Leave No Trace
If you don't know what LNT stands for, it's ok, I didn't either.
I practiced it, but I didn't know it had a special name. I've just always been in awe of nature and respectful of that, making sure I always cleaned after myself when exploring a park or a beach or anywhere really, which is why Leaving No Trace is kind of a huge deal to me. I am that girl who will pick up garbage on a trail and get really annoyed when people trample over flowers for a good photo op.
I truly believe nature is fragile, and it is our responsibility to preserve it. We are so lucky to have so many preserved national parks and state parks to adventure in - thanks Papa John Muir, so if we want to enjoy them, we should also respect them.
Does it mean I will make you pick up trash? Nope! But here is what it means when it comes to any adventure booked with me:
we will not savagely trample over flowers or plants or meadows
we will follow signs to stay on trails and or on durable surfaces so we are not harming the environment
we will respect wildlife and keep our distance - this is really more for your safety than the bear, but you get what I mean, we will respect that we are in their habitat and that we are just lucky visitors
we will leave what we find
we will dispose of waste properly
we will have a ton of fun along the way !!! & leave knowing we didn't disturb nature and did our part for the future generations - we all want our kids and grandkids to be able to enjoy these parks, right? Plus, you might want to come back to the same location in 10 years for a vow renewal! Would be a shame if you couldn't because the park had to shut down, am I right?
And this why I am
And why I choose to donate 5% of any booked packages to the LNT organization.
If all of the above sounds good and hiring a photographer who cares about the outdoors aligns with your love for nature and your values,
Let's get started planning your Adventure!