Mason Clements stretches just behind the chutes before the Young Living Farms Rodeo held Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Mona, Utah. A relative newcomer to rodeo, Mason competes in the bareback-riding event and last year placed 10th at the world's top rodeo, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
December is oftentimes thought of as a month
of reflection and finality to the year, and those things held especially true
for me this last month of 2018 as a rodeo project I had been working on since
May published in the Daily Herald. (That project is shown as the photo above
and the 15 following below.)
began my photo essay on local professional bareback rider Mason Clements when I
approached a local rodeo with a story pitch on any up-and-coming cowboys living
in our coverage area. I had been wanting to photograph more rodeos since
beginning work in Utah, and saw the opprotunity to get my fix through focusing
one of the newspaper's Monday Close-Ups on the subject. Mason fell in the among
the middle of a list given to me of rodeo athletes ranging from multi-time
world champions to absolute no-names. What I thought would be a
two-or-three-day shoot profiling Mason to be published about two weeks later
gradually grew into a much longer-term project.
photographing Mason working out and competing at a single rodeo, I thought,
"Hey, let's just keep shooting this and see where it goes." Rodeos
are "sexy" (as we say in the photo world), and I wanted to really dig
into the rodeo lifestyle. So, I began juggling at times up to three Monday
Close-Up photo stories to cover my monthly requirements in addition to my daily
assignments as I chipped away at photographing Mason.
time would allow, I would pop into Mason's life roughly once or twice a month
as he'd compete in the rodeo circuit. I infrequently get to photograph subjects
for more than a month, so it was quite nice to really settle into Mason's life
and become a part of his routine. Each month I'd feel like the story needed
some more "umph", so I'd find another shorter-term project to run for
that month's Monday Close-Up and I'd keep shooting Mason. After a bit of time
with Mason, I toyed with the idea of following him all the way to the Wrangler
National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas in December. What started as a general
inquiry to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association at the start of August
began a back-and-forth battle for access that eventually resulted in me being
granted a limited-access credential to the WNFR in late November. After
covering Mason for a few months, I made the six-hour drive from Provo to Las
Vegas this December to follow Mason on his last day competing at the world's
followed Mason around for most of the day on December 15th as he went about the
last day at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The WNFR being an extremely
taxing 10-day back-to-back gauntlet, Mason slept in and spent most of his time
before the rodeo working out, eating right and soothing his injuries. At the
rodeo itself, I only had access to photograph the bareback-riding event from
one stationary position and had no access to anything within the arena or
backstage besides that. Despite limited access, photographing the world's top
rodeo was quite a spectacle (in which I even donned a cowboy hat to "blend
I haven't worked on a
long-term project (which I consider to be more than two months) since college,
and I re-learned a lot from dipping back into longer-form storytelling. Mason's
story ran as a two-part series on the front page of the Daily Herald on the
last Saturday and Sunday of the year.
To read more about Mason, you can read
the two stories I wrote to accompany the photo essay: Part 1 – provodh.com/ypz64, Part 2 – provodh.com/f05wk.
Mason Clements laces up his boots before the Strawberry Days Rodeo held Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo Grounds in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Mason is currently a resident of Springville, which holds the 801 area code, but he was born in Henderson, Nevada.
Kaycee Feild gestures to his mentee, Mason Clements, as they joke around while preparing for the Days of '47 Rodeo held Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City. Feild, of Genola, is a four-time world champion bareback rider, and helps coach Clements. “We’re competitive with each other no matter what we do,” said Clements. “Then we add making money, the physicality of rodeo, the crowds and it makes it that much more fun and makes us more competitive.”
Mason Clements dons his cowboy hat as he prepares to head to the chutes before the Strawberry Days Rodeo held Friday, June 22, 2018, at the PRCA Rodeo Grounds in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Clements competed in roughly 85 rodeos this year, riding in as many as four to five rodeos a week during the peak summer season.
