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Caitlin & Gerrod had been engaged a grand total of three days when we shot their engagement portraits. And they’re getting married in just a couple months. And you KNOW McG is all about a whirlwind love story, y’all.

We met this super fun couple at Caitlin’s parents’ house at sunrise… we actually recognize the property, because we shot her sister Patrice’s engagement session there in 2012! C&G will actually be getting married here this fall as well, and getting to walk around with them and make location decisions based on light… pretty much ridiculously excited about this wedding!

It was hard to narrow down shots for a blog post, but here’s what happened when we threw a dart to pick favorites!

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That. Light. Tho.

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Mack showed me this next image, and I pretty much wanted to throw my camera into the pond. It just WINS.

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You guys were SUCH a blast, and we know you’ll be even more fun when you’ve had time to wake up. ūüėČ

Kristen has been fun to photograph every single time we’ve seen her. I mean, Lucas has been a blast as well… but this girl, y’all. She’s just such a stunner. When you’re done looking at this post, feel free to check out their engagement session, her bridal session, and our favorite images from their wedding.

Now that they’re expecting their first baby (first of¬†several if they get their way!), we were so excited to see them again. Kristen managed to look radiant even before the crack of dawn, with a little polishing from Jennifer at Lip Service Makeup (we love you, girl!) It’s always so annoying when the alarm goes off at 5 a.m. (especially since the McGs are seeeerious night owls), but man… that light, and the cooler temperatures, makes it all worth it.

Just a handful of standouts…

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We can’t WAIT to meet this new little guy… and hey, all the ones that come after him, too!

Lisa and Trey got married a little over a week ago… our last wedding ’til September. And man, this was a perfect way to start our little mini-break for the summer. This wedding was so heartfelt, so intimate, so full of happiness, and such FUN. It was a perfect match for this awesome couple we’re proud to have gotten to know.

Piazza in the Village was an excellent choice for the steamy July weather. With just their closest family attending the ceremony, Trey & Lisa focused solely on each other, and on their children. None of the fuss, all of the love. And then, meeting all their friends in a ballroom for a night of dancing & donuts… I mean, that’s our kind of party! (really, though. If you haven’t gone to FunkyTown Donuts in Fort Worth, FIX IT)

It certainly didn’t hurt that we worked with a couple vendors we adore.¬†With¬†Darla from Blossoms on the Bricks¬†handling design & coordination, and one of our all time favorite DJs in control of the party (Shout out to Jason!!), we knew it was going to be a blast.

We’ll kick off the blog post with Lisa’s STUNNER of a wedding gown…

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Trey & Lisa’s children were very involved in the ceremony, and it was truly a blending of families. The twins walking down the aisle just melted my heart… so nervous!

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The chapel at the Piazza is set up perfectly for me to be able to sneak around and catch different views of the ceremony. And normally I would have to worry about staying out of a videographer’s way, but I didn’t, so sneeeeeak I did!

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Unity Sand ceremony for six…

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Mr & Mrs Phillips!! They went right out on the balcony to say hi to all the guests waiting in the courtyard… and toss that bouquet!

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Oh my heart… new favorite thing. Since Lisa’s beloved dog Jack couldn’t attend their wedding, a favor station was set up in his honor. Everyone was encouraged to take home a bag of dog treats and a tennis ball for their furry kids!

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After their first dance as husband and wife, Trey & Lisa took time to acknowledge some very important people who couldn’t celebrate with them. A table was fully decorated and left empty in honor of¬†police killed in the line of duty. Trey has long served Fort Worth as an officer, and with this wedding following just a day behind the horrific killing of police in Dallas, it was emotional for everyone. Several friends had been called in to work instead of attending, and so many people there knew of or had lost someone. What an incredible tribute.

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Did we mention donuts earlier? Because YEAH.

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Trey’s mom started up my waterworks again with her short and perfect toast:

“Spend every day together like it’s your last, and spend every night together like it’s your first.”

Yeeeahhh totally crying again just writing it.

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Thank you so much for bringing us on this whirlwind journey with you. You are people we’re proud to know, and it was an absolute honor to be trusted inside your inner circle to capture these precious memories. Congratulations again!!

Roxanne & Victor said their I Do’s a few weeks ago¬†in a beautiful ceremony at The Brooks at Weatherford. Sabrina with A Perfect Plan Weddings & Events ran the show seamlessly, and although it was a steamy July afternoon, everyone was all smiles watching this sweet family make it legal.

Check out some faves:

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I mean, how could we possibly not use the Iron Man from the groom’s boutonniere with the rings? One of the faves of the year so far.:)
Congratulations again, y’all!

  • Cecilia Pena - Absolutely gorgeous!! So happy for Roxanne & Victor!!!