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! 




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I first met Vanessa in 2015 when she modeled for a styled shoot. Since then, I’ve photographed her lovely family and more recently, I got to do a branding shoot at The Elm House in Gilbert for her new business, Wander Coffee! She asked me what kind of coffee I liked and my answer was […]

Wander Coffee

Owning a business is hard! You wear so many hats and some days you actually have no idea what to do. So you sit down at your computer, you read business articles, you send off a few emails, you watch some YouTube videos and then it’s 5 pm and you’re not sure where the day […]

What to do if you’re not getting anything done

In 2012, I photographed James & Kelsie’s wedding and now seven years later, they’re having a girl! I was so excited to meet up with them, first because I got to see them! And second, because I knew they would bring the CUTEST props! So let’s start with this Then & Now shot because DANG! […]

Kelsie and James and Baby Lennon

Every year I attend Showit United, a conference here in Phoenix for photographers. It is so much fun, I can’t even tell you. To be surrounded by community, learning from awesome industry people, and singing karaoke… girl it’s awesome. I have to wait until November to go again but in the meantime, I’m sharing these […]

Mauve and Marigold Wedding

I remember the first time I felt not good enough. I was in 7th grade. I’ve talked about my Junior High quite a bit on this blog but if you weren’t around for those posts, I’ll let you know, this Junior High had a crazy amazing drama department. With over 100 members, it was the […]

Going Full Time: Month 7

I’ve had this on my to do list for a while and it’s finally here! Let me know what you got in the comments and I’ll let you know what I got! Special thanks to Unsplash & Etsy sellers for providing the images I didn’t have in my own personal cache! If you see something […]

Find Your Bridal Style

It’s looking GORGEOUS up in here!!! I’m so excited to officially launch my new blog! So can I share the process with you? I had a pretty standard blog for a few years… like…FOUR YEARS… my blog scrolled aaaaaand that was about it. It had some social icons on the right and the search bar […]

New Blog Design

I’ve been wanting to put this quiz together forever! And it’s finally here! Let me know what you got in the comments and I’ll let you know what my guy got! Special thanks to Unsplash for providing the images I didn’t have in my own personal cache! Hope you enjoy!

Find Your Groom Style

There you are, with your one true love. Everything is perfect. You look like a Kardashian, he looks like a Kennedy. You gaze out to your guests with a big smile and realize…wait…you can literally see more cell phones than faces!! What gives? My mama wrote the poem and my awesome sauce friend did the […]

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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.

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