Hi, I'm Brad.
I've been shooting professionally for 21 years. I'm a very passionate artist, photographer, and business entrepreneur.
I love the great outdoors and spend as much time as possible climbing, hiking, skiing, mtn. biking and exploring. I live in Northern Utah with my awesome family, the Peterson 5 and our giant dog Pepper. Through the years my work has taken me all over this world to photograph portrait events and scenic landscape adventures. I believe my strength as an artist is my ability to step into any situation and photograph it well. My specialties include: portraits, weddings, commercial documentation, extreme nature and landscapes, cityscapes and wildlife, marketing/ advertising, adventure/ action, modelling portfolios, and college sports where I am credentialed and licensed for NCAA football and basketball media.
My two business mantras are:
"I don't photograph what I see...I see because I photograph!
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."
I look forward to working with you and will guarantee a memorable experience with a crystal clear visual story of the things that matter in your life.
- member of the NPS and PPA
"Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are dirt." ~John Muir
"Yes. I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."~Oscar Wilde
"Notice the small things. The rewards are inversely proportional." ~Liz Vassey
"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." ~unknown
"Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed." ~Joseph Addison
"There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable." ~Mark Twain
"The subject matter is much more important than the photographer." ~Gordon Parks
"Sunsets, like childhood are viewed with wonder not only because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting."~Richard Paul Evans
"Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid."~Lady Bird Johnson
"There is a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't sit still; So they break the hearts of kith and kin, and they roam the world at will. They range the field and rove the flood, And they climb the mountains crest; Their's is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest." ~Robert W. Service