Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Fam

Thought I'd post some fun pics of my family. Love this little lady and 3 doh heads more than I can describe.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cowboy Dream...

My favorite rodeo family needed some shots done. This is my style, with red $@#! kickers, flannel shirts and dinner plates for belt buckles - oh yes my style. Can't wait for the day to move to a small town and have me a farm to take care of. You and my wife might think I'm joking, but I'm pretty dang serious. This is a great group of peeps.







Friday, December 2, 2011

Photo's With Santa - 2011

Thanks for coming to our annual 'Photo's with Santa'. Thank you to the Judy Allen Team at Prudential Utah Real Estate and Doug Jackson from Legend Financial Services for sponsoring this event. Please click here to learn more about these great people and their services.


Here are the directions to download your photo.

Click on the following link...


After you find your photo tab, click on the photo and it will bring up a bigger version of your photo.

Click on the photo one more time and it will bring up an even larger version.

At the top right corner of photo it say 'View All Sizes' Click on this link...

It will then give you an option above the center of the photo to 'Download The Large Size of This Photo'. Simply click here and save. You will now have a digital high res file of your photo that will be perfect for printing or blog sharing. Enjoy!

Please let me know if you can't find your photo or have troubles downloading, I'll be more than happy to help.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Snarr Family

Girls night out with the Snarr's - 3 generations strong!









Monday, October 17, 2011

Mackay Is 2

My baby is now 2. Can't believe it. Love this buddy so much.




Wednesday, October 12, 2011


A trip that I look forward to every year is our family trip to Yellowstone / Island Park. Always a fantastic time as I get to combine 2 of my passions in life, my family and wildlife photography. 7" of snow in Island Park couldn't even slow us down. All of the animals in the park were pretty active. The elk were rutting pretty hard and all the other animals were on the move. It was fun to see the whole family involved and I must say they are good sports considering I get them up pretty early and drag them around until the sun has set. It makes for a long day but the memories made were priceless. We were able to see every major specie of animal in the park except for moose. I have now officially traveled every square inch of road in the park as we traveled through places I hadn't been before. My boys were on mission to see a grizzly bear and I was not going to disappoint. As it got later in the evening I started getting nervous and frustrated. I learned that we had just missed a mother griz and her cubs as they were hanging out less than 100 yards from the road. We finally found our griz though, and it was the closest we've ever been. We were 80 yards from this magnificent animal. This time of year the bears are pretty active as they get desperate to get fat for the winter. They will spend the entire day eating. This guy spent hours digging in the dirt and I believe he was either eating some sweet roots or insects. Mase was beside himself with excitement - and that, my friends, is worth everything to me... Till' next year :)


An HDR shot of Mammoth Springs


Here's my Mason watching every move of his griz through his binoculars.

400mm, f5.6, 1/200, iso400

In this pic you can see whatever he is eating hanging from his mouth.

Monday, October 3, 2011

U of U Homecoming

The anticipation and expectations were very high but the outcome of the game was anything but desirable... I guess this is what you get when you play with the big boys in the PAC 12. It did make me miss the MWC days when we'd smoke anybody that stepped on our field. Still a blast hanging with 2 older boys and fantastic friends. The best part of the whole experience was the half time entertainment ;) I got to see my smokin' hot wife dance her guts out with the U of U alumni dance team - what a treat. Brought back some fond memories I have of watching her perform at the games...

Stadiums seem to always scream 'wide' so this is where the 10.5 fisheye goes in my pocket. The sun had set and the clouds had formed perfect. I didn't have a tripod so I shot hand held. With some help from Lightroom's lens correction I was able to straighten out the field lines to avoid the fisheye look.



Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wild Flowers

Plenty of water throughout the year has lead to some pretty flowers and plenty of feed for the horses of Strawberry Ridge.




Sunday, August 28, 2011

Urban Wedding

My beautiful sister in law and studly future bro in law are getting married this November! I twisted their arms to let me take a couple engagment photos for them. They wanted to stick with a cityscape background. I had this vision of what I wanted for a while and I have to say was pretty happy with what we got.









Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bavelas Farm

Some photos of a recent shoot at the Bavelas farm. This place has a ton a crusty stuff that always makes for some interesting background. This is my brother's family. I was pretty excited with how this turned out, had to get down and dirty to get this shot.


These are mine... I love these punks!


This was love at first sight... Trust me :/


This is one of my favorite families in the world. Each one of these kids have a special place in my heart.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Lake Powell Trip

Every year we look forward to LP. One of our favorite corners of the world. Plenty of family time, swimming, food, hikes, laughs and photo opportunities. Every evening you can look forward to breathtaking sunsets and vistas. Sometimes within a .5 mile hike away.





This is where I ran out of shade... We were on a long hike and one of the boys forgot to bring sandles and it was the hottest part of the day. It got to the point where you couldn't walk bare feet without burning your feet. I ended up giving Mason my shoes and staying back. I had about 18" of shade along this wall, so I laid down to take a nap while the rest of the group continued hiking. This was my view as I laid on my back.