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!
Chessica and Nickie are the instant friend type. You know that type? Those people who are instantly your friends the second you meet? I for one, adore interactions like those. We met at a home studio in Scottsdale and had a brilliant time shooting for their website and Instagram. These two write brilliant copy and […]
A Quick Note: Since February 2022, I’ve restructured Denise Karis Photography to primarily take on “Group Sessions.” A group sessions is where I will rent a space, I will choose a time and date, and I’ll open back to back 25 minute sessions at a discounted rate. Within a week, you’ll receive a gallery of […]
“No complaints!” In the middle of the pandemic, Jennifer packed up with her family and moved all the way from Washington DC to Arizona. While we sat at Liberty Cafe in downtown Gilbert, we both agreed, we had no complaints about Arizona. I mean… besides the heat. But if you haven’t been to Downtown Gilbert […]
Meet Dr. Saru Bala, a naturopathic doctor based in Scottsdale and specializing in hormone regulation. I had the best time wandering around DC Market, finding random tables to sit at, and of course, finding ways to incorporate her stethoscope into images because really, how can we not use he stethoscope? I’m gonna go ahead and […]
We’ve only started adding stickers to our shop in the last few months and we love every single one of them! Our stickers are 3 inches on the long side and printed on high quality outdoor grade vinyl and laminated adding durability, scratch protection, and UV protection. Water proof and weatherproof, you can put […]
I first met Cicely when she designed my best friends wedding and I’ve loved her creative eye ever since! She’s so bright and cheerful and she makes you feel like you’ve known her your whole life. Do you know that type of person? I love that vibe so much so when I heard I would […]
OH LOOK!!! It’s the shoes Kelsie brought to her announcement session at 14 weeks!! And now Lennon is marching around town in them! Isn’t it absolutely nuts how time constantly throws us for a loop? We met up with these three just a few short moths ago for Lennons 6 month session and now she’s […]
Okay so about 8 years ago I started photographing a group called the Gilbert Town Fiddlers. The High School fiddle group is run by my dear friends Sara and Taylor and this year, my son is a new member! Through this group, I’ve met the most incredible young people and have been so honored to […]
Raffi and I met up with Heather, Travis, and their two adorable sons at Queen Creek wash for the sweetest family photos ever! These two boys were at that age where you might as well throw all expectations of focus out the window and just let the silliness take over. And I’m so glad we […]
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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.