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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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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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Chris and Joelle could not have picked a more beautiful day for their Cabins on Strawberry Hill Wedding in Strawberry, AZ! The fall weather was perfect, the guests were there ready to celebrate, the atmosphere was full of joy, and the entire day was a delight! When I arrived at Joelle’s cabin where she was […]

Cabins on Strawberry Hill Wedding: Chris & Joelle

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Austin and Tatum’s Cabins on Strawberry Hill Wedding was the perfect mixture of fall and summer, class and boho, party and sentimentality, family and friends. It was very evident that these two are loved dearly by many, but that wasn’t a surprise to me at all. This was the first day I’d met them, but […]

Austin & Tatum: Cabins on Strawberry Hill Wedding

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Welcome to my Payson AZ Photo Locations series! This is to help you see possible locations in the Payson, AZ area for your portrait session with Marquette LaRee. Scroll through the photos below to see examples of sessions at The Bluff along with info about planning a session for the given spot. At the end […]

Payson AZ Photo Locations: The Bluff

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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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Missy was an absolute delight to work with for her Payson AZ Senior Photos! She was full of joyful smiles, bubbly energy, and total beauty! She was looking for a location a little different from the normal forest or Green Valley Park photos, but wanted an area that still showed off the beauty of where […]

Payson Senior Photos: Missy

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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