Sunday, March 1, 2015

My girl Liz came to town the week of Thanksgiving.  It's been around two years since she's been back to California and I wanted to make her trip super special.  We decided to drive the five hours it takes to get to Bishop from Los Angeles and we left on Tuesday, planning to return the next day so we could get ready for Thanksgiving.  It seems like a far distance to travel for just a two day trip, I know, but it is well worth it.  I've wanted to bring Liz up to this part of the Sierras for a long time now.  I've wanted to show her this place where my mind keeps still and where I feel complete peace. It's one of my favorite spots in California.

Our goal was to reach one of my favorite hot springs before the sun set over the granite peaks.  We made it just in time to watch the sun dip below the horizon, painting the sky over the White Mountains the most beautiful shades of pinks and purples.  I made sure to leave my camera tucked away so I could enjoy this moment without distraction and let my memory save it instead.

The next morning we were in need of a good hike and we made our way up into the mountains.  The trail was empty which allowed us to stop and take photos. And of course, being girls, we stopped several times.  The goal of our time together was to be and feel free.  Free of the city, of expectation, and of all the things that keep us feeling like we have to hide who we are, both physically and mentally. And this path gave us that freedom and it felt really good.  We both needed that hike and we felt refreshed and restored when we returned to LA.

LOCATION: Eastern Sierras
DATE: November 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

LOCATION: Eastern Sierras
DATE: September 2014

I was listed as one of the Top 5 Wilderness Photographers on Juniper Ridge's blog last month.  You can see the full list here.  What an honor, especially since shooting nature is my favorite things to do.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Location: Malibu, CA
DATE: August 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

LOCATION: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
DATE: August 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Prints here.

LOCATION: Eastern Sierras
DATE: May 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mt. Baldy
Mt. Baldy

Mt. Baldy

DATE: March 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Christmas came and went, but was filled with lots of lounging, eating, and time spent with family.  I received sweet gifts from my family and captured a few of them here.  Camp Vibes all around!

DATE: December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

While we were in the Sierras camping over Thanksgiving weekend, we had the chance to test out our new hammock aka "The Roo".  Created by Kammok, these hammocks can easily be carried in a pack and are ideal for camping in the woods.  The Roo isn't only made for one.  It can hold up to two people comfortably and is perfect if you want to fall asleep watching the stars with that special someone.  Kammok doesn't only make awesome gear; with every Roo sold, they donate a treated mosquito net or provide health education to a family in Africa to fight Malaria.  To find out more about the Roo and what Kammok is doing check out their site here.

DATE: November 2013
LOCATION: Eastern Sierras, California

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I'm off to the Sierras for Thanksgiving weekend.  
Every time I go camping, I like to pack early 
and get all my gear together. It's one of
 my favorite things to do.

People often ask me what I bring when I camp.
I've captured a couple winter outfits,
some essential gear, and a
 map of the area.

Questions regarding camping? Email me.