The Stories Behind my Top 9 Posts of 2019

9. Chasing waterfalls in Tennessee

In 2018 I moved from my home in Oregon to live in Tennessee for a few years while my partner pursued a Master’s program. This last year was a difficult lesson in accepting and finding beauty in a new home. Leaving the Pacific Northwest was absolutely heart breaking, and it took me a long time to embrace Tennessee. But I have loved seeing all these incredible places that I would have never seen otherwise, or even known they existed. There is so much beauty in this world in even the most unexpected of places, so it was a good lesson in keeping my eyes and mind open to the possibilities, and always keeping a positive attitude.

8. Dreamy drops in Big Sur

7. Glorious Bay Bridge

6. Monumental southwest colors

5. City meets nature in San Francisco

4. Last light in Zion

3. Canadian blue water views

2. Golden snow in the valley

1. Yosemite Sunrise

I began 2019 with a winter road trip through three national parks in California: Yosemite, Sequoia, and Death Valley. This trip was monumental because it set the intention for the whole year: to begin my photography business, start taking self portraits, and push my photography skills and creativity further than I ever had. Winter can make for some dramatic but challenging conditions, so after multiple cloudy sunsets, I finally captured this bucket list shot of the last rays of sunset cutting across El Capitan.

Dec 31, 2019 | Photography

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Hey I’m Rebecca!

I’m a freelance travel & outdoors photographer and blogger living in the US but you can find me adventuring around the globe! On this blog I share tips to help you improve your photography, inspiration to explore the outdoors, destination guides, and travel tips, and more to plan your own adventures!

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