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!
OH HEY! So if you don’t already know, I rented out the Elm House in Gilbert June 21-23 and TODAY is the last day to sign up at $100 (40%) off!!! Like, for real. Early Bird Pricing is the real deal and today is the day! We have seven open spots and I want to […]
Someone messaged me yesterday asking what they should bring to their branding shoot at the Elm House. If you haven’t been around much this week, let me fill you in. I’ve rented the Elm House in Downtown Gilbert for a few days to do a branding shoot-a-thon from June 21-23. You get a 1 hour […]
Okay, let’s talk small business! Whether we like it or not, humans are conditioned to make snap judgements on a subconscious level. With 93% of communication being nonverbal, your marketing efforts are only as strong as the visual elements that go with it. When it comes to your business, high quality, well produced photos can […]
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 […]
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! […]
I’m so thankful for my family and friends today. I’m thankful for the art of photography and that I am so lucky to do what I love every day. I’ve been feeling a lot of pull towards encouraging people to print their images instead of leaving them on their hard drive… so if you have […]
Every fall I’m so excited to photograph Morgan, Robert and Amion. I started photographing this family when Morgan and Robert were first engaged…. I went on to shoot their wedding, then Morgans maternity session, Amions newborn, then each year following. This year Amion turned five and he couldn’t be more fun! I love when kids […]
I talked to my therapist about her recently (Is that weird for people to admit they talk to a therapist? If it is, I don’t care. Join me in not caring, won’t you?). I said “Sometimes I wish I could go back and tell my 13 year old self, ‘you become best friends with Sarah. […]
Taking a break from 100 days of photography to bring you some FALL! FAMILY! PHOTOS! Every year in Arizona around November, the weather turns nice. Arizona tries to kill us with the heat for months on end and then it gives a nice gift of cooling the heck down for the remaining residents. We love […]
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.
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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.