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It’s time!!

This is the latest we’ve ever done the McG “Best of” contest, but hey… better late than never, right? There were 24 weddings in 2014 that still need another minute or two in the spotlight, as well as tons of portrait sessions & killer moments we love to see again. This week of posting is our favorite way to say goodbye to an awesome year, and 2014 was DEFINITELY one for the books.

As always, let’s chat about the rules!

We’ve tried a few ways of running this contest in the past, and I think we’ve just decided that simple is best. Leave a comment below to vote. We’ll be verifying each email address, so please don’t try to cheat, it just makes everyone look bad.

We’ll be closing voting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1st, and announcing the winner at 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 2nd. There will be four prizes awarded:

FIRST PLACE

A 32×48 canvas gallery wrap of your favorite wedding collection image, and a free 2015 portrait session with Chelsea & Mack

SECOND PLACE

a 16×24 canvas gallery wrap of your favorite wedding collection image, and a free spot in the Spring 2015 McG Mini Session event

THIRD PLACE

a free spot in the Spring 2015 McG Mini Session event

One voter will be drawn at random, and will also receive a free spot in the Spring 2015 McG Mini Session Event (the date for which will be announced at the end of next week).

Spread the word, post the link on Facebook, shout it from the rooftops…

we usually get around 1,000 votes, wouldn’t it be cool to blow that number out of the water this year??

Let the voting begin!!

1. Erica & David

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2. Matt & Sophie

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3. McKenna & Jacob

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4. Tiffany & Michael

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5. Jennifer & Matt

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6. Shelley & Matt

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7. Nikki & Ben

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8. Amanda & Brad

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9. Emily & Rich

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10. Jason & Byron

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11. Mariana & Joaquin

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12. Katie & Taylor

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13. Christina & Jordan

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14. Blaize & Cameron

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15. Casey & Devin

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16. Heather & Chris

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17. Lindy & Devin

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18. Chris & Cie

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19. Kylie & Tyler

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20. Brandi & Jimmy

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21. Kurt & Carley

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22. Amy & John

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23. Liz & Troy

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24. Lauren & Micah

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You can vote ONLY through commenting on THIS blog post with a valid email address. One vote per person. Vote by saying the name of the couple (or their number).

And hey… stay tuned, because we’re sharing other “best of” posts all week long, just for fun! Engagements, bridals, details, moments… there’s something new every day.:)

  • Destiney - 19- Kylie and Tyler

  • Hayli Brown - Kylie & Tyler # 19

  • Mariana - I’ll start the voting!

    #11! Joaquin and Mariana!!

  • #11 - The evening shots are very unique. You don’t see a lot of them. Your photos are amazing!

  • cristina de la guardia - #11 mariana and joaquin!!

  • Gary W - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Deidre Dann - 10!! Byron & Jason.
    Gotta vote for the bestie :)

    You are both amazing photographers and I love looking at your work. It constantly inspires me to get out there and shoot more.

    Have a pretty fabulous day,

    Deidre

  • Jennifer Elrod - Great Work! #18 is my vote!

  • Janie - Definitely number 10!!!

  • Lynsey - 19

  • Lindsey - #11!

  • Candace - Kylie & Tyler #19

  • Brittany - #11 Mariana & Joaquin

  • Niki - #11 Joaquin and Mariana!

  • Tiffany - Of course i vote for #4- Tiffany and Michael. :) :)

  • Tina Jobe - 19 Kylie and Taylor

  • Shana Reed - #19 is my winner…

    Although each and everyone was stunning! The cowboy hat and background along with the bride and groom was what did it for me.

    :)

  • Tiana Bond - 19. Kylie & Tyler :)

  • Casey - #15 Casey and Devin!

  • Amanda J. - #4, Tiffany and Michael.

  • Aryn - 19. Kylie and Tyler Taylor ♥️♥️

  • Kristin Hazelwood - #15 Casey & Devin!

  • jennifer Ritter - #1 Erica and David

  • Todd spear - #19 – Kylie and Tyler

  • Makenzie M. - #19!- Kylie &Tyler!!

  • Makenzie M. - #19!- Kylie &Tyler

  • Madonna Kelly - #15 Casey & Devin!!!!!

  • Kathy Hart - #15 Casey and Devin (Beautiful!!!)

  • Kayla M - Kylie & Tyler. Absolutely stunning!!

  • Ashlee - #4 Tiffany and Michael

  • Ashley Stringer - #4 Tiffany and Michael

  • Halley - #15 Casey and Devin!!

  • Jennifer - Casey and Devin #15

  • Clay Teague - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Cheryl - #10 Jason and Byron

  • Mike Hart - #15–Casey and Devin.

  • Shannon McCain - #10 Jason & Byron
    Beautiful!

  • Brenda Crawford - # 19 Kylie&Tyler Taylor

  • Medley Butterfield - #15 Devin and Casey

  • Tory Ponder - Kylie and Tyler! #19

  • Richard King - 15. Casey & Devin

    These pictures make my my wife and I want to get married again just so we could get pictures again! Casey & Devin’s pictures are simply amazing.

  • Pam R - # 19. Kylie and Tyler rock!!! Their love lights the whole setting…..beautiful work!!!

  • Tammie Baker - All your work is GORGEOUS!!!
    I vote Kylie and Tyler #19 :)

  • Kristi Taylor - The best of the best for sure! Tyler and Kylie #19!

  • Randy Taylor - #19 Tyler and Kylie

  • Jennifer R - #10 Jason and Byron!

  • Lecy - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • Kelsey - #13 – Christina and Jordan

  • Cameron - #11 Mariana & Joaquin

  • Cortnee - 19. Kylie and Tyler

  • Chris Thomas - Jason and Byron #10. Awesome wedding that we were very proud to be a part of.

  • Kellie - Kylie & Tyler

  • Kaila - 19 Kylie and Tyler!!

  • diana - # Jason and Byron

  • Karen - #10 Jason and Byron!

