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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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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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10 years ago I was taking pictures of Emilee and Chip…just dating. Not engaged. Just for fun pictures. But Cameron and I knew they wouldn’t keep that status for long. Last week I got to take their 10th Anniversary Portraits and it was absolutely epic.

Chip & Em: Western Wedding Inspired 10th Anniversary Session

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Chris and Joelle made the drive up north from the valley for their Pine, AZ Engagement Session in the forest, and they could not have picked a prettier day! We met at a favorite spot up the road from Payson where we could be in the beautiful Ponderosa Pine forest. They jumped out of the […]

Pine AZ Engagement Session: Chris and Joelle

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Live in the Phoenix Valley but want something other than desert? That’s exactly what Van and Karley did for their Payson AZ Engagement Photos! They escaped the sun and heat and came up here for their forest engagement session, and we had a blast! When Karley let Van know they couldn’t meet up for their […]

Payson AZ Engagement Photos: Van and Karley

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Shooting Payson family photos in monsoon season is always a gamble. My friend and I were watching the radar closely and sent Marco Polos back and forth while she curled her hair, wondering if we were going to be able to actually shoot that evening. Thankfully the rain lifted in town and once we actually […]

Payson Family Photos

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Every session I want to say, “This session was so special!!” But it’s true! Each one is!! This Mount Graham Engagement Session was special in many ways! Steve and Yesenia were my first couple to officially book for 2020. Yesenia messaged me months before I reopened to see about the possibility of having me shoot […]

Mount Graham Engagement & Family Session: Steve and Yesenia