Denise is an attorney and freelance food photographer, who recently gave up a lifetime of living in Southern California to pursue her dream living in a mountain cabin just outside of Telluride, Colorado. Several years ago, as a diversion to lawyering, Denise launched There’s a Newf in My Soup, a cooking blog originally focused on culinary-themed concerts in the park, and online cooking groups including The Daring Kitchen and French Fridays with Dorie. The name of the blog combined of her love of Newfoundland dogs and cooking. As the blog developed, her passion for cooking, food photography and writing opened doors to freelance photography for local restaurants and food and wine events, and writing food related articles for local magazines. Denise photographed for the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival for several years, and her photographs were featured on the cover of the festival magazine and in advertising for the event.

Denise has provided food photography for several restaurants, food and wine events, magazines, and resorts including:

  • Leroy’s Kitchen, Coronado
  • Village Pizzeria, Coronado
  • Stake, Coronado
  • Il Fornaio, Coronado
  • Coronado Brewing Company, Coronado
  • Delux Dogs, Coronado
  • Saiko Sushi, Coronado and North Park
  • Fast Forward Productions - San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival,
  • The Gourmet Experience, Wine & Dine Prohibition
  • Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County “Gingerbread City”
  • Chef Celebration Dinners
  • The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla – “Celebrate the Craft”
  • Mama’s Kitchen “Mama’s Day”
  • Greatest American Chefs Tour
  • Herringbone La Jolla “Tyler Florence Wine Dinner”
  • EC Gallery – “Afternoon at Flemings” and Artist Reception
  • The Living Coast Discovery Center “Where the Wild Things Are”
  • Navy Regional Southwest Culinary Competition
  • Rancho La Puerta "Saturdays at the Ranch"
  • Yosemite Grand Ahwahnee “Chefs’ Holidays”
  • The Home Ranch, Colorado
  • Coronado Lifestyle Magazine
  • Wine & Dine San Diego