  • Chris - 19

  • Mark Littleton - #4

  • Tammy Kline - 19. Kylie & Tyler

  • Renee Foxworthy - #15 – Casey and Devin

  • jordan dickerhoff - #19 kylie.and.tyler.taylor

  • Briana - 19!!

  • Kaila - #15 – Casey & Devin

  • Michael - #4 is the best!! I cast my vote for it!!

  • Davina - My vote is definitely for #10 Jason and Byron!

  • Tori - 19

  • Holly Scaff - #19 Kyli and Tyler

  • Carla - #19 Kaylie and Tyler

  • Lydia - #11 with Mariana!!

  • Taylor - #19- Kylie and Tyler Taylor!

  • Kelly - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • Tayla - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • Beatrice - #11 – Mariana and Joaquin!

  • Cathy - #15 Casey and Devin

  • Kristy Glass - 19. Kylie & Tyler

  • Macee reed - #19

  • Gemma Rose - #15, Casey & Devin!

  • Bridgette Hightower - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Devanie - 15. Casey and Devin!

  • Jill - #19. Kylie & Tyler

  • Chelsea - #19 Kylie and Tyler!

  • Brandy Brazil - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • Savannah - Kylie and tyler! #19

  • Jessica - 15. Casey and Devin!

  • Amanda - #19 Kylie & Tyler!!

  • Lance Parker - #15 Casey and Devin

  • Becca - Tiffany and Michael!

  • courtney - Number 15 Casey and Devin!

  • Pam littleton - #4 Tiffany and Michael

  • Alexe - #15 Casey and Devin!

  • Elisabeth - #11 Mariana and Joaquin!

  • Kelli G - #19 Kylie and Tyler. But man it’s hard to choose!

  • Carley - #21 Carley and Kurt :)

  • Margaret Meyncke - Mariana and Joaquin #11

  • Brittney - #15!!

  • Shay - Kylie and Tyler :)

  • Susie Scott - #19 Precious Kylie & Tyler. No doubt!

  • Callie - 21 Kurt & Carley

  • Diann Harper - #21 Kurt & Carley.

  • Roanna - # 19 Ty And Kylie

  • Brandi Calhoun - Brandi & Jimmy! :D Duh.

  • Dawn - Always stunning work, McGs! Gotta go with #11 Mariana & Joaquin on this one!

  • Kaitlin - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Kelly Burgan - 21. Kurt & Carley

  • Andreas - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Scott - 21. Kurt & Carley

  • Taylor - 21. Kurt & Carley

  • Braden - 21. Kurt & Carley

  • Michelle Yourek - Carley & Kurt #21

  • Jeri Noble - #21 the best!!!!

  • Kinzey - #1 Erica & David

    I don’t know the couple, but this photo of them is exquisite and my favorite!

  • Avery - 21. Kurt & Carley

  • Carole Morgan - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • Autumn Colley - Brandi & Jimmy

  • Katelyn - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Toni Mabry - Brandi and jimmy :)

  • Tara Mann - #20 brandu and jimmy

  • Morgan Falke - Brandi and Jimmy.

  • Ann - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Paula - 21 Kurt and Carley

  • Kelly - #19!!!! Tyler and Kylie!!

  • Michele Eison - #1 Erica and David
    We had the best time celebrating their wedding in Galveston!!

  • Kate - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Felicia - Brandi and jimmy

  • Samantha - #22 – Amy & John

  • Mary Ratliff - Kylie and Tyler #19

  • Angela - #20 Brandi an Jimmy

  • Kevin B - Brandi and Jimmy

  • stacy - # 19

  • Angela - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Moe - Brandi and Jimmy

  • Danielle - # 15 Devin and Casey

  • Irene - Brandi and Jimmy

  • Renée - Brandi & Jimmy

  • Krista - #19! Kylie and Tyler for sure!!

  • jt - #15 Casey and Devlin!

  • Deidre - 21

  • Tim M - #15 Casey and Devin

  • Alicia Alexander - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Lauren White - 21. Kurt & Carley!!

  • KC - #19 Kylie and Tyler!!!!!!!!

  • bonie - #15 Casey and Devin

  • MaryAnn Cox - Erica & David!!

  • Sara - #19 Kylie & Tyler!!

  • Sarah Baugus - 21!!! Carley and Kurt ☺️

  • Raquel Lovern - Nikki & Ben #7

  • Robbie Barnes - #20 Brandi & Jimmy

  • Lucinda Nolan - #19 Kylie n Tyler

  • Carola Broaddus - #7 Nikki and Ben

  • Allison - #18 Chris and cie. Love love love that reflection

  • Nicole torres - # 20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • April Babcock - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Katie Porter - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Allen Chandlee - 20, Brandi and jimmy

  • Skylar Morris - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Tighe - Gotta vote for #15, Casey and Devin. Gorgeous picture!

  • Diana Barham - #20 brandi and jimmy!!! Best couple ever!!

  • Josh - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Kayla - 20. Brandi and Jimmy

  • Terri Sherick - #19 Kylie and Tyler
    Beautiful

  • Brenda overton - #4-Tiffany and Michael

  • Christian - #1
    David and Erica

  • Adria - #4 Tiffany & Michael! But ummmm can I have like 4 more votes? Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff, McG’s!

  • Amber Babcock - #20 – Brandi & Jimmy- cutest couple EVER!!!

  • Jennifer - Brandi & Jimmy

  • Bre - Brandi and Jimmy

  • Casey - #7 ☺️

  • Candice nay - #20 Brandi and Jimmy!!

  • Julie Davis - # 19

  • Diana Taylor - #20!

  • Whitney - #7 Nikki & Ben! All their pics are beautiful!

  • Paige Stone - #7!!!!! Woohoo Nikki & Ben!

  • Michael - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Chelsea West - 19 Kylie and Tyler Taylor

  • Cindy - Carley & Kurt #21

  • Nixie - Kylie & Tyler #19

  • Kay - #7!!!!

