This is my 2012 show reel that I shot with Stacy (my camera). It was really difficult to pick this footage out of everything I've shot this year, simply because I had so much to choose from. I hope that this reel shows just a glimpse of how awesome 2012 has been for me. So much has happened in my life this past year, all forming and molding me into who I am today. I've been incredibly blessed this year and am truly thankful for the support that everyone has shown me. I hope to continue progressing in all aspects of my life as 2013 arrives.

This year I:
-Moved 2018 miles leaving my home, my family, and my friends of 9 years in the Midwest
-Submitted my portfolio to the Art Institute of California for a scholarship and won first place out of all 2012 applicants
-Became Chicago Aftershock's (professional paintball team) official photographer
-Signed with Social Paintball and got the opportunity to travel around the world shooting assignments for them
-Took a trip to the hospital for a severe concussion and have no memory of the three days surrounding my accident
-Concussed myself another three times after it took over a month to recover from my first major concussion
-Had a girl cut me off at an intersection while I was going 50 mph, totaling my Impreza
-Bought a brand new VW GTI '13
-Broke 2 iPhones
-Started a clothing company
-Was nominated to become the 39th member of the PhotoMob
-Learned nose manuals
-Read the New Testament of the Bible cover to cover
-Stole a no skateboarding sign
-Shot a real gun for the first time
-Got one of my photos selected for Editor's Choice on 500px

All of this footage was shot with Stacy, my Canon 60D and various Canon, Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina lenses.

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