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It all started with a school-issued, black and white camera capturing events as editor for my high school newspaper and to help fill the yearbook. My focus at that time was reporting, and my interest in reporting the news took me to the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University, where I earned a degree in Journalism.

I went on to spend a year and a half at a small weekly newspaper in Texas, working as both a staff writer and photographer. Eventually, I decided to go my own way, turning my focus towards blogging and photography “just for fun.”

Over time, just-for-fun photographs started catching the attention of other photographers who sparked my interest once again, and they showed me "just for fun" could be so much more. My point-and-shoot advanced into a DSLR, lenses, flashes, and all sorts of fun photography gear. "Just for fun"  blossomed into my passion and career path today.  

My goal for photography is to capture the moment and memory. I am here to capture YOU in the most natural sense. This is where my journalism background comes into play. I want to tell a story... YOUR story.

My photos walk the line between candid and posed. When you hire me to take your photos, I want to make sure you get what YOU want. I encourage my clients to boss ME around. Tell me what you want, and it's my job to make it happen.

Most often, you'll have me and my husband, Craig, at photo-shoots. He has a creative eye and a way with children (and adults and pets!) that makes my job behind the lens easy... and that regularly puts my clients at ease.

I prefer natural lighting, putting reflectors to good use. However, flashes will be used when necessary to ensure a good photo. Post production is done in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom. Please note that my goal is never to let a photo lie, only to make sure it’s the best product it can be.

It is my belief that your photos are YOUR photos to use as you wish. However, I will ask, in exchange, that you allow me to use your images on my website and/or blog.

Learn more about Denise: http://about.me/denise_mattox
Visit my blogs: Mattox Live & Musician's Widow