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Budget is one of those words that we all know, but we all haven’t had the experience of putting into practice. But, having a wedding budget is a really important first step into marriage and I wanted to help you break down some things I’ve learned along the way being in this business! In most […]

Elopements & Weddings, Engagement & Weddings, Wedding, Working with Caitlin

July 2, 2019

Why you should have a wedding budget

Why you should have a wedding day budget

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“I hope you know how much you are loved” was the opening line of the thank you card Jennifer wrote me after their session. Norm had told Jennifer this when they were leaving their anniversary session with me at the Desert Botanical Gardens. It is one of the most special thank you’s I’ve ever received, […]

Anniversary Sessions, Personal, Portraits, Working with Caitlin

June 24, 2019

Norm + Jennifer – a Desert Botanical Gardens Anniversary

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This is a topic that I feel like is consistently 50/50 on whether or not couples want to have a first look on their wedding day. There are a lot of superstitions and traditions that surround seeing the bride before the wedding ceremony, as well as grooms who are concerned with ruining that aisle moment […]

Elopements & Weddings, Engagement & Weddings, Wedding, Working with Caitlin

June 14, 2019

Why a first look?

The groom in the black tux has turned around to see his bride in her ivory gown. He has a smile on his face, and her body language is elated. Location is Mortimer Farms, Prescott, Arizona

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The honor of being chosen to photograph people’s most memorable and intimate moments is most definitely not lost on me, and if it ever is, I fully believe that I will not be working in this the way God has chosen me to.  And when Emily asked me to be her photographer a year ago, […]

Elopements & Weddings, Engagement & Weddings, Wedding

May 29, 2019

Becoming Mr + Mrs Stahl!

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I seriously love couples.   And love.   And, couples in love.  Ok, I think you get what I’m getting at here! Kylee & Justin were just that kind of couple.  Young, adorable and in love.  And they completely rocked their session! These two lovebirds have the cutest story about how they met.  They both […]

Engagement & Weddings, Working with Caitlin

May 15, 2019

Kylee + Justin – a Scottsdale Desert Session

Beautiful Scottsdale Arizona Desert Engagement Photography

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As a photographer + stay at home Momma of 4, I often get asked – how do you manage to do it all?  And while I am nowhere near perfect, I thought I’d share how we’ve managed to make this work for our family! My kiddos are between the ages of 1.5-13 so to say we […]

Personal, Working with Caitlin

April 23, 2019

A typical work day

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I’m really excited to be sharing these images from Brooke’s Downtown Phoenix senior session! When Brooke’s stepmom, Brittany, reached out to me about capturing Brooke’s senior session, I just knew it was going to be so much fun!  Brittany told me that she was pretty sure Brooke wanted to shoot in Downtown Phoenix because they […]

High School Seniors, Portraits, Working with Caitlin

April 16, 2019

Brooke’s Downtown Phoenix Senior Session

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It is absolutely not lost on me when clients choose to work with me on multiple occasions. Jordan is a perfect example of that, as his twin sister, Lexi, is one of my senior reps — and so you may soon be thinking “I knew that face looked familiar”.  A 2019 MRHS graduating senior this […]

High School Seniors, Portraits

April 4, 2019

Jordan is graduating!

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Everyone needs a Bebe in their life. Someone who is steady, kind, creative, hilarious, faithful.  Who can be honest with you, love on your babies, lift you up, make you laugh until your sides hurt and go antique shopping.   Bebe is all of those things and more to me in my life, and I […]

Portraits

April 2, 2019

Bebe of Cholla Bloom

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Today I graduated!  However, it’s probably not at all what you’re thinking.  I’m not taking any college courses, and I haven’t had any recent certifications — but I have been spending the last several months working one on one with someone who has been teaching me many things. I’ve been seeing a counselor. There really is […]

Personal

March 30, 2019

Today, I graduated!