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Apache Maid Mountain Family Campout

September 04, 2021 - My family is happiest in the forest. When I need an escape from the heat of our beautiful desert, and the daily grind, I...
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The Return of Meemaw

May 30, 2021 - Finally! After over a year and a half, we had a chance to spend several days with Meemaw. The pandemic ruined two of her...
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Brothers

May 16, 2021 - We had a chance to watch one of Cody's brothers while his pet parents traveled to Hawaii. For a while, I have been wanti...
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Southern Arizona Adventure

April 18, 2021 - We often travel north when we have time off. This time we drove south to find a beautiful oasis of dark sky in southern...
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Bunk House in the White Mountains

November 29, 2019 - The below-average weather in our desert city reminded me of a trip we took in March to the White Mountains in eastern Ar...
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Glampout at Arizona State Parks: Alamo Lake

November 17, 2019 - Why do I do this? I finish one trip, and even if it was tiring or the kids were cranky, the evening we return or the nex...
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Northwestern Arizona: Havasupai Backpacking Trip

November 10, 2019 - This location used to be a kind-of secret to Arizonans and those living in the western states. My dad and uncles used to...
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Tiny Dinosaur

October 12, 2019 - When I was a teenager, hiking in South Mountain Park, I came across a shell of a desert tortoise. I felt sad the reptile...
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Labor Day Campout

September 07, 2019 - Before we had the kids we would camp every Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. This year, I'm happy to say, we hit...
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Indiana Summer

July 30, 2019 - When we returned from Indiana over the holidays, M immediately said she wanted to celebrate her birthday in Indiana. I c...
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The Yamaha 80cc Test

July 08, 2019 - My husband has been riding motorcycles since was a teenager. When he moved west, the open desert and hundreds of miles o...
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Grand Canyon Family Reunion

June 30, 2019 - Grand Canyon Family Reunion My extended family is pretty big and early last year, my cousin and I had an idea to have e...
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Snow in the Desert

February 22, 2019 - Yesterday the rain was falling and it was cool, cool, cool for the desert. I kept hoping to look out my window and see w...
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Small Business Session: Model Citizen Salon

October 17, 2018 - Small Business Sessions: Model Citizen Being a small business owner has its benefits and drawbacks, but overall, it’s a...
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Traveling with Children: Northern Arizona Camping Adventures

September 24, 2018 - From early on we integrated outdoor experiences for our kids. Camping has been an important part of our relationship and...
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Air B & B vs. Hotel

September 01, 2018 - What is your preference? After taking a few little trips here and there with our family, I’m thinking the Air B&B is the...
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Family Adventures in the Forest

July 30, 2018 - For Memorial Day we planned to go camping, however, our hopes were dashed when the fire restrictions were put into place...
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5 Years Old

July 22, 2018 - Our daughter turned 5. Kindergarten, riding bikes, seeking adventure, making friends. She's a wild one and honestly, the...
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Road Trip to Legoland with Small Children

July 07, 2018 - Adventures on the Road If you have children under the age of 10, or who are 10 and older and love Legos, I will be quic...
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Traveling With Kids: Riverfront

June 22, 2018 - This is beautiful country. Simply amazing, greener than anything I've ever seen, peaceful, scenic. Ahhh... I love being...
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Traveling With Kids: Mining History

June 16, 2018 - Much of the West was built upon mining. Idaho isn't much different from Arizona with the exception to the minerals mined...
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Traveling with Kids: Hiking

June 09, 2018 - While in Idaho we took time to explore the Pulaski Trail, which begins in Wallace. There was a restroom and information...
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Traveling With Kids: Idaho Edition

June 02, 2018 - We have never flown with both kids, and our daughter flew one time when she was only 16 months old. Our son is a wild ca...
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Happy Easter and April Fools

April 01, 2018 - Two holidays on one day. I know I'll get a trick played on me at some point. Will I know when it's happening? Probably n...
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10 Fish, 5 Dogs, 1 Cat and 2 Kiddos

March 16, 2018 - I mean it when I welcome pets in all of my sessions. Pets are 100% part of the family and I love when my clients include...
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Silver Session at Scottsdale Civic Center

March 09, 2018 - Of all the years I have been taking photos, this is the first time I had a session at the Scottsdale Civic Center in the...
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Arizona Desert Mini Photo Session

February 28, 2018 - When you have a family, you want to do your best to capture everyday moments and most of the time we do that with our ce...
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Arizona Winter Desert Portraits

February 17, 2018 - I am a child of the desert and although I love trees and green and more than 2 seasons, I love Arizona, PHX in particula...
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New Year Newborn Session

February 01, 2018 - A new year and new babies! I knew 3 families having babies on the same day in January! How often does that happen? Not t...
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2 Year Old Desert Session

January 20, 2018 - As a photographer, it is important for me to document milestones in the lives of my children. Our son turned 2 and he's...
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Courthouse Wedding Elopement

March 25, 2017 - This woman is inspiring. She is a ray of sunshine, she keeps you going, she is a positive force. This woman is a true cr...
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Hassayampa River Preserve Hike with the Family

December 03, 2016 - Despite being a lifelong Arizonan, I have not explored Wickenburg. A nice day presented us with the opportunity to take...
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