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Jess & Ashley : Wedding

Last weekend, we traded Texas heat for mountain breezes as we traveled to photograph Jess & Ashley’s wedding day in Taos, NM. The intimate celebration was held at Hacienda del Sol, right at the foot of the mountain, and a summer storm cleared off just in time for the outdoor ceremony. These ladies were so excited to just finally MAKE IT HAPPEN… to stand up in front of their friends & family, to make those promises, to have it legally recognized. They are together, a family, mothers to a beautiful baby girl, and June 13th is when it all became official!

It’s always an extra-special honor to photograph a small event, because we know the clients decided that we were the kind of people they wanted to be involved with their tight-knit party all day. And in this case, we were thrilled to death to put up our cameras and just enjoy the laid back reception after we were “off the clock”… great people, great food, good music, what could be better?

Check out some of our favorite images of the day, and do your best not to audibly gasp at all the pretty… or, ya know what? Go ahead and gasp. I think these photos earned it. 😉

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Two brides meant two dresses to play with. 🙂

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Baby Deklyn was NOT feeling all the hustle & bustle, but decided she could handle sitting by herself if she was watching Tarzan. See? Disney babies are BORN!

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Isn’t that backdrop breathtaking?

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About halfway through the service, Deklyn decided she needed to be held by a mom, and nothing else was going to make her happy. Luckily, these laid back brides were SO fine with their sweet girl being a more involved part of their ceremony, and just went right ahead and held her while they said their vows.

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And just like that… MARRIED! I’m pretty sure the crowd’s cheer echoed off the mountain.

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Heart. MELTED.

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Ladies, thank you so much for trusting us to capture this time in your lives. We’ve loved every second we’ve spent with you, and we hope the moments we captured help this incredible wedding experience live in your memories forever. CONGRATULATIONS!

  1. Jess Poole

    June 22nd, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I am at my desk with tears in my eyes. Thank you so much for these gorgeous pictures. I cannot express how in love with them I am. McGowan Images truly captured every perfect moment and I know we will always have gorgeous pictures to remember the day by. I cannot wait to get my hands on these. Our home will be overcrowded with these prints!!

  2. Jen Schilb

    June 22nd, 2015 at 11:00 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these pictures! You guys worked your magic capturing the beauty and love of these two brides (and the location as well). I just can’t express how in love I am with all of them.

  3. Adria

    June 23rd, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Oh, there was gasping! WOW!!! Beautiful backdrop, beautiful brides, beautiful dresses, a beautiful daughter, a beautiful cake, beautiful rings, beautiful colors, beautiful photography!! Stunning, stunning stuff, McGs!! Every time I see one of your weddings, I want to get married again. That’s a thing, right? Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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