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At the beginning of this month, we took a road trip to Moab, UT to meet the Underwood family. Logan, Nicole, and Oliver were flying from Ohio to Salt Lake City, and driving down to meet us. And when we connected as planned at Coronado Arch right around sunset, we all got to be a […]

Utah – Destination Family Session

This is, without question, our favorite blog post of the year. These are moments we were excited to capture, that we know mean the world to our clients, that really tell the story of these incredible days we get to document. It’s the┬ámoments…┬áthe quiet ones, the loud ones, the public ones, the ones no one […]

McG 2016 Wrap Up : Moments


It’s so hard to split images into hard & fast categories every year… almost as hard as it is to pick favorites. And really, it’s not “favorites”, because we have those from every wedding and every session. My first run through had solidly over 200 images in this category, and it’s the one I expected […]

McG 2016 Wrap Up : Details



When HeidiBeth (one of our favorite coordinators and head honcho at the OW Ranch, told us about her idea to build an open air chapel on the venue’s property, we were already pretty excited. The ideas she had for it already set it apart from other “chapels” at wedding venues in the area, which we […]

The Sky Chapel at the Oak Water Ranch

Once a year or so, we like to shoot something that’s just for US. Sometimes we partner up with people, sometimes we create things on our own, and sometimes we travel all the way out to the Nevada desert… but it’s always for the same reason. Our souls need the challenge and the change of […]

Paper Wedding : A Collaboration


I feel like we’re pretty darn good at what we do– we capture real life happening in relationships. And I’m really proud of that work, because it’s something that can last for generations, and help your kids and grandkids appreciate who you were “way back when you got married”. But Chelsea’s wicked good at this […]

Mack Commandeers the Blog: On Branching Out