Best of 2014

I know I'm a little late to the game, but I still wanted to share some of my favorite moments from 2014. So here it goes, in no particular order, MY FAVORITE MOMENTS OF 2014:

One of my personal favorite highlights of this past year was getting to see Denali, in the flesh. Such an amazing experience.

I got to cover the Ice Festival at Bridal Veil Falls and learned how to ice climb for the first time. It was so amazingly fun and addicting! Big shout out to 12 Finger Adventure for putting on the event and teaching me the magical ways of climbing ice!

There wasn't anything particularly noteworthy about this night, other than being in Zion National Park, but it's probably one of my favorite star trail shots of the year!

I learned a lot about whitewater kayaking this year. With the help of my best friend and the amazing Utah Whitewater Club I was able run some pretty sweet rivers with some pretty sweet people.

So many clients to be grateful for this year! Specifically, Big Sky International Tents (pictured), Chimera Snowboards, Palace Snowboards, Kahtoola, Deuter Backpacks, Katadyn and Optimus, Watts Enterprises and The Outbound Collective. Thank you all for helping make my dreams come true!

Learned how to photograph underwater, and it felt like discovering photography all over again! Can't wait to hone my skills on this one and capture some new perspectives.

This was one of my all time favorite sunsets ever. I had just finished setting up my backcountry camp and with the cloud cover thought sunset might be a dud. Little did I know, it was just about to blow up!

Another last minute sunset that I nearly missed! I was just about to pack up my gear when a beam of light crept into my frame. This is a place I'm vowing to explore more of.

I was as giddy as a school girl when I realized what I was seeing. Light green clouds danced in the sky and I must've stood in silence for a good five minutes before I started shooting. Seeing the Northern Lights for the first time was definitely one of the best moments of my life!

A spring backpacking trip that turned into a winter backpacking trip. Gotta love the Wasatch Mountains.

I got to work for the SLCC Globe newspaper for a bit this year and really loved the diverse subjects I got to shoot. This was one of my favorites; covering the Holi Festival in Spanish Fork, Utah.

This image took three years in the making, and 2014 was the year that had all the right ingredients! I was so pumped to finally experience this phenomenon in person.

I may not be the best crack climber, but I sure had a blast photographing these amazing climbers in Indian Creek, UT.

Nothing better than exploring the mountains I call home. So stoked for a new year, and all the upcoming projects Happy new year and happy adventuring!

Published: January 7, 2015

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