntington Beach I decided to just hang out on the beach awhile. The sunset was gorgeous. Just a simple photo

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Brad Paisley’s Camobunga! tour w/guests The Band Perry & Scotty McCreery

United Concerts hosted a spectacular show at the Maverik Center which featured Brad Paisley’s Camobunga! 2012 World Tour, with special guests The Band Perry and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. I had the pleasure of shooting the show for United Concerts, and it was a blast! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:

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Sundance Cafe 2012 @ Beehive Tea Room feat. The Hot Club of Zion

During the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the Beehive Tea Room in Salt Lake City hosts the Sundance Cafe. With all the great things about the Beehive Tea Room, add in some groovy live music and you’ve got an awesome stop in between film screenings in downtown Salt Lake City. Opening night at the cafe featured

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Friday the 13th @ The Westerner, for Now in Salt Lake

Bull riding, line dancing, and good times. Photos for Now in Salt Lake

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Nat and Crystal’s Wedding | 23rd Floor | Wells Fargo Center

One of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been lucky enough to be a part of! And I’m not talking about colorful decorations, or the 23rd floor view at the Wells Fargo Center, I’m talking about the emotion, and the relationships, and the connections. The energy that night was crazy, and it was such

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Anberlin @ Gallivan Center, Sponsored by Ultimate Ears | Logitech

As if we here in Salt Lake had had enough of Anberlin, they graced us with their presence yet again. It was only 2 months ago that they tickled our ears here in Utah at the X96 Big Ass Show and apparently wanted to come back, despite the short gap in time. Tonight at the

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A Kurt Bestor Christmas 2011 | Featuring Melissa Manchester | Abravanel Hall

As long as I can remember, my family has played Kurt Bestor christmas music on Christmas morning while we opened presents and ate breakfast. And having been to his Christmas show a few times in the past, I knew how much fun they were. Needless to say when Kurt asked me if I could shoot

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Rear curtain flash technique, bowling at Fat Cats

So, a good friend of mine had his birthday and we celebrated as a big group at Fat Cats in Millcreek, UT. Bowling. And it’s not very often that I get my camera out for social purposes, at least not anymore (I tend to make a bigger deal out of things than just pointing and

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Civil War battlefield family and bridal session w/ the Hoefts

I had the privilege of being flown out to Virginia to do some family and bridal photos. Having spent time in Virginia before, I was pretty excited (to say the least) to go back again. Surprise of the trip??? There was a Cafe Rio in Manassas, VA. Totally random (and gross, still). But, the light

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X96 Big Ass Show, feat. Panic! at the Disco, Neon Trees, Anberlin, Switchfoot, and more.

FOR 2012 SHOW CLICK HERE. Having served as director of photography for last years Candlelight Serenade Acoustic Festival I became aware of what it feels like to work an 18-hour day shooting music. But, nothing could have prepared my legs for what this day brought. At least with Candlelight there were breaks in between, and

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Rob & Jessica, Wedding Day & reception at Garden Park

The last wedding of my summer was as beautiful as any. A day starting at the Salt Lake Temple, then a ring ceremony and reception at historic Garden Park Ward. Temperatures were perfect (though direct sunlight made it a bit warm during the day) and there was even soft-serve ice cream! Rob & Jessica were

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Imagine Dragons w/ The Vibrant Sound @ Rooftop Concert Series

Each concert I shoot presents new challenges. It seems that each venue I photograph there are always ugly, new problems that give a photographer headaches. Whether it’s a really busy background full of distracting elements, strong colored spotlights that make the artist look ill, or 30-foot tall lamp posts blocking every shot and a bi-level

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Timelapse of sunset over Salt Lake from Block U

So I’m in the middle of working on a timelapse project: documenting “a day in the life of SLC,” with the final scene being a sunset over Salt Lake. This was just a practice round, but it could potentially be a winner in the end. So here’s a sneak peak of some things to come…

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Astro-timelapse, Bonneville Salt Flats

Awhile back I started getting into timelapse stuff and made a couple trips out to the Salt Flats to experiment. Each adventure was more successful than the last. Then, Astronomy Week at Bryce Canyon came, preceding the final NASA shuttle launch, and then the final frontier was on everyones minds. So, my former boss at

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Sunrise bridals w/ Rob & Jessica

One of my favorite bridal shoots ever! Lots of Diet Coke, a gorgeous sunrise, and the perfect temperature to shoot in. Despite the too-early morning (I am NOT a morning person, by any stretch of the imagination), it was such an awesome session. Had a little help from a fellow photo enthusiast Sigrid Larsen and

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