A Celebration of Diana

Diana is a survivor of domestic violence and we celebrate her courage. I had an instant soul connection with Diana and her reverence of mother earth. I was eager to protect and photograph those connections. We headed to a remote area with just Diana, myself and a camera. We both took a deep breathe and […]

Person of Courage – Laura

Laura Brewer was a a positive influence and the most beautiful loving woman. She taught Lakota Traditions and Values and how to be a strong woman. She said her rosary every night and she encouraged and loved everyone that she met. She was widowed at 30 when she lost her husband and a son in […]

Feats of Courage – Meredy

How are you helping eradicate Domestic Violence? Sometimes all that is needed is someone to step up, not turn away and listen. Sometimes it requires a phone call to authorities or finding other resources to intervene. Or it could be financially supporting organizations like the Choose Courage Foundation or your local shelter or counseling service. […]

A Celebration of Aida

Aida is a survivor of domestic violence and we celebrate her courage. The inspiration for Aida’s photo shoot was gentleness. After everything Aida has gone through and experienced there remains a softness that wraps around everyone she meets. Even though she has every right to be bitter, guarded and angry she chooses to move on […]

A Celebration of Melissa

Melissa is a survivor of domestic violence and we celebrate her courage. When I was styling Melissa’s photo shoot I was inspired by the word healing. I decided to photograph her around water and we headed to Lake Grapevine. While we were photographing, a random stranger approached us asked if we would like to use […]

Feats of Courage – Tammy

Have you ever known someone that is so strong you just marvel at them? What is that? How do they develop that characteristic? In life and in fitness, strength is developed through practice, patience and pushing our limits. If we never reach outside our comfort zone, we’ll never expand our comfort zone. Sometimes tragedy forces […]

Feats of Courage – Anna Marie (part 2)

(2 of 2) Domestic Violence took Anna Marie’s sister. But it won’t take her Strength and Courage. ___________________________________________ What would you tell someone that has been “left behind” as a result of losing a family member to Domestic Violence? “You are not alone. It is not your fault. Now go do something that makes you happy. […]

Artist of Courage – Garret Pendergrass

“Being an artist and living vulnerably go hand in hand. Rejection occurs when you don’t expect it, disappointment last longer than hoped, and misfortune crops up at the most inopportune time. However, the belief that I still have something to share gives me the courage to persevere.” ~ Garret Pendergrass The Choose Courage Foundation welcomes […]

A Celebration of Marion

Marion is a survivor of domestic violence and we celebrate her courage. She is the most elegant and graceful woman I have ever met and I knew immediately how I wanted her photoshoot to feel. The Milestone in Denton completed the vision with an amazing gown. Marion is a former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader and current […]

Artist of Courage – Brett Dyer

“Courage is remaining good, hopeful, and kind while still seeing light, hope, and beauty in the darkest of times.” ~ Brett Dyer We welcome Texas Artist Brett Dyer as an ARTIST OF COURAGE. Brett is a professor at North Lake College and exhibiting artist. He is currently selling prints of 49 Holes in Our Soul […]

A Celebration of Virginia

Virginia is a survivor of domestic violence and we celebrate her courage. When I met with Virginia before her shoot I was struck with her beauty on both the outside and inside. I wanted to connect the two in powerful images that spoke of hope. We photographed her session at the Chandor Gardens in some […]

A Celebration of Diana

Diana is a survivor of domestic violence and we celebrate her courage. When I met with Diana before her shoot I was immediately drawn to her fun energy. She has passion for life and uses it well. For her session we headed over to the Kimbell Art Museum with two of her supportive friends. We […]

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