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I’ve been so anxious to share pictures with ya’ll of our new, beautiful, bright, updated kitchen! It was a big undertaking, bigger than we expected to be honest, but we are so in LOVE with it and spend lots more time in the kitchen these days. I definitely caught the “remodeling bug” with this project, but I’ll be shifting to more do-it-yourself for a while ;)

So here is everything we changed…

– Painted the walls from red to tan.
– Refinished the cabinets white. We had the oak grain smoothed out with puddy and then the cabinets were painted white.
– Added hidden hinges on all the cabinet doors, new hardware from Home Depot, and bigger crown molding along the top of the cabinets.
– Replaced the white tile counter tops (on the perimeter) with Black Pearl granite.
– Doubled our island size and replaced the white tile with a walnut wood counter. We found the island legs on Ebay and the stools at Newegg.
– White porcelain sink was replaced with a Blanco black granite composite undermount 60/40 sink.
– New stainless Delta touch faucet, RO dispenser, and soap dispenser.
– White plastic outlet covers were replaced with stainless steel covers from Home Depot.
– Added a slate brick backsplash from Monterrey Tile Co. Also added lights under the cabinets from Home Depot to show off the backsplash.

We found and worked with some wonderful local companies…
Stonhenge Marble & Granite completed the cabinet refinish, granite counters, tile backsplash install, and sink install.
Powers Wood Source made and installed our beautiful walnut wood island counter.

So take a look at the final product! taaaa-daaaaa…

♥ Emily


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  • May 13, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    Heidi @ idieh design - Gorgeous, Em! Congrats on the new kitchen. Such a huge project to take on, but such a fabulous feeling when you are finished. :)

  • May 13, 2013 - 4:42 pm

    Trisha - It looks great Emily!! How fun to take on a project like this, but I bet you’re glad it’s over!! Enjoy your new kitchen!

  • May 16, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    Valerie - I love looking at new interior designs for ideas and this one is sooo nice I loveeee it! <3

  • September 12, 2018 - 11:02 pm

    Billige tottenham fodboldtrøjer - Amazing, this is a handy web-site.


Jen and Tommy were married on 4.13.13 at the San Marcos Resort in Chandler, AZ. Such an easy-going couple with an amazing group of supporters and the cutest lil cheering section (their adorable nieces and nephew). I loved getting to know these two and capturing their looooove at such a cool, historic resort in downtown Chandler.

Ceremony + Reception – San Marcos Resort
Rentals- Classic Party Rentals
Bridal Gown – David’s Bridal
Hair + Makeup –White Lotus Salon
Cake + Treats – Milk & Honey Cake Co
Florist – The Wildflower AZ
Entertainment – Complete Music

Thanks to my awesome ladies, Julie and Dacia, for helping with the day!

♥ Emily


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Happy May 1st! May Day! Does anyone still celebrate with May Day baskets? Leaving a basket of treats or flowers on someone’s doorstep, ringing the doorbell, and then running…if you were caught, then you had to kiss! Maybe it was a Wisconsin thing and maybe I should just talk about these two…

Kayla and Rohan :) An adorably sweet, and goooorgeous, couple planning their fall Arizona wedding. I’ve loved getting to know them, I LOVED their engagement session, and I can’t wait for their big day!

♥ Emily


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  • May 1, 2013 - 7:08 pm

    Rebecca Cullen - I am Kayla’s aunt from Chicago. You are an amazing photographer. These pics make me feel lots o love!

  • August 19, 2018 - 5:51 pm

    billiga fotbollströjor - Maintain the great job and producing in the group!

Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam…

On 4.6.13, my sister married her best friend in our hometown of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, at her very own coffee shop to the words of The Princess Bride in front of their closest family and friends…all dressed as hippies. Let’s just say, they made it their very own. I was so so happy to be there with them, to celebrate, and yes, to take pictures. When the girls got their make-up done, I got my make-up done. When my sister cried, I cried. When they kissed, I tried to remember to take a picture ;) It was an amazing day and so special to me that I was able to document it for them. Love you sister and new brother!

