Do you ever notice when you meet up with a friend after years of being apart, you have nothing to talk about? Nothing to say? There’s a blank canvas in front of the two of you waiting to be painted with the colors of the last five years and all either of you can say is “I’m good. He’s good, She’s good, they’re good.”
Then you meet up with your bestie. The friend you are constantly texting, the friend you have Thursday Wine Nights with, and you have a million things to tell each other since the last time you talked….six hours ago. The guy in traffic that almost ran you off the road, that you went to Chipotle for lunch and got free guac, that you fed your dog a whole hot dog and then she threw it up. These details come spilling out of you when you’re with the person you talk to often and when you’re around someone you haven’t seen in a while, there’s not much to talk about. It seems it should be the opposite, but it isn’t.
I am hoping that is what this blog will be like. Right now, I am trying to find something to talk about. There should be a million things to say… I have a voice and a story after all. But I’m staring at a blank canvas not sure what to paint.
Perhaps this will become a place for stories of my goofy dog, a place to confess my love of Samoas Girl Scout Cookies, a place for failures and victories and late nights editing. But for now, in this first post, this is a place to tell you, my name is Denise and I am a Wedding and Portrait Photographer.
I’m sharing some images from my first wedding back in 2011 below. I’ve always been so grateful to Joel and Chelsea for being the first to trust me so completely with their images. Because of them, I was able to start my story in wedding photography.
|Denise Karis is an Arizona photographer who enjoys musicals, Doctor Who and breakfast burritos. IG @denisekaris|
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.