My name is Denise and this is my blog! I'm a photographer, passionate about empathy, creativity and breakfast burritos. Thanks for bringing your magic to my corner of the internet!
“Perception is reality.” I first heard this quote in a photography workshop and it immediately didn’t make sense to me. Perception actually has no effect on reality. In an optical illusion, two lines might look different lengths but in reality, they’re the same. Seeing them one way doesn’t change the reality of the fact that […]
Branding shoots are relatively new in my business but they’re quickly taking a huge focus because oh my goodness are they inspiring! The women that have come through have all been incredibly creative and talented and I feel so lucky to be a part of their journey. I’m so excited to share with you these […]
I don’t know if you’ve met him, but Raffi is the most supportive partner ever. And I’ve met JD Star. That guy is so supportive he lets people call him JD Star. Anyway, last night when Raffi made one of my Cilck Bloom photos his cell phone background, I knew I wanted to pass some […]
“It’s the biggest reason so many people are unhappy right now. Because they value someone else’s opinion more than their own.” “To have a winner’s mentality, you have to stop caring what other people think. You’ve gotta get quiet in your own head.” I listen to Gary Vee a lot and this is something I […]
I am endlessly lucky to have such amazing clients! Lindsay was so much fun to photograph! Meet this awesome plant based nutiritionist… she’s a registered dietitian who will create a custom meal plan for you, makeover your pantry and help you get on an inclusive (not restrictive) non diet that will put you on a […]
I buy courses like my mom and I bought workout gimmicks in the 90’s. She’d buy Step Areobics and we’d excitedly open the box and solemnly swear to do one video a day. For about a week and a half, we would stay true to our promise, but six weeks later, the steps would be […]
Sandra loves baking, photography and 80’s music. I absolutely loved her branding shoot at The Elm House, especially her baking setup which was so cute! I also love that three women from this series showed up with overalls! Are overalls making a comeback? These camel colored linen overalls were so incredibly perfect in The Elm […]
Jessica is one of those women who is just way too easy to get along with. She’s fun and looks so effortlessly carefree and beautiful in every photo… she made my job super easy!! I met Jessica a few months ago at a networking event and I was so excited to hear she was starting […]
If you were to strike up a conversation with an Arizona Photographer from the months of June to September, you will almost certainly hear them say the following: “Summer is slow.” Because it’s wildly true. Summer IS slow. No one is getting married. No one is getting engaged on a mountain top. No one is […]
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.