Hello my dear readers,

We are well into 2019 (can you guys believe it is almost February already?!?!), but I thought it would be fun to go back in time a little bit. While I hate being in pictures, I really love being behind the camera.

Photos are a perfect way to capture a moment and trigger memories, and so here are some of my top picks (top pics hehe) for you guys to enjoy.

A fun fact: None of these images are photoshopped. They are all very real, and they prove how amazing our world is. (And even in the mundane things, there is true beauty.)



Ushuaia, Argentina, is one of my favorite places in the world. Known as the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia’s hikes during summertime are unrivaled, in my opinion. This picture was taken on a four-hour hike to Lago Esmeralda, and it has become one of my favorite memories while abroad.

(February 2018)



This picture is of my friend group, collectively known as Roach Fam (this should be a blog post of its own, honestly). We were on a trip to Patagonia, Argentina, specifically visiting Los Glaciares National Park. Why is it purple, you may ask? This is an ice cave.

(March 2018)



An abandoned barn on a random piece of Tennessee property? This is my kind of place. When I took this photo, I was wearing shorts and flip flops, and I was pretty scared that a giant poppa snake would jump up and bite off my kneecaps. Maybe I’d see a ghost pop out of the dusky woods. The only thing that happened: An amazing photo.

(June 2018)



One of my best friends got engaged! We decided to have a photo shoot in the small town of Williston, Tennessee. It was amazing being able to celebrate my friend’s engagement, especially since it was one of the last times I saw her before I went back to California for college.

(August 2018)



My one-of-a-kind father loves to stretch out his condor arms. This is an incredible shot at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. My dad and I love to travel and visit random national parks across the nation, and this was one of my favorite memories of my year. Here we were, in the middle of the desert, when a summer thunderstorm crossed over us.

(August 2018)



Here is my family over my Christmas break in December. This photo is blurry, but I really like it because we were all super happy to be together. 🙂

(December 2018)


DSC_1685.jpgThis is sort of a cheat picture, since it was taken in January 2019. However, I love this photo because it features Miss Givenchy, who, as I am writing this post, wants to wring my neck. I happened to see a plane while we were taking this photo, and so I was quite distracted. I also like this photo because of the green background due to winter rains (and you can barely tell a wildfire swept through only two months before).

(January 2019)

2018 –> 2019

Now it’s time to move on to 2019 photos. The new year is here, and it is up to us to make the most of the time we have. I hope you all can reflect on your photos and find the beauty in wherever you are. If you aren’t big into photography, there are other methods in which to capture your favorite memories, so make sure to remember them. 🙂

Until next time,