About Phlox Photography

Phlox Photography is a collective of talented sports, commercial and personal portrait photographers, many of whom are nationally credentialed. All Phlox photographers are outfitted with the latest in digital photography technology and expertise, to ensure your photos are clean, professional and tell your story strategically and creatively.

Phlox Photography is the brainchild of founder Tom Dendy, who has been photographing action sports since 1978. Not long after moving to Houston, he joined other long-term sports photographers to create this consortium of talent, many of whom are nationally credentialed CBS Sports/Max Preps photographers, to provide sports coverage for local schools.

Today, this Veteran-owned business boasts nearly 20 photographers in the greater Houston area, with the roster continuing to grow annually.

All Phlox photographers are armed with the latest in digital photography technology, including top-of-the-line professional digital technology and state-of-the-art lenses.

Last year, the Phlox team covered more than 700 different athletic events in the area, in all sports categories including (to date):

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • Rugby
    • Softball
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Track & Field
    • Volleyball
    • Water Polo
    • Wrestling

Our Team

“Bridgeland Athletic Booster Club was ecstatic to work with Phlox photography this past year.  The Phlox photographers get the best action shots on the field and court side. As a parent, it allows me to watch the game without worrying about getting pictures. We had a great partnership with Phlox, it was a successful fundraiser for our booster club, and we look forward to working with them  again next season!”
Karla Crippen, President Bridgeland High Athletic Booster Club
“Phlox Photography has been a supporter of the Cy Woods Athletics program through excellence in photography for many years. Phlox has been a fixture on the football sidelines, capturing our kids’ greatest moments on the field. The company’s generous contributions to the program have continued through Phlox Photography’s profit-sharing partnership with the Booster Club, which go toward improvements to the overall athletics program. Treasured memories of my boys’ time in high school sports live on through photographs taken by the Phlox team, which hang on my game room wall still.”
Brett and Monica Faulk
“Jo Ann is a wonderful person and an amazing photographer. She took my toddler’s photos, and I am beyond blessed for her patience, kindness, and creativity with him. Words can’t do her photos any justice, as they are Priceless! We had a wonderful experience at Bodhi’s photo shoot with Jo Ann, and look forward again to the next one.”
Ambra Borak, Bodhi’s mom
“Phlox Photography has been such an asset to our booster club.  Not only do they offer amazing action shots of our athletes, they also give back to the booster club!  As a board, we have received so many compliments about the quality of the pictures.  Parents also love the fact they can sit back and enjoy the moment watching their kids perform knowing they will get professional quality pictures. I cherish my pictures from Phlox of both my football player and cheerleader.   I love being able to watch the game and not worry about having to take pictures.  I look forward to getting an email from Phlox each week with so many wonderful shots.”
Stacie Cravens, Cy-Fair Athletic Booster Club
“Jo Ann made my son’s Senior pictures effortless. Her style behind the camera brought out his personality perfectly! We have photos that I will cherish forever. I recommend Jo Ann Nowak for anyone looking for a great photographer!”
Gretchen Sprouse, Mom of Connor Sprouse – Cypress Ranch HS Class of 2021
“Jo Ann is amazing! She listened to what we wanted, had great suggestions on locations and absolutely captured my son’s personality in his senior pictures. Jo Ann was creative with the camera angles (even laying on a downtown sidewalk at one point to get the building behind him) and it was not the same pose at each location. The results were fantastic — I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone!!”
Danielle J., Senior Mom – Cypress Woods HS Class of 2020
“My family has used Phlox Photography for our sports photography needs for many years now and we are always very happy with the quality and quantity of photos that we can choose from. Their customer service is outstanding and they meet any request that we may have had. Thank you!”
Ty Farrell , President, Cy-Woods Lacrosse Association

Clients We’ve Represented

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