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This Payson AZ Family Photo Session was incredible. Can I just pause for a minute and tell you how awesome this family is?! They moved to Payson intending it to be temporary and have stayed as they saw needs they could fill and experiences for their children. They are involved, hard working, kind, talented, and […]

Payson AZ Family Photo Session: Burnett Family

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When you come to Rim Country for a weekend getaway, stop for a quick mini session of Pine AZ Family Photos! This family did just that, and it was such a fun way to start their vacation off. Their outfits were spot on, their interactions were so sweet and genuine, and the light was absolutely […]

Pine AZ Family Photos

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Jami grew up in this area and when she brought her menfolk home for a visit from back east, she knew she needed some Payson AZ family photos! Jami and I went to the same college together, but this was the first time I got to meet Brad and the boys. These five are so […]

Payson AZ Family Photos

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What do you do when you plan Mogollon Rim family photos and then you get to the final road to your destination and in the past week the Forest Service has closed that road for the foreseeable future?! You improvise! This is exactly what happened to us here. The location was scouted and picked and […]

Mogollon Rim Family Photos and Baby Announcement

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When it comes to Mt Graham family photos, or any family photos for that matter, I love a location with a view. Being able to still be in the desert, but be high enough to get a view of the valley and the Safford mountains, this spot is a favorite. I went to college with […]

Mt Graham Family Photos

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Green Valley Park in the heart of town is the perfect place for Payson family photos. The Payne family came to town for family photos and we loved walking around the park, rolling down the hills, and looking at the ducks that are always there. We’ve done Jackie and Andrew’s family photos on their family […]

Payson Family Photos at Green Valley Park

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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