Ceremony + reception – Molly’s Rude Awakening
Bridal Gown – Andrea’s Vintage Bridal
Hair + make-up – River Haven Salon & Spa
Florist – Falls Florist
Officiant + music – Brian Bethke

And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva…

♥ Emily

PINPINSince my sister owns her own coffee shop, this seemed only fitting. Thanks for the idea, Sara!PINMaking her “something blue”PINYes, that is ME getting my make-up did. Photo credit to my awesome niece!PINPINMy sister has always been known for her BIG hair. Love that she rocked it on her wedding day!PINPINMy mama arrived!PINPINPINPINGettin on her muddin bootsPINPINPINWent and hung with the boys for a bit too. Love that I got to see everyone getting ready!PINPINPINPINMy cute little bro getting in his hippie attire.PINI kidnapped the groom for their “first look”PINPINMy sister laughs a lot…even more when she’s excited…even more when she’s nervous :)PINThen things got real with a couple tears…snifflePINPINPINPINPINLove.PINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINPINMy pretty pretty neice!PINPINOne of my favorites!PINThe coolest bouquetsPINPINPINPINOff to the coffee shop to get mawwied!PINPINTheir ring bearer, Henry the Min Pin. Super impressive job, Henry!PINPINAnd then lots of goofiness with the fam!PINAnd I’ll end it with…me :) Photo credit: my aunt AndreaPIN

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  • April 30, 2013 - 10:02 am

    molly - Amazing!

  • April 30, 2013 - 12:49 pm

    mom - you did it again, Mimi! Lovely pics! I DON’T even hate the ones I’m in! Ya did Good! <3

  • April 30, 2013 - 12:57 pm

    Anonymous - I love it so much very good job Emily Snitzer thank you so much

WINNER UPDATE: Random.org picked commenter #9: frozen custard for Magda!!

If you didn’t already know, I’m an ice cream person. I could eat it on a daily basis. I could eat it for dinner. And yes, I have before. We all have, right? :) Cold Stone has always been my weakness, but since there is no Cold Stone drive-thru and it can be a somewhat pricey treat, I’ve been able to limit my cravings. Recently though, I saw an ad for the Culver’s Mint Oreo Concrete Mixer. Its not like mint and Oreo are a new combo, but it sparked my ice cream craving and I had to make a Culver’s visit. Let’s just saaaaaay, I haven’t been to Cold Stone in a few months.

Culver’s is a big chain in the Midwest where I grew up and in recent years they’ve taken over Arizona too. Thank goodness! Their ButterBurgers are oh-so-good, cheese curds an added bonus for this cheesehead, and their frozen custard (specifically the Mint Oreo of course)…deliciously yummy! So this month I share a $25 Culver’s gift card with you. Take the fam out for dinner, try out Culver’s for the fist time if you haven’t already (you must, you must!), and make sure you try custard for desert :)


When: You can enter now through Wednesday, April 24th. The winner will be randomly picked and announced on Thursday!
Who: Anyone and everyone that loooves Emily Snitzer Photography, and lives in the continental US with a valid postal address.
How: All you need to do is comment below on this blog post, and be sure to enter your email address. Don’t worry, your email will only be visible to me. Easy beans, peeps!

Hope I didn’t trigger too many sweet tooths! ;) Just in case, look up a Culver’s in your neighborhood and watch the below video ;)

♥ Emily

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  • April 22, 2013 - 11:56 am

    Amy wells - I have never been to Culvers before, but that’s about to change! Thanks for the tips. :)

  • April 22, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    Rachel Dornik - Culvers is my absolute favorite!!!

  • April 22, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    Pam Mulkey - I LOVE ice cream too. Totally going to have some ice cream now… LOL Thanks Mimi!

  • April 22, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    mom - I LOOOOVVVEEEEE Emily snitzer photography, and I love ice cream!

  • April 23, 2013 - 8:14 am

    Karolyn Gjerseth - Would love to treat my family to Culvers! Thank you!!!

  • April 24, 2013 - 8:59 am

    Stephanie Celis - Would be a nice little treat :)

  • April 24, 2013 - 10:25 am

    Kirby Consier - OMG I love Culver’s! Literally EVERYTHING there – butter burgers, concrete mixers, all of the fried things, etc. I’m glad I’m not along in this weakness :)

  • April 24, 2013 - 12:57 pm

    Cara - I agree!! YUM! :)

  • April 24, 2013 - 6:14 pm

    Magda - I loooove ice cream and would love to try Culvers. thanks. :)

  • April 25, 2013 - 6:11 am

    Mary Porter - I love Culvers. I LOVE ICE CREAM. But better yet so do all my grandkids. Thanks.

  • April 29, 2013 - 3:40 am

    Mya long - I love Emily Snitzer photography and yummy food!:)