Whether you are "just dating", engaged to be married, getting ready to celebrate a first anniversary, or a marriage pro, this is the perfect time for a couple's session! I’m sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It’s all very exciting but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. Photography is more than just images, it’s capturing how you felt in the moment. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. When my couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, that results in genuine, joyful images! Your photo session is an experience from beginning to end...shouldn’t it be fun? and enjoyable? and natural? I think so! My goal is to not only capture memories for my clients, it’s to create an experience that they will never forget.

Hey there friend!!

Hey there friend!!

This is such an exciting time for you! I’m Marquette and I’m the photographer behind Marquette LaRee! I’m so excited that you found me and because I believe that getting to know my clients is the #1 way to ensure an awesome experience, I’d love to tell you a litte about me and my family! Below are a few things you should know! Hover over the photos to get to learn more!

This is such an exciting time for you! I’m Marquette and I’m the photographer behind Marquette LaRee! I’m so excited that you found me and because I believe that getting to know my clients is the #1 way to ensure an awesome experience, I’d love to tell you a litte about me and my family! Below are a few things you should know! Tap over the photos to get to learn more!

Welcome!

We have a deep love for New Mexico and the whole Southwest. We pick our restaurants by the salsa and how "real" the enchilada sauce is!

Cameron teaches Biology at the local college! It’s his dream job, and he’s a natural!

We live in Payson, AZ but we love to travel, especially in the Southwest!

I'll take a Root Beer,  Snow Cone, or White Hot Chocolate any day. I'm not a coffee or tea fan. 

The Mower kids:
Darrow (the lawyer),
Ione (the warrior princess),
& Molly (the universally adored)

My very favorite flavor of pie is an old fashioned Buttermilk Pie! So simple and SOOO yummy!

I love prickly pear cactus! We have our own method for juicing the cactus fruit and use it anyway we can!

My favorite animal is a Flying Pig, but I do really love the non-flying pigs as well. 

I am OBSESSED with the color orange! It's has been my favorite color since I was a little kid!

I LOVE my name and have never met anyone in person who shares the same name. My favorite day of school was the first day to see how people would pronounce it. 
In case you're wondering, it's pronounced
mahr-KETT
luh-REE
MOW-er
(Mower rhymes with Power)

I started photography to get photos to paint from in my oil painting class and found I loved photography SO MUCH MORE! And then I discovered photographing people and it was love at first shutter-click!

Cameron and I have known each other since we were 12 and 14 years old, but didn't date until college!

3.14 favorite flavors of pie

3 humans that call me Mom

1 major obsession with prickly pear cacti

not enough root beer consumed

15+ years
married

I book couples sessions as 60-90 minute increments. It sounds like a lot, I know. 

I book sessions for that long for a reason. I want this to be a fun and relaxed experience for you both. Every couple gets "stage fright" with photo sessions. Cameron and I still do and we've been having our photos taken for years. I do my very best to create a comfortable and fun experience so that you both can relax and just be yourselves. We walk, talk, joke, interact, and get you two showing me how you interact and snuggle so we get shots that look like YOU!

For couples that bring an outfit change (and most do! It adds great variety to your gallery), the timeframe ends up being perfect so that we have time to get both sets without rushing. 


Do we really need that much time?

planning your session:

I book couples sessions as 60-90 minute increments. It sounds like a lot, I know. 

I book sessions for that long for a reason. I want this to be a fun and relaxed experience for you both. Every couple gets "stage fright" with photo sessions. Cameron and I still do and we've been having our photos taken for years. I do my very best to create a comfortable and fun experience so that you both can relax and just be yourselves. We walk, talk, joke, interact, and get you two showing me how you interact and snuggle so we get shots that look like YOU!

For couples that bring an outfit change (and most do! It adds great variety to your gallery), the timeframe ends up being perfect so that we have time to get both sets without rushing. 


