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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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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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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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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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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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You know those people in your life that just shine and life everyone around then? That is how Jon and Jenny are! They light up the space around them and are so sweet! Their Woods Canyon Lake Wedding at the Spillway Day Use Area started blustery but was absolutely beautiful and full of touchings moments […]

Jonathan & Jennifer’s Woods Canyon Lake Wedding near Payson, AZ

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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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AZ threw her best at us with a massive forest fire and crazy temperatures, but we were finally able to make this Anniversary Session on the Mogollon Rim happen, and it was one for the books for sure! Chest Waders, Tiger Balm, Balancing on stumps, cliff edges, one gorgeous couple and their cute fur baby…how could it not have been a blast?!

Anniversary Session on the Mogollon Rim: Kyle & LauraMae