Every Week 52

Where do I start? I had the amazing opportunity to fly to Hawaii to help my good friend Ben surprise his girlfriend and propose! Twelve hours of flying and only two days in Maui was way worth it. Lauren's family was celebrating Christmas in Hawaii this year and Lauren didn't know Ben was even coming. I met Ben at the airport in Maui and after we made our way to the west side, we set up on Black Rock Beach and waited for her family to walk down the beach. She had no idea it was coming!  It was an amazing moment to capture. The next morning we went to Ironwood Beach to take some more pictures. I love both of these humans so much and I can't wait to see where God takes their relationship.

Couldn't have asked for a better ending to this year-long project. Thank you to everyone who followed along. Hope y'all enjoyed it as much as I have!

After I graduate from Baylor University with a degree in Communication Specialist this May, I will be heading up to Alaska to be the photographer and videographer for an adventure lodge called The General Lodge (click here to go to the website). I am beyond excited about this opportunity and the experiences it will bring. 

Every Week 11

Ben Cork has been my friend now for just a little over a year and I have loved getting to spend time with him. He cares about what you're saying when you're with him and he loves to see and talk about your passions. I really enjoy spending time with him because I feel valued and heard. Ben is an incredible cyclist and I have had the pleasure of going mountain biking with him several times but this time I took my camera and we got some sweet shots. This was a new challenge for me as I don't really shoot action or sports very often. But nonetheless, I was up for it. Ben is the coolest guy I know from South Dakota. . . okay, he may be the only guy I know from South Dakota but that doesn't negate the fact that he's super cool. You might just have to take my word for it.

Spring Break

    Over spring break I had the opportunity to go to Colorado with some friends, new and old.  I know I can speak for all of us when I say we had an amazing time.  It was my first time being in Colorado and it was awesome.  After telling someone I went to Colorado for break, the first question usually is if I went skiing. . . due to my knees I was only able to go snowboarding for one day and it was a blast!  My friend Ben Cork who can shred wanted me to get some cool pictures so that's exactly what we did. 

Ben Cork, Ski Cooper, 3.11.15

Aaron Hocher, Hanging Lake, 3.12.15

    On the second to last day, the whole group took a hike to Hanging Lake. Hanging Lake is at an elevation of about 7,100 feet located in Glenwood canyon about 7 miles from Glenwood Springs.  I'm so glad that everyone was up for the challenge because it definitely was a challenge due to all of the snow and ice there was on the trail but in the end it was well worth it.  Pictured to the right is my friend Aaron in front of the waterfall at Hanging Lake.  Once we reached the top, we took in the view, took some pictures and ate our packed lunches.  It was nice to relax after a difficult way up and we definitely needed the rest to rejuvenate for the way down on the treacherous ice.  

    All in all, Spring Break 2k15 was a blast and I wouldn't have changed it for the world.  I can't wait to see what next years break will hold.  Maybe a road trip to San Diego?! Who knows. 

    Have a great week everyone!