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28.08.11 - Lightning Over Draper

Last night I was coming home late from shooting a wedding and the lightning out over Draper was going crazy. So I had to pull over and snap a few shots. Here is one that was AWESOME!!

Lightning Over Draper

8/27/2011 Lightning Over Draper

Shot info:
Canon 7d
Canon 24-70 2.8 @ 30mm
f/14
ISO 100
64 seconds

22.03.10 - St. George Bike Trip

Nice warm weekend, so it was time for the first bike trip of the year. My friend Jim and I took off to St. George to hit a couple trails. Friday we went on one of the most technical rides I have ever done — Gooseberry Mesa. The trail follows the edge of a mesa on some of the most amazing riding I have ever done. I am not too scared of heights, but if you are this isn’t the trail for you. At some points you are just feet from the edge. Over the whole trail I never felt like I was in jeopardy of                       falling to my doom.

On Saturday we hit the Bearclaw Poppy trail. This is a very fast trail with some sweet downhills. It is very different from Gooseberry but totally fun. If you have two hours to burn and you are in St. George, this is a sweet place to spend it. This video was shot with a GoPro Hero camera. I hope it doesn’t make you sick. It was an amazing trip and I can’t wait to hit some trails up here soon.

30.12.09 - KISS THISS

One of my coworkers is in a Kiss cover band called Kiss Thiss and I was able to shoot one of their gigs.  Some the the shots have been used in different places, one in a City Weekly ad, one in a story in the Salt Lake Tribune, and one on the Kiss web page. They are amazing performers and put on a sweet show. Here are some of the shots I got at their show at Club Vegas in downtown Salt Lake.

Kiss Thiss at Club Vegas

Kiss Thiss at Club Vegas

Kiss Thiss Sapce Man

Kiss Thiss – The Space Man

Yes... that is a battle ax guitar

Yes… that is a battle ax guitar

The Space Man

The Space Man

Kiss Thiss close there show

Kiss Thiss closes their show

Kiss Thiss is in a Battle of the Tribute Bands tonight at Eve:  Salt Lake’s New Year Celebration. Good Luck and ROCK ON!!

09.10.09 - Ferris Wheel Utah State Fair 2009

Yesterday I was going through my memory cards and found some shots that I took at the State Fair about a month ago. I totally forgot I even took them. So surprise surprise look what I found. It is always a fun day to find some cool shots you forgot you took.

These are of my oldest daughter’s first ferris wheel ride. She was talking about going on the BIG ferris wheel for weeks so when she saw it, the overpriced ride was worth it.

Ferris Wheel

The Ferris Wheel

First Ferris Wheel Ride

First Ferris Wheel Ride

05.09.09 - Catching the Moon for my Little Girl

My oldest girl is really into space right now and can’t stop talking about it. She loves the moon and stars and all the planets. On Monday we went to the Clark Planetarium to learn more about space, and I think it pushed her over the edge. If we could move our house to space right now she would be in. So yesterday at work I was looking to see when the next full moon would be, and guess what — it was last night. I called a good friend and borrowed a 400, then I put an extender on it making it an 800. This picture is less then half the size of the full image. I can’t wait to print it for my little girl. Maybe I will never be able to really catch the moon for you sweetheart, but I will always do everything I can to help you get your dreams.

So this picture is for her.

Catching the Moon
Catching the Moon

This morning I was so excited to show this to my girl. My wife came down to see her face. When I showed it to her so looked at it excited and asked, “Daddy, can you now take a picture of the Earth for me?” The next time I am in a spaceship I am all on that.

23.08.09 - One Charming Party

I was able to shoot a 1st birthday party for an awesome party planer/ party designer Brittany Egbert from One Charming Party. It was fun to shoot something different and unique. Check out her site www.onecharmingparty.com to see the awesome things she does. One of the photos I shot for her ended up on the blog for The Wedding Channel.com. Here are some of my favorites from the shoot.

Spoon and Bib for Birthday Girl

Spoon and Bib for Birthday Girl

1st Birthday Cupcakes

1st Birthday Cupcakes

1st Birthday Cookies

1st Birthday Cookies

Cupcake Pops

Cupcake Pops

Treats for the party

Treats for the party

Party Favors

Party Favors

Center Pieces

Centerpieces

Huge Ballons

Huge Balloons

Thanks Brittany and good luck with your awesome business.

04.04.09 - RC

I was able to shoot a RC (remote control) car race track this last week. It was for Intermountain RC Raceway. The track is out in Magna and is a pretty sweet indoor RC dirt track. They wanted a shot that showed the whole track, so the only way for me to accomplish this was to stick 7 photos together. It turned into a pretty sweet pano. A big thanks to Jeff and Zack for letting me help out on this project.

Intermountain RC Raceway

Intermountain RC Raceway

07.03.09 - Language of Flowers

I just got done shooting the Spring/Summer catalog for an awesome little flower shop here in Salt Lake called Language of Flowers. It is a very cute shop that has a lot more than just flowers. Here are some of the shots that I did for them.

White Orchid
White Orchid
Smaller Colorful Floral Arrangement
Smaller Colorful Floral Arrangement

I was also able to shoot some product for them that they will be featuring in the catalog.

Tokoyomilk Perfume
Tokoyomilk Perfume
Chocolate Box
Chocolate Box

Thank you Lisa and Yohauna for the opportunity to work on this project with you.

28.02.09 - Too legit … to be true

“Vanilla Ice & MC Hammer touring together?  Hopefully Ice was ‘fakin” about the whole ‘cookin’ MCs like a pound of bacon’ thing, cuz … AAWkkkkwaaard!”                -Jen Ward

Yes, it’s true — Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer together at last.  Who didn’t dream about this day?!? … in 1992. So put on your Hammer Pants and jump in your Delorean for 1.21 Gigawatts of goodness.

Mr. Vanilla Ice came on first and put on a hard core Rap set, complete with psycho clown and about 100+ water bottles dumped on the crowd.  Weird.  He did bring the house down with Ice Ice Baby, though — he’s still got it.

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice introduced MC Hammer, and then the magic began.  1st time on stage together — amazing!

MC Hammer & Vanilla Ice

MC Hammer & Vanilla Ice

MC Hammer took the stage and put on a great show, living up to his reputation.  Hammer pants included.

MC Hammer - he still has it and the hammer pants also

MC Hammer – still got it

To end the show Ice came back on with Hammer, finishing up with Hammer Time. The show was just as crazy as it sounds.  Thanks Jiperton Productions for giving me the opportunity to shoot.

Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer giving it up to their fans

Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer giving it up to their fans

22.02.09 - I hope they call me on a mission …

New Photo for Ward Web Site and bulliton

New Photo for Ward Web Site and bulletin

I was commissioned by the ward to create a photo for the ward site and bulletin/announcements.  I was given a bunch of missionary nametags and asked to figure out some’in purty. Isn’t it the purtiest thing you ever done seen?

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