My name is Anna Claire (yup, double first name!) and I am a 22-year-old photographer based out of Lubbock, TX. I love the outdoors and worked for almost three years as a student trip leader at a local outdoor program, taking college students on adventure trips like backpacking and canoeing and teaching classes at the local climbing wall.
Backpacking, caving, cycling, and being in the water are my favorite outdoor activities and my adorable pups, Mahwah and Camino, and fearless husband, Danny, are my three best buds and beloved travel companions.
While my first language is English, I also have a basic understanding of ASL and Spanish!
I travel often and have a passion for human right’s issues—which has taken me around the world; from cloud forest mountains of Costa Rica, to rural villages in the Dominican Republic, Amsterdam and Denmark.
All of that said, for me, living adventurously is not some kind of fad, it’s a lifestyle—and adventurous moments aren’t just big hikes and gorgeous views; They exist in the spaces where we step out of our comfort zones.
My excitement is in the intimate moments that ground us and make us feel present. Sometimes you find it in cold morning hikes. Sometimes it’s just PBR and friends around a campfire. Other times it’s just holding each other’s hands after you say “I do.”
No matter the geographic location, that’s the space that gets me stoked.