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Have I mentioned lately how blessed we are to have Nikki? Every time she shoots something for us, I fall in love with her work all over again. The couples who book our associate packages aren’t just getting “McG Lite”… they’re getting an incredible artist that we are honored to present as part of our company.

Nikki shot Faris & Gabi’s relaxed backyard wedding not too long ago, and the entire collection is completely gorgeous. It’s so awesome to get those squealy images from brides after they see all the gorgeousness and get to kind of relive the day all over again. And looking through these photos again to get them ready for the blog was fun for ME all over again!

Just a little snippet of their wedding story…

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This note… totally melted my heart!

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This… this “I’m about to walk down the aisle” moment… lovely.

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A little dinner on picnic tables under beautiful trees…

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Thank y’all so much for choosing McG to be a part of your gorgeous day!

Calli as a bride… y’all, we’re just kind of dying to show off this gorgeous girl’s Mexico wedding to her crazy-handsome groom. You may have already seen some sneak peeks on our Instagram (@mcgowanimages.com). And if you haven’t, well, why not?

But we’re not quite there yet, so let’s just check out some of Calli’s bridal portraits. We shot these earlier in the spring at Stillwater Meadow, a new wedding venue in Aledo that’s not open yet, but maaaannnnnn, we’re excited for when it is!!

Girlfriend was completely fearless and we had SO much fun with her. Enjoy just a couple of our favorites…

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It was hard to choose between color, and black&white, for most of these images. The blue sky and green grass and Calli’s fierce red lips POPPED so much, but there’s something so classic about this girl when the color is stripped out of the image. But hey, when I can’t decide, I just consider that an all-around win, and flip a coin. 😉

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Mack might have wanted to steal this truck. And by “might have”, I mean he had a serious moral struggle because he loved it so much.

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It’s one thing to lay on the ground during a bridal shoot, and Calli did that without hesitation. But then I told Mack I had a vision in my head of something seriously epic, but that I couldn’t do myself. So while I got this safe shot on the ground…

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Mack climbed waaaaayyyyy up in a tree, took my kind of vague idea, and RAN with it. Sometimes it really extra-hits me how incredible his artistic eye is, and how lucky I am to have that kind of brain to collaborate with. And, ya know, to climb trees so I don’t have a panic attack leaning out  over the ground 20 feet above the ground.

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THANK YOU for being the kind of bride who always says, “Sure, whatever you guys want!”. You’re already gorgeous and fun to shoot, but that really took it over the top! And just WAIT til you see the wedding collection!

  • ann - Beautiful. And that last image? Well can I just say that before I die I want a picture like that. Of course it certainly helps that she’s do gorgeous…but dayyyummm!!

I admit, I totally planned to have this engagement session on the blog sooner. In fact, we already delivered the full collection, which we hardly ever do before a blog post. But I just couldn’t make myself sit down and pick which ones to edit, so I put it off, and before you know it, I’m embarrassingly behind!! I’ll get back on the blogging horse someday… I almost guarantee it. 😉

Laura & Jeff were SO much fun. We chased light all over the Stockyards, and a new favorite spot along the Trinity River, until the sun was way past gone. We talked non-stop, mostly about the community aspect of cooking around a campfire for our ancestors, and how that is lost on modern society. Culinary geeks, unite!!

It’s kind of a shame their wedding isn’t until November, but we know it’s going to be totally worth the wait. Here are some faves!

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Fort Worth, y’all. It’s hard to beat.

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Thank you guys SO much for coming out to play! We raced you through fields and had you climb down steep embankments and it was so sweaty-hot, but you rocked every second of it anyway.:)

Between nursing school and a traveling job and our crazy spring schedule… not to mention RAIN… we were worried McKenna & Eli’s engagement session wasn’t going to happen in time for their mid-May wedding. But then, like magic, we all had space open up at the same time for a pretty little “getting to know you” session out here in the country last week.

Unless it’s just ABSOLUTELY impossible, we try to get all our wedding clients in front of our cameras before the big day. It makes all the difference in the world for our couples to know what it feels like to shoot with us, and for us to know more about who they really are… how their bodies fit together, the difference between a picture smile & a real smile, what variety of bad jokes will actually work on them (because that’s all we have. We don’t have any GOOD jokes).

After our time with them, it was completely obvious that we were a good fit, and now we’re even more stoked for their wedding in less than a month.

Check out the pretty!

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Kind of glad we don’t HAVE to wait long for this wedding… see y’all so soon!

The plan was to go all the way there… two gorgeous brides, in two gorgeous dresses, in all their natural steamy hotness. Then, well… rain. Duh, it’s Texas in the spring. And it was COLD that day.

But you know what these fearless gals said? “Whatever, we can rock it. Let’s go play in the rain.”

And that’s the attitude that took this to the next level. Embracing everything stormy & the intermittent rain put us all in an awesome creative place. Anything we said, they did. Every look they threw, we shot.

Basically, this session rocked our entire collective FACE off.

Now, it gets to rock YOUR face off… Happy Thursday!

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FIERCE. That’s just the only word.

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These ladies were bringing so much EPIC, but every time we got in their personal space, they radiated in a whole different way.

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I said, “Ummmmm Mack? I want to get them in this tree. Can we do that?” He said we could, Rachael immediately started climbing up barefoot like she’d been climbing trees in gowns her whole life…. and Ashlee eventually got up there and said, “OH, ok, I’m good now!” This is a shot I never knew I always wanted to take… barefoot brides in a tree with a stormy sky.

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After rescuing Ashlee from the tree, Mack reached up for Rachael and realized she was going the opposite way. Homegirl decided that she needed to bring her full diva for a solo portrait 15 feet above the ground!

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Oh yeah, by the way… brides in the water. You ready?

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Yup. YUP. We love you girls to pieces, and we’re SO glad you’re McG alums. Whaddaya say we go out and play every anniversary, huh?

  • Lisa - I LOVE this! I cannot wait to “trash” my dress someday and have you guys photograph it.

  • Ambo - Holy Wow…..gorgeous!

  • Dawn - I saw this post yesterday but couldn’t come up with what to say in my comment, so I’m trying again today. Still no words. I don’t think there’s anything I can say to properly detail how blown away I am by these. This session is just so friggin INCREDIBLE!