Carley & Kurt : Wedding | McGowan Images Blog


Carley & Kurt : Wedding

We all know the story… boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy buys ring and has big plans to propose to girl, girl says, “I’ve got breast cancer.”

Wait…. WHAT?? That’s not how the story goes!!!

Unfortunately, that was real life for Kurt & Carley. Their fairytale took a sideways spin last year, and their plans for a wedding got put on hold with Carley’s diagnosis. Treatments & hair loss were her reality, instead of dress fittings & cake testings. And WOW is that a terrible trade.

The thing is, even before he had said the vows, Kurt meant them. He wasn’t married yet, but he still meant “in sickness and in health”. And through that struggle, this boy loved this girl. And when she was triumphant, they celebrated together. And last weekend, under the cover of gorgeous trees on a beautiful fall day, they made promises that everyone present knew they were already keeping. In sickness & in health, for ever & ever amen.

Guys, this wedding was an honor to photograph… and now it’s an honor to show it off. 🙂


We went off the beaten path a little at Chandler’s Gardens, and I’m glad we did… chasing light almost ALWAYS leads to more gorgeous portrait locations than just using what you’re “supposed” to use. 😉


Showtime!! Just as the sun was setting, the ceremony kicked off deep in the trees.


Mr. & Mrs. Huie!


Our own favorite MegB pulled triple duty at this wedding as designer, day-of coordinator, and Carley’s hair & makeup artist. How she managed to get ALL those things done so beautifully just blows my mind!

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  1. carley huie says:

    These are make me cry gorgeous!!!!!! You guys are simply the best. I can’t wait to see you again soon! Thank you for capturing our story so perfectly.

  2. Lauren says:

    OMG!!! These pictures capture the all around beauty of their love ND day of celebration!!! AMAZING!!!!! Beautiful!

  3. Mad says:

    That ceremony space is BREATHTAKING and her rings are stunning. Maybe my favorites bling ever! So much pretty!!!

  4. Pam Cannon says:

    Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures. Y’all are truly amazing! I cried like a baby when I read your words. Thank you Thank you Thank you

  5. Jo says:

    Some of THE most beautiful weddings photos EVER! And, for more reasons than one…

  6. Sarah says:

    Word cannot express how beautiful these pictures are!!!!!!! I am in absolute love. I mean seriously!!!! Fantastic!❤️

  7. Cathy Guess says:

    Thanks so much for sharing the Beautiful pictures and story about my Niece Carley and her Rock of a Hubby Kurt!
    Such a “fairy Tale” wedding for sure 🙂

  8. Miranda says:

    I cannot get over how soft and refined the bride’s hair looks!

  9. Pat Wood says:

    Well, after reading all the comments & looking again at the gorgeous pictures, nothing more can be said except
    That I was so happy to witness this wedding !!!! All I can say is WOW !!!!! Much love & happiness to my Great Neice Carley & Kurt.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  11. Kevin says:

    Beautiful work! Love the coming down the aisle shot!

  12. Brittny Murphy says:

    You guys knocked it out of the park yet again! Her dress & hair & shoes couldn’t be more perfect, either! She seriously looks like one of the happiest brides I’ve ever seen! Love it!

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