Sophie & Matt : Engagement | McGowan Images Blog


Sophie & Matt : Engagement

I find a great deal of nerdy joy in the way happy things line up sometimes. We met Sophie what seems like forever ago… she’s the little sister of an 2012 bride, Hannah. We just adore this whole family, so when Sophie started hinting at her sister’s bridal session that her own big day wouldn’t be far behind, we crossed all our fingers & toes.

Sure enough, during Hannah & Eric’s October wedding, Matt introduced himself and asked for a business card, and said we’d be hearing from them soon. See, even though this couple isn’t getting married ’til February 1st, 2014, they have a small window in which to plan and do the fun things like engagement portraits. Matt is a pitcher for the Washington Nationals, and this MLB pro has to report to spring training soon. We’re so glad we were able to help them celebrate the fun of being engaged, and we know when we see them again in a year, it’ll be even MORE fun! 🙂

We’re so excited to share with you the first McG session of 2013… enjoy!

We were originally supposed to shoot this session early last week, but the weather was just too cold & nasty. I’m SO glad we rescheduled because the day we photographed this couple was the prettiest day of the year so far!! And as an added bonus, the future Mrs. Purke got her new jersey in the mail, so they were able to add this nod to Matt’s career into their session. 🙂

Wasn’t that just perfect? After a month of not shooting anything but our own lives, we felt a bit rusty, but I’m in LOVE with the images. This makes me even more excited for the adventurous shoot we have coming up at the end of this week. 🙂 But I shouldn’t get ahead of myself, there’s lots of pretty blog posts between now and then! See you tomorrow!

  1. Mad

    January 21st, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Rusty?? Whatever. Gorgeous ring, and that dress!!! I need to know where she got it! Congratulations Sophie and Matt

  2. megB

    January 21st, 2013 at 8:02 am

    She is adorable, that ring is AMAZE, and these photos are just… so happy! Can’t wait to see more of this couple’s wedding adventure!

  3. Amy W

    January 21st, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Gorgeous! I LOVE the picture with the baseballs and the ring – too cute! That ring is also pretty much amazing. These are great. 🙂

  4. Hannah

    January 21st, 2013 at 8:46 am

    So beautiful! You really can tell how happy they both are and Matthew you look so photogenic :)!! Can’t wait for your wedding little sister, you look beautiful!!

  5. Megan

    January 21st, 2013 at 8:47 am

    They are such an adorable couple. Congrats! Blessings to you!

  6. Diane

    January 21st, 2013 at 9:04 am

    You two precious people hit it put of the park again with Matt and Sophie!! The pictures are stunning and you captured their love for each other for sure. Loving me some Mcgowans !!!

  7. Sophie

    January 21st, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I can’t stop looking at these. Amazzzinggggggg. Absolutely amazing! What a MIRACLE that we were so blessed to have such incredible photographers. Y’all are VERY evidently the best ones around. I cannot wait to see the rest of these and especially can’t wait for our big day February 1st, 2014! Thank you to you and your hubby for such loyalty to the Hulin fam. We love y’all!!!! And I wish I could just squeeze your neck right now and hug you!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUU!

  8. Mandaroo

    January 21st, 2013 at 10:28 am

    They are so adorable and these are great pictures! The sunlight was perfect!

  9. Amy

    January 21st, 2013 at 10:45 am

    WOW that was beautiful!! loveedddd her dress!!! congrats to them, and yay for you guys being amazing!

  10. ann

    January 21st, 2013 at 11:02 am

    so could this be any more adorable? the couple, the baseballs for save the date? OMG. McG – you continue to amaze.

  11. Mike

    January 21st, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I’m with Mad on this. Rusty? Please. 😉 These are gorgeous! And Sophie & Matt look AMAZING! The light. YUM-O! That first shot is such a perfect way to start this post. My other faves are 6, 10, & 21. So beautiful! Congrats, y’all!

  12. Courtney

    January 21st, 2013 at 11:33 am

    These are amazing. I love how amazing photography can capture the perfectness of such obvious love. Congrats, Soph!

  13. Jenn

    January 21st, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Truly a gorgeous session-2013 is off to a beautiful start! Such sweet pictures, look forward to seeing more from this couple.

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