My father was a US Air Force pilot and my mother worked for the military when they met and married in Nanking. I was “made in China.” Because my father was in the military, I studied all over the world. I was often put in the corner for fidgeting and daydreaming too much. In college, I enrolled in Trapeze classes. I became a stewardess for American Airlines and then worked at the American Embassy in Paris as a bilingual analyst for military intelligence. There, a boyfriend loaned me his camera and I shot my first real photos. When I went to pick up the proof sheet, the woman at the lab studied me and then said in a thick accent, “I sink you have a good eye.” That was all I needed to declare, “I am now going to be a photographer!” I studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. I worked hard and got lucky and spent the next 35 years as a fashion and advertising photographer. In 2009, my partner Ron and I were chosen to compete on the CBS reality show, The Amazing Race. I learned that I could accomplish more in five minutes than I ever thought possible. I raised two daughters in San Francisco and they both are now in their twenties. One is a nurse. The other is an artist. Both are creative. I shoot pictures the way I live …open, fresh, and optimistically. I look forward to capturing the beauty I see in you!