Lantern Festival

It just so happens that Tangled is my Wife's favorite Disney movie. I thought it was adequate. I did happen to love the whole lantern festival they held! I always wanted to see a sight just like it. Well that dream came true.
September of 2015 I took my fiance Brianna and my best friend Andre to the Lantern Festival out in Grantsville, UT. It did not disappoint. I recommend it to everyone. It was breathtaking to see all of the lights floating through the air. There was energy in the air leading up to the release moment and a pretty cool silence as everyone let go. This was followed up by a lot of cheers and awwws.
I haven't been back yet, but I plan to go back so my kids can experience a little piece of the magic. This is livin life the real way. 
Dr. Dre Tiki Lanter Stary Sky Be free!

Dragon, Utah

Ghosts. What about a ghost town draws us adventurers to them? Is it the need to believe. Is it a search for the truth of what's out there? Is it the untold stories that surround every object and building? I love the idea of a ghost town and it was quite the trip heading out to visit Dragon, Watson, and Rainbow.

Near the Utah-Colorado border we hiked and experienced a beautiful desert landscape full of life and dry barren beauty. We ran across abandoned mines, cliffs, and some of the most breath taking clouds I've ever seen. I will absolutely be exploring this area more in the future.


Dragon My very own miniature Pride Rock BFFs Dragon Utah Watson, Utah

Silver Lake Engagement

Happiest Day of My Life
To my dearest and beautiful Brianna, I love you so much. I needed to include this here to express myself!  It has been a blessing and an honor to have met you and to have become your best friend over these years. Through the laughs and tears, I have become a better person because of you and I strive to be the best I can. I was very nervous with the whole getting engaged process. It was new to me and there is so much to get right, but in the end it turned out perfect. I love you. Silver Lake will forever be one of my favorite spots to be because it will always remind me of one of the most important days in my history, the day I asked you to be my bride. Life does not get any more real than that. I am grateful to be married to you for the Eternities.



 I now pronouce you  Little Dock on the Lake

Bonneville Salt Flats

Bonneville Salt Flats
I have been blessed with visiting some pretty cool places and I must say, the Bonneville Salt Flats was no exception. It is an incredibly beautiful desert of pure salt. White in every direction as far as the eye can see and covered in unique patters of salts that have built up giving it a one of kind look and feel. We traveled out there in the middle of the night and the incredible memories we brought back were awesome. Coolest sunrise I have yet seen. There is a little rest stop right on the side of it just outside of Wendover, NV.  
Go check it out for yourself! Its about an hour and forty five minutes from Salt Lake City.
Livin life the Real Way



X Files Status Sphere of Lights DSC_6259 DSC_5991 Circle of Life Star Trails- Bonneville

Good Weather

Misc Photos
Life is full of magnificent things. Here is some of the recent work for the summer. My brother getting his dance on, Alta Ski Resort, and a blue moon?! Life is incredible, and I would have missed all those moments had I not been outside experiencing life the real way. Every now and then get away from the TVs, phones, video games, and books. Get outside with people you love. Make friends, and experience life for yourself and not vicariously. Whether it's high adventure glacier touring, walking around your neighborhood, or sitting out on your porch watching and listening; I promise you will have a more fulfilling day every time you get out there. 
Stay tuned for more in this Photography Portfolio, and remember to: 
Live life the Real Way


A Reason to Explore Summer Time Breakin some dance Surrogate J & Blue Moon

America

America. That about sums it up! I love this Country. I love this world. I love living in a place where I can meet people from all over the world at any given time. I love the ideas that founded us and the love that I encounter everywhere I go. Sure we have our problems, who doesn't? But I am a firm believer in the Red White and Blue. I'm grateful for those who gave their lives, those who continue to risk their lives, and those who will in the future. I hope and pray you dropped your movies, and phones, and video games to blow some stuff up. To barbecue with friends and family. To think about those who paved the way before, and those who you are paving the way for now. Live your life the real way. 4th of July 2015
4th of July 2015
4th of July 2015
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La Boda

Viviana and Arturo welcomed me to take some pictures of their civil marriage. I was awesome! Held in a lovely backyard, with a few good friends and family. It went like clockwork. I was so grateful to be able to be there and capture some moments that will be forever remembered for them. Congratulations!
 Here is to a long and happy life for the both of you!



A little wedding not on the prairie Till death do us part Wait for me! Pinks and Greens Happy wife happy life

Koosharem

To me this Universe is a vast place; of course that is not just to me... it is pretty incomprehensible. When we think about our place, we can find it a little bit daunting just how eternal the universe really is. I am grateful I live where I do, that I know the people I know. I was so blessed to get to be part of a moment when two of my dear friends got engaged, and to experience more of this beautiful planet with my dear Brianna. It was an amazing trip and I found the little town of Koosharem, UT to be a marvelous place. Perhaps one day I will live in a small farm town where everyone knows everyone, and things are simple; where hard work is appreciated. Get out there and live life the real way. Drop your social media when your with the people you love. Make sure you take time away from the technologies that beg your attention. Our technology is a blessing, but don't let become a curse. Get out and experience the REAL world around you.
Near Fish lake Near Fish Lake Its a beautiful butterfly Koosharem Trails Genesis

Sunday Delight

Little Sunday delight with Jeff. Cousins went out for a stroll,
 I couldn't resist a chance to get out in the sun.
 It was a beautiful day, livin life the real way.
Jefferusa's Quintessence
Beautiful Sunday Morning
Jeffersua



Canada Trip - Part 2

Part two of the beautiful journey through one of the most incredible places. The first two hours of Canada... barren, ugly wasteland. Then again I don't know what I was expecting. Calgary was a very nice city, though traffic rivaled that of San Francisco. The drive up to Banff was good, not too long, and totally worth every mile traveled. It was a magical place. Jasper Nation Park was also a site to be seen. It was definitely one of the most scenic roads I have ever been on. Around every bend we would say it could not get more beautiful than this...and then it outdid itself every time. It was a great trip well worth the drive. And that is saying something seeing as I drove from South Jordan, UT to Jasper National Park and back in just four days. About 2000 miles. It was a great trip.
Star trails, second round

Skywalk

Lake Minnewanka

Black bear

View from above




Canada Trip - Part 1

Some of the most beautiful scenery I have encountered has been on my way north through Montana to Glaciers National Park, and then on up to Canada. This first part of the adventure has been amazing. From my first star trails picture to the beautiful Montana mountains. It is always a blessing to travel to amazing places with people who you love. Editing on these bad boys? All real just the way the lens captured them!

Zoomed

Meditation

Docs of bliss

Running Eagle Water Fall

Runnin Eagle

Universe

Star Trails