I’m Maya of Such Great Heights. I think high school students are the most inspiring people to be around! I volunteer with teenagers and love spending time with them. You are brave, passionate and strong.
As a high school senior I was confident in only a couple of things: that I loved to read and write, that I had a crush on the same guy for five years, and that I wanted to make new friends and stretch my arms wide. While those seem like big things I also was so insecure at the same time. I compared myself to other girls constantly, wasn’t sure if I could do things I wanted to because I was a teenager and didn’t challenge myself enough.
I now am constantly surrounded by high school girls in my volunteering and see myself in them so many times. I want to take their pain away, make them feel the power of their outer and inner beauty and help them see the impact they can have on the world. I want them to know that God sees them and knows the amazing things they are capable of. I see my gift as a photographer as an opportunity to do just that…to serve God and use my photos as a chance to help teenage girls and guys embrace who they are and take that into the world to do powerful things.
I have a family filled with boys and love every minute of my crazy life with them. You can always check out more about my family on my personal blog. I love reading and all things handmade. My husband is an artist so our house is filled with painting supplies, sketches and random objects. We choose to live simply so we can give more back to our community.
My crazy family
My husband and I