Tuesday, June 29, 2010

North Carolina: Montreat College Golf Outing

I just finished an amazing day golfing in North Carolina at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove - a Jack Nicklaus golf course. It was a fundraiser for Montreat College, a local Christian Liberal-Arts College located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I was fortunate enough to meet former PGA golfer, DeWitt Weaver. He entertained everyone by explaining how some of the best golfers in history tee off and drive. It's amazing how perfectly DeWitt Weaver can mimic their every move and drive.

My thanks goes out to Montreat College, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, and DeWitt Weaver for an amazingly beautiful day... even if it did rain!


The scenery at each hole was breathtaking!

Just like this pic.

Here I am celebrating my hole-in-one!
(Can't a man dream?)

Those of you involved that want to see a few more pics go to http://brianmcguckin.smugmug.com If there's a picture you'd like, download it for free! Move the mouse over the pic and click on the folder in the bottom right to "save photo". It will then download it onto your computer. Enjoy!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Kasey & Skye's Slideshow

As I was putting this slideshow together, I couldn't help but think again how blessed these two are by the great family and friends they have surrounding them. It's hard to explain if you don't know them. I've been to many many weddings. As a photographer, I'm around many parts of the day that are filled with stress and nerves. This day was different. From the beginning to the end, everyone was laughing, hugging, and dancing. It was hard NOT to catch their beauty and smiles! Check out the slideshow and you'll know what I mean!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Kasey & Skye - Santa Barbara, CA

I'm back from Santa Barbara and quite possibly one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen! Granted, these two people are beautiful on the outside, but it's what's inside that stole the show. These two have been blessed to be raised in homes that know and love the Lord intimately. This awareness of God's forgiveness and love is evident through the love they share with each other.

Listening to Deyl, Kasey's brother, at the rehearsal dinner as he tells about his love for her and how he pushed and challenged her to be the best she can be - and now passing that challenge on to Skye... Listening to Skye's three sisters talk about the days they dreamed of who Skye would marry so they could have a fourth sister, and then watching them cry as they shared their excitement and love for Kasey, as well as Skye... All this taking place at a home opened up for Kasey's and Skye's family and friends while the owners aren't even in town... Not to mention the different countries (and states) that people traveled from just to be a part of this day for them.

The day was beautiful and I have thousands, literally, of amazing pics to go through. While I finish those up, here are a few of my favorites to hold you over till the slideshow. Be sure to check back soon!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Made Possible By...

The FOX 59 Dream Wedding was only made possible by the passion and dedication of many people involved in this production, and trust me, it was a production! First, kudos to FOX 59 for making this all happen and thanks for allowing ME to be a part of it! The day went smoothly thanks to the structure and patience of Crista Tharp, wedding planner extraordinaire. The Ritz Charles, in Carmel, is a beautiful place and I love the simplicity of the Chapel they have right in front of their glassed Garden Pavilion. A Classic Party Rentals had everything looking sharp. J.P. Parker Flowers had some beautiful arrangements and her bouquet helped create one of my new favorite shots! Zsarenet's beautiful dress was provided by Sophia's, as well as Ja'Rell's tux, but it was 'Butter' (their son) that stole the show in his mini-tux! Salon 01 gave Zsarenet the finishing touches with her hair and makeup. And of course... the ring... provided by Moyer Fine Jewelers in Indianapolis. The pictures speak for the ring itself!

This slideshow below sorta gives a shout out to the sponsors by putting a twist on Zsarenet and Ja'Rell's show. There are a few additional pics that haven't been seen yet. Again, I'm grateful to have been a part of such a unique experience.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Zsarenet & Ja'Rell

So it was obvious in the engagement shots how relaxed and fun Zsarenet and Ja’Rell are, but my expectations were not the same for a wedding live on television. As you can see here, they were unshaken by the cameras and interviews. It was clear that despite the additional pressures of this wedding day that they are in love and ready to start this new, exciting phase in their relationship. What a unique experience to work around the true production of a wedding yet to really be able to see their focus on one another!

More Great Shots!

Okay, I know many of you are anxious to see their slideshow, but there are so many great photos of them that I had to post a few more. I'll post the slideshow next, so be sure to check back!

Check out the stunning bracelet and earrings courtesy of Moyer Fine Jewelers

This little man is the adorable Butter! (Read below to know why 'Butter')

One of my new favs!

Friday, June 11, 2010


So the day finally came! Zsarenet and Ja'Rell were absolutely stunning and we had a blast! I had a slideshow of pictures going during the reception so everyone could get a glimpse of their morning. I love doing this cause it allows the guest AND bride/groom to get a peak at the story of the couple's wedding day. I'm posting a few of them here, but stay tuned for their slideshow of the whole day.

Keep checking back for the slideshow!