Welcome to the NEW "official" blog!!

Hello friends, I'm so happy you're here! Thanks for stopping by & checking out my new site! I'm thrilled to have you here & start this new journey!  I have so much to say; I'm not really even sure where to begin!!

First, I'm not a writer...At least not a very good one...I'm a photographer.  But blogging is part of the gig, so I'll have to give it a shot. So let me apologize in advance if this is not grammatically perfect; but I'll do my very best! 

michelle mattox photography

So lets begin with a little "get to know me"...

-I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY, every single thing about it!

-I've been taking photos for as long as I can remember, thanks in large part to my grandmother and father.

-I'm born & raised in sunny San Diego. I share this beautiful life with my husband Ryan, our daughters Lola (3) & Ellie (18mths), and our Black Lab Jack.

-I currently have 11,375 photos on my I-Phone (is that a lot?)

-Aside from photography & my family I love... .shopping, decorating, cooking, growing veggies in our garden, succulents, fresh cut flowers, orchids, candles, wine, movies, purses, anything with lavender, taking my girls to Disneyland, collecting vintage cameras, owls, traveling, and watching "House of Cards" (it's my new obsession)!!  What does any of this have to do with photography??? Absolutely nothing, but I thought I'd share a little bit about myself.

I'll be posting a mix of my professional work and personal images here; I hope you enjoy them.  I'm looking forward to having a space to share and interact with all of you!

I can't even put into words how excited I am to start this next chapter of my life & build my new business! Many thanks to all those who've welcomed me into their lives and allowed me to photograph them and their precious families.  I look forward to meeting many more of you!

Lastly, I need to give a HUGE shout out to the very talented & beautiful Whitney Benjamin! She took all my crazy ideas & photographs and created this gorgeous space for me to share them.  Ironically, we met in high school photo and have been friends ever since.  I never imagined having a website I love so much, or a friend I love so much for that matter! Thank you Whitney for all the time & work you put into this & all your support...love you big!! 

Well, I guess that's all for now...here's to the beginning...