Mason Clements and his horse burst out of the chutes as he competes during the Strawberry Days Rodeo held Friday, June 22, 2018, at the PRCA Rodeo Grounds in Pleasant Grove, Utah. “Bareback riding has been compared to riding a jackhammer with one hand,” according to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Mason Clements holds out his hand for his nephew, Jax Clements, 3, of Salt Lake City, to high-five him as some of Mason's family surrounds him after he was injured during the Days of '47 Rodeo held Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mason would soon thereafter find that he had torn his ACL, but he continued to compete through the season.
Mason Clements exits the media room after being interviewed by a member of the media during the Days of '47 Rodeo held Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bareback riding generally ranks as the second most injury-prone event in rodeo, according to Current Sports Medicine Reports.
Mason Clements rides a stationary bike during a workout Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Anytime Fitness in Payson, Utah. Mason tries to hit the gym when he's not either competing in rodeos or training for them. He tries to meet with a personal trainer at least once every month or two.
Mason Clements holds the wheels steady as Kaycee Feild rides atop a bucking machine Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Feild's home in Genola, Utah. When they have time, the two bareback riders train together.
Mason Clements is interviewed by a member of the media after competing in the Days of '47 Rodeo held Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mason Clements kisses Brianna Winn, his girlfriend, as he leaves his hotel room at the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Considered the world's top rodeo, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo begins Dec. 6 and takes place on ten consecutive nights in "Sin City".
Mason Clements signs a bill for room-service food as he lies in a compression bag in his hotel room at the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Back to back rodeos for ten nights can test a cowboy's body, and Mason spent as much time as he could prepping his body in the mornings and afternoons before competing each evening.
Mason Clements makes his way to his truck after leaving the Palms Casino Resort to head to the final night of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
During previous performances at this year's WNFR, Mason also injured his right hand, which is his riding hand. Pictured here at a previous rodeo, Mason Clements tapes up his arms as he prepares before the Fort Herriman PRCA Rodeo on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the arena next to W&M Butterfield Park in Herriman, Utah.
Mason Clements bursts out of the chutes atop Frontier Rodeo's Gunfire as he competes in the bareback-riding event during the final night of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo held Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over the ten nights of the rodeo, Mason competed against 15 world-class bareback riders and placed as high as second twice.
Mason Clements finished in ninth place overall within the bareback-riding division at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, one spot better than the previous year. Pictured here at a previous rodeo, Mason Clements hugs Brianna Winn, his girlfriend, after competing in the Young Living Farms Rodeo held Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Mona, Utah. Clements underwent ACL surgery at the end of 2018, and looks forward to next rodeo season.
Besides wrapping up my rodeo project, last month was a more exciting December than some. The Brigham Young University women's volleyball team advanced all the way to the NCAA's Final Four in Minneapolis, but was sadly swept in the first match by Stanford. BYU's football team also earned a bowl game in Idaho, but sadly no photographers were sent to either the out-of-state volleyball or football games despite sending reporters.
Besides the usually splattering of sports assignments, December predictably saw many holiday-themed stories including light displays, volunteer efforts, Santa sightings, Christmas concerts and other general festivities.
As I wrap up another calendar year at the Daily Herald, I've really learned to appreciate the communities I cover. From providing breaking news coverage on two wildfires burning more than 100,000 acres which threatened to destroy two south-county communities, to watching local sports teams go for state and national titles and getting to see local athletes develop from year to year, this past 365 days working at the Daily Herald as solidified the thought in my mind that there is no job I can love more than being a newspaper photojournalist at a daily publication. I hope to continue to foster that love in 2019, and to also see more of my growing knowledge of the community I cover to be more visible in my photographs.
Brigham Young University players celebrate after sweeping the University of Texas in an NCAA regional final match Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Smith Fieldhouse in Provo. The win allowed the Cougars to advance to the NCAA women's volleyball Final Four held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The team was later swept by Stanford in the national semifinals.
Brigham Young University guard TJ Haws (30) is wrapped up by Utah State University forward Dwayne Brown Jr. (2) on a play during a game between the Brigham Young University Cougars and the Utah State University Aggies held Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Marriott Center in Provo. An offensive foul was called on Haws during the play.
