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 love shooting in farm style settings! So when I saw this awesome shoot out coming together at Venue at the Grove, I knew I had to join. Sometimes shooting just for you is good for that “Creative Spirit.” A no pressure breath of photo fresh air. So here’s mine…. a styled shoot from a […]
Here’s something you might not know: Photographers and wedding vendors practice! Like, a lot! Half the time, when I shoot, it’s not for a job, it’s to better my craft. It’s to try something new and add value for my clients. Last year, I went to a vendor mixer at Victoria York’s house and we […]
Let’s just say there was a big family in Seattle…and they were planning a gorgeous wedding. And let’s say that the bride and groom loved cactus. And let’s also say they wanted a destination wedding. I would tell them to get married in April at the Andaz in Scottsdale. Because oh my goodness … it […]
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 […]
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 […]
If there’s something you should know about me, it’s that I fall in love all the time. And I LOVE falling in love. I don’t mean romantically, (Although I fall in love with my Boo on the daily) I mean with songs. With musicals. With TV shows. Stories, brands, color palettes, movies, scents. I fall […]
Follow my blog with Bloglovin I believe it is part of my job to educate my clients on how I am able to get the images I get on a wedding day. While I know photography isn’t the most important part of a wedding day, if a couple has hired me for their wedding, I […]
I won’t tell you I was born with a camera in my hand. I wasn’t some child prodigy, born to be a photographer. What I was as a child was highly empathic and wildly emotional. So when I was a little girl, new to Arizona, and our storage unit was broken into, I felt my […]
It’s been about eight months since I started shooting film and I am in love. The colors on film are so delicious and it makes everything so pastel and touchable. When I saw the style board for this wedding shoot I couldn’t wait to be a part of it. I absolutely adore the navy and […]
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.