I drove to Utah and back this weekend and had so much fun. On my way back, I just took my time. Went on some hikes, stopped in some small towns. It's good to be home, but I think I could do that forever.
I! Love! The! Ocean!
When u match the wall of seafood bins, u stop to take a picture. #aesthetic #somethingsfishy PC: @dahl.jack
From a morning at the tide pools, ft. birds, starfish, and... other weird creatures
I was playing with in-camera double-exposures and accidentally planted flowers on the couch. . Whoa this is my 1200th post! Oof. That's a lotta posts. Thanks for enjoying them with me!
Try again. (Instagram likes sunsets, right? I'm just trying to please the algorithm now.) . . (Just kidding, don't worry)
My little sister eating an ice cream cone: the saga . EDIT: I just overheard her say, My goal for 2020 is to eat ten French toast [in one sitting]. LEGEND
Some out-the-car-window pictures taken in Astoria. I need to go back for more and also to find One-Eyed Willy's Treasure. . . . . . . . . #astoriaoregon #thegoonies #visitastoria #astoria #victorianhouse
I can't explain why I like this picture so much. It's not a portrait or a sweeping landscape, or even a full picture of this car. It's edited almost as messily as possible, just distorting the reflections from the car window I took it through. I added a few extra lights, cuz why not. But anyway... here... look at this... enjoy...?
Photography for me has always been about sharing moments and experiences. C'mon, let's go for a walk on the beach.
If a hike has ocean views it automatically gets an extra star on my yelp review. . Also, my last post was at Devil's Punchbowl, this one is at God's Thumb. Eternal forces are at play duking it out on the Oregon Coast.
[Allegedly where the devil stirs his punch.]
Swipe to see the results of me snoopin around this rest stop taking pictures of strangers like a creep! 👉🏼😏👉🏼 #reststopsofamerica
Swipe! 👉🏼🎇🎆💥 One more film #glitchstitch in honor of Independence Day, and the promised land of old cars, road trips, good eats, big skies, and American dreams. Whatever problems it might have, the US of A is THE PLACE.
I call this one Y'all need Jesus. . As a completely accidental double exposure, it was cool how easily I could imbue it with what seems like a deep, intentional meaning. . In the second photo, the picture behind the mall scene advertises FREE BIBLES with a couple still available. It's interesting contrasting the living water given freely to the different fast foods and fast fashions sold in the mall that are so temporary. Things that will leave us to thirst again. But did I take a free bible? No. Did I shop at the mall? Yeah. Like the picture also seems to show, the louder things of the world can seem to make the more important things - whatever those are to you, regardless of your religion - less and less a part of your life. . Ultimately, though, I think 2 Nephi 9:50-51 from the Book of Mormon provides a better caption (and advice!) than I could! . Come, my brethren, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters; and he that hath no money, come buy and eat; yea, come buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore, do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy. Hearken diligently unto me, and remember the words which I have spoken; and come unto the Holy One of Israel, and feast upon that which perisheth not, neither can be corrupted, and let your soul delight in fatness. #alteranalog
Swipe! Fun fact: Not far from where this first photo was taken, we got stung by itty bitty jelly fish while snorkeling. (Feb. 2017) . I call this a film glitch stitch. (2 photos put into one as a panorama in Lightroom.) Got a few more coming your way. #lastoftheroll #glitchstitch
Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?
Friday night lights! (An accidental film double exposure) . When I got a roll back absolutely blank I was pretty confused. In what I would now call it an act of God, I somehow put the roll I'd just wound up back into the camera and went to develop the blank roll I was going to shoot next. Oops! Only... a handful of them actually turned out really cool! This was my favorite of the roll. . In other news... I only ever went to one high school football game throughout high school. My school didn't have a team and it wasn't really my scene anyway haha. . Also, this is one of a few photos I have made available to purchase as prints! Prices start at $7! Link in bio! #alteranalog
The universe is always expanding, so that means there's a lot to see and that I've got a lot to catch up on! 🚀
Home cooking! As shot on film!
Things aren't always black and white.
In the Bible, God called His temple the place of the soles of my feet. I know He still has those places today. To me they are places of peace, positivity, escape, and inspiration. Places where heaven seems a lot closer. #churchofjesuschrist
Going bowling with me: an analysis Pros: you will win Cons: ???
Did somebody say roadtrip? #NotOliversCar
Don't mind me, just living in the past. #shoesofboise
The blue house stands! . (Here's an old repost to help complete this blue phase of the feed.)
I'm excited to explore Oregon again next week! (Swipe for film versions of this photo!)
On top of a roof at the end of a rainbow!
Currently: eating ice cream and BOOKING SUMMER SHOOTS! . If you wanna shoot let's do it! Send me a DM or visit the link in my bio. I'm based in Boise but will be making stops in Rexburg and Northern Utah later in the summer. Let's make some magic!
Let's go back to the basics.
First portrait session since getting back from my mission: a success, no? . It feels good to be obsessed about something new I've helped create. . #inspireportraits #portraitimagine #portraitsinspire
*music softly playing on the car radio after the end of a good day* . #roadtrip #bokeh
This is from what I'd consider my first real shoot. I think it's also when I realized how magic portraits could be.
It's good to be back in Idaho. Pine trees, cool mountain air, late sunsets, and uh... potatoes.
I'm going to be moving to Provo for school in the fall! . (And I hope this abandoned motel is still there, but... I kinda doubt it. Anyone have the scoop?) #oliversmotelsigns
Some more for my #NotOliversCar collection (Swipe to see a brand new photo that wasn't taken before my mission haha) #thisisboise #vwbug
Quick! Comment your wifi password below 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Some of my favorite pictures have been taken through the window of a moving car at just the right time. . #motelsigns #oliversmotelsigns #usaroadtrip #outmywindow #cali #retromotel #retro
I went for a drive around Boise with my mom today. It's changed and grown so much! I'm not sure how I feel about it. I just know I still love it. #boise #boiseidaho #thisisboise #coolvibes #poolvibes #retrovibes #lifestyleportraits
I took my first Sunday nap in 2 years today. I simultaneously feel like hibernating and running a marathon. Naps are a kinda drug I think. #oliversmotelsigns #roadtrippin #smalltownusa #oldiebutgoodie
Back to portraits! A candid from the last shoot I did before leaving for Arkansas!
The dream is to be able to travel all over the place and take pictures of cool people and places. If you know anyone hiring, lemme know! #RV #rvlifestyle #wanderlust #travelblogger #drivevintage #vintage #roadtripusa #roadtrip #dreamin #notoliverscar
Hey Instagram! Hey Idaho! It's been a while. I'm back! After serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 2 years in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission, I'm back in Idaho! It's good to be back but I'm going to miss Arkansas and the people there and being a full-time missionary a lot. I wouldn't trade anything in the world for those 2 years worth of experiences and growth and change. I'm the same me, but a different and better me. I'm taking a short break from doing new photography while I get settled back in, but in the mean time I'll be posting some oldies to keep things lively. #idaho #idahome #returnedmissionary