Here is a little inside scoop on me and some comments from previous couples:
If I remember correctly my passion for photography began when I was about 14 years old. I was given a hand-me-down Kodak camera which quickly became a constant in my life. I took pictures of everything and everyone. Unfortunately, few of these remain but one that does (thank goodness) I have always referred to as my inspiration. This was a scenic photo taken in Yosemite National Park of a beautiful pond surrounded by tall grass and a rocky mountain. It was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen at this point in my young life. Well that was it...I was so amazed at the beauty I could capture with this camera that I was hooked.
In my mid 20's I was offered an opportunity to train with one of the largest studios in my area, but as a young mother of two boys I really didn't think I could get paid to take pictures. When I finally gave in and joined Conte Photography I was quickly proven wrong. I jumped in with both feet and took off running.
That was over 10 years ago and my love for photography (and the people I encounter) has only grown from there. In my experience I've found no greater joy than bringing joy to others. How wonderful to find something you are good at, support yourself doing it, and find amazing satisfaction all in one. I feel truly blessed.
Now, more than 10 years after beginning my professional career I find myself branching out and relocating back home to sunny Southern California. Currently residing in the Inland Empire I'm very excited to begin working on my new canvas. Photography is my passion and my medium. I strive to capture the moments that define us, the emotion, the beauty and the people I encounter. Let me have the honor of capturing your special moments.
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People are talking...here's what they're saying:
Elizabeth & John said...
Denise was the photographer for our March 2010 wedding in central PA. She was absolutely phenomenal. We were thrilled with our pictures. Denise had a lot of creative ideas for different photos that came out looking wonderful. She captured so many priceless moments from our special day. We also valued her wedding day experience- her instructions and suggestions kept our reception moving smoothly and provided plenty of great photo ops!! Our pictures were posted online before we got back from our honeymoon, so we didn't have to wait to see them which was fantastic. Having Denise be our photographer was the best decision that we could've made when planning our wedding!!! :) Thanks, Denise!!!
Krystal & Lucas said...
We had Denise and Brian from Conte. They both were an absolute pleasure to work with. They made you feel very comfortable and relaxed while taking the pictures. Great sense of humor as well! At the end of the night they were just about to leave and the groomsmen decided to do a spur of the minute dance together, they put down all their stuff and came back to get more pictures. ON THEIR OWN, NO ONE ASKED THEM TOO!!!! THAT is what i call excellent service. I would refer them to ANYONE!
Connie & Mo said...
Our photographer was Denise Kohr, with whom we had had some experience as she photographed another family member's wedding. Denise is great - extremely flexible, down-to-earth, and very easy to work with. Our pictures (all 850 of them!) are beautiful and we are extremely pleased with Denise's service and work ethic.