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Sep 21, 2017

Everything was perfect for Jace and Chalet’s downtown Safford engagement session! Well, everything except the fact that I dressed for northern Arizona and forgot that southern Arizona hasn’t gotten the Fall memo yet! I should have known better. But even then, that was minor. The skies, the light, the couple, and the downtown space was […]

Sep 18, 2017

Okay, so Cameron was my best decision ever. And EAC was my best school decision. But when it comes to photography and this business, The International Academy of Wedding Photographers is hands down the best decision I have ever made. It was 2015. We had just moved into our tiny One Bedroom Wonder in a […]

Sep 14, 2017

From the moment Kristin emailed me, I knew that she and Kurt were “dreamies”. You know, the clients you dream of…the clients that fit your brand and your style and your hopes. These two are fun, laid back, so sweet together, and just so naturally adorable! They drove all the way up from Tucson for […]

Sep 13, 2017

Very few know the story of how we ended up moving here to Payson. And it starts way earlier than even we realized at first. For months we held a secret that we only shared with a few people. It was scary, it was exciting, and it meant change. When we made the decision to […]

Sep 8, 2017

As soon as we learned we were moving to Payson, I started looking on Instagram for photographers in the area. I found a few, but I was drawn to Mikaela and her work. Not only is she a talented photographer, but she also sounded genuine, sweet, and fun. I started interacting with her on Instagram […]