Katie & Cole Engagements


  When I met Katie & Cole for the first time, it was blatantly obvious that these two are just the perfect match. It was also obvious that they both, Cole in particular, enjoyed awesome skies. With that said, it was by a bit of luck that we got stellar mammatus clouds over their engagement shoot thanks to a tornado warned storm just to our west that day. We totally took advantage of the amazing skies for some of their …

Mike Mezeul IIKatie & Cole Engagements

Texas Tornadoes


On May 7, 2015 a supercell thunderstorm developed over southern Wise county in the DFW Metroplex. As the storm matured, it became increasingly organized and eventually went on to produce a few tornadoes from the towns of New Fairview to Krum. I was fortunate enough to document a large multiple vortex about 5 miles east of Slidell as well as a beautiful cone tornado just west of Krum before night fall. Here are a few images of those tornadoes. These are the …

Mike Mezeul IITexas Tornadoes

The Perfect Storm

A textbook tornadic supercell in Floydada, Texas at sunset.

I’ll keep this short and sweet as I feel words just don’t do this storm justice. I present to you a beautiful, textbook, perfect tornadic supercell near Floydada, Texas at sunset on April 22, 2015.

Mike Mezeul IIThe Perfect Storm

Storm season is here!


March 25 was the official season opener for my 2015 storm chasing season, and it started off with a bang (literally, we found hail). Myself, James Brandon and Maegan Puetz all departed Decatur, Texas and headed north towards a cold front that was surging southward through central Oklahoma. As we crossed the Red River, the storm we were targeting quickly become organized and severe thunderstorm warned. We were still about 70 miles south of it, but with us flying north …

Mike Mezeul IIStorm season is here!

Celebrating Life


I’ll be the first to admit that I have an almost sickening (maybe need therapy) obsession with the Milky Way and our night sky. It’s such an amazing display of heaven above us, and the best part, it’s completely free. I’ve photographed the Milky Way hundreds of times at countless locations, but the one spot I had yet to was Death Valley. Reason being, every time I’ve visited the park, the celestial center of the Milky Way was still below …

Mike Mezeul IICelebrating Life

Exploring the American Southwest Workshop!


Sold Out! It’s no secret that America has plenty to offer in terms of breath-taking landscapes, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a higher concentration of jaw-dropping scenery than in the southwest. Come join James Brandonl and myself as we explore this incredible part of the country on a 6 day road trip that will cover some of the most breath taking locations this region has to offer. Valley of Fire, Zion National Park, the slot canyons of Page in Arizona, …

Mike Mezeul IIExploring the American Southwest Workshop!