Being a native to North Carolina, I’m a little far from what I’ve spent most of my life calling home. However, I’ve been living out of Santa Barbara, CA for the past 3 years and I’ve gained a second family here that will always have my heart. This last summer, I got to finally fulfill a decade long dream. I bought a 2006 Dodge Sprinter off craigslist in Virginia and moved into it in June! Taking a road trip back to California meandering through Michigan, Colorado, and Tucson, I’ve since been traveling up and down the west coast. Plenty of ups and downs with living in a van, but hell…I’m only in my 20’s once, right?
I’ve always been an outdoors girl. I grew up playing in the red dirt of tobacco fields, spending hours in the sun and the water, and enjoying the mountains. It’s part of what drew me to photography. That, and seeing faded photos from 1970’s Colombia of my grandmother, great aunt, and a myriad of extended family, photos that I treasure and have cried over. Combining my two great loves has been a passion that I’ve been aching to pursue, year after year.
Which brings me to you. If you walk away from this site knowing how important the outdoors is, how important people are, and how exponentially incredible it is to combine people with their environments in a photograph, then I’ve done my job. Even if you never visit again or we never meet up and create something together. I will never give up on teaching the importance of documentation.
If you’re interested in chatting or seeing my work, please reach out. Let’s meet up over food, preferably good BBQ or tacos!