I was sixteen years old when I first held a camera. It was a Yashica 35mm film camera, passed down to me from my dad. I then began learning the basics of photography using this camera as a dual-credit high school sophomore student in a community college black and white film photography class. Eventually, my love for photography grew and I learned to embraced it as a wonderful art form.
MORE ABOUT ME:
I graduated from the University of North Texas in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in English Literature. I have traveled to Mexico, England, Ireland, China, Ethiopia and India on humanitarian/mission trips. I believe that my experiences on these trips have given me a unique perspective of the world in which we live. I have seen a myriad of realities, from harsh to tranquil, and met people from all walks of life. Through my travels, I have also seen the beauty of God's creation. It is with this insight that I strive to capture the beauty and realities around me, whether it is an old tree in a field, the bright hues of a colorful scarf, a newly engaged couple, or a happy family of seven.
While I am a photographer, I am first and foremost a follower of Christ. I am also a beloved wife and a grateful mother, and among other things, a voracious reader, an avid runner, a self-proclaimed foodie (I love to cook AND eat!) and I love to spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy getting to know people, travel, diversity, history and world cultures/issues. My family has a passion for helping others, aiding non-profit organizations such as International Justice Mission and Compassion International in their efforts to fight injustice and support children and families in poverty. I am pretty health-conscious but I have a strong affinity for a bucket of fried chicken! I would much rather get lost in one of my favorite books, Les Miserables or Around the World in Eight Days, than watch a television show. One day, I hope to visit all seven continents of the world, with my family in tow.
I currently only work part-time as a photographer, as I work full-time at a large university in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I love both my jobs and I am grateful for the challenges and opportunities of both!
photo by Brandon Jones Photography