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You know those people in your life that just shine and life everyone around then? That is how Jon and Jenny are! They light up the space around them and are so sweet! Their Woods Canyon Lake Wedding at the Spillway Day Use Area started blustery but was absolutely beautiful and full of touchings moments […]

Jonathan & Jennifer’s Woods Canyon Lake Wedding near Payson, AZ

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Brian and Catharine are preparing for their beautiful wedding in Mexico, and they decided to come up north from the Phoenix valley for their Rim Country Engagement Session. With the fabulous Air BnB’s, cabin rentals, and boutique hotels we have here, it’s an amazing place for a getaway weekend! We started with their dressy outfit […]

Rim Country Engagement: Brian and Catharine

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In college I kept a small notebook with me constantly so I could write down things I learned. Not what I learned from my classes, but what I learned from the whole college experience. Looking through the pages you won’t see notes about the meter in Shakespeare’s sonnets, the chemical formula for silver plating, or […]

That one time in College I thought I was going to die in the Automatic Car Wash

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Every summer I forget how intense the sun is down in the Phoenix Valley. My first valley wedding every year is always a big shock and this one at the Gilbert Temple with their Mesa Backyard Reception was it for me! We hovered just under 100 degrees in the intense sun, but it couldn’t dampen […]

Jared & Arie’s Gilbert Temple Wedding and Mesa Backyard Reception

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What do you do when a wave of rain and wind hits mid ceremony? You laugh and take it all in. That’s exactly what Kevin and Nikki did this past weekend at their Cherry Creek Lodge Wedding. There was nothing that could dampen their joy. In fact, I don’t think I saw Nikki’s face without […]

Cherry Creek Lodge Wedding, Young, AZ: Kevin & Nikki

Bride and Groom at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

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Many of Michael and Amy’s big moments as a couple have had to do with National, State, and local parks, so when it came time to pick their wedding venue it only felt natural to pick a park. And, when your last name means “Head of Bridge”…could you really pick a more fitting spot to […]

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Wedding near Payson, AZ: Michael & Amy

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Ethan and Emaleah’s Payson AZ Engagement Session was probably the windiest session I’ve ever done here in Payson. Not quite the windiest ever, but probably top 5. And let me tell you what: these two are tough, take such good care of each other, were so patient as we worked to find the light AND […]

Ethan & Emaleah’s Payson AZ Engagement Session