Mar 8, 2017

Meghan and Scotty in the Northern Arizona Badlands | Sweetheart Session

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the Badlands?! And The Academy?! And meeting up with other photographers?! A lot. Probably as much as I love pie or prickly pear. So when I had the chance to combine all three, I was dancing with excitement!

The story of how I “met” Meghan is funny! I love it! She was taking senior pictures for a girl and wanted to use the trees in our yard. So they came and knocked on our door to ask permission and no one answered. After a minute or two they decided to just grab the shots really fast. Just as she was telling her friend, “It’d be really awkward if they drove up all the sudden!” Cameron drove up with the kids. She started apologizing and Cameron said, “Don’t worry about it! My wife’s a photographer too, we totally get it. Did you get all the shots you want? Go finish up, you’re good!” Cameron told me about it later and we laughed. We do totally get it! Meghan and I started chatting and the idea of a sweetheart session came up. We were all totally on board! With my Academy classes, I was in need of some models to practice on so that I could submit some assignments, so it all worked out perfectly! And then when she brought up the Badlands as their location I did my happy dance! This was going to be awesome!

Meghan is so bubbly, bouncy, and full of life and Scotty adores her. These two have been dating since the middle of high school and have such a beautiful and fun relationship! We tramped around the Badlands, climbed some hills, visited, laughed, and had a grand time! I can’t wait to get together with these two again in the future!

That spring wind…it’s rough to work in, but man it can make some super fun hair pictures!!

See her cute foot pop there? It’s totally what she does naturally and it’s so fun!

This shot feels so “Man From Snowy River” to me! Any one else?!

Meghan and Scotty, thank you so much for coming out and spending the evening with me! I loved visiting with you both and spending time out in the Badlands together! Can’t wait for lunch!

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  1. Lashelle

    March 8th, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I’m in love with these photos! They are so cute together and they wore great colors for this shoot! Her hair is gorgeous and a love that she wore heels out there, a girl after my own heart! Just beautiful Marquette!

  2. Marquette LaRee

    March 8th, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Thank you so much!! And yes, the heels! Made my heart happy when I saw what shoes she’d brought for the shoot. Can’t go wrong with heels!

  3. Ashley Durham

    March 9th, 2017 at 7:45 am

    That is SUCH a cool location!!!! The northern arizona badlands make a beautiful shoot location!

  4. Karen Shoufler

    March 9th, 2017 at 7:48 am

    These are awesome! The Badlands looks like a perfect backdrop. Love it!

  5. Jessica Peterson

    March 9th, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Such a beautiful session!! And, what a fun “how we met” story! haha

  6. Candi

    March 9th, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    So beautiful! Love their colors!

  7. Jill

    March 10th, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    I love their fun vibrant outfits!

  8. Misty

    March 13th, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Your badlands shots are SOOO cool!! And these two are adorable!

  9. Marquette LaRee

    March 23rd, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you so much!! I need to borrow an ATV or Ranger for a session sometime so I can get into some of the other canyons…there are some even more spectacular ones, we just can’t get to them by car (and it’d be a long walk)!

  10. Stefani Ciotti

    March 14th, 2017 at 1:59 am

    What a sweet couple, she is just the cutest! And that is such an awesome location!

  11. Marquette LaRee

    March 23rd, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Isn’t she cute and fun?!! And I could shoot there every day and never get tired of it, I love the badlands!