Hi! I'm Phelicia- creator, artist, and founder of Next 2 Venus.
I love sunshine, music, and art in any in any form, so creating films and final images is right up my alley. I grew up in Washington state before making a
couple few cross country moves, including Mississippi, Maryland, Nevada, and recently Virginia. As a native Washingtonian, I have a love for good coffee. It doesn’t matter the weather, I like my coffee hot.
I have three babies that have grown into some pretty cool big kids. They are so much of my inspiration when it comes to my career and the different paths I have journeyed. My oldest is the reason I picked up my first DSLR and later opened Photos By Phelicia while living in Maryland, more than a decade ago. Recently relocated to Northern Virginia, but returning to Las Vegas for limited sessions. Missing the desert every day!
After attending my first home birth (and almost catching the baby), I decided the birth life was definitely for me. I signed up for doula training, earned my certification in lactation counseling (CLC), and opened Earth Mother Baby. I love supporting women in labor. My favorite place to be is in the birth space, wherever that may be.
Over the years my passion has gravitated heavily towards photojournalism. I love to photograph life and all it entails- the good, bad, and ugly. Not every story I tell through my lens is a happy one, but that is life and I feel even the ugly or sad stories need to be told.