The best way to describe my photography journey is a revolving door...
The beauty of photography is that there is no final destination. It’s a continuous journey because there is always something new to learn, to wonder about, and to try and experiment with a camera in hand.
Mama, Wife, Friend, Artists. Photographer. Engineer, Nerd, Solo Entrepreneur.
With the dog or cat at the party, Watching a sunrise, relaxing on my porch, birdwatching, listening to an audiobook
Being hangry, letting self-doubt run the show, focusing on things I can't control, energy vampires
Meaningful conversation, unplugging from my phone regularly, letting nature be my guide, punny jokes
This new hobby quickly spiraled into an intoxicating and blissful obsession. After years of learning, the cement hardened, and photography had become a permanent extension of my being. Initially, it took me a long time to feel like my images were good enough to say “I’m a photographer” out loud. Even though my photography will always be a continuous evolution, I can finally speak the words “I’m a travel, nature, and landscape photographer” to others. And I'm thankful every day that this passion turned into a profession.
With a family in the mix these days, I certainly appreciate more local landscapes but savor the travel when it comes my way. My new mom tagline is chasing a toddler or chasing beautiful light while still enjoying every bit of grey and blue in between. There’s a photo anywhere if you are willing to slow down and find your connection to nature.
My eyes opened to a whole new world of exploring and the genre of landscape photography.
When an opportunity presented itself to quit my job and move overseas, I jumped at the chance. With no friends or family near or even in the same time zone, I found myself with a lot of free time. Additionally, I had some of the world’s most prestigious mountain peaks at my doorstep to fill the void. It started as fun weekend hiking excursions with my camera.
By some random chance, I found an advertisement for a photography workshop in English and immediately signed up. Despite being known for my planning and preparedness, this was a time when I jumped without looking at what was below. That workshop was an embarrassing but funny train wreck for me. But that’s a story to be told over dinner with a glass of something. Although, we grow from being uncomfortable. As a result, I grew a lot that weekend.
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
sparkling water or white wine
Parks & Rec... again
neuroscience research on creativity
My Favorite Things
Coffee! A hot cup of java as I wait for sunrise is a perfect moment.
my happy place!
The Mountains! It's my zone of serenity where all of my best ideas happen.
Sitting around a campfire, provided I'm not the one in the smoke path.
My Favorite Things
Sunglasses, sunblock, and chapstick. Never leave home without them!
Ice cream. Gummi Bears. French Fries. Macarons. S'more anything.
my guilty pleasure
A day that involves playing in a river.
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