18 September 2015


One of my best friends flew me to Maui to photograph his wedding. Me and my wife went a week early and made a vacation out of it. This was our second time to Maui, and it was absolutely beautiful.

a 6hr layover was a good time for my wife to catch up on homework

17 March 2015

peanuts and cracker jacks

i sure miss playing baseball but love photographing it. even though this was a pretty slow game in the field for action, it was still a good game. UVU was down a bit, had a good rally, but didnt pull it off in the 9th.

03 February 2015


uvu wrestling vs stanford. after high school i always thought i should have been a wrestler since there was nothing i could do to gain weight. i could have been a happy wrestler not having to starve myself trying to drop weight. however after going to an actual wrestling match i was grateful i stuck with baseball.

it was an interesting experience never having been to a wrestling match before and then having to photograph it for work. i actually really enjoyed it and find it exciting trying new things with not much direction. i dont know how unique my wrestling images are but i think it is nice to photograph new things with no bias to what you are "supposed" to be focusing on.

16 January 2015

Isaac Halasima

This past issue of the UVU Magazine we did an article on a very talented storyteller and director, Isaac Halasima. I had crossed paths with Isaac in the past while photographing concerts, and would see him with a camera in hand filming, but never knew who he was. It was awesome to run into him again, hear his story, get to know him a little better on the shoot, and learn of his accomplishments. He has done work for the Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake, Imagine Dragons and much, much more.

Visually, we wanted to spotlight his work with Imagine Dragons in directing the "Demons" music video. I shot him in a few scenarios at the "sticky shoe" theater in American Fork, where come to find out, he saw his first movie in a theater there- Goonies. 

We showed up around 5:30 am to set up the first shot outside. composited image with a simple 2-light setup. We even threw in the movie poster in the background for the documentary he did on Imagine Dragons for their Night Visions album.

The second scenario we wanted to have the Demons music video he directed projecting over him inside the theater. The images werent working out as i had envisioned and he was getting lost in the projection, so i took a cannon speedlight with a grid to make out his face a little more and use his shadow to try and incorporate himself into the video.

Jay Drowns (an amazing photographer) on set helping out

The last scenario I used two canon speedlights on each side of him and a strobe behind him with a blue gel to mimic the light coming from the movie projector.

Isaac was a very friendly guy, honest, and very passionate and dedicated to his work. I am excited to see what the future will bring for him.

Check out Isaacs work HERE. I promise you will not be disappointed.