And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

Romans 8:28


Nikon D750

Nikon 24mm-120mm zoom lens

Artist's Statement


As owner and photographer of The Sanctuaryist, I create fine art images with a focus on nature and land/seascapes. Water, trees and the sun are primary recurring obsessions of my art. 

Having grown up in the majestic mountains of Virginia, nature is deep in my blood. A journey westward in 2000 to the irresistibly picturesque San Francisco Bay area led to my first camera purchase and nothing has been the same for me since. It was like suddenly opening a door to a place I could call home. Relocating to Florida in 2010, felt the same way. There's something spiritual in the act of observing the world through the lens while being fully present and attuned to it at the same time. The vibrant landscape and colors of Florida's Gulf Coast have provided endless inspiration. Outdoor photography is a practice that connects you to nature, to a higher power, to yourself, and to then to the people who 'get it' when they view your work, as if they were there in the field with you all along. It's an art with the power to give us all a common ground. I like being a part of that. 

I have more than fifteen years' experience chasing light and capturing nature's fleeting moments. I'm currently based in beautiful north-central Florida, where I find the landscape to be magical.

To inquire about licensing or representing my images for the hospitality, interior design, residential, healthcare or corporate markets, contact me at:


Let's Create Something Beautiful!


Barbara DeBord, owner/photographer


Artful Photography


Thank you to my contracted partners:

Deljou Art Group - Atlanta, GA

  • exclusive images

  • non-exclusive images

Grand Image - Seattle, WA

  • exclusive images

And, to the following companies for including me in their artist databases:

Arch Design, Artwork & Framing - St. Louis, MO

  • featured artist

Arts+Artisans, Austin - TX

Madison Art Consulting - Philadelphia, PA

James Robertson Art Consultants - London, England, UK & Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rottet Studio - New York, NY

Picture That Art Consultants - Stamford, CT


Sanctuaryist Photography Services & Fine Art

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