I'm Ginny and I'm from Charlotte North Carolina. I live at Lake Norman with my husband Matt, our two cats, and our English Bulldog, Mr. Truck.
All of the recipes and food on my blog and YouTube channel are 100% vegan / plant based. I love making nutritious plant based recipes that are vibrant, healthy, and delicious!
HOW I GOT STARTED WITH FOOD & HEALTH
I first became interested in healthy eating and living at Jordan High School in Durham, NC. I took a fun home economics class my junior year and absolutely loved learning about food, nutrition, and health so I went on to pursue the food sciences in college. I earned my Bachelors degree in Food & Nutrition from Meredith College in 2007.
HOW I GOT STARTED WITH PHOTOGRAPHY
In July 2011 I met by husband Matt and that's when my photography journey started too. He began teaching himself photography a few years prior to us meeting so we have been learning and growing our skills over the last decade. It's been a fun and incredible creative process together. We have bonded over taking pictures and enjoying the great outdoors and our passions have led us to see places like Zion National park, Washington & the Pacific North West, Roan Mountain, Catalooche Valley, and the amazing Belize.
My photography work has been published in Cary Living Magazine, Midtown Magazine, Wildlife in North Carolina Magazine and displayed at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. I was recently voted one of the top 8 food photographers in Charlotte by PeerSpace!
WHY I BLOG
I started this blog because I really enjoy being creative and sharing my work with the world. I like being inspired and I like inspiring others. Most of all I love sharing healthy plant based vegan recipes and everyday moments that I find beautiful like colorful flowers or my pets being silly.
I enojy running and being in nature. My favorite movies are Almost Famous, Titanic, Labyrinth, and LOTR/Hobbit. I'm a huge music documentary lover. My favorite musician/singer is Lana Del Rey. I also love music from the 80's (Everybody Wants to Rule the World), under ground electronic (Samantha James), and other nostalgia tunes from the 90's. My favorite recipe on my blog is my Tropical Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl + Video! I shoot with a Nikon D7100 as well as vintage film cameras. My favorite lens is the 100mm macro.
Thanks so much for reading!