This is a story of travels, laughter, ups, downs, happiness, fresh air, new places, friends, excitement, newness, love. In a word, adventure.

This is the the last 365 days of my life.

I can’t help but feel overwhelmed looking over everything from this past year. There’s been so many things that have happened. God has blessed me in so many ways. But I have no words to express how I feel, just pictures. So, this is my story. This is my life. I hope it inspires you to create, find adventure, and to live life to the fullest.

Merry 2012.

music: my only swerving / the breeze


I live by the perspective that there’s adventure everywhere. You just have to find it. And that I did…

I hung out with Kelsey and Katie a bunch! This is our BFF zonkey.

I hung out around the house quite a bit. These are a few of my very excited models.

You can just see the excitement dripping off of them… ;)

I did a PTP photo booth. Fun!

Went to the zoo with some party animals.

I hung out with Spencer a bunch! This guy is a master web designer who can’t stop learning stuff. :)

It’s Katherine! And then there’s Madison who doesn’t like hugs. Weird. I starve without hugs…which is why I went to Harding.

My brother graduated! As did Marcy the new sister. :)

I’d live in the water if I could. I’m also fascinated by construction..

More adventures!

In the sky…in the water.

The wonderful Lisa Carr. This was from her show Prodigals.

Fun times, light painting, birthday caking…

This is the place that Yoder apple cider is made.

Fun times with the family!

I helped a few of my best friends move out. It’s a sad thing but I guess moving on is just a fact of life.

I’ll miss this guy a ton. Without him there will be less coffee consumption, less pointless driving around times, and less Chic-Fil-A.

Travels…from the streets of St. Louis to the mountain tops of Pennsylvania.

That is one crazy Canadian.

So…this guy is the bomb–I love him dearly. Everybody buy his music, k? :)


The second annual Help Portrait: Searcy was a success! I am so blessed to be friends with these people. Some of the nicest photographers around. :)


I love love. First, proposals… from a Little Rock mountain top to a field in Searcy.

You didn’t hear it from me…but I kinda miss going to ring ceremonies. :)

I photographed a few engagements! I love spending time with couples and seeing their love for each other shown in their own personal way. It’s beautiful.

Bridal sessions are always fun! But then who am I kidding…all this is fun. :) If it’s not, I’m doing it wrong.

And then…weddings! I love photographing weddings and spending time with two people on one of the most important days of their life. I’m so blessed to be able to work with some of the most kind, genuine, and loving people that make what I do so fulfilling.

I also shot a whole lot of weddings with other photographers!

Most of my assistant photography weddings were with Lori Sparkman! These are her poses. :)!

I also had the pleasure of doing portraits for some awesome people.

Also, my brother got married! I now have a sister Marcy!

I spent Christmas with the Smith family. They’re just fantastic people! =)

I did a few other things, too.

That’s my life. Thanks for following along. None of this would be possible without all to the people around me that encourage and inspire me.

Thank you.

Here’s to an even more adventurous 2013.

~ Jon