Born and raised in South Texas, I am a product of a large family whose members have for generations known, lived and loved all that is good about the rich, natural expanse known as South Texas. My ancestors and family include men and women who were or are engaged in cattle ranching, farming, hunting, fishing, archaeology, geology, wildlife and range management, and conservation.

Critical to success in these pursuits is an interactive and cooperative relationship with land and water, which for me began in childhood. From my first recollection forward, I knew that a big part of my life would always be a connection with nature, fostered during frequent and extended family trips to ranch land in Webb County, and to the Texas coast.

Spending so much time in the country and on the coast, closely observing all the indigenous species populating those areas, has well equipped me to follow a new passion - photography. Capturing images of nature is a logical extension of my affinity for the creatures of South Texas; taking and sharing photographs of them has enabled me to learn and teach. I became serious about photography in the Spring of 2011; at that time, I attained a new awareness of the world around me that is full of beauty and perhaps even the miraculous, and all I had to do to receive this blessing was to open my eyes.

Since then, I've become keenly aware of the details. With a camera in my hand, I emerge into the light of each day believing that anything is possible. If by way of this calling, I help others become more sensitive to the world around them, I will have fulfilled my mission.

Respectfully,
Cissy Beasley
Beeville, TX

RELEVANT MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
North American Nature Photography Association
Real Estate Photographers of America & International
Nikon Professional Services
Coastal Conservation Association
Texas Wildlife Association
Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association

HONORS & AWARDS
Top 5 Finalist, Wildlife in Focus Photo Contest, 2013
Top 120 & Top 250 finisher, NANPA 2015 Showcase Competition
Contributing Photographer:
Peterson's Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America
WhatBird.com/iBird app
Kentucky Dept. of Fish & Game
Texas Bird Image Archive of the Texas Ornithological Society
Coastal Bend College Annual South Texas Calendar
Exhibitor:
Rockport Center For the Arts "Gulf Coast" Exhibit, 2014
Rockport Center For the Arts "Art Festival", 2012 & 2014

PARTIAL LIST OF EQUIPMENT
Nikon D4
Nikon D810
Nikon D800
Nikon D610
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Portrait Lens
Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Normal Lens
Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
Nikkor 105mm f.2.8 Macro Lens
Nikkor 200mm f/4 Macro Lens
Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 VRII Telephoto
Nikkor 500mm f/4 VR Long Telephoto
Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII Zoom Telephoto
Nikkor 16-35 f/4 VR Wide Angle Zoom
Nikon TC-14E II Teleconverter
Nikon TC-17E II Teleconverters (2)
Nikon SB-700 Speedlight Flash
Metz Mecablitz Macro Flash
B&W and Hoya Filters
Canon Pro9500 Mark II Printer
Studio lighting array
Manfrotto & Gobu camera support system