The Netherlands: Amsterdam in April

In April of this year, my mom and I took holidays from our respective jobs and met up for our flights out of Dulles airport. This trip to the Netherlands was of course with a pleasant vacation in mind, but we had a specific destination that led us to this beautiful European destination, and April […]

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

In November 2016,¬†during my dad’s annual Thanksgiving visit to Phoenix, we opted to take a tour of the famous architect’s¬†winter home and architecture school. Having previously toured Wright’s Fallingwater on one of my Pennsylvania trips, it seemed fitting that we could compare and contrast together. On this tour, I also had the added bonus of […]

Sonex Xenos Build: A Story in Photos

Last month I¬†got to photograph¬†the finished product of a Sonex Xenos kit airplane build that I followed over several years. My dad had sent me video of its¬†first flight before I made the trip out to Pennsylvania, but seeing his¬†completed airplane in person, with each rivet flush against a silver-painted exterior, was¬†inspiring and exciting.¬†The project […]

Pima Air and Space Museum

Back in March I went on a day trip to the Pima Air &¬†Space Museum in Tucson, AZ. It was fun photo safari day with friends that I would highly recommend if you’re at all interested in planes or history. While¬†all of the photos I liked enough to share here are of outside, they have […]

2016 So Far, Part 1: Ponies

Somehow I missed the deadline for a 2015 year in review post. I missed it by a longshot, actually, considering we’re¬†already well into March. I can sum the past year up pretty quickly: WordCamp (San Diego) Speaking at WordCamp¬†(Philadelphia) A third WordCamp (Los Angeles) Officially becoming an employee of TIME (via acquisition) Car adventures (I […]

Ghost Town Photography in Arizona

Okay, using the phrase¬†“Ghost Town” might be a little bit of a stretch for¬†the title of this little photo safari. It was certainly a tour of some fantastic old west history and locations, though! Earlier this month my¬†friend¬†and fellow photographer Steve was kind enough to guide me through some of the best spots to shoot, […]

From the Archives: La Jolla Favorites

In the interest of making some more space available on my hard drive, I’ve decided to start a little “From the Archives” photo series. This first set¬†includes photos from 2008,¬†2009, and 2010.¬† Over the years I’ve been lucky to spend a decent amount of time in southern California. One of my favorite spots to visit […]

Aly and Ray

I was treated to some lovely weather today while I visited Carefree Farms in north Phoenix.¬†When my friend Aly let me know¬†her new horse had arrived (all the way from Canada!) I jumped at the chance to see an old friend and to snap some photos of her and the Thoroughbred she calls Ray. A […]

June Pennsylvania Trip In Photos

This June I¬†made a trip back east to Pennsylvania to speak at¬†WordCamp Philadelphia and to visit family in Pittsburgh. It was a whirlwind, as these trips tend to be, but I’m so glad I got to spend some time in my home state visiting old friends and meeting new ones. WordCamp Philly I swear I […]

Cottonwood & Sedona AZ

On a whim this weekend I decided to¬†go on a short trip north to check out an antiques store¬†and to chase the sunset.¬†I wanted a chance to really get a feel for traveling with my Canon EOS M, and of course I love any opportunity¬†to go for a drive on winding back roads. Larry’s Antiques […]

Phoenix Rose Society Garden

It’s been a year that I’ve lived in Downtown Phoenix now, and this afternoon when I decided to go for a bike ride I remembered the roses in the nearby Phoenix Rose Society garden would still be in bloom. I always seem to catch the tail end, where about a third of the flowers were […]

Scottsdale Spring Festival Hunter Jumper Show

This March, I made the drive over to WestWorld in Scottsdale for a morning to watch a couple of classes at the Scottsdale Spring Festival Hunter Jumper Show, run by Collman Equestrian Productions. I spent time practicing close-up style shots, capturing details and angles that go beyond the typical shot a horse show photographer aims […]

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show 2015

Winter in Arizona is a great time to enjoy beautiful weather by going out to spectate at horse shows. In February, I went out to WestWorld in Scottsdale to watch the famous Scottsdale Arabian Show. I caught a few shots I thought were worth sharing:   Please contact Maura Teal if you are interested in […]

Year in Review: 2014 in Photos

I may not have quite made the December 31st deadline with this post, but I thought it was still worth sharing a look into my year with some of my favorite photos. Between traveling, moving, and starting a new job, a lot of things were set in motion in 2014 that I’m excited to build […]

Summer in Western Pennsylvania

This is a bit of a mixed bag of photos from my trip to Pennsylvania. After WordCamp Columbus,¬†I was able to extend my trip and make the 2¬†1/2 hour drive back to the Suburb of Pittsburgh that I grew up in. I spent the better part of two weeks visiting family, taking lots of photos, […]

Buffalo Park Sunset – Flagstaff, AZ

Sometimes it’s nice to sit and watch the sunset, and my impromptu weekend in Flagstaff was a great opportunity to grab the camera and do just that. I was a little disappointed by the lack of clouds in the sky, but despite that the scenery was gorgeous, the weather was beautiful, and my friend that […]

Phoenix Rose Society Garden

Shortly after moving from Tempe to Downtown Phoenix, I learned of a wonderful rose garden in Encanto Park cared for by the Phoenix Rose Society. My neighbor mentioned it was in bloom so naturally I had to venture over with my camera for a look. Black & White Gallery Full Color Photos There was also […]

Calf Roping in Gilbert, AZ

Photography from a Tuesday evening practice session for a group of riders in Gilbert, AZ. I even got the chance to sit on a very well trained roping horse (Thank-you, Jerry!) and chase a few cows myself. What a great evening and a very cool experience.

Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

If your impression of Arizona is that it’s made up mostly of arid, hot desert littered with tumble weeds and shuttered ghost towns, you’d be partly right. There is so much desert to explore in this part of the country that it¬†can be easy to assume that it’s all the same. I’m not exactly looking […]

Gonzahra Arabians Equine Headshots

I’ve enjoyed working with the stunning Arabian horses bred by Steve and Laurie Gonzales here in Arizona. They’re such expressive, intelligent animals that really do know how to show off for the camera. Three of their youngsters can be seen in in the shots below: Faith, the dark bay¬†Arabian; Grace, the chestnut half-arabian filly; and […]

A ride into the Grand Canyon

It always amuses me that there are people who have lived in Arizona for years and have not visited the Grand Canyon even once. It’s truly a breathtaking experience the first time you step up to the edge, and worth experiencing at least once in your lifetime. Making the 5 hour trip while my parents […]

Cannon Beach, OR

In January I spent some time in Oregon so I could be in portland for the 2007 USPC Annual Meeting, where I¬†was one of the Cavalry Award recipients. I took my film camera along and before the meeting visited the stunning Cannon Beach. The black ad white film I ended up developing myself… hopefully that […]