California

Sarah x Jeff | EL MATADOR BEACH ENGAGEMENT

Sarah x Jeff | EL MATADOR BEACH ENGAGEMENT

Long and steep stairs led my feet to the bottom of what would be the most beautiful beach I've ever seen with my own eyes. Sarah, the bride to be, had picked out this location for her and Jeff's engagement shoot. When I finally hit the bottom of the stairs that were hanging onto the cliffside, I searched with eager eyes to find Sarah and Jeff. Unfortunately, this would be our first meeting together since I live in the Midwest and they on the coast. A needed Skype date never happened. Searching and asking, I just could not find them. Service for my phone was close to the 1x mark, which we all know means nothing. No service. Finally after a long 15 minutes (seriously, 15 minutes of anticipation is a long time) our eyes met. We greeted one another with a warm hug. And then squealed. Because we both knew... this shoot was going to be incredible. What could be better than love, sunshine and the insane creation we were surrounded with?

A Photo Field Trip | PERSONAL

A Photo Field Trip | PERSONAL

This year I took a leap and went to something called "FieldTrip". My dear friend Triniti Jensen and I took off from Omaha, Nebraska and landed in lovely Santa Barbara, California. We met up with 400+ other incredible photographers from around the world to learn from the very best in the industry.