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There are times when a couple or family only need a part of a wedding day photographed and I was so happy I could jump in and capture this Gilbert, AZ Backyard Wedding Reception for Porter & Ashley! Rain threatened off and on all day, but everyone just kept their fingers crossed and it worked […]

Porter & Ashley’s Gilbert, AZ Backyard Wedding Reception

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Donald and Terena were married in a sweet family centered backyard wedding in Payson, AZ. This wedding was a full on family affair with the decorations, flowers, centerpieces, hair, makeup, and meal provided by family and friends of the bride and groom. It really was amazing to see the two families come together to create […]

Donald & Terena’s Payson AZ Backyard Wedding

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My 101 Things in 2023 list has a bit of a different story than some other years! I took a slightly different approach to writing the list this year. Most years I start my goal planning for the next year by beginning to write my 101 Things list for the following year at the beginning […]

101 Things in 2023

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Do you remember Donald and Terena’s Backyard wedding from last year? It was a beautiful ceremony in Payson, AZ when Covid changed their original wedding plans for their Gilbert Temple Sealing. This year, for their 1st anniversary, Donald and Terena were able to finally have their reception and to have their religious ceremony. In The […]

Donald and Terena’s Gilbert Temple Sealing

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John and Maya’s sunflower wedding day started early on a smoke filled morning in the Gila Valley. The sun was just a red ball through the smoke from the California fires. It kept the temperatures lower, which is never a complaint in southern Arizona! The day started early for us at Maya’s home where she […]

John and Maya’s Sunflower Wedding