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When my lovely friend Stacey told me her sister was engaged, I immediately said “SEND HER TO ME!” because any wedding involving Stacey was a wedding I wanted to be at. I met with Dan and Lindsay to chat over coffee and I loved seeing the two of them together. They were constantly sneaking side […]

Superstition Manor January Wedding

Denise Karis Superstition Manor

I love photography. Did you know? I specifically love wedding photography because I get to see some of the most in-love, devoted, wonderful couples ever. They can’t stop smiling at each other, they talk about their wedding with joy and excitement, and they have the happiest families and friends to join in on the excitement. […]

Katie and Kevin

Denise Karis Wedding Superstition Manor

Get ready. Cause I’m about to spill my guts over Jade and Josh. We met about a year ago at a Starbucks in North Phoenix and I instantly loved them. So much so that as soon as I got in my car to drive home, I called my boyfriend to tell him “I NEED TO […]

New Years Wedding at The Paseo

Denise Karis The Paseo Wedding

I will tell you all the time that my favorite detail photo is always going to be the invitation suite. A good invitation suite sets the whole tone of the wedding…from the moment your guests open the perfectly handwritten envelope, that first glimpse into the day is everything. On the wedding day, we can dress […]

Why I Love Invitations

Denise Karis Photography Blog

Hi friend! How was your Christmas? Mine was lovely, thank you! Preparing for a packed end/start of the year so this week will be some darling visuals from a recent wedding event at El Chorro.  Juliette Le Fleur did a great job with the florals and styling. Get ready for some gorgeous details!! <3

El Chorro Details

Denise Karis Photography Blog

December is BUSY! I forgot how busy things get when it’s nice enough to go outside in Arizona. I almost missed this Monday but ta-da!! Bloggity time. This shoot had such beautiful details and a fabulous couple… I was in heaven. Sarah’s Garden seriously rocked it and Foil and Ink has my heart in a […]

Lovely Little Details

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The Clayton on the Park in Scottsdale is one of my favorite venues. You can do so much with this space and it’s safe from the Arizona sun, indoors with bright lovely windows all around. Yes please! I was on 2nd shooter duty for this one for Leslie D and was super excited that I […]

Wedding at The Clayton

Wedding at The Clayton on the Park

If you ever wonder what a photographers favorite time of a wedding day is, they will probably say that it’s couples portraits.  We know these are most likely the photos that will hang on your wall, the photos that will sit in silver frame on your parents piano, the photos that will be displayed at […]

The Best Kind of Portrait

Denise Karis Photography Blog

Last week was my favorite conference of the year: Showit United. We met in Phoenix at the Buttes and I got to see so many old friends. By the end of the week, my heart was so full. I seriously wish this was a monthly thing. With all the group sessions, the breakout hours, lunch […]

Bridal Portraits at the Buttes

Denise Karis Photography Bridal Portraits

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