We were thrilled when Skylar Stetten of Pura Soul Photography decided to take her Baker bag in Chestnut vegan leather on her recent trip to Peru! Skylar and her boyfriend Devin are an incredibly dynamic photography team, traveling the world on purpose-driven adventures.
(And they came back with photos of adorable Llamas!)
Tell us about your company you share with your boyfriend Devin, Pura Soul Photography.
Pura Soul is a photography company dedicated to making a positive impact in the world. We work with purpose-driven people and organizations to tell their stories. We shoot travel, weddings, lifestyle and charity all around the globe. Together, we've traveled to 60 countries and worked with numerous NGOs. Our wedding and lifestyle business help to fund our service trips abroad.
We love the photos from your recent trip to Peru!
I spent 7 weeks in Peru doing photography and managing service programs for youth. We spent majority of our time in the Sacred Valley of Cusco working with local non-profits and schools. In addition to photography, we worked with Go Beyond Student Travel to manage service programs for teens from across the globe. The teens volunteered 200 hours over 6 weeks and worked with three local non-profits in Peru: Casa Mantay, a home for adolescent mothers who were victims of abuse and neglect; St. Teresa, a home for mentally and physically disabled people, and My Small Help, an organization helping underprivileged people and schools in the sacred valley.
My favorite photographs are from a time we traveled to a small community that was so remote it doesn't exist on Google maps! Their textiles and clothing were all made by hand from local resources and natural dyes. Truly a spectacular summer abroad!
Not So Guilty pleasure?
Green juice and fresh flowers.
Recent recommended book.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, my first time reading this classic.
Time spent daydreaming about the British countryside and a good love story is healthy!
What’s in your Baker bag?
My Nikon FE film camera, 35mm film, my Moleskine & Faber Castell pen, passport, Swell water bottle, homemade essential oil roller ball for under my eyes, small cosmetic pouch full of various lip sticks, gloss and liner, a few packets of tea, a Theodora & Callum scarf, nail file, sunglasses, Lara Bar and.....love!