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Hey friends! Welcome to a branding session with Carah Elizabeth! I first met Carah through the Powerhouse Women community and immediately loved her warm and bright energy! I’m so excited to share some photos from our branding session together and give you some absolutely wonderful advice and inspiration from Carah! Tell me a little about […]

Branding Session with Carah Elizabeth

Denise Karis Branding Photography

Every morning I write my daily to do list on a notepad from Rifle Paper. I figure if the list is cuter, I’m more likely to refer to it throughout the day. #logic At the end of January I decided to, for the first time ever, make a month long to do list. I wrote […]

Going Full Time Month 16

If you missed day 1, click here!  If you missed day 2, click here!  I sat at my office desk in 2014 pouring over notes I had filled my notebook with after a two day workshop for photographers. I was determined that the $1,200 I had spent would not go to waste and I was […]

Creativity Day 3/3

Did you miss day one? Click here to catch up! In the third century BC, the King of Syracuse is suspicious that his new crown is not made of pure gold. So he calls the Scientist Archimedes to test the new crown for purity. Archimedes is stumped. He has no idea how to test for […]

Creativity Day 2/3

It’s crowded in here. This world of solopreneurs and dreamers wanting to make their mark. This world of Etsy shops and pop up’s and influencers and highlight reels. It can get loud. It can get intimidating. It can make a person doubt themselves at every turn. From my own personal experience, when I doubt myself, […]

Creativity Day 1/3

Denise Karis Photography Blog Creativity Series

Is it just ingrained in our generation to always have a side project? Because I’m totally a full time photographer BUT over the last year, I’ve found myself slipping into little side projects to fuel my creative energy. If you hated that I just said “Fuel my creative energy,” it’s okay, I kind of hated […]

Click Bloom: A New Pop Up Shop

I’ve found the more I get to know someone, the more I love them. Have you found the same thing? This always happens when I spend an hour photographing someone new…and then it happens all over again when I read their interview questions for these branding posts. Shortly after starting Branding Photography, I realized that […]

Branding With Atelier de LaFleur

Atelier de LaFleur Branding Session Denise Karis Photography

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 15. Do you ever get selective hearing? Maybe you’re reading a book and nodding along with the author until she says something you don’t […]

Going Full Time Month 15

Everyone struggles with this one, so I’m gonna help you out! Take this quiz to find out what accessory you should wear to your branding session! Then hop over to Instagram and share with me the result! I’d love to hear from you!

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