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This is the place where I get to share photos from sessions with amazing people, like you, tips for a smooth wedding, our family "Wilderness Mowers" adventures in frugal living and exploring where we live, and plenty of fun and real life. Start scrolling or click a category on the side to dive in!

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Welcome to my Payson AZ Photo Locations series! This is to help you see possible locations in the Payson, AZ area for your portrait session with Marquette LaRee. Scroll through the photos below to see examples of sessions at the Shoo Fly Meadow along with info about planning a session for the given spot. At […]

Payson AZ Photo Locations: Shoo Fly Meadow

Couple looking at wedding album on the couch, showing their increased connection through their photos

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I believe 100% that there is power in your photos. Power to heal, to connect, to strengthen, and to bring joy! In fact, I don’t just believe it I know it! In the Living Room of my childhood home was my Mother’s beautiful china cabinet, handmade by my Dad. There on the bottom shelf sat […]

The Power in Your Photos

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Before I dive into these Payson AZ Engagement Photos, a little backstory (because around here we love backstories!). In April I joined forces with Stasha, of Jars & Lace, to host a booth at the Gila Valley Wedding & Event Fair. As part of the booth I had a giveaway running for a free couple’s […]

Chris and Kathlene’s Payson AZ Engagement Photos

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It’s not often that I get to do a Cabins on Strawberry Hill Mini Wedding, but I love when I do! The couples are always SO sweet and so amazing to work with. Addison and Samantha’s wedding was by no means mini…it was full of family, love, celebration, and fun. Cabins on Strawberry Hill Mini […]

Cabins on Strawberry Hill Mini Wedding: Addison & Samantha

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This Mt Graham Waterfall Engagement Session had my heart from the very first hello on Instagram. When you get an inquiry that includes this line: “My cousin had you take their photos and they are still the pictures of my dreams!” you know you’ve connected with a golden client!! Kacey and Blaine made the drive […]

Mt Graham Waterfall Engagement Photos: Blaine & Kacey

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You asked: “How do you balance being a wife and mother, housework, photo sessions and editing sessions, and still have the ‘me’ time that everyone craves and NEEDS? You seem to do it so seamlessly giving attention to everything, but knowing how crazy life can be, I know it doesn’t just come naturally. What system […]

Ask Anything: “How do you balance it all?” Part 1: Monthly Calendaring

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Two years ago I met up with Ethan and Emaleah in Payson, AZ for their windy and chilly Feburary engagement session. This past week I got to meet up with them again for their windy and chilly February Gila Valley maternity photos! We met up near Ft Grant Road to get a beautiful view with […]

Gila Valley Maternity Photos: Ethan and Emaleah

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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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I have always known photos mattered. I’ve always loved photos. However, I never truly knew why fully and had a hard time articulating the why behind my business and photography. I knew I loved to buoy people up. I knew I loved the friendships formed through photography. I knew I loved adding goodness to the […]

In an Instant, Everything Changed

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Chris and Chelsey’s November Wedding at Cabins on Strawberry Hill is not one I will ever forget! This couple, this family, and this wedding had my heart from our first video consultation earlier this year. These are the kind of couples I love buoying up. These are the stories I feel deeply honored to tell. […]

Chris & Chelsey’s November Wedding at Cabins on Strawberry Hill