The Blue Space

A small portion of an adventure in the snow we had yesterday. Some coffee, some creative sledding, and a full day. This is at the Heber Springs cliffs.

The winter cold is only as terrible as you let it be.

2013 Year In Review!

2013 has been so good to me. Looking back, I think of so many blessings, so many good times, and so many new experiences. I’m not going to say that it has been my best year yet, but it’s right there at the top. And for that I’m thankful.

This is a little taste of my year…from personal to professional and everywhere in between.

background music, if you’re into that: my brother, this mystic tune, or
this playlist of a few random favorite songs of 2013 [spotify]

The last set of images is from my Instagram, my favorite social media site as of late.

Looking forward to 2014, my biggest aspirations are for more God, more giving, more sharing, more experiencing, and less time spent on things easily forgotten. Life’s too short.

Thank you for being here! To those of you that have been in front of my camera, thanks for inspiring me with your love for the people around you. To the amazing group of people that I’ve been able to call friends and also clients, thank you for welcoming me and having me tell the story of some of the most exciting times of your life.

I couldn’t do this without the support of friends and family and those of you that share and recommend me to your in-love friends. That’s what keeps me going! I’m so blessed to be able to work with some of the most incredibly loving, genuine people. For that I’m thankful. :)

Do big things. Adventure. Investigate the world outside of your comfort zone. Try some crock pot recipes. Go see new things. Give. Turn off the noise. Focus. Re-focus. Pursue. Laugh. Dream.

Happy 2014. Make it count.

~ Jon

Music City

The final segment of my July roadtrip adventure: Nashville.

Continuing on my journey of visiting some of my favorite distant friends. This is…adventures exploring and hanging out in Nashville mixed with some awesome couple + dog family photos. :)

And they’re still super in love. :)

~ Jon

Next Up: Charleston

Continuing on my July roadtrip…

I visited my dear friends Cory and Lindleigh in Charleston. These two were and are some of my best friends in the world and it was time to pay them a visit. :) Charleston is a super cool and fun city. There resides some really great people and a great church, it’s close to the beach(!), and the culture is diverse and interesting.

I would say that it ranks in my top 5 cities. My other 4 current (and always changing) favorite cities –> Little Rock, Philly, Saint Louis, Memphis. But that’s neither here nor there. Here’s a glimpse of my adventures with Cory and Lindleigh.

Take home lessons:

  • People are much more fun to photograph than dogs.
  • The beach and a little bit of sunburn is theraputic.
  • …as is good music on a road trip.

~ Jon

Next Stop: Memphis

This is the chronicle of part 2 and part 7 of my July adventures. (I visited twice) Rosie and Alex are some of the coolest people I know. They’re extremely nice, fun, and giving of what they have. They house a crazy amount of couch surfers, are super loving, and are great at making the world a better place. :)

~ Jon

Colorado Adventures

July of this year was my adventure month. I’ll be documenting all the different places I went over the next couple weeks. It all starts in Colorado… Denver and surrounding areas. Colorado is easy to love.

~ Jon

Sylamore Creek

Sylamore Creek in Mountain View, Arkansas is one of my favorite places anywhere. I like what God does.

~ Jon

Fire Painting

I love trying new things. One thing I’ve been thinking about for a while is fire painting. I don’t know if that’s the official name for it, but it’s basically light painting, but with fire instead of phones or flashlights. I don’t even remember how it came up, but earlier this year I discovered that my friend Carmen and her brother Alec had some experience in this. After a few months we were able to find a day that we could all meet up and do some pyrotecnics!

This is the result.

Caution and research is advised if you ever try this at home. :) Thanks to Carmen, Alec, and Alex for coming along, modeling, and fire dancing minus dancing. ;)

~ Jon

A Pennsylvania Adventure part 2

Here’s more pictures from my (and Christian and Marcy’s) Pennsylvania adventure. We went hiking! Ricketts Glen State Park is a classic childhood hiking spot for my family. It’s a pretty great place and as a bonus, allegedly has 22 named waterfalls.

I love adventuring with my family. :)

~ Jon