For years I’ve considered making a blog but wasn’t sure what content to add to it. I was insecure about what other people thought of me and it made me want to hide who I truly am. So who am I?

Well to answer your question, I am not a person that can be summed up in just one easy blurb, but I will try to give you the gist.

Last year was the worst year of my life. Now with that being said, I am actually very grateful for what I do have in my life and am not the type of person to force my misfortunes onto everyone else. I am somewhat of an optimist. However, last year really challenged me and made me reflect a lot on my life.

Last February I lost my dad extremely suddenly with no warning, no prior illness, and no goodbye. He had just celebrated his 50th birthday just over a month before. A heart attack took him from this earth and it was a life changing pill to swallow for me.

He was an avid outdoors-men who grew up in the northwest and always had a story to tell or some advice to give regarding anything woodsy, fishy, or exploration oriented. Needless to say my younger brother and I learned a fair amount about being outside from him.

Since his passing I’ve had a fire ignited and an all out passion discovered for exploring the outdoors and seeing new places in general. I want to live my life to the fullest and leave no stone untouched. Every chance I get I want to be outside hiking, camping, and taking photos along the way. It’s brought me so much closer to knowing my true self and discovering real meaning to life.

Like I said, along with exploring I also love taking photos. I have always had a love for photography since I can remember. As a kid I would constantly be snapping shots with film cameras and begging my parents to take me to the store to get them developed. To this day I still have albums and boxes filled with many childhood photos I took.

As a teenager I decided to make a photography portfolio for a senior project in high school. I caroused several of my friends to dress up for photo shoots and go to different locations around the area whether it was the waterfront, an abandoned house, or downtown Seattle. I created a fun keepsake portfolio that I also like to look back at with fond memories.

Now that it’s been a few years (I am 24) I have switched my focus to landscape and lifestyle photography. It has been an incredibly enjoyable feat and I have had so many great opportunities to learn and improve my skills as a hobbyist photographer.

There is so much out there to see and do and learn. I plan on continuing to soak up as much knowledge as I can on photography and travel to as many places as possible, all while sharing it with anyone who cares to follow along on here!

I wish everyone the best and most life changing experiences and enlightenment. My journey is just beginning and if you haven’t yet started yours, I urge you to get out there in any spare time you have! Explore, Create, Imagine, Live.