Hi there! Thanks for visiting my site. I love to share my photos, so I’m happy you stopped by to check them out! Taking photos of the outdoors is my favorite activity. My love for nature and wildlife knows no bounds. In fact, I received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy and have worked as a Scientist for both the government and private firms. I currently work full-time as a Field Scientist for a government agency in Florida.
I also love to travel. I’ve had the privilege of visiting almost every state in the U.S. From cool nights in Jackson Hole to warm days on the beach in Waikiki, I’ve adventured in quite a few beautiful places. Additionally, I’ve traveled to many international destinations. Some of my favorite journeys have been exploring the estuaries and jungles of Costa Rica by boat and taking in the jaw-dropping views from the Peak 2 Peak Gondola in Whistler, British Columbia. One of my all-time favorite international destinations is Iceland. I’ve been lucky enough to spend time there during both winter and summer. If you’d like to read about some of my travel and outdoor adventures and see related photos, please check out my blog.
A big thank you to my small household who supports my passion for photography. My husband is my biggest supporter and despite being a busy Archeologist, PhD student, big-wall rock climber, and business owner, he makes time to support ALL of my goals. If you hire me for a photo session, you’ll likely get to work with my husband, as well! He assists me on most formal shoots. Photo by Cody Coleman.
+ I’ve donated photos to national conservation groups as well as to local conservation groups in Florida.
+ I’m a member of the Florida Native Plant Society and have donated photographs to the Nature Coast chapter.
+ My husband and I have regularly volunteered at local parks and preserves, picking up trash, pulling invasive plants, and more.
+ I’ve been a Dog Sponsor for Lost Angels Animal Rescue since 2014.
+ Tampa Bay Estuary Program Digital Creator Grant 2020
Recently Recognized & Published Work
April 2022, Title of Honorable Mention from National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife Contest for my awarded photo: “Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis on Wild Coffee”.
December 2021, Named as one of “The Top 8 Landscape Photographers in Tampa” by Giggster Guide.
October 2021, Published in Tampa Bay Estuary Program Photo Journal that showcases conservation efforts throughout the area.
August 2021, Named as one of “The 10 Best Landscape Photographers in Tampa” by Peerspace.
Ongoing, published on Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s website.
Invisible Things Forgotten: A Multi-Proxy Study of Wetland Plant Use at a Precolumbian Village on the Gulf Coast of Florida by Kendal Jackson, Dr. Pluckahn, and Trevor Duke in the Journal of Ethnobiology, where I contributed a number of botanical photos.
My photo above was selected as an Editors’ Favorite by Prasenjeet Yadav in a National Geographic Your Shot assignment called Plant Kingdom in 2019.
My photo above was selected as an Editors’ Favorite by David Y. Lee in a National Geographic Your Shot assignment called Why We Love Pets in 2017.
Get in Touch
For questions and inquiries, please feel free to email me at email@example.com