Too Much Life

Now I don't want you all to think I am backing off the blog or photography for good or anything. Quite the opposite. I just needed a mental break. Be it a VERY long mental break. But with summer in full swing and all the change coming my way I am about to embrace the new season of life and KILL IT with my photography!!

Iceland - SvoooGott!

It was kinda funny because as we all waited in the car for hours, I sat there thinking I may have made a mistake. We're all going to be exhausted, cramped, cold, and for what? There was only a 2% chance the Aurora would actually show tonight, so everyone waited around for hours for nothing. At least, that's what I thought.

Celestial Waterfall

Many of you found out already, but for those of you who didn't, I am SO STOKED to announce that I have finally reached one of my biggest life goals - being published by National Geographic!!

Call of the Wild

Some of you know this already, but a week or two ago I submitted to a photo contest! It was extremely last minute (I didn't know the contest existed until 10 minutes before the submission deadline), and it took five of the remaining six dollars in my bank account! Haha. Despite how close I cut it with this competition, I believe I had a real shot.

Didn't Get Enough

This time I went with Nick and we started at Todd Lake; roughly 14 miles round trip (though we probably did 15 or 16), with about 2,000 feet elevation gain. It was certainly difficult to my unseasoned legs.

Weekend of Whimsy

To get the weekend off on a good start we all stayed at an awesome A-frame cabin near the halfway mark. This place was prime! We were right near Mayfield Lake, so a couple of us kayaked out to this awesome island in the middle and jumped in the water, and later we all relaxed with good food while the sun went down.

Festival of Balloons!

And as the people on the cool, damp, field became smaller, I thought about the previous night and the question I asked. How in the world did I luck out so good?! Well, because there's no such thing as luck, that's why. Also because I was eavesdropping. But that's not the point.

Parking Garage Hunting

At this point if I walk, I might be late. I started walking my bike. I check the time after about a half mile and realize, I will definitely be late if I walk! So I ran. I ran and I ran and I ran (with my bike in hand) and after two grueling miles I arrived at work, and - I couldn't believe it - clocked in at 3:00 ON THE DOT!!