In my natural habitat.

In my natural habitat.


I’m Staci Kleinmaier, a writer and photographer who tells stories about nature and human nature.

I studied English literature and creative writing at Bradley University and Rhetoric and Composition at Northern Illinois University. After graduating, I began learning photography so I could include visual elements in my storytelling. Individually, words and photographs can be powerful, but when woven together, the results can be enchanting.

I have enjoyed building a career around storytelling in publishing, education, and photography. You can find my writing on NC State’s College of Design blog and alumni magazine, where I am a regular contributing writer and editor, and I license my photographs for commercial use through Offset Images.

My family and I moved to Apex, North Carolina, from northern Illinois in the summer of 2016. We spend our time getting lost in our new state, working on our house, and balancing fun with somewhat-responsible parenting. 

Would you like to hire me for a project? Have a collaboration idea or a question? Contact me here.