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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

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This session of Payson AZ Family Photos marks the 6th year of one of my favorite swaps ever. Since 2017 Mikaela and I have done each other’s family photos and it’s one of my favorite Fall traditions. Even though we’ve moved three hours away we knew that we had to keep this swap tradition up! […]

Payson AZ Family Photos

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“I had no idea Arizona could look like this!” John and Brianna’s Mogollon Rim Engagement photos happened just a few months after their move from Chicago to Flagstaff. The views, the mix of desert and forest plants, and the weather all combined for a gorgeous setting to introduce this fun couple to some of the […]

John & Brianna’s Mogollon Rim Engagement Photos

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I was extra excited for these Red Knolls Family Photos. Why? Ricky and Dahana are some of my past Prickly Pear VIP wedding clients!! I first met them in 2018 for their vintage pie cafe inspired engagement session. Late that year we met up for their gorgeous Phoenix wedding. (If you’ve been around a while […]

Red Knolls Family Photos: The Sexton Family

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You really couldn’t have asked for a prettier morning for a Mesa Temple wedding! With a first look at 7:30am, I got there early to pick a spot and to check the light and had to snap the above shot right away. It was gorgeous (even if it was humid…humid for AZ)!! Abby and Connor […]

Connor and Abby’s Mesa Temple Wedding

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Can you think of a better way to spend a Tuesday evening than at the Cabins on Strawberry Hill with the sweetest couple, their kind friends, and a rockin’ vendor team?! I can’t! Austin and Stevee got married this week in Strawberry, AZ on the most perfect weather blessed day in the middle of the […]

Cabins on Strawberry Hill Wedding: Austin & Stevee

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Connor and Abby’s Payson Engagement Photos had me laughing more than I have at a session in quite a while! My ab muscles hurt the next morning! These two are kind, comfortable, radiant, and so insanely cute together. They needed next to no time to warm up to the camera and just had a ball […]

Connor & Abby’s Payson Engagement Photos

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What do we wear?! That’s one of the most frequent questions I get asked by clients as they plan their session. Let’s dive in with my top 10 tips for what to wear at your engagement session!  Think about your feet! You’re going to be walking around for an hour and a half, so if […]

10 Tips for What to Wear at your Engagement Session

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I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR TODAY TO COME FOR 6 MONTHS NOW!! Yayayayayay!! Mikaela and I had a deal. She wanted 10th Anniversary Photos, but knew the timing could be interesting with their plans to grow their family. So we decided that we’d do the photos right around their anniversary, or when she got pregnant, […]

Payson AZ Anniversary Photos: Dallin & Mikaela