Test Pilots

Take off

For a lot of young men who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, it's graduate high school one month and hit the mission field the next. And, these days, it's literally about that quick. That was the case with these four buddies, who I met up with to photograph before they all started heading their separate ways. It was fun to hear them talk about their mission preparations, where other friends had been called to serve and how they all agreed that the question "So, are you excited?" was getting old - quick.

For the concept, I liked the idea of pairing the youthfulness of paper airplanes with the maturity of a new suit.

From the sketchbook - pre shoot notes.

"I hope you guys are good at making paper airplanes."

Photographed June 2015

"Hey Shutterfly"

During a visit to San Clemente, California, I was down near the pier with my camera in hand when I heard a voice shout out from behind, "Hey Shutterfly!" Surprised, I turned to find three women in pink hats and beads strolling towards me. It was a bachelorette party of three. And after introductions were made and stories exchanged, I offered to take their picture - which they gladly accepted.

These ladies, I'm sure, are the life of any party.

Photographed April '11

September Blues

When we first arrived, it was warm and sunny; within a couple hours the sky had changed, the wind picked up, the temperature dropped, and by the time we left, the most insane hailstorm followed us home.

I love Utah's ever changing weather.

Photographed September '12