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We get to know each of our couples and adore sharing their photos and stories on our blog. Grab a soft blanket and some cocoa. You might be here for a while.

Warmth, joy and love. Hello wedding couple photos.

It’s been another year: we’ve reached the holiday season for 2019! We finished our last mini session of the year, and it was a perfect way to end such a busy time in our lives. 2019 was so full of new couples, new relationships, and balancing family time with business time, and really, we wouldn’t […]

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Some couples get engaged super quickly. They go on a trip, they see happy couples, get swept up in their love and make a decision that will make their lives even happier than they thought possible. Others take much longer, letting the slow burn of learning one another blossom into passion, into commitment, into marriage. […]

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Picture it. A close-knit family, full of love and admiration, nothing but support, gathering at grandmother’s house for a special occasion. It wasn’t a holiday, not a birthday, but a wedding. Marinda’s wedding. She and her bridesmaids got ready together at Marinda’s grandmother’s house, the family home transformed into a staging area for one of […]

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Happy Sunday, everyone! The holidays are here, the weather is cold (well, as cold as it gets here in Phoenix), and it seems like the air is infused with good cheer. Speaking of Fridays, just over a year ago, on a Friday, we wrote about Monique and Dominic. They’d been featured here before for Monique’s […]

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Our editor once had a friend that referred to her job as “a place comprised entirely of shredded lettuce.” It was a funny way of describing a workplace like many others, a quick-stop food service gig that keeps you busy and gives you the money to pay the bills. Most of us end up having […]

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What comes to mind when we say these things? Top 8. Auto-playing music. Tom Anderson: everyone’s first friend. Ring any bells? We’re talking about MySpace! Nowadays it’s a largely unused platform, but back in the early 2000’s, it was bigger than Facebook, full of customized pages and plenty of networking. Nine years ago, Dean was […]

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People sometimes tease others for taking photos of their food. “Just enjoy it!” they love to say, “It’s going to go cold!” We might be biased, seeing as we’re photographers and all, but we think that’s silly! Part of the fun of eating out is presentation, whether it’s a big ol’ pepper speared into a […]

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Roses are red, Violets are blue, I’m actually really nervous… to ask to marry you. Okay, well, Ruth and Nathan didn’t get married quite that way. Close, though: Nathan proposed via a poem! Ruth thought what Nathan recited was a cute, romantic poem, but it didn’t click right away. Until it did. She said yes! […]

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Another year means another Thanksgiving gone by. Here in the United States, there’s a lot of talk about the meaning of Thanksgiving, about how what we teach children isn’t necessarily accurate, about disconnecting from buying things on Black Friday, and more. There are things worth talking about, but for us, Thanksgiving is simple: it’s a […]

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It’s a tale as old as time. It’s a song as old as rhyme. It’s also a bit of line dancing to country-western music. Enter Moriah and Kris. These two high school sweethearts have been together for six years! Kris proposed to Moriah in October 2018 just outside of Cinderella’s castle, using a gorgeous ring […]

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