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One of the many wonderful things about a destination wedding is the flexibility. We all woke up the morning we were supposed to do our “day after” session, and ehhhh… really cloudy, not great. Could we have done it? Sure. But why mess with it when we know it’s going to be sunshiny the next day? […]

Calli & Jesse : Just Married

Summer 2013, the Majestic Elegance in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: While waiting for the buffet restaurant to open, we struck up a conversation with a couple who had something pretty important in common with us… they get hangry. Ronda & Brandon were a blast. We ended up eating lunch with them, then going to a foam […]

Ronda & Brandon : Engagement


We originally planned to do a sunrise Bride & Groom session after Brittny & Jonny’s New Orleans wedding, but last-minute decided to do an evening session with a little more of that busy French Quarter energy. This is SO “them” to an absolute T! Oh man… now I maybe need a date night portrait session in […]

Brittny & Jonny : Day After



Christopher & Jessica became Husband & Wife last Sunday at Dodson Orchards just outside St. Louis, Missouri. It was a ridiculously long drive for us, and we wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere other than there. If I talk too much about this one, I’m going to get emotional. Starting McGowan Images as a full time […]

Christopher & Jessica : 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 […]

Jess & Ashley : Wedding


When we got the wedding inquiry from Brittny & Jonathan, it was love at first sight email. From the excited way the bride-to-be spoke about their New Orleans wedding, to the history of their relationship together, and then all the way through margaritas & queso at Blue Mesa talking over details, we just knew they […]

Brittny & Jonathan : Engagement