I was born and raised in Miami, Florida with a passion for nature and a love for wildlife, as contrasting as those ideas may be. I believe in the re-energizing power of experiencing what the natural world has to offer, and learning from the vast array of colorful cultures throughout the world. As a child, I was fortunate enough to have a father who showed me the wonders of traveling, and for as long as I can remember the desire to travel has been a strong driving force throughout my life. Some people travel to get away, I travel to experience the world and learn what it has to offer. When I first picked up a camera at the age of 10 I was hooked, and as I grew, I put my love for nature, traveling, and photography together.
Today, I am an active duty military member living in Europe. I am working through a long bucket list of locations to visit (and photograph) during my time here, while simultaneously seeking a higher education in photography. Of course, I could not achieve any of this without my loving husband, who often times acts as my mule, carrying my camera gear and serving as a subject within my imagery. He tolerates me dragging him all over the world, so I can get that 'perfect shot,' and without him, a lot of my accomplishments would not be possible.
When I am not traveling, photographing, or working, I spend my time at home with my husband and two Siberian Huskies, who also have the fortune of joining me on my travels. My dogs often times serve as my muses within my photographs, and are well versed in posing and being patient models. Aside from traveling, I thoroughly enjoy hiking, horseback riding, snowboarding, and wake-boarding, and find it difficult to divide my time between all the things I enjoy doing. More of my personal story, as well as photographs, can be found on my Instagram: @wanderinfocus