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!
Welcome to our first quiz! Arizona is full of gorgeous locations for your engagement session and this quiz will tell you where your perfect location is! Once you’re done, comment with what you got! (I got the Salt River…totally perfect for me!)
To kick off January, I wanted to shoot something fun and creative that was my own concept. I had envisioned a dusty blue flowy, off the shoulder gown with pastel flowers and bohemian hair. I recruited Andrew (@TregotheDJ on Insta & the best DJ, freal.) and his amazing wife Jessi to model for me. Shortly […]
Six years ago Meghan and Will were in the same prom group. Years later after they lost touch, Meghan added Will on Facebook and they met up for some Gelato at San Tan mall. Will claims he didn’t remember Meghan from Prom but I suspect he was just trying to play it cool. Afterall, Meghan […]
Rose and Alex are so wonderfully connected that this engagement session was a breeze. They moved so naturally together and were so in love. I cannot wait for their wedding next winter! If you can believe it, this shoot took place minutes before a giant 2 day storm hit Phoenix. By the time I got […]
About a month ago, I decided I was going to start learning film again. The first time around was uninspiring. I don’t know why but my images just didn’t have that soft, touchable film look and I set my film cameras down. For a year. When this shoot for Gabby and Jeff came around, I […]
I love it when couples tell me they’re really awkward and then it turns out they’re total naturals in front of the camera. Sarah, Kyle and I headed out to the Superstition Mountains last week for a seriously cute engagement session. The five mile drive on a dirt road at 20 mph took what felt […]
Styling an engagement session can be really simple and fun! It also makes a world of difference in the end rather than throwing on some casual threads and heading out to “wherever.” Here are three simple, totally not overwhelming, tips you can use to style your upcoming E-Sesh! If you have no idea on location, […]
There’s a quote that I love from Chuck Palahniuk that says, “The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” I am fortunate to have found photography because it’s my something that will. In a hundred years from now, it’s my hope that one of my images will be displayed […]
We planned their engagement session the day of Liz’s bridal shower, and the day of her hair and make up trial run. The early afternoon session was planned to take place at the Mesa Arts Center where we could find some nice lighting among the big buildings. I left my house a bit early to […]
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.