Happy Monday, dears! I know a lot of people are off work for the holiday, but those of you stuck at a desk trying to waste a few more minutes this morning can count yourselves the lucky ones… we’ve got lots of prettiness here today!
About a week and a half ago, I posted a blog encouraging you to visit megBdesign, the new online home of our favorite location designer & frequent McG collaborator. If you didn’t follow those instructions, I insist that you do immediately when you finish reading this blog post!
Our latest work together was on “Laundry Day”, a shoot we’ve been talking about for a while, and decided to use as a launch for Meg’s new blog. I was so proud of her and the response she received to that inaugural post. I see huge things in the future of this talented designer, and I’m excited for the McG weddings she’s styling in the next few months!
I came up with the theme for this shoot while shopping at Anthropologie… I truly believe nothing bad could happen to someone while they were shopping there. I sent Meg a cell-phone picture of a mason jar filled with old wooden clothespins and told her my wheels were turning. That’s all you have to say to someone as clever as Meg. She took off with my idea, and I love the way it turned out!
Our models for the day were Jon & Anna, and they are truly the most affectionate couple I’ve ever worked with. And “gorgeous” doesn’t even begin to cover how great-looking they are. They were game for whatever I asked of them, and I’m super grateful for their participation in this shoot.
The beautiful property we shot on is owned by Allison Ballinger of Cross B Photography. Allison is an incredibly talented senior & family photographer, and I love the work she does for ranches as well. She shoots on her own ranch a lot, and I was so thrilled when she said we could use it for this session. Thanks, friend!
Whenever we post things like this, I always get someone who asks, “Why?” The answer is, and will probably always be, because I want to. It’s nice to shoot for ourselves. It keeps us creatively limber, and it’s fun. As a bonus, it encourages our brides to think outside the box for their own sessions and wedding decor. I hope we’ll always remember do set aside time a few days a year to shoot sessions like this, just because we want to create something beauitful.
Ok. I’m done talking.Enjoy my favorite sun-drenched, loved-up, fresh-smelling images from McG+B’s “Laundry Day”.
Did I mention I’d never met Jon & Anna before this shoot? And that they’re not wearing much? That’s the kind of brave you have to be when you sign up for a McG idea.
Jon, I’m just going to throw this out there… if your current career path isn’t doing it for you, there’s always modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch.
Soap sliced like cheese? Seriously? Meg, you’re a genius.
There’s a version of this next shot without the shirt blowing into the frame, but I loved this one the best.
The shots above and below this text are my absolute favorites of the day.
I see England, I see France…
The day that we originally had scheduled to do this shoot was cloudy and rainy and gross. I’m SO glad we rescheduled, because this sunlight? You can’t beat it.
As the sun slipped low, we ran across the pasture to do a final set of portraits with slightly different styling. Mack grabbed this shot of Meagan retrieving Anna’s #2 outfit, and I just think it’s about the cutest thing since God invented puppies.
That’s a wrap, folks! Thank you Meg, for always bringing to life what I so awkwardly describe to you. Thank you Mack & Eric, for carrying things and setting up (and Mack, for getting some amazing second angle shots I’d never have seen). And thank you Jon & Anna, for being beautiful, and so comfortable loving one another.