Brigham Young University libero Mary Lake (18) bumps the ball back toward the net during an NCAA regional final match between the Brigham Young University Cougars and the University of Texas Longhorns held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Smith Fieldhouse in Provo.
Brigham Young University guard TJ Haws (30) is helped up by forward Yoeli Childs (23) and guard Zac Seljaas (2) after Haws was fouled while making a three-pointer during a game between the Brigham Young University Cougars and the University of Utah Utes as part of the Beehive Classic held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
Brigham Young University guard Zac Seljaas (2) dunks the ball during a game between the Brigham Young University Cougars and the University of Utah Utes as part of the Beehive Classic held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
Brigham Young University fans cheer at the start of an NCAA regional final match between the Brigham Young University Cougars and the University of Texas Longhorns held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Smith Fieldhouse in Provo.
Brigham Young University guard TJ Haws (30) lays the ball up after driving the baseline and past Utah State University center Neemias Queta (23) during a game between the Brigham Young University Cougars and the Utah State University Aggies held Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Marriott Center in Provo.
Westlake senior shooting guards Samantha Hester, right, and Marissa Scoresby pose for a portrait Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs. The duo has coined the nickname "the splash sisters" and is hoping to help lead their team to the state finals once again this season.
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth plays a large handbell as she jokes around during the opening night of Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square held Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
Lydia Wiscombe, of Highland, throws a toy snowball at Santa Claus as she's accompanied by Heather Lott, a student volunteer from Utah Valley University, during a Quiet Santa session Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at University Place in Orem. Lydia lives with CDKL5, a disorder that has symptoms similar to Rett Syndrome, including seizures, loss of language skills, hand wringing and developmental problems.
Shelia Adams, of Park City, reacts as Rose, a northern saw-whet owl, looks her way after Adams and her daughter, Gabby, 11, had a photo taken of them with the owl during the night-owling program held Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at the Sundance Nordic Center.
Andrew Honey, 14, right, and his brother, Anthony, 12, play a video game together as their brother, Joshua, 15, wheels about in the hallway Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Honey family's home in American Fork. The boys all have Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare genetic disease that fatally deteriorates muscles in primarily male victims and has confined these brothers to wheelchairs.
Rebecca Dewey hugs her husband, Dylan, during a brief recess in Dylan Dewey's sentencing held at the 4th Judicial District Court on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Provo. Dylan Dewey was sentenced to 90 days in the Utah County Jail for a class A misdemeanor of unlawful sexual activity with a 16- or 17-year-old.
Kelsie Whitaker, of Provo, looks through bags of gifts for different families before then delivering those bags to families as part of the United Way of Utah County's Sub for Santa program Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Community Action Services and Food Bank in Provo.
Author and U.S. Army veteran Leslie Zimmerman helps her daughter Kennedy, 10, build a graham-cracker house as Zimmerman and her extended family all create graham-cracker houses together Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the author's mother's home in Orem.
Orem wide receiver Puka Nacua poses for a portrait Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at Orem High School. A senior, Nacua scored 26 touchdowns this year and broke Utah's state record for the most touchdowns in a single high school season.
Sports reigned supreme in November, especially football near the end of the month.
The Utah high school football state tournament was especially full of Utah County teams this year, resulting in a whole lot of time walking along sidelines and kneeling as I shot teams make their championship runs. Of the three divisional championship games "our" teams were in, two schools came away with titles (I also learned that I could indeed shoot three football games in a row that day). Brigham Young University's football team also had two games, including their "Holy War" matchup with their rival to the north, the University of Utah Utes. Basketball seasons (both high school and college) got underway, and I'm excited to switch to a new crop of sports to fill up my evenings. (My apologizes for the oversized vertical photos if you're viewing this on a desktop, Samexhibit is difficult to format for more natural-sized verticals.)
Disregarding sports, November was still a busy month. Midterm elections stood out as the most exciting news event in a month where I shot more press conferences and news events than usual. Portraits also popped up here and there. I always enjoy switching gears from the candid photography, busting out the lights, exploring my environment for different angles, and collaborating with the subject to make something neat. Feature assignments were few and far between this month.