  • Chandra Ehardt - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • Jennifer - jennifer and Matthew (#5)

  • Amanda - #8. Brad & Amanda

  • Kristin - 20. Brandi & Jimmy

  • Leigh Anne - 20. Brandi & Jimmy

  • Dustin - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Morning - #20 brandi and jimmy

  • Matthew - #5!!

  • Michelle - Jennifer & Matt (#5)

  • Jacquline - #5 Jennifer and Matt

  • Sara - #19 Kylie and Tyler!

  • Brandy - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • Kyle Fondren - #7 Nikki & Ben!

  • Sara - #7 Nikki and Ben

  • Julie Langebartel - 22. Amy & Jon!!!!

  • Shandale Riley - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • Neysa Harris - #1 Erica & David

  • Jessica Biniecki - Brandi and Jimmy

  • Christina Brookins - Couple #22

  • Stacy Cowart - #20 Brandi and Jimmy!!!

  • Jessica German - Jimmy and Brandi

  • Angie - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Brian - #5 Jennifer and Matt

  • Jimmy Calhoun - #20 The most beautiful bride of all time. brandi & Jimmy

  • Amy Hodges - 21 Kurt & Carley

  • Mike Babcock - My little brother. Brandi and Jimmy

  • Me - Brandi and jimmy

  • Ana collazo - Brandi and jimmy!!

  • Megan singer - #20

  • Tori shipley - Brandi & Jimmy

  • Tara - #5 Matt and Jennifer!!!

  • Cathy Weaver - #19 – Kylie and Tyler
    Beautiful couple!!!

  • Cathy Weaver - #19 – Kylie and Tyler

  • britt - #15 Devin & Casey

  • Shanna - #21 Curt and Carley!

  • Alex - #5 Jennifer and Matt!!

  • Sylvia - 11-Mariana and Joaquin

  • Amy - #22

  • Elizabeth Crissup - #5. Jennifer & Matt

  • Shelby Hiles - 18. Chris & Cie

  • Jennifer - #21 – Kurt & Carley

  • Randon - Brandi and Jimmy

  • Lauren Webb - #20 BRANDI and JIMMY!!

  • Melynda James - #21 Carley and Kurt

  • Emily Moser - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Bridgette - #7 Nikki & Ben

  • Jennifer - All day long #2!!!

  • Elizabeth - #8-Brad and Amanda

  • Melissa - #10 Byron & Jason

  • Kristina - #7 Nikki and Ben

  • Naomi - 20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Denise Doggett - #22 Amy and John

  • Amy - 19. Kylie and Tyler

    This has elements of their personality, and wedding all in one.

  • Denise Doggett - Amy and John #22

  • sam - #2 Matt & Sophie

  • Ashley - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • sonomi - 8. Amanda & Brad

  • Daisy - Brandi and Jimmy

  • Rebecca - #8 Brad and Amanda!

  • Priscilla - Beautiful! #21 Kurt & Carley

  • Ann Boarman - Nikki and Ben Waters the most gorgeous couple #7.

  • Ashley U - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • Kirby - #21!!!! Kurt & Carley!!!

  • Lindsay - Lauren & Micah #24

  • Cathy Guess - Voting for Kurt and Carley #21!

  • Debbie - #7 Nikki and Ben great couple!

  • Colby - #19- Kylie and Tyler

  • McKenna Harwell - #3 me and Jacob!!!

  • Stephanie - I don’t know any of these brides or grooms. So I scroll through and vote for the image that makes me catch my breath and this year, that was #18 Chris and Cie.

    A close second for #8, Amanda and Brad because I love the joy on her face.

  • Kimberly - Kimberly – #15 Devin & Casey

  • Patricia - # 19 – Kylie and Tyler

  • Shelby H - Kylie and Tyler – #19

  • Karyn Nelsen - #15 Casey and Devin

  • Danielle DiCarlo - the only winner should be #7 NIKKI & BEN!!! She looks stunning and they look so in love!! And I’m not biased because she was my best friend In high school!!!

  • Karen - #10 Definitely
    Jason & Byron were adorable! ! So much love showing Through that day!!! ♡♡♡♡♡♡

  • Katy Bynum - No. 15, Casey & Devon!!

  • Christine Tandy Perkins - #19. Gorgeous!

  • April Smith - #20 Brandi & Jimmy

  • Carrie Smith - 5. Jennifer & Matt

  • Ambo - #3 McKenna & Jacob of course :)

  • Melissa Osborne - #1 Erica and David

  • Dana Le Blanc - #24 Lauren & Micah

  • Miranda Henderson - Brandi & Jimmy

  • Rachael scott - 20. Brandi & Jimmy

  • Shellye Hansen - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Amy Moerman - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Kevin - #4 all the way. They are sew hawt!!!!1

  • Rachael brewer - #3 McKenna and Jacob

  • Heather McDonald - #8 Brad and Amanda!

  • Scotty O'Bryan - McKenna and Jacob!

  • Staci Foix - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Mari Thomas - #20! Brandi & Jimmy!!

  • Amanda Bennett - #3 Mckenna & Jacob!!! ❤️

  • Johnny - McKenna & Jacob

  • samantha - Brandi and Jimmy!!!

  • Ryan Mathison - Jacob and McKenna #3

  • raj - #11
    Marianna and Joaquin

  • Giselle Huet - #15

  • Brittany Bruno - #21 Carley and Kurt

  • Sharon - #19–so beautiful.

  • Danielle Eccleston - #3

  • Meghan kammlah - #3 McKenna and Jacob

  • #11 - Marianna and Joaquin

  • Mallory Keeter - #3 McKenna And Jacob!!! fabulous!!

  • Kathy McD - #24 – Lauren & Micah

  • Loretta Greeney - #8 Amanda and Brad

  • Joel Harwell - #3. Definitely #3!

  • Lolita - Mariana and Joaquin

  • Rachel Czapski - Jacob and McKenna! #3

  • Lori Sparkman - #19 Tyler and Kylie

  • Katie - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Jamie Shipman - #3 McKenna and Jacob!!

