As you may remember, I've been visiting all the National Parks, with a plan to photograph all of them by 2020. This has been an incredible adventure, a chance to prove the world is a beautiful place, to really open my eyes and share it! But every time I travel, I am even more impacted by coming home. I get to rediscover my own backyard, to see it as though I had traveled miles to get here. I have mountains as a backdrop to my life! How much better does it get?
Well, this particular Sunday, I visited a place I knew well, somewhere I often shot for engagement photos. 3 or 4 years ago when I lived in Utah County, Utah Lake was one of my favorite sunset locations. I had no clue it was a State Park at the time. In fact, I had NEVER even visited or photographed it other than during an engagement or bridal session. I got to explore somewhere I'd already been, but never really seen. To discover something I already knew, but never acknowledged. I sat on the rocks and wrote, I walked, dipped my toes in the water, watched the clouds move across the sky. I even started singing songs! It's inspiring to be surrounded my nature like this.