Hey! I'm Rosie and I am a 30-something English woman currently living in Miami, Florida.. let me tell you how and why I got here!
So, let's start from the beginning. I grew up in the north of England where it is cold, grey and rainy most days. But on those rare warm days, it is beautiful!
I spent my childhood playing in the fields, climbing trees, going to the Lake District, climbing mountains and being outside. We would spend weekends camping and summers would be spent in London, in The Lakes or somewhere in Europe. My parents particularly liked Italy and France, I'm guessing due to the food and gorgeous scenery!
I went to a not so great high school, then went on to study creative subjects at college and finally studied Textiles at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Between my 2nd and 3rd year of university, I decided to go travelling. I wanted to see some of the world before I had to grow up and start adulting. And honestly, this is when my life really began. I spent 10 weeks in Fiji on a small island doing some marine conservation volunteer work. I then spent 2 weeks in New Zealand travelling around with some friends. I spent 3 months in Sydney, Australia working as a fashion intern and that is where I met Jeremie. I then spent 1 week in New York with my family who flew over there to spend the week with me and the whole experience was incredible. I had found the love of my life, I had travelled on my own, I had made lifelong friends and I had grown so much as a person.
I went back to University for my final year of Textiles and graduated with a 2:2 which honestly I was proud of.
During my final year of university, Jeremie moved to England for 6 months for his internship and we decided at that time that we wanted to move in together. So once we had finished with University, we moved to Paris for a year. We then moved to the beautiful south of France and spent 5 years there. We bought an apartment, got married, settled down a little bit and I guess I thought we would stay there. But I had to have a late term abortion (at 26 weeks) and we had the opportunity to move to Miami, so grabbed it with both hands and practically ran to Miami.
We arrived in Miami in December 2017 and absolutely loved it there. The people, the food, the weather, the culture.. everything is perfect and I wouldn't change anything. We stayed in Miami for 3 and a half years but decided we wanted to travel some more.
Whilst in Miami, I built up my photography experience that I had started in France whilst we were there and spent the whole of 2018 taking photographs of babies, families, bachelorette parties, proposals, birthdays, maternities.. everything!
I then stumbled into dog photography in early 2019 and spent the next 3 years photographing cute doggies. I called the company Portraits Of Poochies and I got pulled into this whole dog world with dog meet ups, dog birthday parties and themed photoshoots and it was such a fun year! I created Pints & Poochies which was a monthly dog meet up event with lots of other amazing local vendors.
In early 2020 I got back into photographing people and worked with yoga teachers and entrepreneurs. I also started a podcast called Just Interesting People with Jeremie where we talk to regular people about their amazing lives.
Then the pandemic happened.
In 2021 we left Miami and "The American Dream" behind to pursue a life of travelling and backpacking around the world.
We had some family issues in 2021 and 2022 which meant that we only spent 7 weeks in Peru backpacking, but hope to get back out there, later this year.
I upload 3 videos a week to my personal YouTube channel, 1 video a week to my Zenden channel, 1 podcast a week. And apart from that, I'm always busy working on projects and figuring out ways to make money whilst doing what I love - content creation.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little bit more. Have a fantastic day and send me a message if you want to work together or connect.