  • Melissa - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • lISA - #8 BRAD AND AMANDA

  • Leah Barron - #8 Brad and Amanada!

  • Chelsea - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • Ashlae - brad and amanda!!!

  • Candice - #8 BRAD AND AMANDA

  • Karley Sechler - #8 Brad and Amanda!

  • Ashley - Brad and Amanda :)

  • Jennifer Dias - #4 – TIFFANY AND MICHAEL!!!!

  • Amy D - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • Ann-Marie Brodersen - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • Lisa Marie - 15. Casey & Devin

  • Juliesolis - #3

  • Hogan - #8 Amanda & Brad

  • Priscilla - #15 Casey & Devin

  • Tami - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • Raymond - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • Debra Johnson - #8 Brad & Amanda
    McG took so many beautiful shots. I think this one captured the perfect moment!

  • Larson - My beautiful sister 15 Casey & Devin

  • Samantha Roelke - #5 Jennifer and Matt

  • Jennie - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • Samantha Roelks - Jennifer & Matt #5

  • Lauren - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • Frances Eldredge - Ben & Nikki #7; They are the most adorable couple ever! And, they will make beautiful babies!!!!

  • Chris - #22 Amy & Jon

  • Miranda - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • Michele - #7 without a doubt!!!
    Ben and Nikki!!!

  • Bianca - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • debbie - #10 the guys!

  • Nicci Roberts - #7 Nikki + Ben!

  • Annie - 20 brandy and jimmy

  • Tifani John - #8 Brad & Amanda

  • Stevie - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Beth Espinosa - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Anne - #20 Brandi & Jimmy!

  • Molly - #7 Ben and Nikki

  • Jamie - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • Candyce - Jennifer & Matt (#5)

  • Adriane - #7 Nikki and Ben

  • Kristen - 11!! (:

  • Deborah Buck - McKenna & Jacob #3!!

  • Judy Kring - #3 Jake & McKenna :)

  • Balinda - #8 Brad and Amanda!!!

  • Terri Dahlin - #15 Casey and Devin

  • Emily Payne - Brandi and Jimmy #20

  • Britney - Kylie and Tyler #19

  • Malisa Sirucek - All are absolutely stunning. My vote is for: Matt and Sophie.

  • Shauna - #7

  • Liz - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • Tracy Guy - My vote is hands down for #20, it’s so vintage and natural, I love it! And how can you not love suspenders and a bow tie on a man? And Brandi’s gown is stunning and so unique! Love love love this pic!

  • Lonnie247 - Brandi & Jimmy

  • Sara Barnes - #11Mariana and Joaquin

  • Janelle - 20 Brandi and Jimmy!!!!

  • Kevin Henderson - #20 – Brandi and Jimmy

  • Ashley - #8 Brad&Amanda

  • Claire - Erica and David #1

  • Sue Wirth - #7. Of course is there any doubt!!!!

  • Adriane Schoch - #7 Nikki and Ben. Beautiful. Wow!

  • Rebecca Barton - #7!! Nikki & Ben Waters..hands down best wedding and photos I’ve been to and seen!!’

  • Courtney Crissup - #5… Jennifer and Matt!!! Yall did a lovely shoot at their wedding. Loved the pictures. So glad I was able to take leave from the navy to see their beautiful wedding! :)

  • scott - 20. Brandi & Jimmy

  • Amanda Brewer - Brandi and Jimmy!!

  • Stephanie - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • Julie Blanchard - # 8 AMANDA AND BRAD!

  • Andrew Whitefoot - #5 Jennifer and Matt

  • Amanda - #20 Brandi & Jimmy

  • Cheryl Miller - #21 Kurt and Carley <3

  • Allison - #7 Nikki & Ben :)

  • WENDI CONWAY - #19. Kylie & Tyler!!!

  • Sophia Campos - #20 Brandi & Jimmy

  • Jen pierce - #20 !

  • Dorothy Mills - #8 Amanda and Brad Johnson

  • Bethany Wiechmann - 7! Nikki and Ben

  • Rose - #3 Jacob and McKenna

  • Gayle Beville - #21 Carley & Kurt

  • Mara - #8 – Brad and Amanda!

  • Janis - #5 Jennifer & Matt

  • Ashley Coffey - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • Jessica Purvis - I love Kylie and Tyler’s photo. Gorgeous!

  • Amanda Marchak - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Amanda Graboskie - Jimmy and Brandi

  • Heather Harwell - # 3 McKenna and Jacob

  • Matt - #8

  • McKenzie Osborne - #1 Erica and David

  • David Martinez - #20 Brandi & Jimmy!

  • Josephine Neal - #24 Micah & Lauren

  • Shannon - 1. Erica and David

  • Renita Massey - #6! Shelley and Matt

  • Payton - 20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Debbie Collins - #22

  • Brandy - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Crystal - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Missy - #6 Shelley & Matt
    The most gorgeous wedding I have ever attended!!

  • Cari - #10 Jason and Byron

  • Brandy Chesnut - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Candi Bedford - McKenna & Jacob # 3

  • Jimmy wright - Brandi and Jimmy!!!!!

  • Chantel Smith - # 6, Shelly & Matt! Wasn’t at the wedding but LOVED looking at all the pictures! My cousin’s beautiful daughter!

  • Mona Creswell - #20 Brandi & Jimmy

  • Christy D. - Vote for Brandi and Jimmy, #20! Beautiful year, McG!

  • Kervyn Smith - #6

  • Julie J - #20 Brandi and Jimmy

  • Camilla - Brandi & Jimmy!!

  • Tiffany Blackwell - Brandi & Jimmy!!

  • Pamela Zdenek - #21 – Kurt and Carley

  • Stephanie Shackelford - #18 Chris & Cie

  • Mark Z - #21 – Kurt and Carley

  • Amanda Cadle - #19

  • Katie - #8 Brad and Amanda

  • Kathleen Z - #21 – Carley and Kurt

  • Patti Waters - Ben and Nikki!!!!!!! #7!

