DSC_8851I’m a photographer, avid traveler, teller of stories and a teacher. I love chasing the light and finding beauty in the unexpected.

I’m also an artist and a yogi! To see my current work, please visit my new website: heatherraemurphy.com.

This website is meant to share my travel photography, share my journey and, let’s not forget, track my bucket list. Did I mention I’m a big believer in bucket lists? I give much credit to my own list for transforming my life into one chock-full of abundance (and super-awesome trips!).

I believe that life is perfectly imperfect and the journey is meant to be savored. There are little gems in the everyday and full treasure chests in the big picture. Sometimes you just have to be willing to look. And sometimes that means seriously digging deep. This outlook has served me well, as I often pinch myself at how amazing my story has become. I’m thrilled to see what will happen next. But I also remind myself to live in the moment. “Wherever you are, be all there.”

I build my life around adventure. To climb a mountain, explore a slot canyon, drift down a river, swim in the sea – these are a few of my favorite things. I’m also a fan of the grand adventure — of spending weeks or even months wandering through a foreign country. A life without travel simply wouldn’t be my life.

My words of wisdom? Whatever you do, do it with passion. Do it with zest and excitement and bubbly and love. Most importantly, never forget to follow your bliss.

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather Rae

Professional Bio: Heather has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Southern California. She’s a Certified Health Education Specialist and has taken graduate coursework in Educational Psychology. She’s taught Culture and Health at the university level and currently teaches Psychology and Biology at the high school level. She fell in love with photography during an intro class as an undergrad. And the rest is history. With every free moment, she builds her photography knowledge through workshops, researching tried and true methods, testing the latest techniques and most importantly, taking pictures, pictures and more pictures.