As the end of 2018 nears, things in the photojournalism community begin to ramp up. Newspaper assignments get squeezed in before Christmastime, photo contests begin opening soon, and photographers begin to look back on their year of work. Though I'm not exactly looking forward to reading loads of contest rules and formatting photos to fit said rules, looking through my photos from the past year brings back so many fond memories, and reminds me that I am so lucky to be able to do what I do. I'm looking to wrap up my personal rodeo project in December, and I hope to finish out the year with a bang (or, at least a few more satisfying photos).
Orem running back Trevor Rockey (14) is downed just short of the goal line by Dixie defenders during the 4A football state championship game between the Orem Golden Tigers and the Dixie Flyers held Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
American Fork middle linebacker Tanner Vickers (52) celebrates with his teammates after the Cavemen defeated the Bingham Miners in overtime during a 6A state semifinal game Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
Bri Tallent, of Orem, talks with a customer at a Bath & Body Works retail store during Black Friday shopping Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at University Place in Orem.
Fraser Macfarlane, of Highland, browses different retail stores as he and other shoppers walk about during Black Friday shopping Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at University Place in Orem.
Lone Peak guard Jared Burton (1) is fouled on his shot by Timpanogos' Trey Anderson (5), but Burton makes the shot and the following foul shot during a game between the Timpanogos Timberwolves and the Lone Peak Knights as part of the Utah Valley Tip-Off Classic held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at the UCCU Center in Orem.
Members of the Provo Interfaith Choir read through a song as they sing together during a rehearsal Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Provo.
Ken Bona, 79, a U.S. Marine veteran and member of American Legion Post 72, poses for a portrait Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Orem. This and the following photo are part of a quick portrait series I did on veterans and their post-war service for a feature for one of the Herald's "Everyday Hero" stories. More portraits from the series can be seen here: provodh.com/7en3l
Allan Anderson, 86, a U.S. Marine veteran and member of American Legion Post 72, poses for a portrait Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Orem.
Lone Peak wide receiver Shawn Wood (14) reacts after officials ruled his catch in the end zone incomplete during the 6A football state championship game between the Lone Peak Knights and the American Fork Cavemen held Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
Utah Valley Wolverines head coach Mark Pope reacts after an official's call during a game between Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University held Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Marriott Center in Provo.
Justin Withers, center left, of Dominion Energy, Rod Martin, center right, owner of World Class Auto Repair, and others discuss hypothetical plans for the development of Utah County during the Valley Visioning event Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Utah Valley University in Orem.
New Mexico State Aggies quarterback Josh Adkins (14) slides as Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Sione Takitaki (16) jumps to try and down him during a game between Brigham Young University and New Mexico State University held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo.
Utah Utes wide receiver Jaylen Dixon (25) stiff arms Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Isaiah Kaufusi (53) as Dixon runs the ball upfield during a game between Brigham Young University and the University of Utah held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
Shireen Ghorbani, Democratic candidate for Utah's 2nd Congressional District, dances after giving her concession speech during an election-night watch party held by the Utah Democratic Party on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.
Mark Morrison, a woodshop teacher at Pleasant Grove High School as well as a coach for the school's cross country and track teams, poses for a portrait in the school's woodshop Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Morrison creates medal-hanging plaques out of wood for all of the runners he coaches.
Jamie Brooker cleans the Revolutionary War era clothing worn by her son, Parley, 8, after he got some ice cream on it as they and others prepare the parlor at Brooker's Founding Flavors Ice Cream on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Vineyard. The ice cream parlor opened to the public on Saturday.
Orem wide receiver Puka Nacua (12) reacts after his touchdown reception was broken up by a Dixie defender during the 4A football state championship game between the Orem Golden Tigers and the Dixie Flyers held Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
American Fork wide receiver Chase Roberts (27) runs a deep catch toward the end zone for a touchdown while guarded by Lone Peak outside linebacker Chase Tucker (20) during the 6A football state championship game between the Lone Peak Knights and the American Fork Cavemen held Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
Brigham Young Cougars running back Lopini Katoa (4) picks grass from his facemask after making a big play and being tackled during a game between Brigham Young University and New Mexico State University held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo.