- Mikaela Durfee

"Marquette is just the best! She's done a couple shoots for us, and she does a great job of getting shots that really show our personalities. She is a master at posing/directing her subjects to get images that look and feel beautiful and REAL. She also did a great job of making it a fun experience overall! We did a sweetheart session that honestly just felt like a fun date. We loved her and the images she gave us that now hang on our walls!"

Couples Sessions

Can I tell you a secret? I LOVE couples sessions. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Engagement sessions. Anniversary Sessions. Date Night Sessions. Sweetheart Sessions. Proposals. They are just so much fun! These photos are perfect for Save the Dates, invitations, albums, to show all of Instagram just how cute you two are, and of course for prints on your walls. These can be paired with any wedding experience or booked as an experience all their own! 

- Travel within 1 hour of Payson, AZ included, but I'm up for traveling elsewhere if you have a location in mind. We can talk travel prices for various locations! 
- 1.5 hours shooting time
- Outfit changes (I recommend just two outfits to maximize time, but more can be done)
- Online viewing gallery with download and print rights

starting at $450

Extras & Add-Ons

Want to customize the experience? No problem! 
+ Additional Photographer: $100/hour
An additional photographer means I can cover more events of the day at a time, provide more angles (for example during the ceremony we can get more guest reactions as well as the ceremony events), and drastically increase the number of portraits I am able to deliver. 
+ Additional Coverage time:
$400/hour booked ahead of time
$550/hour for time extended in the moment on the wedding day
+ Custom Retouching: $25/image
 I do light & color adjustments on every image I deliver, as well as some basic acne blending (because sometimes that one wedding zit just insists on making an appearance, we get that).
For extensive editing I charge on a per image basis. 
+ Albums and Prints: Prices vary
Prints are available in every client's online gallery. Custom sizes can be ordered through me. 
 Legacy Albums Available to add on to any session! 
For information and pricing on Albums, please click the banner below. 

want something that isn't listed? Just ask!

1. Decide we go together like PB & J
2. Inquire about a date
3. Discuss your goals for the session
4. Sign a contract and send in a 25% retainer to hold your date
5. Party like it's 1999! 
6. Talk about location and outfit ideas.
7. Check "worry about photography" off your list because I've got you covered! 


The Process

- Kirsten

“Marquette was the best money I spent towards my wedding. She is so easy to work with and is so understanding and incrediblly personable!” 

Questions

frequently asked

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will you hold our date until we can get the retainer in?

As much as I wish I could, it's not fair to other clients or myself if I hold dates without a paid retainer and contract. 

Yes! We'll work together to figure out the look and style of you as a couple and I can give you a list of my top suggestions. 

Don't stress! Always, but especially with the current pandemic, we want to keep everyone safe and healthy. Let me know as soon as possible about health issues so we can work through a plan. In most cases we can get you rescheduled. Sessions can be transferred due to sickness one time before having to pay a new retainer fee. 

Yes!! I offer prints, canvases, and photo books through your online gallery so you can order those at your convenience. I also offer high quality Legacy Albums that can be added on to any session at any time. I encourage ALL my clients to get prints and/or products ordered. There is power in printed images that you can see daily. When you look at a photo you remember how you felt when it was taken. Having that extra boost and power in your home, to remember the good moments, is invaluable!

I have no idea where we want photos. Do you have spots you like?

What if someone gets sick?!

I see there aren't any prints
or albums included.
Are those an option?

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I'd love to chat!

This is the first step to an awesome friendship! Shoot me a message and let me know what you've got in mind. I really and truly can't wait to get this party started! 

office hours

Monday - Friday
1pm - 4pm MST

thank you!

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Next Steps

1. Let's connect a little more personally! I'd love to get to know you and your sweetheart and have you get to know me and mine!  This is the first step to an awesome friendship! You can find me at the social sites below. I really and truly can't wait to get this party started! 

office hours:

Monday - Friday: 1pm - 4pm MST

2.  Check out other couples sessions I've done on the blog to get a feel for what to expect!

3. Not sure if we'd be the best fit? I've put together something for you to help you make that decision. If you decide we aren't the right fit, we can still be friends! I want this to be the best experience for us both! 

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