Joseph & Tiana became Mr. & Mrs. Jackson on June 27th, at the N at Hard Way Ranch. We’d been looking forward to this wedding since the first time we met the couple… they were just “our people”, ya know? Immediately, we felt like we’d been friends forever, and every single interaction we’ve had with them leading up to the wedding day made us a million percent positive that it was going to be a highlight of our year.
Then… well, that day was kind of horrible. If you keep up with us on Facebook or read the “Team Doofy” blog post, you know that day was hellacious for us as parents. But in the face of all that, in the middle of an emergency department triage ward, I called Tiana, because I wanted her to know her wedding mattered.
And what did this sweet girl say?
“Dude! Don’t even worry about me. Not for a second. I’m getting married either way. Get off the phone and go hold your baby.”
And she didn’t just say that to be nice… she meant it. She and her groom spent their wedding day praying for our baby. Luckily, they also had awesome photographers.
Nikki is no stranger to McG… she’s worked weddings with us before. Her work is STUNNING, and she just recently started booking weddings as an associate shooter for McGowan Images (meaning she’s booking weddings on dates we’re already booked, or people who need a smaller package but still want the McG experience). We were THRILLED and relieved that she wasn’t shooting her own wedding this day, and along with Teresa & Kaitlyn, did incredible work for our clients. They took time out of their lives, their days off with their families, and worked their TAILS off for 8 hours with our clients they’d never met. We always tell our clients that we’re lucky to work in an industry surrounded by professionals who lift each other up, and we know it was true even before this day… but now we KNOW. We are so proud to be part of the DFW Photographer market, and we’re genuinely looking forward to being able to pay this amazingness forward someday.
Anyway… whew! I’m talking alot. Gotta dry my tears, there are PICTURES to show off!
Booooy you looked GOOD.
Every former bride will recognize this face… this, “Oh crap, it’s go-time” face. It’s one of my favorites.
Tiana was absolutely full of sass during the whole wedding ceremony… I don’t want to call her out, but I’m pretty sure it was either that, or crying, soooo. 😉
Husband & Wife!
Gaaaaah Nikki. This sunset silhouette. I died.
McG loves Tiana’s Mama. Like, seriously. This lady is amazing.
I usually end a blog post with a Thank you. Almost always, actually. But this one is a little deeper.
To Nikki, and Teresa & Kaitlyn, THANK YOU. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for stepping in and taking such phenomenal care of these clients. Please know we want to be on your speed dial forever, in you EVER need us to return the favor. You girls are heroes, and incredible artists.
To Tiana & Joseph, thank you not only for being so much fun, but for your generous spirits. We really were able to relax and take care of our daughter through ambulance rides and emergency procedures because we knew you are the kind of people who MEAN it when you say you’re not angry with us. You showed us so much grace and had so much faith in us, and we appreciate that more than we can ever say. We can’t WAIT to see you guys again really soon… both just because we want to hang out, and because I feel an EPIC bride & groom session coming on. 😉 We LOVE you both, and are so happy for you!