Brigham Young Cougars running back Matt Hadley (2) celebrates his touchdown with his teammates during a game between Brigham Young University and the University of Utah held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
Former Brigham Young University football player Shea Boone, of South Jordan, watches another football game during pregame festivities before a game between Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, a matchup dubbed the "Holy War", on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, outside of Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
Lone Peak defensive end Michael Daley (45) hoists up the championship trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after the Knights defeated the American Fork Cavemen in 6A football state championship game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
Orem wide receiver Puka Nacua (12) shouts as he celebrates with his teammates after their victory over the Dixie Flyers in the 4A football state championship game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
Orem running back Noah Sewell (2) hurdles Dixie free safety Harrison Beazer (47), but officials called a penalty during the play, in the 4A football state championship game between the Orem Golden Tigers and the Dixie Flyers held Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
Don Hutchings, of American Fork, has his makeup done by Laney Kinyon, of Lehi, at the Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in American Fork. Hutchings played the ticket-taker Thursday night, the first person visitors see as they enter the haunted house.
After an insanely-busy September, October felt "just
Sports coverage continued to wax, whereas
breaking news dramatically waned, seasonal features peppered the weeks, and
fall weather had its heyday in Utah. It was a nice mix of subject matter.
Sports were out in force. The Brigham Young
University football team (and myself) spent some time in LaVell Edwards
Stadium and mens collegiate basketball got into pre-season play. At the high
school level, girls soccer seasons held state tournaments, and football eased
into playoff games.
On the features and news side, things had a
nice mix. As election season gained momentum political candidates came and went
from the Daily Herald for interviews with our editorial board, and a quick stop
in the photo studio. It could be argued October is the apex of fall, so I also
(happily) spent some time at haunted houses, corn mazes, among zombies and
witnessed pumpkin being added to more than a few dishes. I had a Monday
Close-Up publish on the first day of the month (see photo seven), and I kept
plugging away at trying to keep another story going while keeping fresh back-up
I also saw some scheduling and policy changes
at the newspaper in October. For one, photographers will be doing Monday
Close-Ups less frequently. As photo coverage keeps expanding and resources
don't, we've had less opportunities to invest time in projects. While I'm sad
to not have as many opportunities to work on photo projects, I'm glad to hopefully have more time to keep the quality of stories more polished
and more consistent. Evan (my boss), was kind and switched shifts with me for a
week to allow me to go to my friends' annual dance party in the desert (ask me
about it sometime), and I'm glad to be visiting Ohio soon into November to see
one of my close friends from college get married. The leaves have mostly fallen
throughout Utah, and the chill of winter has begun to creep into the winds –
I'm excited to dive into the last two months of 2018.
Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson (11) and wide receiver Neil Pau'u (84) celebrate Wilson's touchdown during Brigham Young University's homecoming game against the University of Hawaii held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. Wilson, a freshman, made his starting-quarterback debut, replacing senior Tanner Mangum.
Brigham Young University students hold up "Y's" as a play unfolds during Brigham Young University's homecoming game against the University of Hawaii held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo.
Brigham Young Cougars defensive lineman Khyiris Tonga (95) sacks Hawaii Rainbow Warriors quarterback Cole McDonald (13) during Brigham Young University's homecoming game against the University of Hawaii held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo.
Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake celebrates with defensive back Austin Lee (11) after Lee picked off an interception and ran for several yards during Brigham Young University's homecoming game against the University of Hawaii held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. The Cougars defeated Hawaii 49-23.
London Masuisui, 9, of Farr West, peers out of her homemade cougar costume during pregame festivities before Brigham Young University's homecoming game against the University of Hawaii held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo.
Nate and Tawnee DuBose play with their new dog, named Scout, for the first time just after Nate brought the dog home Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the DuBose's tiny home in Eagle Mountain. To see more from this Monday Close-Up, look here: http://provodh.com/r9h9m.
