Prickly Pear sodas and fresh sharpened pencils,
Bright orange objects and cute pig shaped stencils,
Cameron's kind eyes and my tanzanite ring,
These are a few of my favorite things!

Buttermilk pies and ice cold horchatas,
Posole and salsa and red enchiladas, 
Family reunions and crazy tire swings,
These are a few of my favorite things!

Long flowing dresses with belts and some sashes
Darrow's blonde curls and Ione's long lashes
Beautiful Summers that come after Springs
These are a few of my favorite things!

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad!


(100 points to Hufflepuff if you sang that in your head while you read. 1000 points if you sang it out loud!)

& 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!   

I love everything from capturing emotions in a photograph so that my clients can experience the same feelings again and again, to helping provide resources to plan their reception, to bouncing ideas around with another business owner about their business, to answering questions from new photographers, to just laughing with others.
  

With two kids, a husband, and a million goals you can find me all over the place: visiting National Parks, at my desk editing photos, attempting a new DIY project, or snuggling on the couch. One place you'll probably never find me is in a pair of running shoes!!

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!

About

With two kids, a husband, and a million goals you can find me all over the place: visiting National Parks, at my desk editing photos, attempting a new DIY project, or snuggling on the couch. One place you'll probably never find me is in a pair of running shoes!!
 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!

About

& 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! 
 
I love everything from capturing emotions in a photograph so that my clients can experience the same feelings again and again, to helping provide resources to plan their reception, to bouncing ideas around with another business owner about their business, to answering questions from new photographers, to just laughing with others.
  

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

I LOVE Pinterest and use it for everything from DIY projects, to planning parties, to dinner, to wardrobes. But I also know that life isn't Pinterest Perfect and that is completely okay! Sometimes you end up with a beautiful tablescape, and other times your cake melts. It's life and we've learned to laugh at our "Pinstrosities". 

Pinterest

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 our surroundings. Local family owned restaurants. Mom and Pop shops. State and National Parks. Forest roads. Simple hikes. And if it has something to do with the Southwest it gets extra brownie points! 

Exploring where
we live

Photo by Desiree Gardner Photography

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.

want to see some of the sweet friends I've had the pleasure of serving over the years? click here!

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