As a location scout in Utah, you also have to be a bit of a weather expert. A few weeks can make a huge difference in the snowpack (see previous post).

I scouted for the Sears shoot in late May and it was shot only a few weeks later. In that short time, the snow depth went from 5 feet to 0 feet. Luckily, that’s exactly what we hoped would happen. The location had a versatile fall or winter look depending on whether or not the snowcapped peaks were in the background.

Here are the scout shots contrasted with what the location looked like on the shoot day. Crazy what a difference a few weeks can make.


This summer I was hired to cast talent for a Primaloft production shot by photographer, Mike Tittel.

Primaloft’s brand is all about authentic outdoorsmen and women. So, talent not only had to be comfortable in front of the camera but also skilled hunters, mountain bikers, and backpackers.

It wasn’t enough to just contact talent agencies. Talent had to be found through more inventive means which included friend contacts, mountain biking Meetup groups and driving to every hunting/gun shop within a 50 mile radius of Salt Lake City. It was a really fun challenge.

Here are the casting shots of some chosen talent along with Mike’s images from the shoot (as featured on Primaloft’s website).



LOCATION OF THE WEEK:  Zion National Park (1 hour from St George, UT)

Zion National Park is straight up epic. From the dizzying heights of its giant sandstone cliffs to the cool depths of its canyons, Zion is made for drama. Not surprisingly the park has made cameos in a number of films and is one of the top 10 of most visited parks in the USA.


Last July I worked with photographer Mike Tittel + the Park City Chamber of Commerce to produce select images for the 2014 Park City Summer guide. Here are a few of Mike’s images from the current Park City brochure!


Some more Yamaha action for you! This is the print brochure from the Yamaha side x side production shot this April.

Some more Yamaha action for you! This is the print brochure from the Yamaha side x side production shot this April.


LOCATION OF THE WEEK:  Furniture store (Salt Lake City, UT)

Located in a quaint industrial building lined with south-facing windows, this furniture store makes for a lovely photo shoot location. In addition to nicely styled vignettes in the store, items inside are also available to rent as props.


Heading up to today’s location!

Heading up to today’s location!


LOCATION OF THE WEEK:  Warehouse (Ogden, UT)

Built in the 1940s, this warehouse in Ogden is full of character and detail. The space is open and bright with natural light streaming through a skylight. Though it is clean and organized it still has a gritty feel which makes it the perfect location for an industrial shoot.


Some awesome old cameras on display at today’s casting studio.

Some awesome old cameras on display at today’s casting studio.