Mariana & Joaquin : Engagement | McGowan Images Blog


Mariana & Joaquin : Engagement

There’s just something about the magic that happens when a couple who’s used to a long distance relationship finally comes together again. Maybe we’re just finely tuned to it, seeing as how WE lived so far apart the year before we got married. Whatever the reason, we notice. Mariana & Joaquin are finally living close to one another, after a long-distance relationship that relied a lot on Skype and phone dates, and you can just see the happiness radiating off of them. Never once did we have to coach this couple into affectionate gestures… they quite simply can’t help it.

We photographed this happy couple around Morgan Mill near our home, because so many of their favorite previous sessions of ours had that same country flair. We really lucked into perfect weather… it was chilly but sunny, with amazing light that filtered down through trees that were just starting to shake off their leaves. The whole shoot was full of unplannable magic, and we just felt pretty lucky to be in a position to capture images of this time in Mariana & Joaquin’s lives together.

The evening started with a little picnic… some hot tea to warm up hands & hearts in the cool breeze!


Such sweetness here…

We couldn’t resist a little drama at the end of the session… that blue sky with an early moon?? Perfection.

Congratulations, you two! We know you’re going to enjoy the rest of wedding planning, since you get to do so much of it face-to-face. 🙂

  1. Mariana says:

    Oh my goodness! They turned out absolutely beautiful! I love them all! Y’all did a fabulous job. I can’t wait to show my family!

  2. Toi says:

    Those are great pictures! I really love #16 & #23.

  3. Kendall says:

    Gorgeous! I am partial to the quilty snuggles and those AWESOME book letters! #17 is my fave thought. Her smile is adorable!

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