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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 18. I asked my mom how old I was and while she didn’t remember, she did say, “Little enough that your feet didn’t reach the […]

Going Full Time Month 18

So often, I hear people say something that makes me cringe when it comes to photography and photographers. It’s that “a good photographer should be able to make anything look great.” Maybe they’ve seen a wedding couple, standing next to a muddy rain puddle, a photographer laying flat on the ground and then a side […]

Branding with Shital

When I was still little, my Uncle gave me the most beautifully illustrated copy of Little Women and I’ve treasured it throughout the years. Little Women became my favorite book (and later my favorite movie). More than a few times through quarantine, I’ve felt like one of the March sisters, at home, finding new ways […]

Little Women 25 Years Ago

Have ya’ll met Adam? If not, let me introduce you! Adam is a crazy talented musician (that’s him on the left) who, as I’ve learned this last year, is also a crazy talented painter. #multitalented But Adam is super unique because he paints with coffee and tea… like, really. His Instagram is amazing and his […]

Tea and Ink

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 17. It almost seems like a joke to write this, which is fitting since it’s April 1st. March was a month that lasted nine […]

Going Full Time Month 17

Is it time for a new freebie? I think so! Last year I started an art project using fresh flowers and vintage cameras and named the project “Click Bloom.” Click Bloom then became the name of my Podcast, my Etsy shop and most recently, a new Pop-up shop with it’s own Instagram!  This one is […]

Freebie: Click Bloom Coloring Page

Welcome to Branding with Donna! Donna is a fabulous photographer here in AZ and I was so excited when I heard I would get to photograph her in February! She’s warm, kind, and a fellow Disney enthusiast! I am also obsessed with her Instagram, so I’ll definitely be linking to that at the end of […]

Branding with Donna Thompson Photography

Denise Karis Branding Photography

Coronavirus coronavirus coronavirus coronavirus? Coronavirus coronavirus coronavirus coronavirus. Coronavirus! Coronavirus coronavirus coronavirus. Coronavirus coronavirus. Is that what your feed is looking like these days? MINE TOO! What a coincidence! So while we are all sharing hand washing tips, songs that last 20 seconds, and our favorite activities to combat cabin fever, I thought I’d throw […]

Five Show Recommendations If You’re Stuck Inside

Welcome to Katie’s branding session & girl boss interview! I’m so glad you’re here because you’re about to get allllll heart eyes over this girl! I always look forward to Katie’s Instagram posts which include healthy doses of inspiration and the best Monday Mantra’s! Katie was also my first ever podcast guest on Click Bloom […]

Branding with Katie from Seek to Serve Coaching

Denise Karis Branding Photography

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