  • Barbara Cannon - #6, Shelley and Matt

  • Darby - #8. Beautiful pics..Did I mention #8 ..Brad and Amanda should win ♡♡♡♡
    Good Luck#8 Brad and Amanda

  • Jeremy D. - #20, Brandi and Jimmy

  • Lisa Bench - #3 McKenna & Jacob……Beautiful couple, Beautiful picture!!

  • Jennifer K. - #22 Amy and John

  • Kim Roberts - Brandi and Jimmy! Gorgeous picture!

  • william barlen - 15 Casey is beyond stunning, and Devin is one of the all time good guys in the world, can’t say enough about how amazing they are.

  • Jayce Zuniga - #20 Brandi & Jimmy :)

  • Tracee - #3 McKenna & Jacob

  • Grant Holmes - #3 McKenna & Jacob

  • Christina - Shelley and Matt. 6

  • Laura Fowler - 20. Brandi and Jimmy

  • Della Sellers - My vote is for #8, Brad and Amanda.

  • Barbara Tucker - #21 Beautiful Fall Wedding with Beautiful Photos.

  • Ashley - #6!!!

  • Roy Tucker - #21 Wonderful venue for wedding. Mc Gowans did a great job taking your photos.

  • Jeni R - #6 Shelley and Matt!

  • Beth - Shelley &Matt, #6

  • Peggy mullens - Lauren & Micah #24

  • Janee Clark - #6. Shelley and Matt

  • Krista - #15 Casey and devin

  • Reva - granson Michael and Tiffany # 4 :)

  • Nancy - #8 Brad and Amanda!!!

  • Andrea - #6 Shelley and Matt

  • Larry Embry - #8 – Brad & Amanda

  • Jeanne - I vote for number 6.

  • Meranda Smock - #20 Brandi & Jimmy! <3

  • Lona Morrison - Casey & Devin #15

  • Lynn - 20, brandi and jimmy

  • cbarrett - #15 casey and devin!

  • Brenda - #20 BRANDI AND JIMMY!

  • Ginger Rawls - #15 Casey & Devin

  • Brailey - Brandi and jimmy

  • Taylor Falke - Brandi and jimmy

  • Kelly M - Brandi and jimmy

  • Ronda Mann - #20 brandi and jimmy

  • Taylor Mann - #20 brandi and jimmy 4ever

  • Tiffany Mann - #20 Jimmy and Brandi

  • Kayla Falke - Brandi and jimmy

  • sarah - #22 fellow Alaskan Resident!!!

  • Sophie - #2 ;)

  • B Banks - I vote for #7 Nikki & Ben

  • Janet langebartel - #22 Amy and Jon

  • Tracey pugh - #8 Amanda & Brad

  • Sandi Farris - #6 Shelley & Matt

  • Devan Falke - Brandi and jimmy

  • Debbie Falke - Jimmy and Brandi

  • Sunni Falke - Brandi and jimmy

  • Paige L - #6 Shelley & Matt

  • Jan Lanier - # 6 shelley and matt

  • Dru Harwood - #6. Shelley and Matt!

  • Dale Tumelson - #6 – Matt and Shelley! Fabulous!

  • Larry Lanier - #6. Shelley and Matt

  • Morgan made me -Will chapman - Jimmy and Brandi

  • Megan Wittie - Brandi and Jimmy for the WIN!!!!

  • Mandi - #19 Tyler and Kylie!!

  • Albert Flores - Brandi and Jimmy!

  • Lisa Albright - 20, Brandi and jimmy

  • Kallie Falke - Brandi and jimmy

  • Linda Boatner - Brandi and jimmy

  • Derek miller - 20- Brandi and jimmy

  • Tony gorn ell - #6 Shelly and Matt

  • Courtney - #2 Matt and Sophie

  • anne gibbons - Lauren and Micah, #24

  • B - #5!!

  • Becca - Jennifer and Matt! #5

  • Aaron - #5 jennifer and matt

  • Tony - #5

  • Vanessa Smith - #19 Kylie and Tyler ❤️

  • Andrew - #5!

  • Lindsey - #5 all the way!

  • Eric - Jennifer and Matt! 5

  • Katee DeForest - #3 McKenna and Jacob

  • Felicia - 5!!

  • Margie DeBord - Absolutely #6

  • Whitney - #5 :)

  • Jenny - #5 Jennifer and matt !!!

  • Maddie - #5

  • Dani - #5.. they deserve it!

  • Angela - #15 Casey and Devin!!!

  • Lindzi - #5!!!

  • Brad - #8

  • Danielle - Jennifer and Matt

  • Mitch - #5

  • ashley - #5 Jennifer and Matt

  • Blake - #5

  • Shay - Jennifer and Matt #5

  • Shannon Accardo - #6 Matt & Shelley

  • Clint - #5 jennifer and matt

  • Emily - #5!

  • Tony - #7 Nikki and Ben

    Off the chain

  • Brenda - #5!

  • Jennifer Calley - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • Teresa - Kylie & Tyler…..amazing!

  • Valerie - #5

  • Cody - #5 Matt and Jennifer

  • Maxine B - Shelley & Matt #6

  • Stephanie Smith - Lauren & Micah #24

  • Jacob Harwell - Jacob and McKenna!!!

  • Danielle Adair - #3 McKenna and Jacob!

  • Tiffany Gonzales - 20 Brandi and Jimmy!!

  • Travis Gallagher - #20 – Jimmy and Brandi!!!

  • AJ - #8 Amanda & Brad… Love it!

  • Glenn and Belinda Falke - Brandi and jimmy

  • Britt - #- Matt and Sophie!

  • Cara - #21 Carley & Kurt

  • lydia - #6 Shelly and Matt

  • Meghan - #3 McKenna and Jake!!

  • Derek Medlin - McKenna and Jacob obviously!! #3

  • Shelby cason - #2 Matt and Sophie

  • Melissa - 20. Brandi and Jimmy

  • Katie Unkle - #2 Matt & Sophie!

