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Over billions of years, the Colorado River cut through the rocky desert, forming deep chasms and revealing layered bands of red rock. Today, this natural wonder is known as the Grand Canyon, and its breathtaking vistas draw millions of visitors each year. Whether you watch the sunset from the top of the mile-deep canyon or […]

Elopements

Grand Canyon Elopement Guide | How to Elope at Grand Canyon National Park

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Held at the gorgeous Gather Estate in Mesa, Arizona, this country-western wedding was full of the special little touches that really craft an ambience.

Image of a bride and groom embracing during their Gather Estate Country-Western Wedding in Arizona, photographed by Makayla McGarvey.

Weddings

Gather Estate Country-Western Wedding in Mesa, Arizona

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Looking to celebrate your big day with majestic and loving friends? Horses are one of the most intelligent, powerful, and stunning animals on Earth. For the perfect horse wedding, you’re going to need to know a few things before you begin your big day with these brilliant creatures. When & Where to Incorporate Horses  First […]

Bride and groom smile while holding a horse close during their horse wedding photographed by Makayla McGarvey.

Weddings

The Perfect Horse Wedding (Everything You Need to Know)

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Vast desert views, cactus gardens, red rock formations, deep canyons, slot canyons, and so much more can be found in Arizona! For any adventurous couple who’s ready to ditch the traditional wedding and get married amongst the outdoors, the southwest is the perfect destination – whether you’re a local or you travel here to say […]

Elopements

How to Elope in Arizona

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On the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula is the resort town of Cabo San Lucas, famous for nearly year round sunshine, white sand beaches, luxurious resorts, authentic local cuisine…. I could go on forever, but you get it! It’s easy to see why Cabo draws couples from all over the world, whether they’re […]

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destination wedding, Elopements

Cabo Elopement Guide | How to Elope in Cabo

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There is nothing I love more than a western shoot complete with horses! This wedding styled shoot in Tucson, AZ is all the Wild West vibes and more,

Groom embraces bride from behind during their Sage Creek Ranch & Retreat Center Wedding Styled Shoot in Tucson, AZ photographed by Makayla McGarvey, an Arizona wedding photographer.

Weddings

Sage Creek Ranch & Retreat Center Wedding Styled Shoot in Tucson, AZ

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Your relationship is one of a kind – so when you get couples photos taken, they should be more than just a few shots of you standing in the right spot, looking at the camera, and forcing a smile on your face. Photos are meant to reflect how you two actually are together, not how […]

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Couples

Tips and Ideas for Meaningful, Unique Couples Photos

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When you hear the word “elopement,” what do you think? A cheesy, rhinestone-studded chapel in Vegas? A secret marriage that your parents don’t approve of? A rushed, last minute ceremony that takes all of five minutes? Well, you wouldn’t be alone! There are a lot of misconceptions out there about elopements, and a lot of […]

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Elopements

Tips for Eloping with Your Horses

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I took Austin and Addison into the desert for off-roading adventure photos and we had so much fun! We met up in Mesa, Arizona and hit the trails in my jeep wrangler. In addition took them to a spot with a gorgeous view of the Superstition Mountains and they showed off their two-stepping moves!Get more […]

Engagements

Austin + Addi | Mesa Engagement Session

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Kenzie and Daniel wanted to explore away from the desert for their engagement photos. By the same token Flagstaff, Arizona was the perfect location! We found a spot with some gorgeous aspen trees and the San Francisco Peaks in the background. The weather in Flagstaff can be a little unpredictable but aiming for early December […]

Engagements

Kenzie + Daniel | Flagstaff, Arizona Engagement Session

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Specializing in Elopement & destination wedding photography

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