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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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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

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You are awesome! You’ve worked through a lot of data and ideas to get through to what you value and what you want to focus on. You’ve got your SWOT Analysis, Values & Goals, and Financial Analysis. It’s almost time to put them all together.  I have one last final baby assignment for you. A business plan doesn’t […]

Writing a Business Plan, Part 4: Quarterly Reviews

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So you have your SWOT Analysis and your Values & Goals for your Business Plan, it’s time to get those finances planned out!  Financial History First, let’s pull in what you’ve made in past 2 years if you’ve been in business already or have been doing this as a hobby.  List out the year, the gross dollar amount […]

Writing a Business Plan, Part 3: Finances

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Hooray! You made it to Day 2 Of Writing a Business Plan! How did your SWOT Analysis go?! Now that you have that done, it’s time to line out the goals and values for yourself and of your business. We all get why goals are important, but why line out values? Values help us stay […]

Writing a Business Plan, Part 2: Values and Goals

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Today I’m starting you on the process of getting your own business plan written, and of course we start at the foundation: your SWOT Analysis! If you are anything like me, the idea of writing a business plan WAYYY stressed me out. I put if off for a long time and only finally got it […]

Writing a Business Plan, Part 1: SWOT Analysis