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After a ton of hemming & hawing, I decided there just wasn’t a comfortable place to cut Blaize & Cameron’s wedding blog post in half. So even though there are quite a few images chosen for their blog collection, you get them all in one MONSTER post instead of having to wait two days!:)

Mr. & Mrs. Hooper were married last Saturday at the N at Hard Way Ranch in Bluff Dale. It was hot as… well, Texas in a normal July… but not a soul ever complained. Every member of their wedding party, all the family, and really every single guest was buzzing with happiness, willing to lend a hand for whatever needed to get done, knowing that they all had the same goal in mind… give Blaize & Cameron the best wedding day they could have imagined.

Of course, it came together beautifully, and I don’t think this happy bride & groom would have changed a thing.


Thanks for beautifying my bride, MegB!:)


As the littlest attendants head down the aisle, you know it’s about to get real!:)


Man & Wife!


Love that Tarleton purple!


Some of our brides are nervous for their first dance, because of the attention. Some cry, because it’s incredibly emotional. But Blaize? Blaize GIGGLED. This is a girl who’s just over the moon thrilled to be Cameron’s wife!


I love shooting dance parties at the N at Hard Way Ranch. There’s just something about that tin ceiling…


But eventually, the noise dies down and the crowd heads outside, and all that’s left is a boy & a girl, hopelessly in love, soaking in the last minutes of the best day of their lives… so far.


CONGRATS, you two. We think you’re as cute as matching buttons, and we’ve had a blast with you the past several months. Too bad you can’t just get married every year, right??;)

  • July 31, 2014 - 6:47 am

    bobbileigh - Not sure why but this is my favorite wedding to look at in a while. Love the party pics and all the giggles, but just like always those private last dance pics are so touching as is the one you posted in the sneaks up close in black and white. Congrats!

  • July 31, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Gail Holloway - You all are just AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your attention to detail is incredible. AWESOME pictures and not just because my daughter was the MOH…………

    Great memories for a wonderful event…………..and blessings to all who are able to view these photographs. For those unable to attend take your time to look as you will certainly feel as if you were at the N @ HARD WAY RANCH on a hot July evening in Texas, 2014, CELEBRATING the marriage of CAMERON & BLAIZE!!!!

  • August 1, 2014 - 9:44 am

    Blaize - Unfortunately this has almost come to an end. I was so pumped I got THE photographers I wanted. Not only have I enjoyed working with you, but I looked forward to seeing yall so yall can quote that “Drunk girls” skit with me:) In the picture taking world yall have helped me grow as a person and I am excited! Being so nervous in the creek bed is not who I am now. Haha
    Yall captured moments that not everyone got to see and I feel like your pictures tell a story. I have gotten so many compliments on how cool and hardworking yall are. All I can say is “Yep, I bought em’!”
    But thank you for making the best day of my life into pictures so I can have those memories forever. MUAH!

Have I mentioned that I love babies?

It’s true. I love babies and pregnancy and birth and all things related. I love it so much that I’d definitely pursue midwifery if I ever have to give up photography. The whole thing just makes me SO happy. I wish I had time to photograph more newborn sessions, but the time I get to spend a few days a year doing this for our McG wedding alumni is one of the happiest parts of my job.

Tiffany & Mark’s wedding was the first one we shot after Dorothy was born, back in 2010. Just last week, they welcomed sweet baby Ian into the world, and he’s an absolute doll. I think he’s the best behaved newborn I’ve ever photographed… he was perfectly content to snuggle down the whole time I was there!

Feel free to coo over these few favorites from our session.:)


Happy belated birthday, precious boy! What a wonderful world you’ve been born into!:)

  • July 30, 2014 - 7:28 am

    Tiffany & Mark - We’re in LOVE with them! So beautiful. You did such a wonderful job of capturing our sweet boy.

  • July 30, 2014 - 7:46 am

    Kat - Oh gosh, guys! He is SO adorable!! In some photos he looks just like momma, and in another just like his dad! Gahhhhh!!! I’m beyond excited for y’all!!!!! Congrats X1000!!

  • July 30, 2014 - 8:04 am

    Sara - Beautiful pictures! And congrats to Tiffany and Mark.

  • July 30, 2014 - 8:27 am

    Lacey - Oh my goodness. He is so adorable. Fabulous pictures!

  • July 30, 2014 - 8:54 am

    Leslie - I’m pretty partial, but this is my favorite newborn session ever. What a tiny piece of sleepy adorableness.

  • July 30, 2014 - 9:07 am

    Erica - Oh my!! Oh my! This little man is just the cutest! SO sweet!!!! :-D

  • July 30, 2014 - 9:42 am

    Brianna - His little squishy faces are to die for! He is so beautiful. Congrats Tiffany and Mark!

  • July 30, 2014 - 11:25 am

    Chelsea - Oh my gosh… these are so precious! I love the second one. That expression is priceless!!!

  • July 30, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    Allison - so, so adorable – my uterus totally twinged

  • July 30, 2014 - 4:53 pm

    Julie - What a cutie and I see a little smirk coming in already! Congratulations to you both!!!!