  • Wes - #3 – Jacob & McKenna

  • Anndrea Smith - 20. Brandi & Jimmy

  • Rebecca - 3

  • Brandy - #3

  • Michelle Trickel - #2 – Matt and Sophie!!

  • Lois - Lois- votes for #3

  • Brigitta Arold - #2 Matt and Sophie

  • Danielle Young - #6 Shelley and Matt

  • Katie McCoy - #2 Matt and Sophie

  • Pam - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • Audrey Dudley - #15 Casey & Devin

  • Diane Hulin - Incredible photos McG’s ……..hugs !

  • Emily Killen - #6 Shelley and Matt

  • Emily - #21 Kurt & Carley

  • Judy Turner - I love #4…Tiffany and Michael Overton

  • Billy Dudley - #15 Casey and Devin

  • Caitlin - #19

  • Betty Westbrook - Heather and Chris

  • Leslie - Brad and Amanda!!

  • Diane Hulin - Matt and Sophie # 2

  • mollie - #19. Kylie and tyler.

  • Rhonda - 3. McKenna & Jacob

  • Chris Staudt - #2 Matt and Sophie

  • Nicki Payne - Brandi and Jimmy

  • Mickiella - #8 Amanda and Brad amazing!!!

  • Meagan - 19

  • Gavin - #8 Amanda and Brad

  • Helen - #4 Tiffany and Michael

  • Alisha - #7 Nikki & Ben

  • Lisa - #4 – Tiffany and Michael!

  • Pat Wood - 21
    Carley & Kurt. A storybook of a love affair

  • Trey Pierce - #20 Brandi & Jimmy

  • Courtney Allen - Amanda & Brad!!!

  • Lesley Day - #6 Shelley and Matt beautiful couple and captured perfectly.

  • Sherri Littlejohn - #19 Kylie & Tyler

  • San Juana - 20
    Brandi & Jimmy

  • Callie - #19 Kylie and Tyler

  • Marisa - Brandi and Jimmy

  • Lauren - #21 Kurt and Carley

  • Kylie Betts - #11

  • Kelsey - #2!!!

  • Charles Alberson - McKenna & Jacob

  • Ashley Carroll - #15 Casey & Devin

  • Dalton Carroll - #15 Casey & Devin

  • Elizabeth - 20 Brandi & Jimmy

  • Rebecca Hite - Brandi and Jimmy

  • Albert - #6 Shelley & Matt

  • Nicola - #2 Matt and Sophie!

  • Sarah - #21 Kurt & Carley! Such an inspiration! ❤️

  • Naomi Tolbert - #21! :)

  • sheena - #21

  • Sedrone - #3 McKenna and Jacob!!

  • Matt Wittie - #20 Brandi & Jimmy

  • Yvonne - love 7 Ben and nikki

  • Lucero - #11 Marianna and Joaquin

  • Jolynn H - #3 Jacob and McKenna!!

  • Phil Overton - #4 Tiffany and Michael

  • Rob - #8 Brad and Amanda by far the best.

  • Cassandra Limon - Kylie & Tyler. #19. (:

  • Karen Scott - Jennifer and Matt is my fav.

  • Amber Crawford - #8 Brad and Amanda!!!!!

  • merlin oas - #8

  • Suzanne Calhoun - 20, my handsome son and his beautiful wife.

  • Jennifer - #20, brando and jimmy

  • Erica - #21

  • Kristyn Hall - #2 Matt & Sophie!!! :)

  • Gloria frost - # 5

  • Josh Gallander - #20! Jimmy and Brandi!!

  • Joe - #5 – Jennifer and Matt

  • Kaitlynn - #21!

  • Anna Greer - #12 Katie and Taylor all the way!! LOVE.

  • Herb DePoy - #2- Matt & Sophie

  • Jorge - Brandi and Jimmy

  • Jeanie Littrell - 21. Kurt & Carley

We spent the first part of this week in Northern Ohio, and hey… did you guys know it’s cold up there? Like, COLD cold?? Like, we were LUCKY that we just missed the storm that brought wind chills of -30 degrees, and we only dealt with standard northern snow & ice? Guys. It’s cold in Ohio.

Luckily, it’s also fun, because fun is where friends are. We had a great time working with Brittany Gibbons on some projects, and made sure we squeezed in time for a family session. It wasn’t a long one (because again, COLD), but it was way overdue, as this family hasn’t had portraits taken since before 5-year-old Gigi was born. And with a group of people this great looking, that’s even MORE of a crime!

We absolutely adored the time we got to spend with these awesome people, and can’t wait to do it again… but next time, I’ll request that it not be in January.;)

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I asked when the last time Brittany & Andy had romantic portraits done, and the answer was, “Um….”. And that’s just too long. So an extra 5 minutes standing in the snow was totally worth it.

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Thank you for your hospitality, faith in us, friendship, and amazing taste in movies.;)We’ll do it again soon!

  • Adria - GORGEOUS FAMILY ALERT! I might be a tiny bit biased, but MAN these are beautiful photos of beautiful people! And I totally want snow pictures now!

  • Vanessa - oh wow.. The photos are so gorgeous (as are the subjects!) they I got a little choked up! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!

  • Hilary Moore - I adore them all, but the last set of snuggled up ones are perfect!! Great job, my friend!

  • Missy - Stunning! Love love love!

  • Brittany - Still can barely articulate how amazing these are and how talented you are! THANK YOU!

  • Kerbey - Hi I am voting for Jimmy and Brandi, I was their officiant awesome couple and beautiful wedding!! Great pics

I can’t wait to tell baby Amelia about finding out her parents were expecting her. I can’t wait to tell her about our adventures, about how Dorothy and I curled up and talked to her in her mama’s belly. I’m already beyond excited to meet her, and spoil her rotten. And I get to do all those things SO SOON.

