Jack and I spent a l o v e l y 10 days in Hawaii last week and I forgot to take any photos.
Just kidding, I took 2,000.
A few things about this trip
We went to the Big Island and Kauai. Highly suggest both if you are into hiking.
I TRIED REALLY HARD TO BUY JACK A DIFFERENT RAIN COAT. Just had to get that out there. I have so many photos that are cute as heck but ruined by that dumb coat. Okay that was cathartic I am over it now. Here he is in the clouds, in the dumb coat, doing....I actually don't know what he's doing.
I was supposed to have an engagement shoot on the worlds' scariest hike (seriously, if you have done Angel's Landing in Zion and loved it, then you HAVE to do the Kalepa Ridge Trail) but unfortunately it was cancelled. Thankfully I have some incredibly sassy test shots of Jack. The top photo is a 19 photo composite so you can see the scale of the end of the hike, and if you look close enough you can see the tiny trail you walk on to the very edge.
We met this local guy Tim and his Nephew at the cliff jumping spot. He's an absolute madman, jumping from the 40 foot cliff at 68 years old and swimming in the so-not-safe waves at the green sand beach.
That's me jumping. I photoshopped a few people out of this so that it looks cooler. Accidentally left a knee on there but I think I like it there so I kept it.
Judging by the chest tattoos Tim's probably lived his whole like exactly the same as that day. They were so freakin helpful, telling us the calmest places to snorkel and best hiking views.
GREEN SAND for real, though
We splurged on a doors off helicopter ride which HOLY CRAP it was so much scarier than I was anticipating. I took like 15 photos because I was too scared to take my hands off of the bars in front of me.
At one point I cried because it was so beautiful and I'm not ashamed.
I'm going way overboard on the typing, here's some more photos!
Sarah and Tim are getting married on an island (the one and only Big Island, to be exact) are brewing their own champagne beer for their wedding ("Oh crap, are we hipsters?") and are just about the loveliest people you could know.
What an honor and a blast to shoot their engagement photos at the best Minnesota has to offer, the Hansen tree farm
The calm before the storm that was the 14215 inches of snow we got today. Yesterday was so gorgeous and warm in southern MN. Molly and Joe were absolute troopers when we got soaked up to our shins trying to walk on the lake (40 degree temps for 2 days = 6 inches of water under the snow) and it was a blast to meet their pup.
On their first date Stephen texted Gayle: "I'm here, wearing a red shirt and khakis"
Gayle texted back: "Great. I look like a princess"
A quick little shoot in between fast passes at Disney World
Sarah and Ben stood me up on accident on what was supposed to be our first meeting, can you believe that? I think the guilt worked in my favor, though, cause I get to photograph their cute faces again next summer!
I can't base my ability as a photographer off of this shoot. There has never, ever, ever been a senior guy more skilled in front of the camera than Jack.