My little brother, Brett, and I took off on our road trip to the ocean last week. Brett was turning 20 years old on the 24th of August and hadn't seen the Grand Canyon nor the Ocean yet. With only 6 days to get there and back, we had our work cut out for ourselves.
The first night we stayed right outside of a small town called Madrid, New Mexico. In a tipi....in the mountains. It was definitely an experience to remember. I woke up to a lizard running on the outside of the canvas walls and wolves howling from every direction. We took a hike the next morning and had the most amazing cold brew iced coffee (the ice cubes were even made from iced coffee!!)
Our next stop was the Grand Canyon. We checked in and headed straight for a viewing site. We watched the sun slowly sink past the canyon walls. That day Brett turned 20. The view was absolutely breath taking. After, we set up camp and cooked some hot dogs. And yes, it was painful trying to cook hot dogs with small wooden skewers. The next morning we took a hike and it must have been elk season, cause man, they were everywhere! Next stop, the ocean.
First things first, we got some In-N-Out burger on the way in. Just as delicious as I remembered. Once we had arrived in California- we took a straight shot to the ocean. Just as beautiful as I remembered. The next day we walked miles just exploring, eating, drinking coffee, and talking. (I'll let the photos speak for themselves)
We spent the last two days traveling home while listening to Daniel Tosh's station on Pandora the entire way. And, of course, stopped for one last In-N-Out burger (animal style fries, ya!). But we had accomplished what we wanted to do and more. We saw the grand canyon, slept in hostels, tipis, and tree houses, swam in the ocean, went to art museums and ate some great food. I'm glad to be home, because I love Tulsa. But I'd say it was all a wonderful experience.
I always find the urge to blog my work when it involves coffee. I'm not sure why that is, but I do know that I really enjoyed working with Chimera yesterday on a Tulsafood article. I love talking about and photographing what others are passionate about, and it's clear to see that the people at Chimera truly care about everything they are making. Keep an eye out for the article this month on TulsaFood.com!
This post is a little belated, but I wanted to share these photos! If I had to name two material things I love in this world it would be coffee and photography. When those two conjoin and I get to call it work, my day is made! So here are some of my favorite shots from a recent shoot at a local coffee shop called Hoot Owl Coffee Company.
Click here to read the TulsaFood Article!
TulsaFood.com did a feature story on Foolish Things Coffee Company today! I was so happy when they told me we'd be telling their story, I absolutely love photographing anything that is coffee related. Plus, this place is awesome! If I could shoot coffee all day, everyday I would totally do it! Keep an eye out on Tuesday for the full article.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to shoot a video for an upcoming, modern wedding company called Dake Morgan and collaborate with Shannon Phillips of Imago Vita Photography. Here are some "behind the scenes" shots I couldn't help but take. Everything was beautiful, the light, the location, the models. So happy to be a part of all this! Keep an eye out for the video!
I have spent the past few weeks working on a few projects that included taking photos of coffee shops and the Deco District in downtown Tulsa. Two of my favorite things. So needless to say, it's been fun. Here are a few of my favorite shots!
Link to TulsaFood Article : http://tulsafood.com/best-of-tulsa/our-favorite-tulsa-coffee-shops/
When I began 2014 I was fresh out of college and not really sure what was headed my way. All I knew was I was going to work hard and see what happens. Well, a lot more happened than I ever expected. Most artists go through extreme highs and lows with their work. When a project turns out great, you feel like you are on top of the world and can do anything you ever dreamed of. But when it doesn't turn out the way you expected, you just want to throw it all away and give up. In essence, that was my year. But that was to be expected as it was my first year of being a full time photographer! All I can say is that it was a year of learning and growing (also, a lot of food) and I can't wait for another! I am excited to be working as a full time photographer and being a part of the TulsaFood/DineDesign team.
Below are some of my favorite moments of 2014.
Bring on 2015, I'm ready for ya!
Dwelling Spaces is a really neat local store that sells all kinds of handmade things located in Downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was such a pleasure to photograph some 'Okie' shirts from owner, Mary Beth Babcock's, t-shirt line.