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Look what just hit the Click Bloom shop! This suffragette pin was inspired throughout this entire year. I wanted to connect the women who fought and marched a century ago to the women who fight and march today. I also wanted to commemorate the 100 year anniversary that the 19th amendment was ratified as well […]

New To Click Bloom: Votes For Women Suffragette Enamel Pin

In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. Every month since then I’ve blogged what I learned from the previous month. This is month 23. For as long as I can remember, one of my favorite things has always been to watch someone I know sparkle and shine in whatever […]

Going Full Time Month 23

Full Time Photography Journal by Denise Karis

I met up with Maddie last week for a branding shoot in Downtown Phoenix and it was fabulous! The lighting was stellar, the square was quiet, it was a great day for shooting! Maddie is a Naturopathic Doctor here in the valley, (hence the stethoscope) and of course I had to invite her to share […]

Branding With Maddie

Denise Karis Branding Photography

In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. Every month since then I’ve blogged what I learned from the previous month. This is month 22. Maybe I got spoiled. We hopped on the mask bandwagon in early April and rode that wave all through quarantine. Etsy had listed Click Bloom […]

Going Full Time Month 22

In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. Every month since then I’ve blogged what I learned from the previous month. This is month 21. You get to define success. This is something I’ve heard over the last several years at various conferences and webinars, seminars and virtual meet ups. […]

Going Full Time Month 21

Officially this style is called a hotel/motel keychain.  I think of them as Summer Camp keychains though. Opening the door to your cabin in the woods after spending the day paddling around the lake. Which one do you see it as? I’m so excited to announce these guys are now on sale in the Click […]

New to Click Bloom: Desert Dreamer Hotel Keychain

Desert Dreamer Hotel Keychain

Look what just hit the Click Bloom shop! I started collecting enamel pins about three years ago. It used to be that I would collect smashed pennies when I traveled but then I started seeing enamel pins and they were all so creative and expressive. Over time, they started to tell a story of all […]

New Desert Postage Stamp Pins

Desert Postage Stamp Enamel Pin

In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. Every month since then I’ve blogged what I learned from the previous month. This is month 20. “I don’t wanna work.” It was one of those days. I pulled the covers up over my head, only interested in drowning out the daylight […]

Going Full Time Month 20

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any non-branding work but I couldn’t help sharing these sweet images from Baby Lennon’s 6 month session at Agritopia in Gilbert. With a 6 month old, you can never tell if the baby is going to be an angel with smiles for the camera, or a fussy bundle […]

Lennon at Agritopia

Agritopia family portraits

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