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Chris & Keelan – High Star Ranch – Kamas, Utah Wedding Photography


Wedding Photography at High Star Ranch in Kamas, Utah


Last summer I got to photograph my friends Chris & Keelan getting married at High Star Ranch in Kamas, Utah.  It’s a pretty awesome venue, and since I had photographed a wedding the year before there it was pretty nice to have a good idea of what to expect with the venue.  It was a super fun day, I hope you like the photos!

Park City, Utah Wedding Photography – Erik and Amy – St.Mary’s Church – McPolin Farm – Swaner Preserve and Eco Center


Erik & Amy - Park City, Utah - St. Mary's Church - McPolin Farm - Swaner EcoCenter and Preserve



Erik and Amy were a super fun couple to shoot photos with a good crew of friends and family that made for shooting this multi-location wedding day fun and easy.  Three locations for this wedding shoot, St. Mary’s Church (St. Mary of the Assumption) was such a wonderful venue that shoots great with a lot of natural afternoon light and of course the iconic McPolin Farm for the wedding party photos and the Swaner Preserve and Eco Center for the reception.  I hope you like the photos!

Park City, Utah fall wedding – Jason and Claire



Another wedding from a few years back that I neglected to post, Jason and Claire’s photos have been living on my hard drive (of course on theirs too) waiting for me to get bored enough to actually show people.  Surprisingly enough considering I spend most of my time behind the lens in a snowy mountain environment shooting skiing, this was the first wedding I’ve shot with snow around.  Also far from the norm for me, this wedding was a very small, intimate setting with a small group to match.  Shot in a house in Deer Valley that hosted a few scenes from the movie Dumb and Dumber with a stop at the iconic white barn between Park City and Kimball Junction for some photos of the bride and groom, the reception finished up at the Slopes Restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria at Canyons Resort.

Park City, Utah Wedding Photographer – Rory and Hannah – Canyons Resort and St. Mary’s Church



So I’ve been a bit of a slacker posting wedding photos, so much so that three years later I’m finally posting Rory and Hannah’s wedding from September, 2010 at St. Mary’s Church with the reception at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah.  Fall is quite the time to have a wedding in Park City with great fall foliage and great weather!



























Concert in the Sky – O.A.R. at The Montage Hotel in Deer Valley, UT


Unfortunately I don’t have a bunch of time right now so I’m just going to post some photos from the O.A.R. concert I got to shoot a few days ago at the Montage Hotel in Deer Valley, Utah.  It was a great show that was unfortunately shortened due to a huge lightning storm that was striking a bit too close for comfort!

NAS Concert – Twilight Concert Series – Salt Lake City, Utah


It’s been five years since I’ve shot photos at a show.  Something that used to be a regular part of my work kind of went by the wayside as I focused on other things.  At one point I was the staff photographer at the now defunct Club Harry O’s in Park City, Utah which has gone through it’s share of owners, and now is called Park City Live.  I got to see and shoot a lot of shows, in a very small venue, with full access anywhere, any time.  This was something I certainly took for granted.

At home in Salt Lake City, Utah the Twilight Concert Series puts me in a spot to just show up and shoot with no worries of credentials, limits on how many songs to shoot from, etc.  Just roam around with my gear amongst the music festival type crowd and crank the ISO on my new Canon 5D MK3.   The new gear is simply amazing.  Photographing shows usually involved a lot of noise in the photos at ISO 800 with my Canon EOS-1D MK2 back when I used to do this.  Now with the 5D MK3 my photos at ISO 160,000 look like my old photos at ISO 800.  It makes it a whole lot easier not trying to stop action with a 1/4 second exposure!  Needless to say I had fun shooting this concert.  The Twilight shows cost $5 to get in the doors, and anyone can bring in photo/video gear and shoot all you want.  It was a perfect one to get back on it with the big name of NAS drawing a huge crowd.


Quick Pic 15 – The salt railway


A lot of times when I’m out doing things I end up going until it gets dark and this day was no different.  As sunset rolled around I drove by this railway with this sky and of course, had to stop for another half hour to snap a bunch of shots as the sun dipped behind the clouds.  This railway goes to the Bonneville Salt Flats to the west and to the Morton salt factory, then to Salt Lake City to the east.  It’s a spot I’ve actually driven by a ton of times in the past few years but this was the first time I had actually stopped and noticed the visual element of the train tracks.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t a train coming…..

Paved Magazine gallery – Tour of Utah Time Trials – Miller Motorsports Park



The last two years I’ve had the rare opportunity to literally stand on the rumble strips of the full configuration of Miller Motorsports Park.  However, it’s at a bit lower speed from the normal 100+mph race car and superbike action usually seen here.  The Tour of Utah has come to Miller Motorsports Park the last four years for the time trial event and the last two years I’ve gone out and assisted (strobe pack bitch) for my friend Re Wikstrom who was shooting photos for RealCyclist.com.  I’ve spent a lot of time out at Miller Motorsports Park shooting photos of race cars and superbikes so coming into this I knew the venue, what turns looked good at what time of day, etc.  It’s one of the few times I’ve stepped into shooting a fairly unpracticed subject where I wasn’t worried about coming home with good photos.  This shot was taken on Devil, the triple apex turn 7 of the full track configuration.  I’m looking forward to this year’s team time trials event!

Ski Photography – SBC Skier Magazine issue 3 & 4 (photo annual)


The last two issues of SBC Skier Magazine from Canada have hit the newsstands and I have a few more photos I’m pretty stoked on that made it into the magazine as well as three shots in their first ever Photo Issue as well.

SBC Skier Magazine issue 11.3 p98-99 – Pro Freeskier Will Wesson sliding a quad kinked elbow handrail in Reno, Nevada – w / Level 1 Productions

SBC Skier Magazine issue 11.3 p36 – Pro freeskier Tom Wallisch jumping a double sided spine at Breckneridge Resort, Colorado w /  Level 1 Productions

SBC Skier Magazine issue 11.4 p59 – Pro Freeskier Byron Wells jumping the transfer gap in the King’s Crown Terrain Park at Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

SBC Skier Magazine issue 11.4 p63 – Dave Treadway launching a backflip off a huge cliff during the Red Bull Cold Rush in Silverton, Colorado

FIA InMotion Magazine – The Need For Speed


This summer I was contacted by the FIA’s magazine about shooting a feature on a land speed record attempt out at the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah.  For those of you snow people that don’t know what the FIA is, it’s basically FIS but for auto racing.  I’m a car geek.  I’ve been one for a while, but I have yet to pursue any real opportunities photographing auto racing as I wanted to keep that fun part of life, just that.  Fun and not work.  This opportunity seemed quite mellow and maybe a good slide into that side a bit so I gave it a go.

 I was pumped to get out on the salt again, when I went out last year for Speed Week, it was a really cool experience but this time around I was shooting a feature, giving me a bit of direction this time around.  Another thing that was pretty fun was to be out there at sunset and sunrise, with access to these crazy machines.  I had never seen cars like this in person, and had no idea what 457mph looked like.   It was a trip for sure to see cars going that fast and trying to keep up with my eyes, let alone my camera!

After sending in the photos I got a response telling me that the planned 4 page feature was being bumped to a 6 pager since they liked the photos, and I was stoked to hear that!  I then got the next email with the link to the magazine online and found that it had been now bumped to 12 pages.  I even managed to get a photo of my own truck in the story on accident.  I left a photo I took of my truck at sunset on the salt in the edit.  Turns out they wanted it and my little truck is now in an internati0nal publication.  Pretty cool huh?

View the PDF of the 12 page feature here:

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