November 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

This year I am especially thankful for a wonderfully supportive family and boyfriend, my health, a place to call home, and a job that allows me to build my skills. I have had the opportunity to fulfill one of my life goals next month, but I could not have done it without the support of family, boyfriend and friends, a healthy body or my day job.

Meadow in Yosemite National Park

Meadow in Yosemite National Park

The above image is from my family reunion trip in Yosemite. I am thankful that our National Parks are open again, and I look forward to visiting more in 2014.

I have had a lot of opportunities in 2013, and I am thankful that I have learned something from every one that has come my way. I am excited to use what I have learned this year and implement it next year.

I am also thankful for those of you who have supported my photographic journey – through this blog, through photo sessions, through social media and in person. It means a lot that you have taken the time to look at the images that I have created and read the words that I have written. I hope you’ll join me as my journey takes me to new and exciting places…I know that I cannot wait to share them with you.

Happy Thanksgiving!



Zoo News magazine

November 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

I am excited to share this issue of Zoo News, the Santa Barbara Zoo’s member magazine:

Zoo News magazine Winter 2013

Zoo News magazine Winter 2013

Why Antarctica?

November 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

Last month, I booked the trip of a lifetime to the “White Continent”. More often than not the question, “Why Antarctica?!” comes up.

Well, why not Antarctica?

Ever since I was a kid, I have wanted to visit all seven continents, and have wanted to reach the tips of South America, Africa and Antarctica. This trip will satiate two of those life goals, as I will be departing by boat out of the tip of South America.

I am envisioning the bluest of blues, the tealest of teals, and the whitest of whites. As a photographer, I cannot wait to interpret these things (Photographer David DuChemin set me straight that I would not be able to capture these things). To be among penguins is something that I have only dreamed of for years. To stand on ice that has been forming for millions of years is just beyond my comprehension.

The voyage is slated to travel into the Antarctic Circle, a dream that I hadn’t quite realized would be a part of this expedition cruise. As a geographer, this will be really exciting to see the latitude change. Of course, the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions. I know it will be amazing.

I’m so excited to experience these things, and I am so excited to bring back images of a part of the world that I have only dreamed I would ever visit. I hope that I will be able to post a few photos here and there, but of course that depends on internet availability.

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