Hey, I'm Tabitha! It's so nice to meet you. Let me tell you a little bit more about me,
When I am not out taking photos or editing, I stay active by hiking or caving. I love to explore and see new things, as well as traveling. I enjoy doing pet photography, where I tend to spend my free time taking photos of rescue animals to help them find their forever home. I am working with the Fire Department taking photos of their training and going out on calls. I pretty much almost always have a camera in my hands. I love learning new things and am always working to improve, whether for myself as a person or with my photographs to get the next best shot.
I am from a military family, but we didn’t relocate. I stayed in Las Cruces, N.M., where I was raised to be closer to my grandparents and my dad’s side of the family.
I got my love for the outdoors from my dad. As a child, he would take me hiking whenever he was home on leave from active duty.
During college, I worked in a Research Museum and a Natural History Museum; teaching the public about the native wildlife in the state of New Mexico.
I got my love for animals from my grandmother. I was always around her birds and her dogs, as well as a few of her reptiles.
I have four Basset Hounds. I adopted my first one 14 years ago, and I just fell in love with the breed. I tend to adopt the ones no one else wants to keep. But that’s okay! They have made the best pets and they are my fur babies.
I am a bit of a nerd. I grew up playing video games with my childhood best friend for 25 years, then studying wildlife biology and being outdoors all the time; and now, I do photography full time.
I am an introvert and photography, especially photographing pets, helps me to relate to people.
When I was a kid, I told my parents I want to do something that makes me happy, I don’t want to be unhappy for the rest of my life. Whether that be work in wildlife or photography, as long as it’s something I feel passionate about.