I’m glad you’ve found yourself here.
Let me quickly introduce myself. I’m MaryBeth Bryant, but call me MB. I’m a wife, mom, and animal fanatic who is way more at home with dirt under my feet on a trail than watching Netflix on the couch.
I was born in Spokane, Washington, but had the chance to travel quite a bit after school, which I think shaped a lot of who I am. Even though I’ve enjoyed the places I’ve been, I LOVE the Inland Northwest and Washington State. I didn’t land far from where I started and call Nine Mile Falls home for now.
Photography is a big part of my story, but you probably know that if you’re here, right? If you want to more about why, what, and how check out the About section, it’s all there.
Being a Mom is the most significant, challenging, and humbling thing I get to do. The dynamic little boy who gave me this title has taught me lessons in patience, selflessness, gratitude, the art of how to question EVERYTHING, and in my extremely biased opinion, is one of the kindest, creative souls out there. Although I should add that the previous shout-outs to parenting do not mean we are without our daily challenges where I seriously begin to question my ability to parent. I’m sure this will come out more in another post, but spoiler alert, being a parent is NOT for the faint of heart. We’ve had our ups and downs. There was the time he locked us both INSIDE the bathroom for 2 hours or the 46 times he brought his duck inside the house. Did you know ducks poop… A LOT? None the less, these moments still make me smile… at least now they do.
Oh, and when I said “animal fanatic”, if we spend any amount of time together, you will realize the truth I preached in those two words. Dogs and horses have been my go-to partners in crime, but my bucket list pet? It’s a capybara. Look up “capybara friendliest” on YouTube after this. You’ll thank me, I promise! But in all seriousness, I think life is just a bit sweeter when we get to share it with an animal. Whether that pal is a dog, duck, or you’re lucky enough to have a capybara, I think we all become a bit better from that relationship.
Side note, if you have a capybara, I will take ALL your photos for free.
I am excited to share more about photography, the places it takes me, and information on my project, Tails and Trails.
Tails and Trails started as a project that I used to document the outdoor adventures I’ve tackled (big and small) with my dogs both locally here around Spokane and to some of the pet-friendly destinations like the Oregon Coast. I hope that it grows into something that gives you the tools to get outdoors either on your own or better yet, with your four-legged pal to explore all the amazing places just outside our backdoors. Maybe it will even inspire you to pack up and take a road trip to venture further. Follow along as we tackle where to go, how to approach obstacles that might arise, and get some great photography along the way.
I’m not sure what brought you here, but thank you for stopping by! I hope you’ll hang around for a bit, leave a comment and say “hi” and subscribe to my list so we can stay in touch. Want to reach me direct? Shoot me an email at email@example.com