A Brave Love Story: Makenzee + Bryan's Texas Engagements

Makenzee & Bryan  |  WG Jones State Forest in Conroe, TX  |  Photos by Rachel

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Makenzee courageously decided to share her story with us and the whole world!!!

"This is probably the most difficult thing I will ever do in my life.

While taking our engagement pictures I decided that it was time to stop hiding from the one thing I tried hardest to hide for almost 15 years and embrace in my true self. I was diagnosed with Alopecia Universalis when I was 8 years old. It is a disease where all of your hair follicles suddenly stop growing and the doctors can not figure out why or what will bring it back. They call it the mystery disease. Nothing else is wrong with the body other than hair will not grow which as you can imagine for a young girl, is a huge confidence killer. A women’s hair is their beauty and a main part of their self image. I experienced lots of bullying in the early years and along the way I lost all hope that I could ever feel beautiful again. Until I met Bryan. I have never felt more confident or more beautiful than I do with him by my side. He has helped me be brave and realize that hair is not what makes you beautiful and is not what makes people love you, it is truly all about what’s on the inside and for that I am forever grateful for him. He has shown me that the people who love you do not care whether or not you have hair and the ones who do are not worth your time or your love. So this is me, the true me. " -- Makenzee Meaux

"Makenzee and Bryan are pretty much the sweetest couple ever. They have a cute little country flair about them and an undeniable spark. They were a joy to photograph and super fun! They were even down for climbing up on giant hay bales! I was sure someone saw us jumping back and forth from each side like crazy people! 
Makenzee decided we should do some photos of her without her wig, which I was so happy to do! She and Bryan wore blue for Alopecia awareness as we shot some gorgeous golden hour magic through the pine trees. Makenzee definitely proves that bald is brave and beautiful! It made me tear up a little bit; we are going to rock their wedding day!!" -- Rachel, TFC Photographer

Makenzee had this to say about Rachel! --"Rachel was Amazing!! She was so friendly and easy to talk to from the start! She also made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire session! We LOVE all of our photos and we highly recommend her! We can’t wait for her to shoot our wedding!"