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When snow and muddy roads kept us from their first choice in locations (but I sure tried to get in there!), we shifted plans and used another favorite location for Donnie and Miranda’s Payson Engagement Photos. The Bluff! It never disappoints…but sometimes it does take casualties. A moment of silence for the shoe that didn’t […]

Donnie and Miranda’s Payson Engagement Photos

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This Mt Graham Waterfall Engagement Session had my heart from the very first hello on Instagram. When you get an inquiry that includes this line: “My cousin had you take their photos and they are still the pictures of my dreams!” you know you’ve connected with a golden client!! Kacey and Blaine made the drive […]

Mt Graham Waterfall Engagement Photos: Blaine & Kacey

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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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You’ve seen this spot before, but I love that this Rim Country Engagement Session has a different vibe than the others in this location. This was my first session in winter here and it still is spectacular. We traded the green grass of summer for a gorgeous field of golden dried grasses and a wispy […]

Rim Country Engagement Session: Cody & Stephanie

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When you are looking for both forest photos and amazing mountains views, you can’t go wrong with this spot for your Mogollon Rim Engagement Session! Austin and Stevee brought their A-game to this session and we were able to produce some of my favorite forest photos yet! AND! Just wait until you see their sweet […]

Mogollon Rim Engagement Session: Austin & Stevee

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As you prepare for our time together here are some engagement session prep tips, resources, and pieces of advice that will come in handy! 1. CLEAN YOUR RING! I will be photographing your gorgeous stone! This means that this would be a perfect opportunity to have your ring cleaned so that it’s clear of dirt […]

Engagement Session Prep Tips

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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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I met Roger and Pat in and around Silver City for their engagement session and I don’t know if the colors of the murals or their smiles were brighter! It would be impossible to be bored around these two as fun and joy gushes out of them!

Silver City NM Engagement: Roger & Pat