Adventure Elopement Photographer for those looking to celebrate their love in wild places
Yosemite elopement photographer + MOab elopement photographer
Hey everyone! I am here to celebrate the launch of my website and business for adventure elopements and weddings. While photography isn't new to me the rest of this wild journey has been. I figured my first blog post should be a little bit more about my life (get ready for a lot of cute dog photos) I'll share with you some pictures from my phone that really haven't left my phone but moments I love and cherish. Although this post has nothing to do with what this whole website is about I thought it would be fun to share a little bit more of my story.
My little family consist of my boyfriend, Dylan and our little orange pup, Atlas. Atlas is named after the Atlas V rocket, long story short Dylan was an engineer for this company called ULA and worked on the rocket. The love we have for Atlas is crazy we are for sure those crazy dog parents. I've know Dylan since I was 14 and he was 15 and looking back at it all it's so crazy to see that we grew up together, dated each other, didn't talk to each other, and now we have our own little house and dog together.
I met Dylan at a dirt bike race. We both had grown up going to these races all over the state of Florida. I remember seeing Dylan multiple times and thinking he was adorable with his Justin Bieber hair cut and he was SO cool because he kicked ass on a dirt bike. We had a mutual friend and I made him introduce us to each other, not long after our first encounter we started dating. Dylan was my first kiss and till this day I still remember how nervous I was. I so wish I had photos from back then but I only had a flip phone.
Dylan and I went to different high schools an hour away and continued to date on and off. I swam and played water polo and college and it consumed my life. I had practice every day for at least 2 and half hours and on the weekends my family and I would usually go to those dirt bike races I talked about.
College was a struggle for me I took classes online and in person but something just wasn't clicking, I couldn't find my passion. I wasn't failing but I really wasn't enjoying my time and when everyone talks about college they say it was the best time of their life, I didn't feel that way at all. So, that's when my yachting career started and I have another post about my life as a yacht stewardess coming soon but for now i'll keep it short. I worked as a luxury yacht stewardess and found something I enjoyed. It was really hard work but I was getting to travel and see new places, I was instantly hooked.
So as my yacht certification was coming to end and we adopted Atlas. I was wanting to be home more and travel with my little family more instead of on my own or with a group of strangers. Also Dylan worked a full time job and I felt SO guilty having to leave Atlas behind.
Dylan and I adopted Atlas on Christmas eve 2016, he was such a tiny cute little baby. Atlas was actually pretty sick when we adopted him but after a few rounds of medicine he's a perfectly healthy pup now. We literally take him everywhere with us and while Dylan is at work he is my best buddy. Atlas really doesn't leave our side and I think he loves going hiking more than Dylan and I do. That photo of baby Atlas sleeping on Dylan after a long weekend of camping is my favorite thing, it actually makes me tear up.
Dylan recently commissioned as an officer in the Navy and this lifestyle is very new to both of us. We packed up all of our belongings and drove 7+ hours to Pensacola, FL. We now live in the cutest house outside of down town. I'm not sure where this new endeavor is going to take us but I do know that as long as I have my little family with me I am ready for whatever happens.