"When you are in accord with nature...nature will yield up its bounty and every sacred space is the space where eternity shines through time."  ~ Joseph Campbell

Savoring Memories - Creating Stories

Through Storytelling Photography

Choose the beauty of Sedona or Southern Arizona; Dove Mountain, Tucson and Oro Valley

for Your Exquisite Photographic Experience

Cathedral Saddle, Sedona, AZ, storytelling portraits, family portrait, chef portraits

Photography for the celebrations of your life
family portraits - and yes, with pets
Couple portraits - proposals - engagements
Naturally Inspired Portraits
website photographic imagery to create your story and newsletters
Collaborating and creating photography for your stories and books

I am a photographic artist who loves people and the romance and the natural beauty which surrounds me.  My photography is my gift to you.  I really enjoy providing beautiful imagery and I also listen to your excitement and ideas about your special celebration, your portraits and the stories you want to create.  For a photograph is like a tapestry which calls forth the memories of the one special moment in time when it was created. 

I honor the wonderful  opportunities to capture your unfolding story through photography.  As well, taking families out into the beauty of nature is a wonderful way to have everyone relax and capture the loving essence which is what family is all about, and if their pets are included, all the more fun.  For me, it really is about the unfolding story, whether I'm creating  storytelling portraits,  the culinary artistry of chefs, artists with special gifts to share, special events , magazine features and  photographic essays along with the amazing landscape which  just takes my breath away, it's all about weaving the magic of Earth's family and bounty, with the  light that is the Divine.

I look forward to hearing about the story you wish to create.

Enjoy the wonder and beauty of the Catalinas in Southern Arizona.  Could this be the place for your next portrait experience?


"I can't remember seeing landscape photography that took my breath
away like yours.  I'm humbled by looking at them.  What genius you have"


"Just wanted to let you know how  impressed I am with your photography and
website.  I've been in photography for over 40 years and recently retired as
Director of Photography at the University of Florida - your work is some of the best I've seen.  Am recommending your site to students at UF"....Milt

I just wanted you to know that we absolutely LOVE our pictures!  You did an amazing job" Mindy & Sean

"Daniel and I would like to thank you again for taking us to those beautiful places to capture the happiness of our wedding day." ...Sures & Daniel

"I just wanted you to know that we absolutely LOVE our pictures!!!!.  You
did an amazing job.  Thanks again--we were so excited to get to see our
pictures so quickly after the wedding!!!"....Mindy &  Sean

"I just received our wedding album.  Your photos look so beautiful in the album - thanks for the great layout, too. We are  very, very pleased."  Ana & Doug

"Hello!  We received our wedding album this week.  We have to say that it
looks amazing.  There is no doubt in our  minds that we made the right choice by having you photograph our wedding.  Thanks again."...Kelly & Bridget

"Thanks again for your wonderful photography during our wedding.  We
have looked at our photographs and couldn't be happier.   They exceeded our wildest expectations.  It was such a special day."  ...Lisa & James

"We wanted to thank you so much for such a wonderful wedding experience we had in Sedona.  Our photos are beautiful and we have lasting memories of
our special day." ...Sharon & Todd

"I find your artwork absolutely beautiful"....Jeanne

"Thanks again for taking all these great photos at our wedding.  Libbie
and I were very excited when we browsed through them.  We really like
the way everything comes together in the album"....Libbie & Carsten

"I was standing on the holy land of Sedona - I felt that time stopped.  When
I look at your photos - I feel the same"...Avry


"Working with Janise on our family photo was a perfect experience!  I had a vision in mind and she far exceeded my expectations. 

It was fun and exactly what I was hoping for and more."  Thank you Janise" - J Griffin


"Janise was a delight to work with from the beginning.  She was he first photographer to contact us and we so appreciated her

responding whenever we had a question.  She worked with us and our family in such a fun and respectful way and created such

a beautiful story book for us." - April Trinidad


"Janise was very patient, friendly and professional.  Her photos helped capture our time in Sedona and we're so happy with

the wonderful memories."  - Carlos H


"Janise is amazing!  She is very personable with positive energy and professional.  She accommodated our every request

and made our day so enjoyable - from start to finish."  - Steve Harris



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