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I had the honor of attending my friends Travis and Kelsey’s beautiful wedding in Nicaragua. I’ve never shot a wedding before, but these two made it so easy to capture their love and the fun we had during the week. We celebrated the wedding in Grenada then spent the rest of the week on the beach in Playa Colorado. Nicaragua was amazing and shooting a wedding was super fun! Full wedding video link in my bio if you wanna check it out!
: @odesza- Higher Ground
The beautiful surprises that come after the darkest of storms. I’m excited to announce I just launched this morning on Amplify Messenger (check my story for details). I’ll be using it as a tool to release additional content, post presets and wallpaper monthly, and be there to answer any questions you have on social media, photography, video, or travel! Seriously ask me anything on there, I’m here to help and I want to make it the best resource possible for you. I already posted a couple free presets and some wallpaper that you’re more than welcome to use! Thanks for all the support!
Sunrise in Nicaragua checking out the first waves of the day in front of our house. Life is so enjoyable and slow paced down here. The people are friendly, the food is amazing, and the mellow days are a refreshing change from the California lifestyle. The 90 degree temperature jump from Alberta was a little rough adjustment, but one surf sesh and I’m aclimating just fine
When we got to @rockiesheli in the dark of the early morning, the weather was moody and we weren’t thinking our chances of catching sunrise were promising. The second we climbed above the clouds was one of the most amazing things I’ve seen. The peaks surfacing out of the morning fog layer paired with sunrise made for an unreal dream. We landed in the backcountry with the @beautifuldestinations team and had the best time playing around in waist deep powder before heading onwards on our journey.
Laying above the frozen methane bubbles and cracked ice formations of Abraham Lake. As plants decay on the bottom of the lake, methane gas is formed and freezes while rising to the surface. Such an amazing thing to witness in person with the @beautifuldestinations and @travelalberta group.
Slowly learning to let go of expectations has made traveling such a more rewarding experience. When I first started traveling a lot I’d get so disappointed if I couldn’t catch the best shot ever at each location I went to. Not sure what world I thought I lived in where an amazing sunset would follow me each place I went, but I’d often leave feeling let down by the shots I took. Sometimes circumstances are simply out of your control and looking to other aspects of a destination can bring equal enjoyment. On this particular trip to Puerto Rico, we had two photo missions to incredible spots derailed by flat tires at the worst possible times. I never got to see those spots. In the end, the time spent chatting with new friends on the side of the road was probably more valuable than any rushed photo mission would’ve been. Maybe I didn’t capture the beach sunset I wanted or make it to the waterfall, but I made some great friends which wins every time.
One of the cooler places I’ve ever visited, an unreal cenote tucked deep in the depths of the jungles in Campeche. A few hours drive down dirt roads and ended up having our own swimming pool for the day. It’s better in a way that places like this are a bit of a trek to get to and makes the reward of finding them that much more special if you’re willing to take the journey.
From the top of Europe to the incredible towns at the base of the mountains, the Jungfrau region was pure magic. When I landed in Switzerland, I didn’t know I’d soon be sledding on the longest run in the world, skiing for the first time, and venturing into ice caves. Had a blast with @muenchmax in Grindelwald for a few days to end the trip as well! Winter has always been one of the harder seasons for me to shoot due to the lack of color. I tried to put myself in the video more to make up for the lack of sunsets Here’s some highlights from the week with @flyswiss and @myswitzerland!
: @moonzzmusic- Every Every (@telykast remix)