Hi! I'm Phelicia- creator, artist, and founder of Next 2 Venus.
I love sunshine, music, and art in any in any form. I grew up in Washington state before making a
couple few cross country moves, including Mississippi, Maryland, Nevada, and most recently, Northern Virginia.
As a native Washingtonian, I have a love for good coffee. It doesn’t matter the weather, I like my coffee hot - even in the Las Vegas Summers!
I have three amazing babies that have grown into some pretty cool humans. 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 I haven't put it down since!
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.