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Struggling to find a first dance song? We got you, boo! Take this quiz brought to you by DJ Trego from VOX DJs and Photographer Denise Karis  to find out what song you should shake it to as newly weds on the dance floor! THEN, check out this feature over on Engaged in Arizona to […]

QUIZ: What Song Should you Choose for your First Dance?

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 […]

Blue French Inspired Wedding

Denise Karis Photography

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 […]

Invitation Styling

Denise Karis Flat Lay Styling with Victoria York and Wild One Events

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 […]

Andaz Spring Wedding

Denise Karis Scottsdale Andaz Wedding

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 […]

Mauve and Marigold Wedding

Denise Karis Blog Bride and Groom

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 […]

Free Unplugged Ceremony Printable

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 […]

Engaged In Arizona

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 […]

Quick Tips to Plan for Great Wedding Photos

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 Wasn’t a Choice

Denise Karis Bridal Series on Film

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