Lexi Huckaby, of Payson, breaks bottles set atop a television in the Phat Smash It room as her husband, Cody Huckaby, and children, Ryker Ballantyne, 4, left, and Kingston Huckaby, 1, watch from behind safety glass Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Phat Axe in American Fork.
Alysse Lundgren gives her son, Castiel, 8, a dose of CBD oil at their home Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Lindon. Castiel has autism and takes CBD oil to treat symptoms of the disorder and help prevent seizures.
Scot Swan, of Mapleton, acts like a zombie as he dances with his wife, Edie, during the second-annual Zombie Prom for Juvenile Arthritis held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Mapleton Memorial Hall.
Fashion designer Kenneth Boggs, CEO and founder of Kenneth Boggs Suits, poses for a portrait at his business Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Provo. Boggs’ suits can be found on Dwight Howard of the Washington Wizards, Ziggy Ansah of the Detroit Lions, Raul Neto of the Utah Jazz and James Harden of the Houston Rockets.
Rosie Farias, 5, of Vineyard, places a smaller cone on a larger cone as Tyler Pritchett, 8, of Lehi, gathers himself as he stands atop a horse during equestrian therapy sessions Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Summerhill Equestrian and Event Center in Saratoga Springs. Placing the cones on other cones from horseback helps strengthens the core of riders.
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, conducted by music director Mack Wilberg, performs during the morning session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at the church's Conference Center in Salt Lake City. The choir recently changed its name from the long-standing Mormon Tabernacle Choir as part of a church-wide rebranding to remove the word "Mormon" from the faith.
Lisa Rentfro, a retired beautician from Saratoga Springs, jokes with Misty Kennedy, of Pleasant Grove, as Rentfro cuts the hair of Kennedy's son, Kayden, 7, during an event giving free haircuts to single mothers and their children at U.G.L.Y.'s Closet on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Pleasant Grove. The secondhand boutique holds the Single Mommy's Project - No Cost Haircuts event the first and third Thursday of each month.
U.S. Senate Republican candidate Mitt Romney poses for a portrait Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at the Daily Herald in Provo.
Burned trees and benches stand along Loop A of the Blackhawk Campground near Mount Nebo Scenic Byway on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in southern Utah County. Roughly 120,000 acres were burned by the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain wildfires.
Lone Peak forward Nicole Ray (16) slides to block a kick from Layton's Abby Fotheringham (5) during the 6A girl's soccer state championship match between the Lone Peak Knights and the Layton Lancers held Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.
Lone Peak players gather around the championship trophy to kiss it as they celebrate their victory over the Layton Lancers in the 6A girls soccer state championship match Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.
Utah Valley Wolverines center Baylee Steele (44) dunks the ball as Dixie State Trailblazers guard Andre Wilson (20) reacts during an exhibition game between Utah Valley University and Dixie State University held Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at the UCCU Center in Orem.
Timpanogos defensive tackle Tj Sa'u (69) stands on the sidelines before a game between the Timpanogos Timberwolves and the Springville Red Devils held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Timpanogos High School in Orem.
Lone Peak defensive back Chase Tucker (20) knocks the ball away on a pass intended for Pleasant Grove running back Dayne Christiansen (20) during a game between the Lone Peak Knights and the Pleasant Grove Vikings held Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Lone Peak High School in Highland.
Lone Peak defensive back coach Colton Owens raises up defensive back Nate Ritchie (6) as he hugs him after Ritchie ran a pass he intercepted back for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter during a game between the Lone Peak Knights and the Pleasant Grove Vikings held Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Lone Peak High School in Highland.
Timpview's Alaina Pestana (1) and Tanya Rivera (16) embrace as they share tears with their teammates after being defeated in a 5A state semifinals match by the Murray Spartans held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper.
Springville cornerback Austin Mortensen (2) rests with his teammates before a game between the Timpanogos Timberwolves and the Springville Red Devils held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Timpanogos High School in Orem.
Skyridge running back Ma'a Notoa poses for a portrait Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Skyridge High School. A senior, Notoa has been selected by the Daily Herald as the Utah Valley Player of the Year.