Hello & thank you for visiting my website! My name is Denise Vasquez and I am a San Diego based photographer inspired by the outdoors, nature, people and travel. My influences stem from a lifelong adventure while growing up in New York City to living in Scotland, London, the US Virgin Islands & California. During my journey, I noticed the positive effect being outdoors in nature's colorful environments had on me & my clients. My goal as a photographer is to evoke a positive experience for my clients & viewers alike, by being in the now, while capturing life’s colorful moments as they occur. I've worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, so I have personally experienced what it's like to be in front of the camera as well as behind the camera, and know what it takes to help your authentic self shine. I am currently setting up mini-sessions (1-2 hours). Use the contact form below for details on booking your mini-session today! Lets work together to make your dream photo session come true!
Denise's photography has been published in Photo Plus The Canon Magazine along with her story on what led to her ongoing "Bridges, Docks & Piers Series", on the covers of About Town Magazines, National Geographic Yourshot Daily Dozen, and numerous Examiner.com articles she wrote as the LA Cultural Examiner. Her photography has been exhibited in the San Diego Fair Exhibition Of Photography (San Diego, CA), La Bodega Gallery (San Diego, CA), Southwest Environmental Center (Las Cruces, NM), Museum Of Ventura County Smith Pavillion (Ventura, CA), and more.
Referred to by the media as being a "Modern Day Renaissance Woman", Denise's resume also includes being an award winning published ASCAP singer/songwriter/guitarist, artist, writer, as well as a SAG-AFTRA actress, stand up comedian, dancer & model. Working in the entertainment industry both in front of & behind the camera for over 30 years, has led Denise to exploring & living in different parts of the world. Along her journey, she has also worked many jobs from being a photographer to being a wedding planner, live entertainment producer, promoter & booker, production assistant and casting assistant...which led to her traveling to many locations while scouting. Traveling allowed Denise to discover colorful landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, night skies and more. Over the years Denise has shared her colorful messages through writing, music, art & photography. Many years ago, Denise wrote a song called "Crayons" where she sings "We are an experiment, can we live together, grow together, as one race, the human race? We are crayons in the box, different colors, but all made the same, for one purpose, to color the picture.”