At 17, this Midwest girl witnessed a moment unfolding between my father and grandfather. I instinctually reached for a camera to record the significance. During the next 20+ years I honed my perspective, teaching myself my craft through nation and worldwide travels, amidst the rigors of military life, on the floor with two children under two, during countless client sessions, and within the daily rhythms of life, business and art in the small Texas town I currently call home. My work is the embodiment of my spirited ability to dive to the depths as naturally as I soar and assume the shape of the wind. As a creator, I translate the resulting raw understanding of both shadow and light encountered in those spaces with each image created.Through this highly intuitive process, alternative perspectives surface, creating a shift in the visual conversation through an intimate conjunction of social documentary and abstract aesthetics. I apply this approach to photography and my ongoing exploration of other mediums as well. My beliefs, forged in experience and empathy, are that honesty is the best form of beauty and visual art is one of the most powerful and necessary forces to confront abuses of power and transform narratives, particularly as they relate to gender, sexual identity and race. My forever muses are the profound antics of my children, the process and the real of it; life unfolding in the moment, unideal lighting situations, unfiltered emotion, wild forms and honest souls.