  • July 30, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    Casey - These are so cute! The first few photos with that grin are absolutely heart-melting!! Beautiful baby :) Cant wait to join in on the newborn session some day :)

  • July 30, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    Mandaroo - Such sweet pics! He is so handsome!

  • July 31, 2014 - 6:48 am

    bobbileigh - Congrats Tiffany and Mark! The one where he is puckered his lips is just so cute, love them all!

We got to venture way out west to Cisco, TX for Blaize’s bridal session. She knew way back when she first booked us that she wanted her bridal portraits to be photographed on her family’s farm… she’s worked that land with them, and helped raise that cattle, and it’s a huge part of who she is as a woman. We were thrilled to get to explore some new places, especially once we realized what an amazing piece of property this family has! Seriously, we could shoot a dozen sessions there before we ever even thought about re-using locations.

You’ve already seen a sneak peek of how gorgeous Blaize looks as a bride, but this blog post will give you the full OMG treatment.:)

This next image is the one Blaize chose for her bridal canvas. Serious swoon here… I mean, LORDY. That dress on that girl in that wheat field in that pose? Shutthefrontdoor.


I’ve never seen a bride so happy as when we found the cows. It’s about the cutest thing ever.


Congratulations, gorgeous!:)Get excited to see more in just a few days!

  • July 29, 2014 - 10:03 am

    Kylie - Blaize is such a babe!!! Seriously she is one of the most precious girls and she is a total BOMBSHELL in that dress!! I love ALL of these!! You guys are crazy great!!

  • July 29, 2014 - 10:34 am

    BreAnn - Holy cow – yellow wheat field, blue sky, beautiful bride. I think these are my new favorite bridal portraits. Stunning.

  • July 29, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    Janice Smith - I first met Blaize at church camp when she was only 10 or 12. She was a cute little girl! Now she is a BEAUTIFUL woman!! Fantastic pics!!

  • July 30, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    Blaize - Why hello there! I’m so glad yall did everything for the wedding. Yall made everything so fun and enjoyable! Can’t wait to see how yall wonderful yall did for the wedding! !! Cameron just got to see these and loved them!!!!!! Muah muah muah! “We made it!!!!”

Saturday takes the cake (so far) as our hottest wedding of 2014… but that didn’t keep it from being completely adorable. Blaize & Cameron said their I Do’s in front of a huge crowd of cheering friends & family, and danced the night away inside one of our favorite venues, The N at Hard Way Ranch.

We’ll have more favorite images to share from this wedding later in the week (and Blaize’s KILLER bridal portraits to share tomorrow!), but Mondays are for sneaking.:)Enjoy!


Congratulations, you guys! We hope your honeymoon week is already off to a fantastic start!:)

  • July 28, 2014 - 7:52 am

    Jennifer Ritter - Hey guys. Just have to say, i follow your blog EVERY day and it never ceases to amaze me how every wedding is capture with such flare, art, and fun. As a client (who’s late I know), but your work is just phenomenal and I enjoy it every day and I don’t even know the people, so I can only imagine what the couple and their family and friends think.
    <3 Jen

  • July 30, 2014 - 3:15 pm

    Blaize - Hi!!!! “Don’t stop believin!!!!!!!!!” Hahaha there was never a doubt in my mind that these would be anything less than perfect. HOW COOL are some of these pictures!? My dad is not one who points out whether or not he likes a picture, but thought, as well as EVERY ONE ELSE, they were beautiful! What a wonderful job. If someone is looking for a photographer, I will 100% recommend you two!!!!!

Heather and Chris had a whirlwind courtship and a beautiful wedding day, and last Friday, a couple hundred of their nearest and dearest gathered together to celebrate the amazing future of these two fantastic people. The weather was cool and cloudy, Bass Hall was gorgeous as always, and we enjoyed absolutely every second of this day. We get to know most of our clients pretty well before their weddings, and it’s so nice to hear other people talk about how fantastic they are. This day, in particular, was completely packed full of folks talking about how wonderful Heather & Chris are, both as individuals and as a team. We have no doubt that their journey together is going to continue to be adventurous and full of love.

Enjoy some of our favorite images from their wedding celebration!


The bride & groom read letters from each other right before the First Sight… lots of heightened emotion!


Access to the balcony of Bass Hall was just icing on the cake of a gorgeous day.


Ceremony time!


Mr. & Mrs. Faris!


The reception set up inside McDavid Studio was so beautiful!


There’s no better way to cap off a crazy dance party than by soaking up the room all alone…


Congratulations, you guys! We were so honored to be with you on your magical day, and we hope you’ll keep calling us for all the other amazing events that are sure to come your way. Hope you’re enjoying Jamaica!

  • July 24, 2014 - 9:53 am

    April - Ahhhhh!!!!!! These pictures just made me relive the magic of last Friday!!! Beautiful!!!!!

  • July 24, 2014 - 1:47 pm

    Heather - I love them! I love y’all! I love everything about my wedding. It was perfect and you captured everything that made it so perfect. I keep looking at them over and over! You guys are seriously the BEST!!!