On vacation, my friends and I went to the free art night at the Scottsdale Art Museum. Surprisingly, they allowed cameras, we photographed and videoed our favorite pieces while wandering around great art!
This is one of my favorite pictures of me. I never love to be on the other end of the camera, but my friend and role model, Katie Pickrell, took my senior pictures. She used a Nikon D500.
My good friend Haley coasting down the highway in Buena Vista. We were on our way to an 8-mile hike on our annual camping trip. It's never a bad time to snap a picture.
On a family vacation, my friend Abby and I tried parasailing. I am quite a wimp when it comes to heights, but after some coaxing I didn't regret it at all.
This is a photo I took at my first Red Rocks concert. It was breathtaking to see my favorite band, The 1975, in an iconic venue. It makes it just that much better that this upcoming May, I get to walk across the same stage with a diploma in my hand. This is where I first realized the opportunities journalism can provide when getting in contact with bands.
I traveled to Seattle for the National High School Journalism convention in the spring of 2017. It was the best trip I've ever been on because of Seattle's sightseeing, food and, of course, the opportunity to learn from professionals.
I was out of breath after skiing the runs of Copper Mountain all day and slumped into the powder. I snapped this picture and smiled because I got the opportunity to ski on my 17th birthday.
This was taken at my last soccer game. It was emotional because after 13 years, I needed more time for school and journalism. I was ready to put my leadership and teamwork skills to use on the journalism staff.
This is a candid of me on top of Mt. Democrat. My friends and I dedicated the weekend to climbing all four "fourteeners" in the surrounding area. After sleeping at the trail head, this was at the top of the first summit. Little did I know how bad I would hurt after the fourth one!
Skiing is one of my favorite activities. It is a unique skill and I've understood how lucky I am to drive an hour and a half and be at the slopes. I hope to one day shoot at the X Games.
Wish Week is always a monumental and exciting time at my school. Being in the media program allowed me to capture a lot of special moments. Getting to spend time with Gabby, the Wish Kid, was some of the best moments of my high school career.
This picture is pretty special to me. I took it in the summer of 2016 on my favorite hiking trail, Ptarmigan Lake in Buena Vista. It is when I first learned that I could take great pictures. Although lugging my camera bag up the 8-mile hike was difficult, it was worth it for how this photo turned out.
This is a photo of me and my best friend, Tyler Merchant. We were celebrating the Fourth of July this past summer. Although the disposable camera version didn't turn out so clearly, we're lucky a good friend had a camera on hand to capture a great moment.
This was taken in June of 2017, it is one of the few photos where I'm on the other side of the camera. My friends and I annually camp in Buena Vista. Because of the fact that there isn't any service, no one's ever on their phones, so I try to capture the special moments and am typically called the paparazzi on these trips. It is important to me that with the ability to have technology like we do, that we try to capture as many moments and stories as possible; it makes it special to look back on some of the best times of our youth.
This is a photo of my dog Scout and I. We are at Lake McCaughny in Nebraska. I love to escape the hustle and bustle of Highlands Ranch here by tubing, water skiing and playing corn hole.
This is a photo of my parents and me at my 2015 homecoming. They have been extremely supportive of my application process and journalism career.