Madlyn & Willum : Engagement | McGowan Images Blog


Madlyn & Willum : Engagement

Mack and I were excited about this engagement session. We were excited enough to propel us on a 4 hour drive, and to shoot about twice as long as normal, and to laugh through a Mexican dinner. We were excited to try new things, and shoot some of our favorite clients-turned-friends. We were excited because Madlyn & Willum are gorgeous, and completely in love, and frankly, we were excited because THEY are excited. Never underestimate the power of that positive energy. When we know a couple is bouncing-off-the-walls stoked to work with us, it fuels our fires and the whole situation just turns into a party.

There’s so much pretty here that I almost… almost… waited until after Thanksgiving to post this session, because I’m afraid it won’t get the blog lovin’ I think it deserves. How about proving me wrong, mmmkay?

We shot this entire session on and around Madlyn’s parents’ property in White Oak, TX. The way the fall colors pop in East Texas is so gorgeous… especially against Mad’s fiery red hair. Enjoy all the gorgeousness!

UGH. Those legs. That woodpile. Those faces. I could have shot in this tiny little spot all afternoon.

This big Texas blue sky and Madlyn & Willum’s playful attitudes inspired the second half of our session…

Yeesh, guys. Get a room. Or, ya know, just keep making out in front of my camera. Either one is cool really.

Yesssss. That’s how it’s done. Thank you guys for showing us around a new place, and helping us create one of our favorite engagement sessions of the year. Why is your wedding still 10 months away??

Blogstalkers, that’s it from McG this week. We’re taking a break to eat turkey and relax, and we suggest you do the same. We’ll see you back with a new session bright & early on Monday!

  1. Madlyn says:

    CHELSEA and MACK MCGOWAN. Seriously?! Besides picking Willum to be my husband, you two are the best decision I’ve ever made! LOVE, love, love them!!

  2. Lori says:

    These are the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen…Such a great job.. Willum and Madlyn are two amazing and wonderful people…You have certainly captured the love these two have for each other…

  3. Liesa says:

    Wowza! The lighting and colors are absolutely divine in this post. Congratulations to the couple on their marriage and ridiculous gorgeousness. Love them all!

  4. Chelsea D says:

    Oh I love the smoulder faces!! I wish I could smoulder like that!!

  5. Kathy says:

    The first half is gorgeous. You picked the right word for the second half – inspired! That is one smart couple to pick you to capture all of their stunning beauty!

  6. KaylaS says:

    Wow! These fall shoots are breathtaking! I wish there wedding wasn’t so far away! Stunning pictures, stunning people!

  7. megB says:

    There’s just SO much to love here: two beautiful people, gorgeous fall foliage, awesome outfits and accessories (seriously Madlyn – I couldn’t have styled this better myself!), fantastic light, and some serious, serious snuggling. Too much awesome for one post!!!

  8. Kylie says:

    Such gorgeousness! What a way to end to blog this week! I especially love the second half, something about the colors of their outfits, the color of the sky, leaves and their love. Can’t wait to see this wedding!

  9. Ambo says:

    B-E-A-UTIFUL!!! I love that last picture! Amazing shots…love all the colors mixed against that red hair! Great job as usual McG’s!

  10. What a joy it was to look thru these! Well done.

  11. Courtney says:

    Absolutely breathtaking! Madlyn, you are to-die-for-gorgeous!! McG’s, these are sensational! So much pretty and SO much love!

  12. Michele says:

    These pictures are AMAZING!!! I love that you used Madlyn’s parents property and the colors came out gorgeous!! I can’t wait for the wedding…great pictures!!

  13. Chandi says:

    OMcGeeee! You guys have done it again… completely brought a superifically session to our eyes. Love, your superfan, Chandi (:

  14. Mandaroo says:

    Gorgeous couple, awesome location and talented photographers! Plus, plus, plus! Love the last 7 the most!!

  15. Nicole says:

    Aaah! They’re all so pretty!!!

  16. Mike says:

    Oh. My. Gosh.

    Madlyn & Willum: Congratulations! And y’all look absolutely AMAZING together!!

    Chelsea & Mack: This is some of your best work ever. Seriously. Holy cow!? This is what an engagement session is all about. Two lovebirds having fun, making out, being with their photog friends.

    Wowsers. I’m going back to look through all of these again. Right. Now.

    My favoritest from the collection: 1, 8, 9, 20, 24, 32, 35, & 41. I’m impressed with the consistent feel of the whole collection, but each shot has its own nuance. Pure quality. Texas fall beauty. McG FTW!

  17. Kolton says:

    Great photos guys!!! Will im diggin the comb over.

  18. maggie says:

    love love love love all of this. incredile sun flare! nailed it!!

  19. MaryAnn says:

    Warning! Gratuitous shoe comment ahead. Love her shoe boots! I want to know where she shops. And I have always been all about the hosiery…the wilder, the better! They picked awesome colors for this awesome shoot. I second the OMcGEEE!

  20. Wrenn says:

    Just BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE them all! Love the reflection photo…so cool!!

  21. Misty says:

    Oh jeeze, what a gorgeous shoot, gorgeous couple!!!!!!! Really nice work (as always)! 🙂

  22. abby says:

    I love this shoot with my whole heart! There is so much wonderful about it… The people, the clothes, the leaves, the love. This is the reason I love the McGs!! (other than the fact that you’re my besties). So much happy!!! I have some serious hair and body and ring envy of this gorgeous girl, and WOAH is her man handsome!

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