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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

    November 21st, 2012 at 6:13 am

    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

    November 21st, 2012 at 6:52 am

    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

    November 21st, 2012 at 8:07 am

    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

    November 21st, 2012 at 8:24 am

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

  5. Kathy

    November 21st, 2012 at 8:25 am

    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

    November 21st, 2012 at 8:29 am

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

  7. megB

    November 21st, 2012 at 8:34 am

    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

    November 21st, 2012 at 8:40 am

    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

    November 21st, 2012 at 9:02 am

    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. Mickey Lackey

    November 21st, 2012 at 9:10 am

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

  11. Courtney

    November 21st, 2012 at 9:38 am

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

  12. Michele

    November 21st, 2012 at 10:35 am

    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

    November 21st, 2012 at 11:28 am

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

  14. Mandaroo

    November 21st, 2012 at 11:59 am

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

  15. Nicole

    November 21st, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Aaah! They’re all so pretty!!!

  16. Mike

    November 21st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    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

    November 22nd, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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

  18. maggie

    November 23rd, 2012 at 2:45 am

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

  19. MaryAnn

    November 26th, 2012 at 10:52 am

    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

    November 26th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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

  21. Misty

    November 27th, 2012 at 7:59 am

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

  22. abby

    December 3rd, 2012 at 8:35 am

    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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