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Stephanie is a newborn photographer based out of Washington D.C. We got to meet at one of my favorite home studios in Queen Creek and create new photos for her business. One of the things I love about this shoot is that Stephanie brought along all the tangible products that she sells through her studio. […]

Branding with Stephanie

Arizona Brand Photographer Denise Karis Woman with blond hair and a pink top sits on a sofa looking at a photo album

In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. I wrote monthly for the first 2 years what I had learned from the each month. Now, I write yearly on this “going full time” thread. This is year 4.  As usual, my best friend put it into words perfectly; “I […]

Going Full Time Year 4

A huge thanks to Melody for joining us today to share her creativity in business and marketing with us! Tell me a little about what you do Melody Johnson is the owner and founder of The Course Consultant and podcast host of The Course Consultant and Customer Success Show. She helps group coaching founders grow […]

Branding with Melody

Phoenix Arizona Branding Photographer

Let’s brand with Stefanie! I met up with Stef and Chelsi (who you’ll see lots of in a different post!) last month for some new brand photos and we had a grand old time! We switched outfits at a record pace, we found those gorgeous little pockets of light, we worked all the podcast-y props, […]

Branding with Stefanie

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In November of 2018, I left my full time job to pursue photography full time. I wrote monthly for the first 2 years what I had learned from the previous month. Now I write yearly on this “going full time” thread. This is year 3.  It seemed a little like a novelty at first. Spring […]

Going Full Time: Year 3

Let’s brand with Nicole! Nicole and I met up at The Gray Atelier in Tempe for some new photos for her website and social media. I loved everything about this shoot, from the outfits Nicole brought to the location, to the crotchet boobs (you’ll see in a minute)! Nicole was also kind enough to join […]

Branding with Nicole

Today Allison is joining us to share right her on the blog! We recently met up for a branding session at Thrive in Gilbert and oh my was it a great shoot! We even went outside to catch some funky shadows on the wall. Thank you, Allison for a brilliant shoot! I can’t wait until […]

Branding with Allison

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Meet Macy Coleman! She’s a dietitian specializing in women’s health and hormone balancing. We met up for a quick 30 minute session and since she’s such a fast changer, we were able to fit in THREE outfits for this shoot! Also, a big shout out to Thrive for being the perfect space to shoot in! […]

Branding With Macy

Thrive Coworking Denise Karis Branding Photography

Friends! Let me introduce you to Kristin! Kristin is a talented author and copywriter and we recently stopped in at Thrive Coworking in Gilbert for a branding session. I’m so excited to share these images with you and of course for you to meet his brilliant creative! I always love when a client joins in for […]

Branding with Kristin

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