Hello, my name is Shayla 


It all started when...

I was four years old and every night my mom would read books to me before bedtime while we were joined by my chubby best fur-friend, Sunshine, our cat. My fascination with books led to my love of writing. My blog, Thoughts in Your Twenties, was my creative outlet while I was in graduate school. 

Photography was always an interest but it wasn't until 2012 that I started being serious about my hobby. With some help, patience, and faith in me from my friends, I was able to practice my skills. Since then, I've had two weddings and multiple engagment shoots, maternity shoots, infant shoots, and headshots to expand my portfolio. My favorite subject to photograph, though? Nature in all its beauty! 

Where does food come into all of this? Well, food has been pretty important to me since the day I could chew. It's kept me alive. But, recently, I realized it's more than that. Food should be fun, colorful, and flavorful. From trending recipes to original creations, you'll find loads of food photos on this site. I can't help but to share the amazing, deliciousness that is substistence.

All in all, I'm just another twenty-something with opinions to be heard and photos to be seen.

I'm a Master of Marketing or so says some thin piece of paper I got in the mail that is worth thousands of dollars. Who can believe what's on paper, though? Am I right?

Writing, cooking, photographing, traveling and living life are my specialties. What are yours?


“Your 20’s are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker with stuff, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.”
- Kyoko Escamilla

I'm also a proud member and the Outreach/Membership Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Lady Project! Check us out here