Technically, these pics are over 2 weekends back to back in flagstaff. One weekend we stayed in a yurt near Mount Humphrey, the next day we hiked to the summit. The hike really wasn’t too bad, unless you’re unfit like I am, and you blow your knees out on the way down. Either way, a fun hike. The 2nd weekend we attended an Environmental Sustainability Summit, invited by a good family friend. It was a great time and we stopped to see Montezumas castle on the way home, and took some pics highway side with the oncoming storm.
Coming back from Zion & Bryce Canyon we had to stop at Horseshoe bend. It was the 1st time for the both of us, despite us living in Arizona for so long. After seeing Zion and Bryce canyon we really didn’t think that Horseshoe bend would impress us much, but we were incredibly wrong. The place may be lacking several different viewpoints, trails, hikes, etc, but the one you get is spectacular. And yes, I’m going to bitch about having to pay 10 dollars for parking now, since its historically been free to go here, and the city of Page decided to make some cash on it.. /rant
I told a co-worker of mine that I was going to Zion, and he asked if I was going to Bryce canyon too. I had heard of Bryce canyon before but had no idea of the whereabouts. A quick google maps search and I found it was only about 70 miles away from Zion. Naturally I had to go, and I’m incredibly happy I did. Bryce was much more relaxing, much less crowded than zion, and the trails were just as unique as some of the ones in Zion, and again, significantly less crowded. It’s a great park and I highly suggest it.
I’ve been wanting to take a trip here for quite some time, but it’s a bit far away for a regular 2 day weekend. Luckily July 4th gave me the opportunity to have a 3 day and head out. It was an extremely tight schedule, but we managed to do a few things to include the narrows, and most of Angels Landing before heading to Bryce canyon for the last day.
After the wedding we ditched everyone on the big island and headed on over to Maui to start the honeymoon. We had so much planned and did so much, and still couldn’t get enough of this place. We took a helicopter tour over Maui and Molokai, we took a catamaran from the town of Lahaina to the island of Lanai to SNUBA dive. We took our convertible Camaro and drove the Road to Hana with the top down (when it wasn’t raining) We went to a Luau and ended our trip with a sunset above the clouds on top of mount Haleakala.
This was where we had our wedding, I’ll leave the wedding photos out for now as they are hosted on a different website, www.misasteve.com and you can check them out there until November, then I’ll migrate them here.
Anyway, this is a small collection of the thousands of photos that were taken on some of our expeditions out on the big island of Hawaii. Incredible memories were made and I could not have been happier with the turn out.
Took a trip to Prescott AZ to test out the new camera on a subject, I couldn’t be more satisfied with the way they turned out. She is so beautiful and I am so lucky to be with her.
Purchased a new Camera, Panasonic Lumix S1 and couldn’t wait to try it out. A co-worker and friend of mine Early decided to go out and do a late night shoot to learn our new equipment. Early had just purchased a Nikon D750 to practice on. Shots turned out great while testing the low light and stabilziation
Melissa and I make an annual trip to the Renaissance Festival in Gold Canyon, and it just keeps getting better every year. It’s always a great time despite the long trip and insane traffic.
My friend Brian and I wanted to go out and fly our drones around the snow capped mountain in phoenix Arizona, at 4 peaks and Superstition Mountains.
My beautiful fiance finally let me use her as a model to take some photos with the dresses I gave her for Christmas.
Melissa and I travelled to Bisbee Arizona to celebrate New Years Eve. It was a great and unique experience, and although the weather proved difficult to shoot some photos, I still managed to pull it off, and it gave me a chance for some dramatic landscape photos. It was a great time!
An impromptu Christmas visit to Flagstaff, AZ, with a mixture of alcohol and a high speed train turned into a fun, yet slightly dangerous photo shoot.
Purchased a light ring and wanted to use it, even if I didn’t have any other subject but myself.
Revisit to one of my now favorite spots to shoot, with friends, and proper camera settings, to capture some night photography at the Gillispie dam and an old cattle farm in Arlington, AZ, about 50 miles west of Phoenix.
A walk down a path in Verrado with my sister to shoot some clothing she sells.
Curiosity for a place to shoot around my neighborhood led me to this amazing place. The gillipsie dam and bridge, in Arlington, AZ.
A hike with my sister to one of the only “waterfalls” that Phoenix has nearby. Located in the White Tanks mountain range regional park.
Melissa and I bought an inflatable raft and took it to Lake Pleasant to float around and take some pictures.
Melissa and I met up with the gang shortly after Rocky Point motorcycle rally 2018 kicked off. Did not get a chance to see too many motorcycles but still enjoyed my day there.
This was my attempt to shoot my own engagement photos. Locations are at several places along the Colorado river, south of Lake Havasu. I think they turned out pretty good considering having to constantly run back and forth to the camera.
Flew Melissa to Austin while I was doing some job training, and we wandered all around the city. Zilker botanical gardens, the Oasis on Lake Travis, The Bats, and several other attractions throughout Austin.
Looking for some experience with my new camera, locals had told me to check out Graffiti Park near downtown Austin.
Stuck in traffic on I-10 with new 202 construction, decided to jump out of traffic and take a few photos.
July 4th fireworks in Verrado. Forgot the shoe for my tripod but still made it work somehow.
My first real experience with my camera, first attempts ever at taking photos that aren’t from a phone while in sin city.
Arizona Monsoon at night. Also, my first “shoot” with a camera