Hi there!

A little about me:

My name is Phoenix. I was named after the mythological bird. It's an unusual name. I know. My mom chose it. She's slightly eccentric. I may be, too. 

I have two kids I absolutely adore. 

I'm married to a great guy with a big sense of humor and an even bigger heart. For his age he's likely one the most well read people I know.

I have 7 chickens and 1 rooster. I suppose he's also a chicken. 

I'm a photographer and also full-time homeschooling mom.

I mostly take photos of stuff in my daily life. Sometimes it's exotic. Usually it's not but it brings me joy nonetheless.

I love and revere nature, animals and all living creatures really. Even bugs, spiders & snakes. I feel they all have a purpose. Especially cats!

I meditate 20 minutes 2x a day. It keeps me grounded and (mostly) calm. I also pray when I feel thankful, lost or just need some guidance.

I prefer to have meaningful interactions over superficial ones. It's just the way I'm built. I probably overthink things too much. Okay. I definitely overthink things too much.

I'm a Myers Briggs ENFJ personality to a tee.

I'm a mostly self taught photographer.

I lacked confidence so I went to a photography program at Boston University to fill in the gaps in my photography knowledge. I also thought it might lend an air of validity to my photo career. Turns out most people don't really care where or if I went to school. My photos speak for themselves. :)

What else...

Oh. I grew up in Southern California. I spent what I consider my formative years (roughly 20 of them) in New England. Mostly the Boston area. I'm now in South Carolina.

That's all I can think of for now. I think that's enough.

Thanks for taking time to read all of that!