These days, it’s pretty rare that our first meeting with a bride & groom happens at their engagement session… maybe once or twice a year. But whenever it does happen, we’re always a little nervous. It was no different last week when we were set to meet up with Emily & Zac for the very first time.
See, this couple are both serving our country in the military… Emily in the Navy, and Zac in the Marines. And when Emily booked McGowan Images for their October wedding, she did so via phone from Afghanistan! So while I’d seen a few Facebook pictures (mostly in sunglasses and full military gear) that gave me a little idea of what to expect, I really wasn’t sure how these American heroes would be as a romantic couple.
Turns out, they’re kind of exactly like Mack and I. They’re hilarious (well, *I* think we’re pretty hilarious). They pick on each other. They start spontaneous tickle fights. They laugh until they hurt. They’re genuinely excited just to be in one another’s company. Oh… and they’re SUPER great looking (although that’s where the comparison to Mack and I falls off a little bit 😉 ). All told, over the course of a couple hours, we figured out that Emily & Zac are pretty much wonderful to be around, and we are all SORTS of excited for their wedding this fall!
We photographed this session around the Fort Worth Stockyards, and started by the creek where they let their sweet girl Dolce out of the car for a little romp. She’s one of the most fun pups we’ve ever shot!
Isn’t Emily gorgeous?? She reminds me of Charlize Theron. Zac, you’re not so bad yourself, but I’m sorry I don’t have a celebrity look-alike for you. 🙂
This next image is just pure HAPPY to me. 🙂
You guys are SO much fun. We’re looking forward to seeing you again! 🙂