About Janise

I love nature and creating in the natural environment.  I also love inspiring quotes and I feel this quote really sums up who I am and the way I feel about creating in nature and the wonderful people I have the opportunity to create with:

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

I love creating in nature and with others and I so enjoy listening to what is important to you. As well, I enjoy creating with people who are excited about their lives and the gifts they share with the world.  


Because you are unique and your photographic memories need to be personalized to you and for you.  

From the moment I laid my eyes on a camera in my grandma’s desk at the age of 10, I loved photography, it was like a found treasure, and it is the treasure in others which I enjoy bringing out into full light. I continue to learn and evolve as an artist, because I think that’s one of the things I enjoy about photography – it’s always expanding and changing. Now with digital photography, the expansion is like being catapulted into another galaxy, where the possibilities are infinite. The world around us changes, but the basics are still there – the wonderful celebrations of life and the unique stories which can be captured to embrace your wondrous memories.

I’ve had the privilege of being a full time photographer of life for 30 years and I love creating with others through photography and the story telling process more now than when I began and I’m not sure how that happened, but it has and that totally excites me!

With my love of nature, people and all Earth's family I find Sedona and Southern Arizona perfect places to create.  I am an avid hiker and so bringing people out into the Red Rocks of Sedona or the lush Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona is a natural way for me to continue to share my gifts with others.  As well, we have now made our home in Dove Mountain, just north of Tucson.

It is my pleasure to listen to you, because I really love collaborating with others to find out what is important to you.  In this way, there's a synergy that takes place, where the whole is greater than the individual parts.  Creative process is important to me as well.  For to see something take shape from a beginning seed or concept to its full glorious manifestation is really like a full circle celebration!  These full circles have manifested in the stories I create for others, for brides and grooms and families, individuals for specialized portraits,  feature stories for publications and cookbooks, together with photography for artists for their newsletters, websites and books; each with their own special heart, and always with passion.


I enjoy our new home in Dove Mountain with my husband, Jim and my puppy prince, Mandalay who brings me much joy, as do my friends and community.  


I invite you to visit my other websites:  www.sedonaweddingsbyjanise.com and www.farmtoforkvinestowine.com

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