Oh Happy Day…

Oh Happy Day…

Years ago I became friends with Brittney Brewer. I can’t even remember exactly where we met, I think it was through swing dancing. Since then, she has moved away to Bozeman, gone to college, and through it all, we have remained friends. In the interim, I have...
Glacier Engagement

Glacier Engagement

There are few things that will light up the soul of an artist like being sincerely appreciated. This weekend I got to go into Glacier National Park with my long-time friend Jeremy and his soon to be wife, Miss Britney. The best part of this photo shoot was the fun we...
Photojournalism

Photojournalism

This post is going to be a lot less photo heavy than most of what I share. I am a photographer, most of what I put into my online journal revolves around the photos I get to take. But more than a photographer, I am a photojournalist. While I photograph weddings and...
Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Hedalyn and Joel’s Wedding

Yesterday I got to witness a beautiful wedding. It was a day of laughter and so much love. But what touched me most were the words of faith shared by so many. It was an incredible gift for me to be a part of this day.Joel and Hedalyn got married at Faith Covenant...
Halloween Wedding

Halloween Wedding

As a newspaper photographer I get to work closely with a lot of my local first responders. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for these people and actually love that my job brings me into such close contact with them. On Halloween I got to photograph Sarah...
Fire Abstractions

Fire Abstractions

Years ago I saw the movie Backdraft. One line from that film has stayed with me for all these years. Robert De Niro is teaching his apprentice about the nature of fire and he says:”It’s a living thing Brian. It breathes. It eats. And it hates.”I love...
Yellowstone National Park: Day 1

Yellowstone National Park: Day 1

For the first time as a photographer, and the first time as an adult I visited Yellowstone National Park. I’ve written about this trip for my newspaper, The Daily Inter Lake and when the story is published I’ll add that link to this blog.Update — here is...
Under a Perfect Montana Sky

Under a Perfect Montana Sky

Much like the growing season in Montana, the “wedding season” can be a bit short here. While there are exceptions, the favorite weekend always seems to be the first Saturday in August. I have a few weddings scheduled for November and December, but based on...
Taisha and Zachary

Taisha and Zachary

Taisha and Zachary got married on Saturday, September 16, on the shores of the Flathead Lake at the Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp just south of Lakeside, Montana. They were joined at their destination by hundreds of their friends and family who made the trek out see...
O my stars…

O my stars…

After weeks of muted light, thick haze, and skies that are more dead-fish white rather than our normal expansive blue we got some high winds and, for a brief window, clear skies. And just like that, we were suddenly treated to stars.Last night, just when I was ready...
Total Perfection

Total Perfection

For the total eclipse I was more than just an observer, I was a witness. I knew I would have to take that experience and turn it around into something that could be shared with the readers of the Daily Inter Lake (the paper in Kalispell, Montana for which I am the...