Everyone needs a friend and sidekick. That is what I'm here for! As a professional sidekick I have your utility belt filled with tools to plan an amazing wedding with beautiful photos and an even better marriage, back you up when you need support, and to help show you and the world just how beautiful and awesome you are! The opportunity to be a friend and a resource, not just the "photographer hired for the day", is one of my favorite parts of the experience.


& friend

your photographer, sidekick,

& friend

your photographer, sidekick,

Everyone needs a sidekick and a friend. That is what I'm here for! I love being a support and to buoy up those around me. The opportunity to be a friend and a resource, not just the "photographer hired for the day", is one of my favorite parts of the experience! 
 

  

With two kids, a husband, and at least 101 goals a year you can find me all over the place: exploring where we live (currently Payson, AZ), at my desk editing photos, attempting a new DIY project from Pinterest, probably scrapping said Pinterest inspired project because Pinstrosities are a part of life, or eating a plate full of super fries washed down by Horchata (I'd eat those every day if heart attacks and calories weren't real). 

I firmly believe that life is what you make of it, that hard work trumps IQ or talent, that any day is a good day to dress up, that orange IS the happiest color, the bus ride is the best part of any field trip, and that someday pigs will fly! 

who is
Marquette LaRee?

Payson, AZ Photographer

With two kids, a husband, and at least 101 goals a year you can find me all over the place: exploring where we live (currently Payson, AZ), at my desk editing photos, attempting a new DIY project from Pinterest, probably scrapping said Pinterest inspired project because Pinstrosities are a part of life, or eating a plate full of super fries washed down by Horchata (I'd eat those every day if heart attacks and calories weren't real). 

I firmly believe that life is what you make of it, that hard work trumps IQ or talent, that any day is a good day to dress up, that orange IS the happiest color, the bus ride is the best part of any field trip, and that someday pigs will fly!

Marquette LaRee

We go together like pie and ice cream! PB and J! Mashed potatoes and Red Chile Sauce! (Hey, we're New Mexicans...what'd you expect?!) We were best friends before romance set in, and have been up to shenanigans as Mr & Mrs since 2006!

Photo by Trisha Shelley Photography

Marquette and Cameron

Named after my Grandfather and Cameron's Grandmother, these two little people of ours keep us running, laughing, and up at night. And we're completely smitten. 

Darrow & Ione

Photo by Mikaela Durfee Photography

There's nothing like sitting at the table with friends and family, plates of good food in front of us, and knowing that an epic game of Hand and Foot or Ticket to Ride is on the horizon. 

Dinner parties & game nights

With our own method of juicing the fruit, we've come to LOVE any and all things Prickly Pear! Jelly, syrup, soda, sorbet, smoothies, and marinades. We put it in anything we can think of! 

Prickly Pear

I don't know why, but I LOVE orange. It grabs my eye anytime I see it. It's a slight obsession. 

Orange

The wanderlust bug hasn't bitten us yet, but we are fascinated with exploring where we live. Local family owned restaurants. Mom and Pop shops. State and National Parks. Forest roads. Simple hikes. And if it has water to throw rocks in, it gets extra brownie points from the kids! 

Exploring where
we live

A Bit About Me

If you ever asked my Grandpa what his favorite kind of pie was, he’d tell you “round!” Pies are one of the few baked goods I feel like I’m decently good at. Pie crusts specifically. I can make a mean flaky crust! Learning to make the edges pretty is still a work in progress however. But my favorite pie ever? Buttermilk pie! 

Now, why have a whole section on this page devoted to pie? Because Buttermilk Pie is the perfect way to explain this business and the heart behind it. Inviting. Classy. Comfortable. Authentic. Homey. Subtle. Light (but not too airy). Unpretentious. Warm. That is what I want your Marquette LaRee experience to be!

This old fashioned pie makes you feel right at home, lets you know you’re special, and is simple yet classy. And that is exactly how I want you to feel when we work together! Every couple should feel comfortable and at home with their photographer! That’s when the true, real, unposed emotions and gestures come out. That is when YOU feel like you can be YOU!

As with pie, I want people to come away from a session with a sweet taste in their mouth. And the garnish on top? I love the opportunity to not just render a service, but to form relationships and buoy people up; to make friends, not just transaction based clients. Pie and life are better when shared with a friend.

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she makes you feel like

Everything about the experience was my favorite!  

family

"From the time we did our engagement photos and you had all the dogs running around you, to our wedding where you helped in every way you could. From my bridal photos (letting me wear your shoes in the rain) to helping me bustle my dress. You were so incredible and it was such an honor to have you there."

-martin and kara