Antelope Island x Stetson

Over a thousand miles of country between our destination, two Midwest families took off for West Utah. Drawn by the promise of a rare cowboy and cowgirl experience, we set up camp outside of Salt Lake City for the 32nd annual Antelope Island State Park Bison Roundup.  

 Beginning with an all-rider meeting after sunrise, we donned our Stetsons and greeted nearly 300 riders. Our saddled horses were shaking with nerves, hooves pounding the ground, neighs going up across the hills.  

 We rode 15 miles, herding hundreds of buffalo across the hills, up Heartbreak Hill and down through the rocks to new grazing land. It was a long, amazing day on horseback. The experience was even more rewarding with good company, sturdy horses, a classic Stetson, and a successful buffalo roundup.

View more of my photos on Stetson’s journal.

A Wandering Summer in Italy

I lived in Northern Italy for a season and was able to travel around the country, as well as parts of Sardinia and Southern Spain. The Italian way of life was the best breathe of fresh air I’ve had the privilege to take in.

Slow dinners with close friends, beach cruiser bike rides to work, country drives through small villages to the sea; so many memories I treasured for myself instead of documenting with a screen in front of me. The fastest part of life is the quick shot of espresso at the local bar.

My decision to live in Italy as a young adult has added so much richness, knowledge and so many beautiful memories to my life. There is nothing like traveling. I went to Europe alone, but the friends and family I made along the way never made me feel that way.

Summer Wedding at the Lalumondiere River Gardens

The Missouri summer heat cooled down just enough for a great wedding day at this beautiful outdoor wedding venue outside of St. Louis. Heidi and Tim had their first look on a bridge facing the river running alongside the Lalumondiere River Gardens. As they exchanged smiles and love notes, capturing the joy on their faces was effortless.

The rest of the day continued with plenty of laughs, surrounded in a light hue of pink, plenty of greenery and the rushing of the river as guests enjoyed the night celebrating the newlyweds.

Congratulations again to Tim and Heidi! It was a pleasure documenting your special day.

September in Missouri - while the trees are still green

With a hint of September chill in the air, this might be the last time we all stick our toes on in the river. Haley just moved from Oregon to the Ozarks, so of course we had to do a photo shoot that reflected Missouri - with the James River and plenty of green foliage all around. That Mid-Missouri afternoon light had plenty of movement for us too as huge clouds passed over the sky.

Loved collaborating with this girl on some ideas I’d really been wanting to see come to life. Haley has so much creativity and I’m excited to work on more projects with her.

May Missouri Wedding

The Exchange Venue in Camdenton, Mo. was a hidden Missouri wedding venue oasis for Mason and Mackenna. The whole family was so hospitable and ready to help capture the best photos to remember the couple's special day. It was a pleasure working with them and I'm excited to see what this beautiful couple does next. 

A big thanks to Emily Sewell for assisting in capturing these moments for the newlyweds. Cheers!