About Janise

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 its 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 seize your wondrous memories.


I’ve had the privilege of being a full time fine art photographer 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!


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

I enjoy this beautiful home with my husband, Jim and my puppy prince, Mandalay who brings me much joy, as do my friends and community in Sedona.  Even though Sedona is somewhat small in size population wise, it has quite a diverse blend of people with interesting philosophies, which I love, because I grew up in Southern California, where you could have a new philosophy for every hour of the day.  You could entertain these different ideas, but were not required to embrace them as your own.

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 full glorious manifestation is really like a celebration - a full circle.  These full circles have manifested in the stories I create for others, for brides and grooms and families, feature stories for publications and cookbooks, each with their own special heart, and always with passion.


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


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