« Take only memories, leave only footprints. » The quote from an unknown albeit, wise man stayed was one of the only things I took with me at the end of my last year of college. As a grant scholar graduating summa cum laude, the weight of my professors, mentors, and parents, rolled off my shoulders as soon as I stepped onto the rich amber sands in Iceland.
I had found my place. With the smouldering mix of volcanoes, beaches, and icebergs, the Arctic Circle is where regained my voice. I knew right then that I would pursue capturing moments: the mundane and the exquisite, the great and the small. I was ready.
Travelling through Iceland, one of the most harsh yet beautiful island countries struck me like ice through the heart. Southeast Asia got my heart pumping. Though it’s long been on the travellers’ trail, it doesn’t take too much to get off the beaten track – whether it’s to discover that perfect beach or to delve into the lush surrounds of the rainforest. Overlooking the city of Battambang in Cambodia with my DSLR at the ready, I became entranced with a million different stories I could imagine, etched on each person’s face.
It didn’t have to be that perfect beach or the humid rainforest to make me realize. It was that moment of pause – to think about my passion and to realize that there would be a way to reach it after all. Anyone could do it. Why not me? My paradise is the pursuit.
I’ve met some amazing clients who have become almost family to me. The numerous travels and projects abroad haven’t diminished my love for the unknown, but only heightened it. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. I just lucked out with being able to take mine early on in life. And I want to help you with yours. Let me help you start that journey… from one single step to a thousand. Here’s to you.