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Alright ya’ll… spring is right around the corner, and lucky for us Arizonians, we are already enjoying the spring weather! This time of year gets me excited for new possibilities, trying new things, cleaning out shop, and decorating! So, I thought it would be fun to share my current top ten things I am loving […]

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March 11, 2019

My Current Top Ten

Jessica and Megan

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As entrepreneurs, we have a passion for creating something we love by serving others. For us, it is telling stories of love and connection through photography. You might be creating jewelry out of self-sustainable materials or running a fashion blog for moms! Either way, as business owners, we need a place to share the service/product that sets […]

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Jessica and Megan

February 4, 2019

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Tips for Building Your Own Website

Just yesterday, you were a little tyke. This adorable, chubby-cheeked ball of sweetness. Your fingers had little buttons of pudge, your lips were always ready for kisses, and you looked just like your daddy. See? Sometimes I wish I could go back in time, hold you in my arms, and sing you to sleep as I […]

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January 18, 2019

100th Day of Freshman Year

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Thinking about booking a photographer to document this season in your life? Well, it doesn’t matter what type of photography you need, there are a few general guidelines you should keep in mind! We hope these portrait photography tips help you with planning and preparing for your future sessions! Photography by MaeWood Photography – Model: […]

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Jessica and Megan

January 8, 2019

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Tips to Prepare for Your Portrait Session

As we bring 2018 to a close, we are excited to share with you what goes on behind the scenes! We made it a priority this year to create and curate content that would inspire and educate our readers while sharing our client’s beautiful stories. We also want to entertain you this year! The best […]

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December 18, 2018

Behind the Scenes 2018

Jessica and Megan

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Growing up, we all have family members or people in our lives that use a particular phrase often. One that you hear them say frequently and most likely it didn’t really resonate with you until you were older. When I think of my dad, I think of his smile and his wise words, “Use the thing between […]

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Jessica and Megan

December 12, 2018

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Family Phrases

Dear Mom, This blog post is for you. A little story about our adventures in Arizona and how our travels together have helped me grow, not only as a human-being, but also closer to you. One year ago today, I moved across the country to the West Coast. I know you were devasted. Heck, I […]

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May 27, 2018

Our Arizona Adventures

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This is Talissa Smalley… Daughter to Dogma Debate’s host David Smalley, and his wife Brandy… fur mamma to her Nyla Bear, and little sister to her older brother, Brayden… but most of all, she is Talissa. Unequivocally fierce, bold, and adult for her young age. She is helpful, skeptical, and science driven, constantly asking questions […]

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Jessica and Megan

February 4, 2018

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It’s All About the Blush – Teen Desert Session

It is the most amazing feeling in the world… My little girl isn’t your average thirteen-year-old. She is witty, bold, fierce, and mature beyond her years in ways that most 13-year-old teens aren’t. Don’t get me wrong, she can be a turd sometimes, messy, attitude, the norm, but there is just something about this individual […]

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February 1, 2018

When Your Daughter Feels Beautiful…

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My parents have never had professional photographs taken, other than at the SEARS Photo Center or our family pictures taken back in the 90’s at church. So when my mom asked me if I would take photographs of her and my dad, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. Mom had already had some practice in […]

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November 12, 2017

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Parents. Grandparents. Love Birds