JESS MCGHIE PHOTOGRAPHER@jessymcghie

adventurous couples + intimate weddings
based in manchester, UK
probably eating fries
let’s adventure (+ eat fries)
🔜 ireland, granada, manchester, NZ

www.jessmcghie.com/

985 posts 1,444 followers 1,190 following

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happy valentines, loves! may it be filled with fries and coffee and cheesy one-liners and more fries. here’s to all my couples who are totally killin it and makin their love look fab! ❤️🍟❤️🍟❤️ #jessmcghiecouples #jessmcghiephotographer


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hope your tuesday is filled with coffee and laughter and opportunities and a random stranger telling you your hair looks great✌️I’ve spent mine getting outside (take that, rain), working on my website (go check out the new and improvedness - link in my bio!), making brownies, and having an underwhelming experience going to a local home group/bible study (spoiler: no one answered the door 😂). bring it on, wednesday.
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guys, I did something really crazy and outrageous and I actually made a blog post. I know what you’re thinking. “just calm down jess - you’re too wild and edgy.”. but I’m not gonna. I might even do another blog post next week. so take that. NOTHING CAN STOP ME. 😂
so if you wanna see @paytonmarie1833 and @mjboyd’s engagement session, which is filled with sunsets and laughter and donuts and forests and drama and pizza, then you better head on over to my bio and check it out!
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my eyeballs are currently rolling outta my head right now coz I’ve been staring at a screen all day (it all began with @bethjoyce92 calling me at 8am from new zealand to help her with her tax return - thnx beth 😂), so let’s have another round of ”would you rather” shall we?

would you rather 1) have free wifi wherever you go OR 2) have free coffee wherever you go?
choose wisely, my friends.
PC: @sarahkriner
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currently:
1) eating sugar cookies that I made earlier coz I was inspired by @sarahkriner
2) getting ready to release some blog posts to the world (what? jess actually making a blog post? I know right).
3) chatting about marriage and relationships up on the stories so if ya wanna join in the fun, go check ‘em out!
#jessmcghiecouples #jessmcghiephotographer


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valentine’s day is coming up! and 2019 ain't a year for procrastinatin, folks. it's time to get that love documented and put up on yo walls. it's time to have an adventure in a new city. it's time to celebrate your love with pizza and donuts and champagne. it's time to take risks and explore and discover. and it's also time to realise that fries truly are food of the gods.

so in an effort to to kickstart adventure and exploration and discovery and love and documentation, I'm gonna offer you love birds a sweet deal - check the “sale” highlight on my bio!

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would you rather never use social media ever again OR never watch another movie/TV show?
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don’t ever say that I don’t get deep with you guys. but also, you’re on your own coz I have no idea which I’d choose.
p.s. and yes, in answer to your question, @essiejane_ does always look this damn good.
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whaddup kids, it’s...uh...#wednesdayintroductions time? 😂 we’re right back into the life of jess and this is part five, so if you wanna read from the very beginning, just use this hashtag: #lifeofjessmcghie
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so last you heard, we were kinda naively singing our catchphrases, “we’re going to york, at least it’s not manchester!” and “we are NEVER doing up another house again.” as we moved to york, england from NZ. ha. ha. ha. oooh boy does God have a sense of humour. 😂
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we lived in york for about a year, exploring the city, meeting new people, but mostly wondering what the heck we were supposed to be doing there. I was 14 when we arrived, so I was mainly occupied with schoolwork, starting a blog (“yours truly”, anyone?), and sticking a camera into everyone’s faces and every flower because #art. we got to know some great humans there who, really, were my first human introduction to england. it just so happened that most of them were americans 😂
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towards the end of our first year in york, we were comfortable and content but still wondering what it was that we were supposed to be doing in the UK. so we booked a holiday to NZ, to see family and have a break (and apparently experience a terrible earthquake) and on our way back, in a series of i n s a n e events, we had a project and ministry thrown into our hands. guess what it was.
a house.
in manchester.
that needed renovating.
refer back to our catchphrases and imagine our face-palm-all-you-can-do-is-laugh moment.
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we came back from NZ and 3 days later we moved into an old house that was one of our biggest projects yet - a pink, green, and blue bathroom. mouldy wallpaper. pink + red rooms. a garage that looked like it was having a mid-life crisis. and yet? it was exactly where we were meant to be. we renovated the heck outta that house and it took 5 years, countless humans, tears, laughter, fellowship, doubt, hundreds of mistakes and so. much. coffee.
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so I guess if ya wanna continue the saga you’re gonna have to come back next time 😏 but I wanna hear from you! did you ever start a melodramatic blog in your teenage years? what’s your favourite thing about your parents/family?
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connection. it’s something I talk a lot about during my mentor sessions - your connection with your couples and theirs with each other. to capture it fully, you *have* to connect to them. it’s simple - humans need to feel connection to allow you into their lives, their love, their moments. this is where you will find and get the kinda images you’re looking for - intimate, real, messy, laughter-filled images. the images that look like there’s no one else there but the two of them, the images that make the couple tear up, the images that have all of you crying with laughter as you’re talking about it in a group chat. there are so many different ways to create connection, but honestly, it’s not complicated: be interested, be curious, ask questions, share yourself, and CARE. also, let’s count how many times I used the word connection in this caption 😂
if you’re a photographer, how do you create connection with your couples? and if you’re not a photographer, what makes you feel most connected to other people?
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“if only you knew
the sunlight shines a little brighter,
the weight of the world’s a little lighter,
the stars lean in a little closer
all because of you.”
(@sleepingatlast)
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guys. let’s talk about the enneagram. who’s taken the test? was it scarily accurate or way off for you? while I would never put people in a box (humans are so unique and complicated and surprising), I absolutely looooove the conversations that things like the enneagram or the myers briggs test bring to the table. I’ve had so many interesting, deep, and hilarious conversations with people about their enneagram type and I love how it challenges me to think about myself through the eyes of others or makes me think of new ways to serve and love people better.
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I’m type 7w6 which is pretty spot on - enthusiastic, needs adventure, struggles with commitment, loves experiencing new things but also with a side of: isn’t impulsive, doesn’t open up easily, and is suspicious of all the things 😂
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if you’ve taken the test, what’s your type and how has it changed/helped/hindered you?
comment below! I can’t wait to hear what you think 😍
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sometimes, you just gotta casually hang out with yo boo in the london underground, amirite? 🇬🇧
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2018. gee wiz, whatta year. I wish I could fit all of the amazing couples I worked with this year on this post (thnx instagram for limiting it to only 10 🙄) but I’m so grateful for every single one of you! so many amazing humans, so many beautiful countries, so many fabulous new friendships. here’s to another year of really great coffee, friends, fries, and sessions.
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