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About Janise Witt Photography

I enjoy creating with people who are excited about their lives and the gifts they share with the world.  


You are unique and your photographic memories need to reflect your personality. 

Learn More About Janise Witt

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’ve had the privilege of being a full time photographer of life for over 30 years, trained at UCLA, specializing in people and our environment. My artistic expression is truly about my inner journey.  I have been discovering, learning and cultivating the ability to blend, through many medias, over the last number of years, which is now be woven through my photography. A coming together - the layering of ideas, and refining

those ideas are the elements I now include to capture images and stories which reflect multi-sensory richness.


My photography has been pretty diverse, including portraits of celebrities, corporate events, weddings and people with interesting stories to share, special features for People Magazine, Phoenix Magazine, The Plateau Journal of Northern Arizona, and  contributing photographer for Sedona Magazine for over 10 years.  Showcase photographer for the Los Angeles Arts Festival, Arizona Points of Pride and Sedona Film Festival.  I feel the diversity of photography which I embrace contributes a far richer tapestry to each celebration and story I create.

 Like a mosaic, each aspect of the creating I engage with gives a richness to my whole body of creation. The people, places and venues may change, yet it is the vibrant essence of life in any situation that helps me capture and create your story. My extensive body of work over the last 30 years has emphasized people and our natural world. Each opportunity to create is viewed as a new and unique experience, because each person, couple and family has a special personality, which needs to shine.  I share my wonderful attitude with you and I pride myself on providing exceptional quality images and customer services.  You are my people, who have given me the privilege of creating your stories, and I thank 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.

My love of photography and the story telling process continues to expand more now than when I began, and I’m not sure how that happened, but it has and that totally excites me!

Creative Commissions

  • Keyholes to the Past

  • I Love L.A.

  • Everything Changes with Time

  • Year of the Parent

  • Arizona’s Hidden Country

  • Cookbook/Lifestyle Book Commissions:

  • Elote Cookbook – Sedona, AZ

  • Elixir of Life – Sedona, AZ

  • Queen Creek Olive Mill Cookbook –
    Queen Creek, Arizona

  • Art Exhibits:

  • Spirit of the Canyon – 2002

  • Landscape and Memory – 2003


  • Embracing Time – 2003

  • People of the Red Earth – 2004

  • The Poetry and Politics of Water – 2003

  • The Creative Spirit – 2004

  • Sleep on It – 2004

  • Layers of the Feminine – 2005

  • Random Acts of Art -  2006

  • Random Arts of Art – 2007 –
    Symphony of Life – A DVD Digital Story

  • Through the Eyes of the Soul – 2008-2009 

  • Stories of Those Who Share Their Gifts And Insights –an Art Book and Digital DVD

  • Legacy Artist - Sedona Arts Center 2018

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