Jacob & McKenna : Engagement | McGowan Images Blog


Jacob & McKenna : Engagement

I’m telling you, this past week has CRAWLED, mostly due to the fact that we’ve been sitting on this engagement session. Do you have any idea how hard it is to shoot something epic that you’re crazy proud of and then have to wait 7 whole days to blog it? I mean, between this engagement and all our fall bridal sessions, I really think my capacity for not-sharing is tapped out. I’m going to be in instant-gratification mode for a while… I mean, as much as possible. 🙂

McKenna & Jacob initially only hired us for their engagement session, and then McKenna decided that she just couldn’t live without us for the wedding. We SO appreciate when clients shift their budgets around to be able to include us… we know that’s a chore, and we don’t take that investment for granted! This sweet couple will be getting married in March, and I have a feeling their event will be a great start to our spring 2014 season.

We met up with the bride & groom to be at Possum Kingdom Lake, and based our gameplan around the complete lack of sunshine that day. We assumed we’d have clouds the whole time, which was fine with us, since McKenna is a big fan of a moody sky.

But, as you’ll see at the end of the session, we saw the chance for a killer sunset and changed our plan in a BIG hurry so we could capture the final images of the night. WORTH the running, worth the sweat, worth the bruises. This entire session is full of win.

Enjoy our favorites!

This spot down behind the dam looks so serene & calm… you’d never know it took us a death-defying hike to get down there!

This rocky outcropping was the result of another little hike… we’re so glad Jacob & McKenna trusted us enough to do a little adventuring during their session!

It’s possible that we’re over-sharing images from this spot, but it’s just because the reflection in the still lakewater was SO cool. Y’all are ok with oversharing… right?

Even with all the epic scenery we shot this day, the image below is still one of my very favorites.

And finally, with daylight fading fast and the sun making a ninja-fast appearance on the horizon, our awesome couple went for a little canoe ride around the inlet…

… and then, well, they decided they’d had enough of sweating, and would rather cool off in the water together. 🙂


Jacob & McKenna, we’re SO thrilled to have you two on the 2014 calendar. We love your brave spirits, and your immediate recognition of all our movie quotes. 🙂 Can’t wait to work with you again!

  1. Willum

    September 24th, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I don’t know if it’s a cop out , but the last pic is my favorite. Really sweet colors throughout the blog!

  2. Caty

    September 24th, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Just. So. Good. I’m absolutely in love with these!

  3. McKenna

    September 24th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    OMG!!!!! I love them!!!! Thanks guys y’all were AMAZING!!!!!!!

  4. Liesa

    September 24th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Oh my. These are so fantastic, and it’s even more fun that it’s someone I went to school with! Congrats McKenna and Jacob! They got better and better as the post went on!

  5. Allison B

    September 24th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Absolutely ADORABLE couple!! Obviously would be hard to take a bad picture of them, but those canoe photos…WOW.

  6. Heather

    September 24th, 2013 at 9:31 am

    That last picture. Just WOW. LOVE. I’m so envious of how perfect it is. Great, great job.

  7. Jennifer

    September 24th, 2013 at 9:34 am

    These are FABulous. That shot of them about to kiss, both mouths open.. so HOT! I could look at these all day.

  8. megB

    September 24th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Worth. The. Wait.

  9. Ambo

    September 24th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I love absolutely every shot of my beautiful cousin! So glad ya’ll are doing the pictures!!! B-E-A-UTIFUL!!!

  10. Amy

    September 24th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    You two just keep finding ways to amaze all the time. These pictures are so pretty. I love stalking your work.

  11. Kevin

    September 24th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    That last pic is absolute perfection!!!!!!!!!!!! That needs to be turned into a gigantic acrylic for their home!!!

  12. Erica

    September 24th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Wow. Wow!

  13. Megan Gray

    September 24th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Wow. Wow wow wow. You have outdone yourselves yet again.

  14. Toi

    September 24th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! I love the colors, the setting, her red scarf for a punch of color, etc. I must say I love them ALL.

  15. Nicole

    September 24th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Frickin’ gorgeous!!!

  16. Mandaroo

    September 25th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    WOWZA!! These last 4 pics are amazing! I also love the set on the rock-ish looking spot sticking out in the water. 🙂 Awesome job!

  17. Geanna Chisholm

    September 25th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. How is it possible to continue to out do yourselves McG?? Those canoe pics are AH-MAZ-ING! Love!

  18. carol

    November 21st, 2013 at 8:47 am

    WOWZA! those last few shots, wow! They bring feelings forth from those shots. Like can we all feel their love? Great job!!!

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