what I've been up to…

I promise I haven't fallen off the photography bandwagon. In fact, I've been photographing more than ever on my own free time and for my job this summer. As mentioned in my last post, my recent co-ownership of the Campbulance is a big part of my days with all the work we've been trying to get done with the conversion. Most of my personal photography lately involves documenting the process for our update posts. As for my job, I'm a whitewater photographer for one of the local rafting companies, which means I spend a large portion of my days hanging out on the side of a river watching and waiting for rafts to come paddling down towards me with my camera at the ready.

I love my job. Not only to I get to be outside for the majority of my day, but I'm doing it with a camera in my hands, which is something that has only been true since I moved to Colorado. Never did I imagine I'd find a way to make photography my full-time gig by moving here for a seasonal winter job, but low and behold, things have finally started working out for that to be the case.

Below are a few of my favorite shots from the season so far.

4.16.14 : rafting shoshone…again.

The mountain closes in three days, and with its close comes anticipation for the next set of seasonal adventures. Rafting is obviously at the top of this list and we decided to go back and run the Shoshone part of the Colorado again. This week, the water levels had just about doubled from last week, lending itself to a far more exciting paddling experience and even better photos than last time. For that reason, I ran the river once in the raft with my buddy Bjorn while my boyfriend Christian and friend Wolk tried it out in a kayak. During the second run, I chose to walk the length of the rapids to grab some photos of the boys rafting it together.

One of these days I should teach them to take photos so I can get a few of myself out there.

4.9.14 : rafting shoshone.

The weather has been just gorgeous here lately, with temperatures hiking up into the 60's on the mountain and even higher down the canyon. We took advantage of one of our days off this week and went to run the Shoshone portion of the Colorado River. I R2'd a raft with my friend Bjorn for the first two laps and then sat out the last lap in favor of photographing the action from the side.

The Shoshone section is only a few miles long, but has five rapids throughout the stretch. I was able to photograph the last two by walking the path that runs beside the river on foot. It was a beautiful day on the water and further cemented my new love for being on the river. I can't wait to go back and do it again!