My name is Denise and this is my blog! I'm a wedding and portrait photographer, a musical theater enthusiast and a lover of all things Mexican food. Thanks for bringing your magic to my corner of the internet!
OH HEY! So if you don’t already know, I rented out the Elm House in Gilbert June 21-23 and TODAY is the last day to sign up at $100 (40%) off!!! Like, for real. Early Bird Pricing is the real deal and today is the day! We have seven open spots and I want to […]
Someone messaged me yesterday asking what they should bring to their branding shoot at the Elm House. If you haven’t been around much this week, let me fill you in. I’ve rented the Elm House in Downtown Gilbert for a few days to do a branding shoot-a-thon from June 21-23. You get a 1 hour […]
Okay, I’m obsessed with Enamel Pins. I used to get a smooshed penny when I traveled… now I look for enamel pins. They’re cute, affordable, and can pretty much go anywhere! Also, there’s a pin for literally everything, so use them to make a statement! Who are you? What do you love? So when I […]
Okay, let’s talk small business! Whether we like it or not, humans are conditioned to make snap judgements on a subconscious level. With 93% of communication being nonverbal, your marketing efforts are only as strong as the visual elements that go with it. When it comes to your business, high quality, well produced photos can […]
I LOVE enamel pins! I put them on everything! And they make me so happy because all of my pins are of something I love. From Hamilton pins to Doctor Who pins, and now these sweet camera pins! Get yours for your fave photographer right here! Are you an enamel pin junkie like me? Let […]
I love shooting in farm style settings! So when I saw this awesome shoot out coming together at Venue at the Grove, I knew I had to join. Sometimes shooting just for you is good for that “Creative Spirit.” A no pressure breath of photo fresh air. So here’s mine…. a styled shoot from a […]
Here’s something you might not know: Photographers and wedding vendors practice! Like, a lot! Half the time, when I shoot, it’s not for a job, it’s to better my craft. It’s to try something new and add value for my clients. Last year, I went to a vendor mixer at Victoria York’s house and we […]
I’m gonna be honest. I LOVE double exposures on film. I love the feeling of not knowing what you’re going to get in the final product. I mean…you have an idea, and you compose to the best of your ability, but really…. it’s so exciting to wait two weeks for the scans to come back […]
Let’s just say there was a big family in Seattle…and they were planning a gorgeous wedding. And let’s say that the bride and groom loved cactus. And let’s also say they wanted a destination wedding. I would tell them to get married in April at the Andaz in Scottsdale. Because oh my goodness … it […]
Let's be real. Planning a wedding is no walk in the park. In fact, Forbes named Event Coordinating number five on their list of Most Stressful Occupations! While there so many wedding day websites and articles out there, I wanted to create a place just for Arizona brides.
Engaged in Arizona is a YouTube channel created to give wedding day advice to couples who are planing their AZ wedding. Get a behind the scenes look at bouquets being created, photo shoots in the making, table decor coming to life and so much more! While we're giving you that BTS look, we also interview these amazing creatives who make these beautiful events happen all year so that you can get the best advice from the best wedding day pro's.
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Hey. Do you mind if I tell you a story? One you might not have heard. All the elements in your body were forged many many millions of years ago in the heart of a faraway star that exploded and died. That explosion scattered those elements across the desolations of deep space. After so, so many millions of years, these elements came together to form new stars and new planets. And on and on it went. The elements came together and burst apart, forming shoes and ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings. Until, eventually, they came together to make you. You are unique in the universe. There is only one of you. And there will never be another.