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This was a double-header weekend for McG, and not just any double-header… a double header for two couples we ADORE. One in Austin, and one in Celina! We spent a total of 11 hours burning up highway between Friday & Saturday, but it was totally worth it. We SO enjoyed working with both of these sweet brides & their dashing grooms, and we wouldn’t have traded this weekend for all the lazy time in the world!

As usual, I totally overdid it when it came to picking sneak peeks. Mack is going to have to start physically pulling me away from the computer on Sundays… I just get too excited! So hopefully you enjoy this MASSIVE Monday morning sneak peek blog, with a big dose of gorgeous from each event.:)

We started on Friday in Dripping Springs at Camp Lucy with Brandi & Jimmy, who were so hilariously delightful to be around all day long. The day was just exactly the laid-back affair they had their hearts set on, and we were so glad to get to help them fulfill that vision.

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I mean… SHUT UP, right??? Too cool. And we got to do it all over again on Saturday!

It might have been the most gorgeous October day I’ve ever seen, and Chandler’s Gardens in Celina was a beautiful backdrop for this wedding. Carley wanted to get married in a forest, and with Kurt waiting for her at the end of that aisle, we believe she got the fairytale she always wanted. We LOVED the entire design of this day from start to finish, and can’t wait to show off more of it!

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Y’all… all four of you. Thank you. You are the kind of couples that keep us rolling. You made us feel loved & appreciated all night. You gave us the space we needed to create art, and the open spirits that we needed to make sure that art was a true reflection of you. We can’t wait to show you more of what we captured for you!

  • carley huie - ALL of these are absolutely gorgeous!!! I could not be happier right now! Thank you soooo much!

  • Kurt Huie - Incredible! You are the very best at what you do!

  • Brandi Calhoun - They are so beautiful! Every one of them! Thank you guys so much for the amazing photos! I can’t wait to see the rest :) You guys are WONDERFUL!!!

  • meg-B - Beauuuuutiful sneak peek! Can’t wait to see the full collection :) :) :)

  • Nicole - These are so freakin’ GORGEOUS!!!

Another day, another batch of amazing families! I’m thinking we might have to add in a Friday to next year’s mini session weekends… I hate that so many people got left on our wait list this year! The best way to get your name on our limited-availability list first is to watch the McG FB page for announcements. These spots go quick!

The weather was still cool & mostly gray on Sunday, but all our families were prepared with awesome autumn ensembles… say that five times fast.;)Enjoy a couple favorites from each of our second day sessions!

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Happy Friday, everyone! This is a double wedding weekend for McG, so be sure to come back on Monday to see a little of what we got up to with our fantastic couples!

  • Arly - Love all of them!!! Thank you both for totally rockin it again. I can’t believe we actually got some smiles out of my stubborn little guy!

Thank heavens for caffeine and favorable weather!:)

After the debacle that was our windy, rainy spring mini session marathon, I was so worried we were in for it again. The forecast just couldn’t make up it’s mind, and although we decided to move forward with our plan, I was thoroughly prepared to have 35 families worth of individual reschedules in our future.

Luckily, the skies stayed nice and zipped up for us all weekend! It was definitely gray most of the time, but that’s nothing we can’t handle… and every single one of the families that came to see us wholeheartedly embraced the real FALL feeling of the whole event!

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  • A*J* - I LOVE THESE!!!

Kelly found McG a few years ago when we shot a wedding in Shiner, TX, and has been following us ever since. We were so bummed when she had to pull the plug on her planned Girls on Film session, but it was for a good reason… the upcoming arrival of Miss Olivia! She decided that, pregnant or not, she needed a little glamour in her life, so MegB and I made the trip 5 hours south to visit Kelly & Lance and prettify this mama-to-be. With a little va-va-voom courtesy of hair & makeup, and a doting husband, Kelly got exactly what she wanted. And next month, her arms will be full of bouncing baby girl!!

The light through the trees at Kelly & Lance’s property near Shiner was just delicious last week… I kept finding new favorite spots!

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It would take several more sessions for me to get tired of shooting this car. I was bummed we were racing the light with clouds on the horizon, or I’d have been able to do more with it!

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… the race was worth it, though. Had to save the pretty light for this big skirt & a little mama-to-be drama!!

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Kelly, you are STUNNING! Thank you so much for bringing Meg & I down to see you, being game to step out of the box a little, and trusting us to make some magic for you. We sincerely hope we’ll get to see you again!!

  • meg-B - O M G!!! I cannot EVEN! This was SOOOOOO worth it. Hope you love them, Kelly!

  • Kylie - These are gorgeous! And what a great keepsake to have the ones of her by herself, so absolutely stunning!

  • Nicole - BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • Kelly - I just want to say THANK YOU Chelsea and Meg for such a WONDERFUL above the top experience!!! I never wanted to do a maternity session of JUST ME…especially with the BELLY showing, but when you suggested a BIG TUTU skirt I was ALL IN!! This experience was beyond FUN and I am so blessed to have such wonderful photos as a keepsake and one day be able to show my daughter!! My husband, Lance LOVES them too….ESPECIALLY the ones of his “dirty” car!! HA!
    Thank you again and I encourage EVERY pregnant woman to go outside your comfort zone and let Chelsea and Meg create a beautiful masterpiece of you during such a special time in your life!

Sarah is one of those people who talks a blue streak about how awkward she’ll be in front of the camera… we’re used to those people.;)And just like we were expecting, as soon as the lenses were raised and all she had to do was pay attention to her sweetheart, all the awkwardness disappeared. Sarah & Justin are just so much fun together. They’re unashamedly themselves, and that’s our favorite quality in people! We’re excited to get to photograph their wedding in February, and hoping the weather plays just as nice then as it did for their engagement session last week.

Check out a few favorites!

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Have a fantastic winter season, you two… we’ll see you in a couple months!!

  • Sarah - I love how you captured our chemistry so well! Can’t wait to have these printed! -Sarah