❄️When it’s snowing outside I have no desire to go outside and take pictures... but that’s when you get the prettiest pictures! So sometimes I suck it up and go outside. Most of the time I stay inside curled up in a blanket. ❄️
@skijoringutah was at it again Feb 21-22 bringing skiers and horseman/women together for an exciting and fun filled event at soldier hollow in Heber valley. 🐎
Nothing like putting a western twist on a winter sport to create some fast times and good “yard sales” thru the obstacle course of snow, jumps, and rings. ⛷
The best part is the people, down to earth, outdoor loving, and good humored folks that come to participate. The auto teacher, the therapy horse, the rodeo queen, the mule, the families who support, and so many more are the real heart of this competition.🏂
More participants photos can be found on my website at tedisphotography.shootproof.com 🐎⛷
Blog post is up!!
Anybody escaping their cold winter and headed to picturesque (much warmer) Utah this Spring Break?!?
We love visiting Utah and have spent the last two winters exploring there. Our post on the ‘Seven Top Hikes in Southern Utah with Kids’ is live, Link in bio! Get some trip planning done, add to your bucket list, and bookmark this post for future reference!
When everybody sleeps. The city is different beast.
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The first view of @archesnps since I was a little kid. Snow on the red rocks made for a spectacular sight. Me trying to walk on icy paths without my boots...less of a sight but exponentially more entertaining. As I’ve said before, get to this part of the country in winter.
I like to think we’re not very anxious parents—we want our kids to take measured risks, challenge themselves, and learn to set the boundaries they feel comfortable with. It helps that both of them are naturally pretty cautious and that they’ve had lots of opportunities to assess risk for themselves as we’ve spent so much of their lives exploring outside together. •••
BUT THEN something about this last few months of pregnancy has started to amp up my anxiety enormously. I’m mostly worried about the baby—some nights I can barely sleep thinking of all the what if’s (and I want so badly to sleep! I adore sleep! And I know it’ll be in short supply soon 😂!) Up to this point, I’ve felt confident that we’d get through the coming months one day at a time, trusting our instincts with this little guy. I still want to do that. But anxiety can be so tricky to disentangle from intuition—what if those niggling voices in my head about stillbirths and SIDS and all the millions of other things that could go wrong are actually prescient warnings from some wise inner part of myself? What if my fear is a red flag that means I should be on guard? I don’t think it is—I think anxiety’s lie is in making you feel that worrying can prevent bad outcomes. But anxiety is soooo good at lying! It’s a very convincing little bastard. And sometimes I recognize it for what it is and I’m able to guide it out of my brain and firmly shut the door. And other times, not so much.
All this to say—pregnancy hormones are super way fun 😉. But also: how do YOU detangle your solid, trustworthy instincts from all the crazy???
For this shot, simply roll out of bed (The View Hotel) just after sunrise, open balcony door and “click.” Wow!
I will tell you that I was bummed to see the clouds rolling in and the forecast for snow on the day I was leaving. 😤Capturing these buttes covered in snow is so special.
Wouldn’t ya know, on my drive out it’s dumping snow (I’ll post a video in story). Oh well, can’t win ‘em all. 😄
For fun I like to enter the Nature Photography contest at BYU's Bean Museum. I haven't won yet, but I feel like there's good odds with it being local. And they display my art even if I don't win. A lot of other contests aren't even worth the trouble.
I was disappointed to learn they won't be doing their photography exhibition this year because I was going to enter this one. Thought it might finally be my year :( Guess I'll just have to sell prints instead. It might take me a while to put it on my site, but if you're interested, give me a shout.
It's called "Bald Mountain Rainbow".
~The Space Between~
There is a space between where we are and where we want to be. Some days that space seems impossible to cover, other days it seems like we will reach the other side in no time. The key thing to remember, regardless of your perspective of that space, is that we have to keep moving forward at a steady pace. We don’t have to sprint it, but we need to be willing to dedicate constant effort in reaching that goal. Some days it may be one step, other days it may be miles of effort. But one day we will all reach that goal, and the reward will be well worth the journey.-
Photography tip of the day: A great way to draw focus to a subject is through framing. Luckily there are countless ways to frame a subject. There are doors, windows, trees, cliffs, roads...really this list can go on for days. Next time you are out shooting look for ways to frame your subject in a cool way. It’s a fun experiment! 😊
*nervously throw up peace sign* went to Flaming Gorge in Utah last summer with the kid I nanny and I honestly had no idea it even existed until we got there. No one was there except us and a shit ton of mountain goats - and it was incredible! #expressu#expresspartner
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Somewhere around Utah 🚗💨. Patiently waiting to be back out on the road again. Especially since warm weather is coming soon 😬 #utah