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Yellowstone & Grand Teton: A Year in the Making

After many trials and tribulations, we finally led a photo tour to Yellowstone & Grand Teton. We had been wanting to run this trip for years, and 2019 is when it all came into fruition. I had been to Yellowstone on a family trip many years ago, and Paul backpacked the Tetons, and we both scouted locations together in 2018 in the hopes of leading a tour here. We experienced a lot of ups and downs this year in our business, and to be able to get this trip going despite it all, was a triumph.

With a full crew, we had a blast! (We cap our tours at 5 people maximum). We revisited all of our favorite locations and saw a lot of wildlife. Here are some photos we made on the trip:

Grand Prismatic Spring from the Fairy Falls viewpoint

Grand Prismatic Spring from the Fairy Falls viewpoint

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs

One of our favorite locations is Mammoth Hot Springs because you can make all kinds of great, abstract compositions.

Paul shooting “through the trees”

Paul shooting “through the trees”

Having fun at Mormon Row

Having fun at Mormon Row

These horses had the perfect Western backdrop!

These horses had the perfect Western backdrop!

A classic take on the Moulton Barn © Paul Nguyen

A classic take on the Moulton Barn © Paul Nguyen

Something new for us is that we visited the Grizzly Bear & Wolf Discovery Center across from our hotel. This nonprofit rehabilitates animals that couldn’t survive on their own in the wild. It’s a great way to see the famed Gray Wolves or Grizzlies, since you have a very slim chance of seeing them in the parks.

On every tour, we do a sunrise shoot at least once. As much as we like sleep, no one complains after an amazing sunrise shot, which were treated to on our last day in the Tetons.

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Sunrise on the Tetons.jpg

We hope to see you on a tour with us soon!