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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 the last one! This morning I Googled how to prevent the shell from sticking to a hard boiled egg. I searched for this a couple of years […]

Going Full Time: Wrapping Up

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 21. You get to define success. This is something I’ve heard over the last several years at various conferences and webinars, seminars and virtual meet ups. […]

Going Full Time Month 21

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 20. “I don’t wanna work.” It was one of those days. I pulled the covers up over my head, only interested in drowning out the daylight […]

Going Full Time Month 20

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

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

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

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