For most people this is just a picture of 3 hunters glassing on the side of a mountain. They don't know the back story up to this moment, they don't know how many miles of sweat and determination went into getting to this point, not to mention the amount of time, money, and planning that were involved. Just looking at this picture it takes me back to the exact moment in time: Glassing for elk in the #backcountry during #ArcherySeason. This was already day 5 of our hunt to try and get my brother a bull. We had covered so much mountain, put on numerous miles, encountered every type of weather, and yet still had our hopes high in filling his tag. The weather had cleared that afternoon, that it felt so good just to bask in the sun and soak it all up before the next storm rolled in that evening.
Getting the opportunity to take in this beautiful land that God created is something that will never get old. You wouldn't believe how many people tell me that they live vicariously through me and the pictures I take and the adventures I go on. And yet, it's available to almost anyone out there! It's just so meaningful to me that I HAVE to go out and see it, experience it, and #photograph as much of it as I can.
Spending quality time with my brother and boyfriend and being able to share the same passion as they do, has only brought me closer to them. We only get so much time in this life to spend with family, might as well spend it doing something we love so much. These are the memories that will never be forgotten. (Well, my memory may get bad but that's why I have all these pictures to help me remember! Haha) I'm very thankful and blessed that I get to do what I love come hunting season. Being out there in the mountains makes me feel most alive. Changing jobs has given me the opportunity to be able to take off most of the fall hunting season. Eventually one day I hope to be self employed so I can create my own schedule to be able to go on more hunts. It's the simple things in life that I live for, even if it is just a picture of 3 hunters glassing on the side of a mountain.