I have been interested in photography since high school, but didn't really get involved until recently. I started taking photos at my daughter's soccer games, and it all took off from there. Now I take my camera with me everywhere, just in case I happen to run across that "perfect shot". I really don't specialize in one certain thing. I enjoy photography that has to do with nature, decay, rust, history and landscapes. I live in Washington State with my 4 beautiful children. My youngest two have Autism so life has been quite the adventure. All 4 of my children are creative and talented, but my autistic children never cease to amaze me. We have 4 dogs. A golden retriever named Maverick, and three Shih Tzus named Cody, Chloe and Brody. We have two cats that are twins, Samantha and Mable. The only way to tell them apart...Samantha breaks everything and is proud of her accomplishments. She will stay at the scene of the crime, licking her paws after a hard day of destruction. Our newest pet Scraggy, the bearded dragon that thinks he's a dog. There is never a dull moment around here. I have travelled all over the United States with my camera in tow. I have met a lot of wonderful people on my journeys and have been to some of the most amazing places. My favorite places have to be historical sites. Standing on the battlefields in Gettysburg was surreal. Visiting Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA was so exciting and creepy at the same time. Did you know there was a dog that was sent to this prison for killing the cat of the Governor's wife? His sentence was life without parole. Inmate C2559. I also saw Al Capone's vault, and it was amazing. Al Capone wasn't enjoying his time at this prison, even though he was spoiled beyond belief. Capone was haunted by the ghost of James "Jimmy" Clark, a man who was killed in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago. Jimmy Clark was also the brother-in-law to Capone's rival, Bugs Moran. It's been said that every night, Clark would come to Capone's cell. The guards could hear Capone screaming in fear and run to his aid, only to find Capone gripping the bars of his cell with a look of terror on his face. I would've paid to see that.