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Hi I'm Travis

I'm a photographer, a writer, a musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love creating. When I am not working as a portrait photographer with my wife, I'm working as a freelance copywriter or performing with my indie rock band. For me, the thrill of creativity is invigorating and essential. My wife, Jaquilyn, and I have been married for four wonderful years. We are currently expecting a baby girl, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to be parents. You'll often find me speaking Spanish and playing soccer.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Latter-day Saint home, and it was always a big part of my life growing up. I enjoyed going to church and youth activities, but I still had to discover whether it was true or not. As I studied the scriptures, prayed and lived the gospel, I received a confirmation of its truthfulness. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ doesn't eliminate my problems or trials. It gives me the knowledge and comfort I need to face them. It gives me joy and peace in a world where it is increasingly hard to find. At the age of 22, I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis). Not long later, I was diagnosed with a chronic liver disease. Both of these illnesses create a lot of pain and discomfort and have been a great trial over the past few years. Spending time in the hospital and taking large amounts of medicine has become part of my life. But the knowledge of my Savior and his atonement has given me the understanding and peace to maintain a positive attitude and sense of humor through my pain and trials. I am grateful for my health and every day that I am able to smile, laugh and love those who surround me. The Latter-day Saint faith doesn't tell me what I have to be. It provides me with the tools I need to find happiness. There is room for everyone in the gospel of Jesus Christ, regardless of your age, race, background or career.

How I live my faith

I strive to be a good, Christlike person. I try to treat others with kindness and respect and give others the benefit of the doubt. Throughout my life, I've discovered that as I serve others, my happiness only grows. This became clear as I served as a missionary in northern Argentina. At church I work with the young men, ages 12-18. I teach them on Sundays and participate in their Tuesday night activities. Even though working with them is often challenging, it is exciting to see them grow and progress. And going on camp outs and scouting activities is always a lot of fun!