A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to photograph a cool feature for a new lifestyle magazine called Estero. I was asked to produce a feature showcasing the diverse landscapes of Utah while incorporating a human element into the shots. I was really exited about this shoot. We shot in a multitude of different locations including Downtown, the Salt Flats, Park City, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zions National Park. This was a perfect project for me because I love showing the interaction of people in nature and the beauty of the state of Utah. I feel so lucky to live where I do and to have so many great places within just hours of where I live in downtown Salt Lake City. It was a little tricky for me to keep the emphasis on the landscapes and not just focus on what was happening with the people since most of time that is what I do. I liked switching it up though. It was fun and a lot of work but a great shoot. Here are the tears from the magazine I did on my own while we were out shooting. I have to thank Madison Slagowski, Maria and Susi Kontgis, Ryley Shaum, Adam Coss, Billy and Jana Anderson, and Biss, Monica, Suda, Ahmi you guys all rock! Thank you!!!
Ryan was in town recently from New York doing a few shows in Utah and needed some new promo shots so we had him come into the studio. We wanted to do something totally different than his other stuff so we went with some nice b&w shots on white. I really like them. I have always loved shots like this and thought that it would perfect to do with Ryan since he is so expressive. It was a fun shoot.
Happy New Year Everyone! I had the opportunity yesterday to go up and shoot some photos of the sunrise from the top of Snowbird Ski Resort. It was amazing. I had to get up at 5:15am, get ready, and drive up to the ski resort to catch the 7am tram to the top with the ski patrol. It was so cold, but so amazing. It was probably one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in my life. I have been working on other projects lately that I will be posting soon but I had to get these shots up to show. Special thanks to: Deb & Chris Rowley and Dean Cardinale of Snowbird for getting me access and the opportunity to shoot up there. Lastly, to my brother Kyle for the new gloves he gave me on Christmas, they saved my fingers. haha!
Check them out! Let me know if you have a favorite, I’m pretty sure one of these is going to make it into the personal work portfolio. This was the first shoot of the new year, it was a nice way to start things off.
I wanted to show everyone a few of the most recent projects that I did this last month and a half or so. I shot another project for Workers Compensation Fund of Utah. They called and wanted me to shoot some additional shots like we did for their annual report of some of their employees to put in the new building they are about to finish this month. It was a great shoot. We than took the images and printed them on 20×30 aluminum stand out prints. I just dropped them off today and as soon as they are hung in the new building I will go an get a few shots to post. I also did a shoot for LDS Church they are getting ready to launch a newly updated website called www.mormon.org and they needed some shots of missionaries. The shoot went really well and I will include some of those also in this post. Lastly I will include a project I did for the American Heart Association. They have a group of women called the Circle of Red that are women that donate a good chunk of money to the Heart Association and than are involved in activities throughout the year. The group shot will be used in an ad in the upcoming issue of Salt Lake Magazine. They asked me to shoot a portrait of each of the women and than a big group shot of all of them together. I shot all of them in my studio. We had to shoot the group in smaller groups than composite it together afterwords in photoshop to make it work but all in all I think it turned out nice. Please feel free to comment, I love feedback. Thanks as always for following the blog.
Here are some of the Workers Comp shots.
Here are a few of the shots I did for the LDS Church.
Finally here are a few from the American Heart Association