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Fall colors in Texas are impossible to predict, and often very short lived. So while we tell our clients when scheduling that it’s not something we can guarantee, we keep all our fingers & toes crossed. And y’all, this time it really really worked.

We’re shooting Alex & Jennifer’s wedding in McKinney in just two months, and we had a genuinely great time exploring one of our favorite state parks with them a little over a week ago. Sure, we were working, and they were all dressed up, but it really did just feel like easy hiking with new friends. And that is a GREAT sign of how fun their wedding is going to be.

Check out a few faves…

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Alex, thanks for being brave on that ledge. 😉 We can’t WAIT to be there when you’re celebrating in February!

Our last wedding of the year always carries a lot of pressure, whether that’s fair or not. We obviously like to end every year on a high note… happy people, smooth day, killer dance party. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it’s a little harder. But this year? We ended 2016 with a doozy of a wedding that ended up being one of our favorites of the year. Regardless of the fact that the outdoor reception kept rocking even when it was under 40 degrees, it was a blast to shoot… nothing wrong with shooting all bundled up with gloves. 🙂

Caitlin & Gerrod, your love story is so sweet, and the way you love everyone around you is so evident. Having the wedding at home made the whole thing feel intimate, even though there was no shortage of guests! We’d be hard pressed to recall a reception more full of people happy to freeze their butts off because the celebration was just. that. important.

Here’s a quick look through the wedding day, just a few of our very favorites…mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog01mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog02mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog03mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog04mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog05mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog06mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog07mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog08mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog09mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog10mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog11mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog12mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog13mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog14mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog15mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog16mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog17mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog18mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog19mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog20mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog21mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog22mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog23mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog24mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog25mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog26mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog27mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog28mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog29mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog30mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog31mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog32mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog33mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog34mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog35mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog36mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog37mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog38mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog39mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog40mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog41mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog42mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog43mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog44mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog45mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog46mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog47mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog48mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog49mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog50mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog51mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog52mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog53mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog54mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog55mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog56mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog57mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog58mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog59mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog60mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog61mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog62mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog63mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog64mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog65mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog66mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog67mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog68mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog69mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog70mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog71mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog72mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog73mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog74mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog75mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog76mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog77mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog78mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog79mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog80mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog81mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog82mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog83mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog84mcgowanimages_caitlingerrodweddingblog85

It was so cold our phones wouldn’t register our fingers, but that gorgeous bride didn’t feel anything but happy. Might have had something to do with the groom she got to snuggle with all evening. 😉 Caitlin, we LOVE your family so much, and now we know we really like Gerrod’s too. Congratulations on ending your 2016 with a bang… we know 2017 is going to be so much fun for y’all!

  • Amyjo - I. Love. These.

    Images are beautiful, but pale as to how radiant Cash is!

    Love love love….

Earlier this fall, we had the wonderful opportunity to work with a group of incredible DFW wedding vendors and show off a lovely new venue. When we photographed Calli’s bridal session at Stillwater Meadow back in March, it was still mostly a construction site. When we saw the finished product of this classic Texas chapel & barn duo, we were pretty smitten.

We don’t do “styled shoots” very often at all anymore, but this one spoke to our hearts. The theme “It’s About Time” was mine (Chelsea), but the vendors listed below truly brought the vision to life.

Venue : Stillwater Meadow in Aledo, TX

Coordination & Design : HeidiBeth Ramirez Something Blue Weddings

Floral : Sabrina Rentaria Vivienne & Vine

Hair & Makeup : Jennifer Trotter Lip Service Makeup

Music & Light Design : Rod Baker DFW Parties DJ

Desserts : Granbury Cakes

Wardrobe : Bliss Bridal

Rentals : GWC Event Rentals

Bar Service : The Wedding Connection

Catering : Pearl Street Station

Feel free to swoon a bit over the pretty we created and captured not too long ago…

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Looking through these made me

  1. Proud
  2. Inspired
  3. Hungry

Isn’t Stillwater Meadow LOVELY? Besides the chapel (which can be open air if desired), and a two story reception space with deliberate design & detailing, there’s also an adorable “getting ready” house with several bedrooms, as well as a more masculine “bunk house” prep area perfect for hanging around waiting for the girls to get ready. 🙂 We know they’re already working on ways to make the space even better as the years move forward, and we’re looking forward to seeing it climb up our list of favorite places.

If you’re looking for a 2017/2018 wedding venue, Stillwater Meadow is one to add to your list. And if you need help starting a list, I know for a fact that there’s a photography team that keeps a pretty fantastic running list of places they love….

Ok. Surprise. It’s us.

Another shout out to all the vendors who made it happen — we love you! You already knew that, but it’s worth saying again. And we can’t wait to see y’all again with next year’s couples!

We photographed this sweet Sunday wedding a little over a week ago at Hidden Pines Chapel. We’d never been to this venue in Highland Village, and we were SO impressed with both the place and the staff. Jeff & Laura definitely chose wisely… it was perfect for their party. The entire day was just smooth & easy. Everyone worked together to bring life to what the bride & groom had envisioned, and at the end of the night, Jeff & Laura went home married. When you add in so many sweet moments in between, what we came home with was a collection of images just exactly like we had hoped for.

Just a couple favorites, starting with the bride getting prepped with all her best girls…

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The littlest lady in the room only made an unhappy sound once, for a half second. But of course, it’s when she was in a photo. 🙂

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We trekked over to Coppell Nature Park a bit earlier than the wedding party to hopefully find a perfect place for our bride & groom to see each other for the first time that day. This little trail was a wonderful find, and it was a beautiful backdrop for this sweet moment!

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Laura’s relationship with her mother tugged at our heartstrings all day. We’re never guaranteed another day with the ones we love, and all we can do is make the most of every moment we have. This precious lady might not have always known where she was, or what was going on around her, but every time she looked at her little girl, a smile brightened her whole face.

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They did it!

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We weren’t anticipating a view of the November 12th Supermoon, nor were we really prepared to photograph it as badass as it deserved. But Mack took a couple minutes and snagged this image of Jeff & Laura that has feeeeeels, and that’s what matters most. 🙂

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I tried to narrow down and just post one favorite from the cake cutting… but nope. Can’t. Too fun.

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Laura & Jeff, it was an absolute honor to photograph this day for you. The way your friends and family talk about you is inspiring… you are clearly people who love hard, and your sweet spirits were a blessing to us on what was personally a very hard day. SO much love.

When our original date for Matt & Mollie’s engagement session looked gloomy at best… and a swim through a swamp at worst… we decided to gamble and push the portraits back to later in the fall. The universe rewarded that decision with some of the prettiest light we’ve had all season! We loved getting to explore this property with our bride & groom, and help them talk through the set-up for the ceremony they’ll be having there in just a couple months. It’s always so much fun to be in on the ground floor when it comes to planning the gorgeousness. 🙂

Check out a few faves from our evening with them last week…

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Y’all are seriously precious. It seems like May is coming straight for us like a rocket, so I hope you’re ready to hang out again very soon!