Our friends Jeremy & Christy are expecting their first baby in just about two months, and when they came to spend the weekend with us, we dragged them outside at sunset for some portraits capturing this sweet time in their lives. There’s something so magical about those last few weeks… before “we” stops meaning “the two of us”. It’s a precious time of anticipation, and also gratitude for what you have together. This baby is being born into SO much love, and Mack and I beyond thrilled that we get to be a part of Amelia’s life from, well, BEFORE the beginning.:)

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A skirt from the back of my closet, a long-line bra from Target, and some delicious light… Christy, my darling, you make baby-bakin’ look AMAZING.

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We love you weirdos more than we can say. Here’s to the next phase of the adventure!

  • Dawn - Gorgeous photos, Christy! Amelia is SO lucky to be surrounded by so much love! I hope she turns out just like her mom–a sweet, HILARIOUS Amazon of a lady!

  • Nicole - Gorgeous photos of a GORGEOUS couple! Christy, you are rocking pregnancy!

  • Krystin - Christy! You look so beautiful thanks for sharing.

Warning! Warning! This is a PERSONAL blog post!

This is SUCH a personal post. This is a big, smiley, cheesy, look straight at the camera, tourist-trap, OMG we had a blast, PERSONAL post. It will NOT offend us if you don’t look at it. But enough of you (including, like, my grandparents… hi guys!) want to see these photos with a little commentary, so this is just the best way to share them. And plus, I don’t mind admitting I like to have them easily accessible like this, and a blog post is a great little time capsule.:)

We spent January 3rd through January 9th in Orlando, wearing ourselves out by walking nearly 60 miles around the Walt Disney World Resort. We had an absolute blast. I am happy to give anyone who’s interested my honest-to-goodness full review of the experience with full do’s and don’ts. Suffice it to say, I’m still a die-hard DisneyLAND fan, and my allegiance will always lie there. I don’t see us needing to do WDW again for a very long time, whereas I can do Disneyland four times a year and not think that’s enough. But that really comes down to personal preference, and regardless of that, I can say it was a really wonderful trip and we all had a blast.

We were also very lucky to have our friend Kevin, of Berg Photography, come with us for the first few days of the trip. Actually, having him there spoiled me so bad that I might never want to go on vacation without him again. It was SO nice to be able to just live in these moments with my kids, and not worry about lugging around the camera. It felt so… well, Kardashian of us to have paparazzi, but really, it’s now something I highly recommend. If you’re already investing heavily into an amazing vacation, save a little longer and spend the extra money to bring someone along to document it. Best. Idea. EVER.

(Plus, it really works out when they’re as awesome as Kevin, especially since he’s a Disney Nerd like us. And we LOVED that Nicole got to come for the first night, too, so I could get some girl time in with one of my besties!!)

The trip started with a half day at Epcot. That park is the least kid-friendly of all four, so a half day there was really pretty perfect for us to tackle as a whole crew.

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Although we try to pay equal attention to them as much as possible, you’ll probably see more photos of Dorothy in this blog post than of Jack. That’s for a couple of reasons, one of which is that he’s 11 and not super into photo-taking these days. But also because often when Dorothy wanted to meet a character, one of our crew would split off with Jack so he could ride an attraction too big for Dorothy… and obviously, not both of those things are photo-ops. But rest assured, he was always somewhere having a blast when Dorothy was huggin’ down with her Disney peeps.

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We ate our first night’s dinner in Japan at the World Showcase. Teppan Edo was delicious! Here’s my mom demonstrating cheater chopsticks.;)

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The kids and my parents were exhausted after a long day of traveling, but the Magic Kingdom was open 4 hours later than Epcot… so DUH! We sent the sleepies back to the hotel, and partied hard, castle style, with Kevin & Nicole!

I swore to Mack he wouldn’t get wet on Splash Mountain because they turn the jets down in the winter. I lied.;)

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On Sunday morning, we sprang up bright & early to hit Hollywood Studios. The crowds were pretty crazy, but an early start helped us get a lot of stuff seen!

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We learned how to draw Buzz Lightyear in the animation studio…

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Mack is kiiiiind of obsessed with Baymax since we saw “Big Hero Six”, so he had no shame about waiting in line to hug the big guy.

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Build your own lightsabers!! A must for a young Jedi in training.

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What, you thought I was joking?? NOPE. Jack actually got to do the Jedi Training Academy!

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Mom & Jack chickened out, but the “big guys” and I took a spin on the Hollywood Tower of Terror. I managed not to completely pee my pants, which is a huge personal victory.;)

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Thanks to my mom’s perfect scheduling, we caught the last night of the Osbourne family Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios. I’ve really never seen anything like it… pretty much the most Christmasy-est Christmas that’s ever Christmased.

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On Monday morning, our crew grew by one… my sister flew in from LA! YAYYYYY!! Magic Kingdom day, for sure. This was the last day we had heavy crowds, which is good, because I was starting to get pretty annoyed at all the other people who dared to be at the happiest place on earth at the same time as me. (Joking. Mostly.)

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You may have noticed by this point that I took my Disney wardrobe too seriously. I had SO much fun with it, and no shame at all about being a grownup and completely Disney-fied. I made sure we got some good shots of my wardrobe selections… and then my dad photobombed some of them.

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Monday night was probably my favorite few hours of the entire trip… the Hoop-Dee-Doo at Fort Wilderness. Holy wonderfulness. The show was hilarious, the food was delicious, the togetherness was perfect… it’s a MUST for me at WDW, without a doubt.

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My parents got to do a little dance for their 30th wedding anniversary, and of course, my sister and I cried like sissies.

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Our boat got back to the Magic Kingdom just in time to catch the last half of the fireworks show!! Pretty fantastic way to end a night.

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Tuesday morning was pretty special too, as we went to the Polynesian resort for the O’Hana Breakfast. Lilo & Stitch are fine and all, but let’s face it… Mickey & Pluto are the stars anytime they’re in the room.

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Dorothy knows she’s beautiful, and believe me, WE know we’re in trouble.

