Who am I?
Hey! I'm Natasha Lèquepeys – go on, try to pronounce it!
Born and raised in Canada, I travelled a lot as a kid and – I'll be honest – it wasn't my thing. At the time, I found the museums and endless hours of walking pretty boring. What I realized, as an adult, is that those trips planted the seeds of curiosity and an openness to other cultures, pushing me to travel further and to more exotic locales each time.
When I started exploring cities based on my own interests is when I truly became addicted to travel. I love meeting new people, seeing how they live and of course trying their food.
Photography is a relatively new obsession that stemmed from a trip to India, where I realized that my iPhone photos didn’t do any justice to the beauty of the country.
Deciding to teach myself the ropes and with some help from experienced photographer friends, I embarked on a love affair with my camera. Photography now dictates where I travel and helps inspire that journey. I hope that you enjoy my pictures and find my planning helpful for your own travels.
Rapid Fire QUESTIONS
Favourite city - London
Favourite country - Japan
Most photogenic destination - India
Favourite food - Fresh mozzarella in Italy
Favourite drink - Sago't Gulaman
Most jawdropping view - Lake Sørvágsvatn, The Faroe Islands
Must-have travel accessory - Bose headphones
Favourite travel song - Planet Earth Suite by Hans Zimmer
Travel fears - Rocky boats and bugs
Sea or mountains - Mountains
Most impactful visit - Auschwitz-Birkenau
Coolest travel experience - Riding ATVs in the backcountry of Siem Reap
Best hotel - The Rayavadee in Krabi, Thailand
Favourite monument - l'Arc de Triomphe, Paris
Best museum - The 9/11 Memorial Museum in NYC and The Jewish Museum in Berlin
Favourite Camera Gear - FujiFilm XT-3 and Fujinon lenses
How I Travel
I don’t expect you to take my advice if you don’t agree with my travel style. So let me break it down:
I don’t need luxury but I still enjoy my comforts. You won’t find me in shared hostel dorms - I did it in my 20’s and have moved on. I’m also not a camper, unless the occasion calls for it.
If I’m visiting a new city I will hit up the main attractions first but won’t leave satisfied until I’ve interacted with locals, delved deeper into the culture and taken some good shots.
I enjoy eating everything (blue cheese and mayonnaise are the exceptions) and will seek out local delicacies.
I travel with a suitcase unless I’m moving around too much, then I bust out my backpack. I haven’t mastered the art of carry-on travel, my skincare alone takes up half the bag.
I believe in splurging on special, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. To compensate for those expenses I’ll cut back in accommodation, transport and only if I have to… food.
Candid Children PHotography
While travel photography is my passion, I also love taking pictures of the little people of this world.
I enjoy being the fly on the wall and capturing those candid, and sometimes messy moments.
Crying, screaming, sleeping, laughing - every emotion is pure and every moment is precious.
If you’d like a documentary-style baby, toddler or children session, feel free to reach out. I am based in Atlanta but am no stranger to travel.
Go ahead and check out my personal portfolio for more shots.