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Ally and Blair – Engagement Session

I love a good love story. Imagine a school cafeteria with decorations and some loud music and kids being kids dancing the “evening” away (because the dance probably ended at 10pm. Haha)  Ally was a cute girl from another school.  Handsome  Blair was just another student at  Hill Country Junior High.  Ally crashed the dance…  They met and it must have been true love!   Ally brought me some photos of them in junior high… and let me say they are every bit as adorable now as they were then!  I am so thrilled we visited his junior high where they met for this engagement session!  It was so cute to hear the snickers of the curious children wondering why we were sitting on the cafeteria floor! Haha  I so love to take people to memorable places and this session was no exception! We also photographed a couple other favorite locals in Austin as well.  I had a wonderful time and I’m so excited to be shooting their wedding!  Watch the slideshow! Ally and Blair were lots of fun and willing to try all kinds of crazy things!:D

[…] of the weather, was going to be beautiful. Ally was about to marry the man she’s loved since junior high school. The bridesmaids were pretty in pink. They kept Ally laughing all morning. The grooms men and Blair […]

Elizabeth Ball - January 3, 2010 - 2:46 pm

Ally- I love love love the video! Ya’ll are such a beautiful couple and you look gorgeous in all of the pictures; they all turned out great! Could not be happier for you two!

Rena and Bud - December 27, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Beautiful couple!! Fabulous pictures!! Wish we could get them all! Love you!

Rena and Bud - December 27, 2009 - 8:28 pm

Beautiful couple!! Fabulous pictures!! Wish we could get them all! Love you, Bubbe & Grampa Bud

michelle waston - December 26, 2009 - 10:27 am

Ally..these pictures are so very beautiful…i wish you and Blair the greates life ever are a beautiful you much

Laken - December 26, 2009 - 9:17 am

I love all the pics!! Great shots. Can’t wait until September! :)

Lauren Pearce - December 24, 2009 - 10:18 pm

Ally! These pictures could not have turned out better. You and Blair look so happy! You are beautiful in every single one! I’m so glad yall went to Hill Country, those are especially cute from where it all began.

Susan Harkins - December 24, 2009 - 4:48 pm

These are beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!!! We can’t wait for the wedding!

Dana Justesen - December 24, 2009 - 4:43 pm

Good luck choosing which picture you want to use! They are all so darn cute!!! You found a great photographer, I love the compositions :) Have fun planning.

Ty - December 24, 2009 - 2:05 pm

Hey Sis- the pictures look great. Your photographer took some pretty awesome shots. Congratulations!

Rochelle Fox Levinson - December 24, 2009 - 1:43 pm

WOW! You must of been beautiful babies, cause baby just look at
ya’ll now! Gorgeous pix is not superlative enough! Look forward
to the wedding! Love, Shell and Jason

Ty - December 24, 2009 - 1:40 pm

Hey Sis- these pictures are great, it’s awesome photography. Congratulations!

kristina - December 24, 2009 - 9:43 am

ahhh I LOVE them! Ally I hope you checked yes! ha

Sophie - December 24, 2009 - 5:00 am

I can’t believe I was there when we crashed the dance!!!
Can’t wait to be apart of your wedding. Best wishes to both of you, you look so happy together (just as I remember!) Sending lots and lots of love from Australia xxxxxxx

John Kyed - December 23, 2009 - 10:07 pm

You guys look great.

Jen - December 23, 2009 - 8:49 pm

Super super cute!!!!!

Otis - December 23, 2009 - 8:47 pm

hey congrats you guys!

Susan Sopper - December 23, 2009 - 10:58 am

Those are fantastic! What a great idea and how absolutely gorgeous you both look.

Thank you for sharing these


Uncle Alvin - December 22, 2009 - 7:51 pm

What a great looking couple! Mazel Tov!! See you in September.

Love, Alvin

Herb - December 22, 2009 - 5:17 pm

Cute!! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Howard Fox - December 22, 2009 - 4:37 pm

Beautiful pix and a beautiful couple! See you at the wedding!

Peggy Sugar - December 22, 2009 - 4:06 pm

Wonderful photos!! I had a hard time picking my favorite but I think it’s the one with the two of you leaning against the brick wall. We’re very excited to celebrate with you next year! xoxo

Frances Bolick - December 21, 2009 - 11:21 pm

The pictures are beautiful. Wish the two the best of luck!

Sherrill McCullough - December 19, 2009 - 1:55 pm

Ally, it seems only yesterday that I made you a dress-up wedding dress and now you will soon be a beautiful bride. Our ‘little Ally’ has grown into an awesome young lady who has truly captured the heart of a handsome young prince. We are so proud of all your accomplishments and wish you much happiness and joy as you begin your new life with Blair. Time flies so quickly so cherish each and every moment of your time together – one day you will realize just how precious there moments really are.

Love, Aunt Sherrill

Matt McCullough - December 19, 2009 - 11:00 am

Ally and Blair, thanks for sharing your photos with us they are awesome! Congratulations on your engagement and what looks to be a very happy life together.

Don McCullough - December 19, 2009 - 9:06 am

Ally, this is an amazing commemoration of your engagement and pending wedding to Blair. Your uncle Don and aunt Sherrill are
very happy you have made such promising plans and decisions to guide your future lives together. May you both continue to make sound decisions to assure continued happiness and success in your lives together. Uncle Don McCullough

Lynn Schwab - December 19, 2009 - 12:19 am

These pictures are awesome. They capture the essence of this special relationship between Ally & Blair – the friendship, the fun, the commitment, the respect, the dreams, and the love they have shared ever since they met back in middle school. God has truly put these two together because a special love like this comes only from heaven. I love you both. Love, Aunt Lynn

Jennifer Lawson - December 18, 2009 - 6:16 pm

Ally, these pictures are gorgeous, you are so cute together and look so happy!!

Lee Glover - December 18, 2009 - 6:05 pm

Ally, you have always been a perfect princess. You’re beautiful like Snow White, kind and caring like Cinderella, fun and a little feisty like Ariel, and always able to look at someone’s inner-beauty like Belle. A beautiful princess deserves a handsome Prince Charming and you certainly found him in Blair. A true gentleman, faithful, and loyal. I’m sure all the other girls at the ball tried to snag him, but he knew the real princess, the right one for him, was you. Your pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing your precious story with us.

Joe Mccullough - December 18, 2009 - 4:25 pm


I got to view the video of you and Blair just now and it really captures both of your personalities. In particular, I loved the hill roll and the last picture… mom said it looked like I had teared up some. To me, it symbolizes your future path and marriage together.

Leslie McCullough - December 18, 2009 - 2:38 pm

I loved the pictures and the video! You both look wonderful and very much in love!

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