About Me

From Passion to Profession

My History

Hello! My name is Matthew Hennen, and I am a professional photographer, based primarily in Richardson, Texas. Several years ago, while working as a programmer at Walt Disney World, I picked up a camera to begin what I thought would just be a hobby. I started taking pictures of various paintball teams while they practiced for local tournaments. I fell in love with photography so much that I decided to follow my heart, change my career path, and pursue it full-time.

Five years ago, I was offered the opportunity to be the lead photographer for Social Paintball League (SPL) and have since been their primary photographer. In September 2017, I began working with Dream Builders Realty, providing them with photos and aerial photography of their houses. I also assist with various administrative tasks such as mail-outs and posting signs. In addition to working as SPL’s main photographer and working with Dream Builders Realty, in 2019 I was offered the lead photographer position for Eastern Paintball League (EPL) in Virginia.

Another passion of mine is drone photography and drone work. Obtaining my FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot License was a huge accomplishment and has expanded my opportunities within drone work. I am the official drone consultant and pilot for a government-contracted company that builds applications for drones. For the last several years, I have built and flown drones, specializing in photography and cinematography for short films and real estate. Much like my photography equipment, my DJI Mavic Pro goes everywhere with me. 

I take pride in my work and strive to provide the highest quality images, while delivering in a professional and timely manner. Attention to detail in photography is a passion of mine, from taking photos to editing images and clipping products. I am always looking for opportunities to improve my work by investing in quality equipment and software, and giving each photo the time and attention it deserves.

My Skillset

• FAA Certified Part 107 Drone license 
• Professional Photographer
• VBA, VB.Net, JavaScript, HTML5, PHP
• Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visual Studio 2013 and 2016.
• Adobe: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Lightroom, Illustrator, Acrobat DC
• Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 / MacOS/IOS
• The building, maintaining and updating desktop computers

My Goals​

My goal is to be a well renowned professional photographer and skilled drone pilot. I am always looking to gain experience in all of my fields of work. I constantly am working on building my photography portfolio and skill. 

Being a skilled and smooth drone pilot for aerial photography and videography. Providing the best images from a birds-eye view that I can!