Norma McGehee Woodward received her first camera, a Brownie Hawkeye which she still owns, as a pre-teen and was immediately captivated by photography.
But she wasn't able to pursue her love of photography on a full-time basis until later in life. After her retirement as the data analyst for Fredericksburg City Schools, she found more free time to devote to her twin passions of photography and travel.
She is currently a member of Brush Strokes Gallery and FCCA in Fredericksburg. Norma also is a member of the Photographic Society of America, as well as photographic organizations in Texas, Mississippi and California. She currently serves as President of the Fredericksburg Photography Club.
In her words, "Our world is a smorgasbord of photographic opportunities. I have been lucky enough to travel our country and internationally; however, many of my most successful images have been taken near my home in my quest to capture the intrinsic beauty of common things as well as those which are exotic".
Norma, originally from Mississippi, has lived in Fredericksburg since 1972 when her husband Les graduated from college and accepted a position at nearby Dahlgren.
After raising three offspring, she went to college at University of Mary Washington and received her cross categorical degree Psychology, Sociology, Education in 1991 at the age of 52.