Hey! It's me, Christina MacMeeken.
Texas born and raised, mother to two gorgeous daughters, and lifelong emotion seeker! If you tend to sing too loud in the car, are slightly obsessed with Harry Potter and would happily eat tacos every day for the rest of your life, we should talk because we just might end up besties. I am a passionate, people-loving, extrovert who also enjoys a good book or a epic Netflix binge.
I love to bake but not clean up the dishes, paint even though I’m terrible at it, and photograph the most precious moments in peoples lives! While my baking is generally half done with dishes left in the sink and my painting is less than mediocre, photography is where I pour my heart and soul. Shoot me a message, I’m always down to chat!
I studied photojournalism at Texas Tech University from 2009-2012 and had the honor of being an intern with a branch of Yahoo! Sports capturing all Texas Tech home games in 2012. When Will and I met in 2013, we spent our first date on a photography hike and haven't seemed to put our cameras down since. Our first few years together were spent refining our style and associate shooting for other local companies before going full time with One Love Photography in 2016. We've had the honor of capturing the story of hundreds of couples since then and look forward to using our unique perspectives and documentary background to tell your story!
If I were a movie character, I'd be Wade Wilson.
While Christina is more of the extroverted hype queen, I'm more of the stand back and watch it unfold kind of guy. I love to people watch, work in the yard and always enjoy a killer BBQ and craft brew in the summer. Living with Christina has forced me to become a pretty rad cook in the kitchen (don't tell her I told you....she burns macaroni and cheese REGULARLY). When I'm not at home with Christina and our daughters or out capturing our couples, you can probably find me riding one of our local mountain bike trails. Originally from the beautiful Sunshine State but I have called TX my home for a minute or two now. While my time in Florida has come to a close I will forever keep the love of sunsets, seafood and sarcastic "Florida Man" humor.
As a self-taught photographer, I've spent my time behind a camera experimenting with settings, light and perspective and training my brain to see like my camera. This has given me to ability to capture authentic, emotion-filled, and purposeful stories. I LOVE pushing to photograph things in a way that is outside of the box- looking higher, lower, closer or farther than everyone else around.
Looking forward to chilling with you.
WHAT THE FAQ?!
Do you shoot destination weddings?
Heck. Freaking. Yes. We are based out of DFW and Houston but will go wherever your story is taking place! We are ALL ABOUT outside of the box concepts and a little (a lot of) adventure!
Are you queer friendly?
ABSOLUTELY!!! Love is love, boo. And we are here to celebrate your love no matter your gender, orientation, race, religion, or creed
Do you use associate teams or is it always you and Will?
Will and I shoot every wedding together. It is always us and always BOTH of us. period. We do not send other teams in our place unless there is a life threatening emergency at which point we do have contingency plans in place. .
How far in advance should we book you?
Honestly, as far in advance as you can. Most couples start calling us their wedding besites about 12-16 months before their big day. We also only take on 24 weddings per year so availability fills up quickly.
What is required to book with you?
We require a signed contract and non-refundable retainer to hold your date in our books. We are always willing to set up payment arrangements to keep things as stress free as possible.
How long does it take to receive our final gallery?
Portrait sessions are delivered within 2 weeks of your session. Wedding galleries are delivered within 8-10 weeks of your wedding day. We try to send out previews within 1 week of your wedding and session to help keep the wait for your gallery as easy as possible. We know the wait for photos can feel like an eternity but I promise you won’t regret giving us the time to properly cull, edit, and deliver your final gallery.
Are you a preferred vendor at any of the venues I might be looking at?
Heck yes! We absolutely adore our venue friends and are so grateful to be on the preferred vendor list for venues like The Springs Event Venues, Whispering Waters Ranch in Leonard, The Hills of Luella in Sherman, Rooftop Event Spot in Plano and Dalmour Events in Fort Worth to name a few!
Kasey & Susan
No one I have ever worked with approached their work with more love, more enthusiasm, more genuine care and concern for their work and work product than One Love Photography. Yes, they are professional and beyond talented, but they are soooo much more. From the first phone call I had with Christina MacMeeken to the very last photograph they took at my wedding, I felt like she and Will were literally part of my family.
"About Us" header photo credit: Silver Bear Creative