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Infected at an early age with a love for Music, Food and Photography - There is no cure.
The lure of music was overwhelming and led me to my first career as a symphony orchestra musician. I enjoyed over 30 years basking in the sumptuous sounds of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven. and Brahms. I began music studies on the clarinet and switched to bassoon my senior year in high school.
I enjoyed those years performing with my gifted colleagues of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Good fortune allowed us to travel far and wide as Fort Worth's musical ambassadors. Those tours allowed us to enjoy the sights and sounds of: Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou, China including Hong Kong; Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Bilbao and Zaragoza, Spain; and one memorable Sunday matinee at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
During those travels, my camera case was next to my bassoon case.
Leaving professional music was a gift for Vic, my significant other, now husband, who was invited to join the ranks of The Baltimore Sun as the features design editor.
While in Baltimore, I created Lone Star Personal Chef and Catering service along with teaching cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma.
In 2002, Vic accepts the managing editor position at The Statesman Journal in Salem Oregon so we load up the wagons and move west.
I did another 180 and got my Oregon Real Estate license to serve sellers and buyers with their real estate needs. Other brokers liked the images I took for listings and soon began asking me to photograph their homes. Eventually I had to decide whether I wanted to be a Realtor or photographer. My right brain won out in 2013 and I've been shooting real estate photos ever since.
Want more? Let me take you to coffee and I’ll share the long story while listening to your story as well.