First things first… I have to preface this blog by warning you that it’s SUPER long. After all my efforts to get it narrowed down, it still isn’t anywhere close to my normal size, and there’s just nothing I can do about that.
To my credit, this was actually TWO engagement sessions… Kirby & Taylor wanted their engagement pictures to reflect both the super-gorgeous property in Jacksboro where the bride grew up, and their new farmhouse and acreage together in Erath County. So we did two separate sessions on two separate nights, and holy cow, they’re both SO gorgeous. I’m in love with these images, and I’d feel like I was holding out on the world if I didn’t share them.
Taylor & Kirby are precious people who each knew US before they knew each other, and although we didn’t have a hand in them meeting, it still feels kind of just like fate. We’re jumping-up-and-down excited about their wedding in November, and thrilled to pieces that they live close enough to us for cookouts and such. (Haha! You thought you were just hiring photographers. You can’t get rid of us now!)
Enjoy some (ok, lots. Lots and lots.) of my faves from these two beautiful sessions!
That evening light in Jacksboro is just stunning. I’m excited to explore some of these same areas for the wedding in November!
These kids are just so sweet on each other. The cuddles and smiles were completely natural for them.
Taylor. Get it. You’re stunning.
Kirby loves her freckles as much as we do…
GAH! That sun!
On Night #2, we met at Kirby & Taylor’s house right up the road from Casa de McG. It’s a really lovely little property, and Taylor is working so hard to putting personal touches of their love story all over the house. That will just continue after the wedding, as Kirby’s wedding present to Taylor is going to be a chicken coop and laying hens. Isn’t that just the most adorable thing you’ve ever heard in your life?? The “awwww”s ought to be echoing around the internet right now.
Taking these pictures… these easy kind of portraits around a place that’s THEIR’S, makes me want our next set of family pictures to be taken at our own house.
The country girl in me just loves that propane tank in the back. That’s real life!
Taylor said, “I never knew our barn was so cool looking!” It is. It really really is.
We found a snake under this canoe. No worries. He’s in a better place now.
This next shot of Mack’s is SO PRETTY. They just look at each other with so much love.
This set is my very very favorite. These next four pictures just WIN. I just told them to “sit snuggly” and let them do the rest. This is what young love feels like!
And another Mack stunner to end the post.
Gee whiz, kids. That was a long ride. But totally worth it, right? I bet you see now why I couldn’t possibly eliminate any of these shots. We’re so blessed to have wonderful clients like Taylor & Kirby who trust us completely, and are 100% comfortable with their love. It makes this job feel like a double date, and we love every second of it.