I'm Leah Ferguson. I've had this travel blog idea in my head for a long time. It just took the right type of moment and the right amount of push for me to finally get off my lazy butt and start it.

I wanted to start a Raleigh Travel Blog that showcases all the wonderful outdoor places in the Raleigh area. There are so many outdoor hidden gems in North Carolina that it can be a daunting task to know where to start. I fell in love with the Raleigh area so much that I moved to North Carolina from Florida over 4 years ago and haven't looked back. I hope to share these adventures with you and inspire your sense of adventure! 

A bit more about me and this blog:

I've loved photography ever since I was 8 years old. My dad bought me a fisher price camera and I would run around frantically taking blurry pictures that I was so excited to get developed.

As I grew up I took photography classes in college and fell head over heels for digital photography. Also, in a series of very fortunate events, I had the opportunity to take pictures for a small magazine in Gainesville, Florida. It was amazing and offered me the chance to take pictures of some of my favorite bands and musicians. 

Then I grew up even more and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina. Life happened and I got caught up in silly adult responsibilities. Sadly, my focus on photography took a back seat. 

Then there was a moment or series of moments in my life that made me thankful to be alive. I felt so blessed that I get to experience the life that I live every day. I also got a chance to see things through others eyes who were much less fortunate. So I decided to start a blog that chronicles my different outdoor adventures in Raleigh. Because I live in a city surrounded by nature.

The title for this blog came to me when I was stuck in five o'clock traffic. I do a lot of thinking when I drive and I was in the middle of thinking about my life and the things that inspire me when one of my favorite songs, Dear Prudence by the Beatles, came on the radio.

So that's how I got the idea for this blog's title and it's theme:

Look Around You, Appreciate Everyday Beauty, & Never Let Something You're Passionate About Take a Back Seat. 

I hope you enjoy my pictures! Thanks for stopping by!

Have Questions? Wanna Chat?

Here's My Email : lookaroundphotoblog@gmail.com

- Leah Ferguson

All photos on this site were taken by Leah Ferguson and I own the rights to them. DO NOT STEAL MY PICTURES. If you would like a print or a digital copy of any of my pictures click on the prints tab or email me. Thanks! - LF