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!
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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.
Engaged in Arizona is a YouTube channel created to give wedding day advice to couples who are planing their AZ wedding. Get a behind the scenes look at bouquets being created, photo shoots in the making, table decor coming to life and so much more! While we're giving you that BTS look, we also interview these amazing creatives who make these beautiful events happen all year so that you can get the best advice from the best wedding day pro's.
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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.