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!
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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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.