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Kevin left us about mid-day on Tuesday, and we didn’t have another camera, so that day went on un-documented with a fun little safari ride & an evening spent at the resort pool. BYE KEVIN!

On Wednesday morning, the McG crew woke up super excited for the PIRATE’S LEAGUE!! If you’ve heard of the Bibbity-Boppity Boutique, this is similar, except a bajillion times better. You can be “made over” into a pirate or a mermaid, and ADULTS CAN PLAY, TOO! We made it a special little thing for our family of four, and OH we had so much fun.

I found myself being so grateful all over again for the incredible man that Mack is. How many dudes do you know that will sit in a makeup chair and get this stuff applied to their face, and say the chant, and speak in Pirate-ese, and be in a silly little parade, all in the name of getting on their kids’ level? We’re so VERY lucky to have him.

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Thursday was our last full day at the park, so we hit the ground running. Luckily, we actually COULD run, because it was cool & blissfully sparse in the park that day.:)

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My precious parents, giving a 30th wedding anniversary squeeze in front of Lady & the Tramp.:)Awwwww.

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After lunch, my folks took Jack and my sister to Disney Quest… a huge 5 story arcade of awesomeness, while Mack and Dorothy and I went and walked around the World Showcase again. I really would love to go back and do that as a date day sometime. Dorothy is a great kid, but it’s just not a really fun park for a 4 year old, and there’s a lot of stuff we had to hurry through because she was bored beyond words.

You’d better believe she perked right up when she saw Mulan at a meet & greet, though. I LOVE that my sweet girl’s favorite princesses are all the FIGHTERS!

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It was cold AGAIN, and rainy, on Friday morning. But was that going to stop us from our last couple hours of magic?? Not a chance.

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The very last thing we did on vacation was meet Mickey. And this time? This time, he TALKED. I’ve been hanging out with Mickey mouse since before I could walk, and never ever NEVER has he spoken to me. It was absolutely amazing, and perfect, and I have no idea how it’s done other than to say that Disney Magic is a real live thing.

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Happy Anniversary, Mama & Daddy. Thank you so much for raising me to be just as freaky-in-love with Disney as you two are, but much more than that, for being so in love with each OTHER. I know it hasn’t always been easy, but the realness of your love is constant inspiration to Mack and I. We hope we can be the example to our kids that you’ve been to us, and we’re so very grateful for such a fantastic relationship with you guys.

This trip was perfect, and wonderful. With my husband, my kids, my parents, and my sister, I couldn’t have asked for more. Absolutely something I’ll remember for the rest of my life (thanks in no small part to so many great photos.) Even though we’re back to real-life now, and thoroughly entrenched in the work of 2015, I’m a happy happy girl for having gotten to kick off our 2015 in such magical fashion.:)

If you read this whole thing, you have me sincerely impressed. Thank you for all your sweet comments on our instagrams and facebook posts, and for being such positive voices in both our professional & personal lives!:)

  • Paula Vaughan - Wow what an incredible blog post. Like a lot of your photos some of these photos brought tears to my eyes. Your candid photos and seeing the joy and love when your family is together is inspiring.

    I hope 2015 brings a lot of success and memories for Mack and you and your adorable kids.

    Paula.

  • Terri K. Beregi - Okay so I was also at WDW the 4th thru the 10th! Even at Magic Kingdom on the Monday. I mean what are the chances?!?!?! I would have totally came up to you guys and said hello if I had spotted you. WDW is my ‘happiest place on earth’ for sure and my family of 5 had a blast! Glad you guys did too!

  • Giselle Huet - Love this post!!! I really do want to go but with you!! Ha! looks like so much family fun!!

  • Sara - Where did you stay? Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family! Magic memories!

  • Bethe - Jack in his pirate beard… I feel like I know what he’s going to look like at 30 now! Love your happy family pictures – so glad you got to make such amazing memories!

  • Ambo - Love love love this post! Do glad you guys had a blast!

  • Christian - Oh my very MOST favorite blog posts EVER!! This made my heart happy and the Park house smile!! Thank you for sharing!! I LOVE the happy

  • The Nan - So many wonderful shots of our memories! I love how you put them all together and the commentaries are perfect! Papi and I loved being there with all of our precious family! How bout we do something like it again sometime??

    Kevin Berg, thank you so much for the shot of Roger and I dancing! Sweet memories for us and perfect to have them to “hold”!!

  • Kevin - First, I had a blast with your awesome family!!! Second, you guys are just the best! Third, I’m so glad that I was able to capture some fun images for you while having an absolute blast myself!!! And finally, there are several of these that I plan to put up on our friend wall in our house!!! And…let’s do it again soon!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jennifer Ritter - Loved this post start to finish. What an amazing trip and an amazing idea to have someone capture it!

  • Grom - Love every one of these pictures like I love each one of you. Maybe before I die I can go back to Disneyland. And I would so love to experience it with my greats just as I did with my grands.

  • Amanda - Looks like an amazing vacation – we were there the week before you and the crowds were insane – so I completely understand! Glad you guys had an amazing time!

The day we photographed these bridal portraits for Lea in College Station, I knew the wait was going to kill me. We’d just really knocked it out of the park despite crazy winds, frigid temps, and early darkness, but I STILL had to hold off blogging ’til after the gorgeous bride’s end-of-year island wedding. Well, Lea is FINALLY a Mrs., so we can get down to the important business of showing off.

We photographed this session at the Messina Hof Winery, and kind of fell in love with the property. There’s SO much there we haven’t even begun to explore, so we’d love to go back sometime. Plus, the wine is absolutely a perk.;)

Check out some of our favorites!

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Swoooooon. Thank you so much for trusting us, and being patient while we rearranged a wine storage building to capture something I saw in my head. You were a DREAM to shoot, and we hope married life is treating you fabulously!

  • Flower - I would like to vote for Brad and Amanda.
    # 8
    I want them to win first prize.
    Thank you

  • Brian banks - i vote #8 Brad and Amanda