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We’ve been dodging a lot of bad weather for our portrait sessions this year, but this bridal session might be the closest we’ve cut it! We heard thunder rumbling in the distance not 5 minutes after we started, and after just 30 minutes of starting, the sprinkles started. But bride had driven for HOURS to shoot with us, and hair & makeup were on point… so ya know? The show must go on. It was a fast bridal session, but a GORGEOUS one, and I’m so excited that Kayleigh is finally a Mrs. so we can show them off.:)

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Thank you so much for being a stormy-weather rockstar… these are so totally worth a few raindrops in the eye!:)

Kayleigh & Jann made their promise official on Saturday with an intimate crowd of family & friends at the Hummingbird House in Austin. The day was textbook Austin in April gorgeousness… up to and including the WICKED storm that pummeled the area at the end of the night. But ya know what? All that mattered to this adorable couple all day long as that they were getting married. Not the schedule, not the guest list, not the weather. Kayleigh & Jann are Mr. & Mrs. Caamano, and even if the wedding hadn’t been gorgeous, that’s all that we needed to call it a success.:)

Of course we’ll be blogging more at the end of the week, but here’s a little handful of early favorites…

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It was such an honor to capture these moments for you… we hope the Bahamas are just exactly what you needed!:)

Ok, “halfiversary” isn’t a word. But when Mack and I were dating, that’s what we used to call the fun little mini-celebrations we had every six months. It’s gone by the wayside a bit… that happens when you’ve been together 11 years, and have two kids and a busy business and a house under massive renovations. But I remembered it earlier this week when we photographed Kylie & Ty, just past their “six months married” mark, and I remembered how exciting a “halfiversary” can be.

Marriage is hard! There’s a learning period no matter how you come into it, and each year brings new challenges. But as long as this couple keeps loving each other this way, they’re going to knock all those new challenges down whenever they face them. That’s all you can do, really… stand strong as a team, and believe you can make it through anything, TOGETHER.

Thanks for coming out to play with us, kids. We LOVE photographing you.:)

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Happy weekend, everyone!

  • Kylie Taylor - Look at how much fun we had!!! Thank you guys so much. Looking at him in these just gives me butterflies all over again!! ;)

Senior portraits might just be the most rare kind of session to see on the McG blog… but here we are!:)

Kaylenn drove over 4 hours to shoot her portraits with me, and I LOVED her approach to the session. She wanted them to feel like HER. She’s never worn makeup in her life, so why start now? She’s a casual girl who’s never without her Converse, so why change that? She’s got her head in the clouds and her nose in a book, and THIS is what her 18 looks like. I’m so glad we got to work together to really capture this time in her life… such a gorgeous time capsule of when her life was just beginning!

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Thanks for coming out to see me, pretty girl! I had such fun getting to know you, and I can’t wait to watch your whirlwind summer adventures on FB!:)

  • ann - Girl you are gorgeous. The closer one leaning on the fence post and in the middle of the bridge? Shut Up!!

  • Shally Elston - Chelsea OMG I’m in tears you captured my baby girl just like she really. Thanks so much.

  • judy - Kaylenn, my beautiful granddaughter ,my how time flys. Love so much

More sweet babies!!

Last Monday was a busy day, as we drove all over the metroplex to meet these two precious boys, and then rushed back home to the country just in time for a bridal session. WHEW! Totally worth it, though… we’ll sleep later, right?;)

We started the day with Brock, and while he was possibly the most bright-eyed 4 day old I’ve ever seen, he was an absolute doll. He was awake for most of our shoot, but perfectly content to lay wherever I put him. And GOODNESS, he’s a handsome boy!

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SO adorable, yes??

Mr. Casin across town was also wide awake, just not quite as happy about it. Well, I take that bad… he was perfectly thrilled with life as long as he had someone’s finger in his mouth.

Luckily, I’m more stubborn than him, and we wore him out after a while. Oh darn, baby snuggles. I just HATE having to do that.;)

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I think there’s only one more newborn on my spring schedule, and that’s kind of heartbreaking!! Gimme some for the summer & fall!!!

  • Casey - I love them! My little chunky monkey Casin! Glad he cooperated a little toward the end! Either way, we enjoyed getting to chat with you guys while he was calming down/whittling your finger down to a toothpick!

  • Halley - OMG!!! Absolutely precious!! Can’t wait for Chris and I to get married so we can start our family and have you there to capture the memories!!