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Amanda & Brad : Engagement

Brad & Amanda are the kind of couple that’s just unashamedly all in. They’re All In when it comes to each other, of course. Crazy about each other. They’re all in when it comes to life. Just in the short time I’ve known them, it’s become obvious that they live out loud and chase their dreams with joy. So really, I wasn’t surprised at all that when it came to their wedding and the photography of their precious moments, they were All In.

This gorgeous couple is whisking us away to shoot their 2014 wedding in New Orleans, and that’s sure to be an absolutely epic adventure. We kicked off the celebration with their engagement portraits around Granbury, TX… and ended the session with some dare-devil stunts that provided some “favorite pictures ever” for both of us. 🙂


Amanda & Brad are easy laughers. There is absolutely NOTHING that can make a session more wonderful for me than big, genuine, belly laughs!

Aren’t they just beautiful people? I mean seriously, both of them. Just stop it.

For the second half of this session, we headed down to the lake with a canoe. Brad & Amanda rented the bright red vessel of awesome from Kayak Power, and it was exactly what we needed to take these portraits over the top!

Did you see the “Behind the Scenes” image we posted on the McGowan Images FB page earlier this week? Let me tell y’all, shooting while leaning over a tall highway bridge is no. joke.

WHOA. I mean, just steamin’ hot awesome, right?? This is the kind of session that gets my creative juices flowing… we’re riding a SERIOUSLY righteous wave of fun right now. 🙂 (see what I did there? Waves? Canoe? Nevermind). Leave a comment with some congrats for Brad & Amanda, and let us know what you think! 🙂

  1. Amanda Tompkins

    May 15th, 2013 at 6:14 am

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank ya’ll SO MUCH for everything!!!!! These are amazing! You are the best! 🙂 🙂

  2. Jackie

    May 15th, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I am dying. Ugh these are fantastic!! My heart is just bursting with love for these two!!

  3. Rachel Durban

    May 15th, 2013 at 9:19 am

    these are gold! One of those over the top canoe pictures just HAS to be a canvas in their home. Simply gorgeous.

  4. Courtney Allen

    May 15th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    OMG!!!! These are absolutely incredible! I love seeing two of my very best friends’ love for each other captured so beautifully!

  5. Kathy

    May 15th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I also love the big smiles on engaged couples. That is one of the things that says “love” to me. Beautiful colors and the looking down on the canoe is cool!

  6. Geanna Chisholm

    May 15th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    That canoe idea is AWESOME! Those are my faves!

  7. Bonnie

    May 15th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Love them!!!! I like the shoe change Amanda 😉 very cute

  8. Misty

    May 15th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Faaaaaaaaaaaantastic!!!!!!!! Beautiful couple, and they now have beautiful mementos to treasure forever! I especially love the dramatic black-and-whites, of course. 😉

  9. Amber B.

    May 15th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    These are gorgeous!! I love the canoe pics!! So awesome.

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