Whenever I go on a trip I swear I’m going to pack my gear bag lighter this time. Whenever I pack my gear bag I find something else I have to bring, every trip. There’s just something special about travel photography that I adore.  Whether hiking a mile down into the Grand Canyon with a heavy bag, and a near crippling fear heights to be able to say I captured Ohh Ahh Point; packing up gear at 4 AM for a sunrise hike to Boynton Canyon, where by sheer luck Air Balloons were also rising with the sun; or hunched over a cactus hoping to avoid spikes to capture the perfect angle.  Things I’d never do without a camera in my hand are suddenly possible and inspiring. I look forward to every trip and what pictures I’ll be able to capture.