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Mar 8, 2017

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 […]

Dec 13, 2016

This story begins in Freshman English class at Eastern Arizona College. One person was joking and making comments on the lesson. One was trying to shush the other and listen. Magdelyn had no idea that 13 years later she’d still be shushing ArJay when he made goofy comments! These two are some of our dearest […]

Dec 8, 2016

I had no idea that I’d get to have these two in front of my camera again so soon after their July wedding! But when a LaRee Bride asks about a sweetheart session for Christmas, how could I say no?! Since Brad and Kory are 4 1/2 hours away from me, I couldn’t just pop […]

Dec 6, 2016

I woke up that morning to eerie light filtering in the window. Sitting up I realized the high prairie was blanketed in a soft winter fog that made you feel like you were the only ones in existence, and that the world melted away just beyond the white shroud. You could just make out the […]

Nov 2, 2016

I have been dying to shoot up in the Little Painted Desert or the Badlands since we moved to Northern Arizona. There is something about that landscape that is surreal, beautiful, and moving to me. The colors, the nothingness that holds so much, and the stillness is like nowhere else I’ve ever been. You feel […]