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Denise Jones

Denise is an attorney and freelance food photographer, who recently gave up a lifetime of living in Southern California to pursue a 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 like The Daring Kitchen and French Fridays with Dorie. The name of the blog combined of her love for 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 used in advertising for the event.


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

Julia E. McElhenny

I’m a video editor and photographer from Austin, TX. I graduated in May 2019 from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL with a degree in Media Production and a minor in American Sign Language. I’ve always loved photography, and after my mom gave me her old photography book from when she was in college, I finally decided to hone my technical skills. I’ve now done photo shoots for graduations, pregnancy announcements, pet portraits, nature, and more

Sofia Stuart-Rasi

Sofia is an artist and filmmaker from Denver, Colorado. Shortly after receiving a degree in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder, she lived in Telluride for three years doing freelance work and seasonal jobs. Sofia is excited returning for her third summer as the official videographer for the Telluride Wine Festival. I look forward to 2019 as every year has been bigger and better and its always a blast!

Tyra Sutak

My name is Tyra (pronounced tear, like a tear drop – uh), and I would love to tell your story.

As a writer, my work has been featured in publications like 5280 Magazine, Gear Patrol, Beer Advocate, Elevation Outdoors Magazine, craftbeer.com, The Daily Camera and more.

As a photographer, I specialize in natural light portrait photography — capturing wedding, family, maternity, engagement, high school senior and headshot imagery. I’m a mountain-loving Colorado native, and as such, I absolutely adore outdoor photoshoots.

Lisa Marie Wright

Photographer Lisa Marie Wright was originally from Southern CA. A musician turned Surgical Assistant, she turned her hobby into a career with inspiration from her husband and two kids.

10 Random Truths About Her

  • Every moment spent outside is better than in

  • Frank Sinatra & Steve Tyrell make my soul happy

  • The only dish I make well is guacamole

  • Wine and Popcorn for dinner is a delicacy

  • Trail running is my release

  • If music is playing- I want to be dancing

  • I love St. Patty’s Day because I’m all of 1/8th Irish

  • Got my Bachelor’s Degree in Music from USC

  • Became a Physician Assistant in 2010

  • I still consider Florence, Italy a second home