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Houston Engagement Photographers Hermann Park Session CR0 Engagement Session Sneak: Carole & Riley

 

Houston Engagement Photographers Hermann Park Session CR1 Engagement Session Sneak: Carole & Riley

 

Houston Engagement Photographers Hermann Park Session CR2 Engagement Session Sneak: Carole & Riley

 

Houston Engagement Photographers Hermann Park Session CR3 Engagement Session Sneak: Carole & Riley

 

Houston Engagement Photographers Hermann Park Session CR4 Engagement Session Sneak: Carole & Riley

 

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I met Zoe at a a recent wedding vendor related function. You may better know her as The Cookie Girl! Her delectable cookies have graced many special occasions in the Houston area and she specializes in making custom confections for all kinds of celebrations. I look forward to featuring some fun items here on the blog very soon showcasing a fun idea for wedding favors. Zoe is a total sweetheart and she’s quickly becoming a great friend. I was over the moon to do this shoot with her and her beautiful family.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, here are some of my very favorites. Benjamin is going to melt some hearts with those baby blues!
Houston Baby Photographers ZB2 Houston Family Photographers • Baby Benjamin

 

Houston Family Photographers ZB1 Houston Family Photographers • Baby Benjamin

 

Houston Family Photographers ZB2 Houston Family Photographers • Baby Benjamin

 

Houston Baby Photographers ZB1 Houston Family Photographers • Baby Benjamin

 

Houston Family Photographers ZB5 Houston Family Photographers • Baby Benjamin

 

Houston Baby Photographers ZB4 Houston Family Photographers • Baby Benjamin

 

Houston Baby Photographers ZB3 Houston Family Photographers • Baby Benjamin

 

Houston Family Photographers ZB3 Houston Family Photographers • Baby Benjamin

 

Houston Family Photographers ZB4 Houston Family Photographers • Baby Benjamin

 

Houston Baby Photographers ZB5 Houston Family Photographers • Baby Benjamin

 

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Who knew that a wedding shot captured over a year ago would today be making very quick rounds over the world-wide web. Thanks to sites like Pinterest and 9Gag, as of yesterday I have gained new insight into the term “going viral.”
 
So what’s up with this picture?
 
Grom Portrait Groomsmen Portrait: A Photo That Went Viral

 

Alotta people seem to be wondering what’s going on here. As tempting as it is to leave it open to interpretation, I’ll oblige.
 
Girls, you know.
 

How many times have you been showing off that ring? Well…for the boys things go a little differently.
 
Picture the groom waiting for his pals to come  do the portrait shot post-ceremony. Groom stops to reflect on what just happened and looks down at his shiny-new wedding ring. Enter groomsmen who catch him in the act of reflection. In true guy fashion the joshing begins. Click! There goes my shutter.
 
Yessiree bob, these guys are genuinely this silly and I was absofreakinlutely lucky to catch all the goings-on that day. From the lost sock at the altar during the ceremony (forreals), to the guys poking fun at a very proud Mr. Groom looking at his ring. Here’s to all the whimsy and fun of wedding day. All days should be this happy.
 
Happy Valentine’s Everybody!

 

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So you’re engaged! It’s likely that you’re now thinking of an Engagement Session to announce this coming milestone in your lives. Many couples come to me with lots of questions about what to expect during a session. The short answer is that it should be fun, relaxed and a reflection of who you are and what the two of you mean to each other. Other than that, the details are pretty simple and covered well in this great post today on eleGala.

The Six Ws of Your Engagement Photos

As always, I welcome comments and suggestions about sessions and all things wedding and photo related. If you’ve recently had a session or have one coming up, please feel free to share your thoughts/questions in the comments. Happy Wedding!

 

Houston Engagement Session Sabine Street Bridge She Said Yes • A Guide for Engagement Session Photos

 

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I met Ana and Eric last year when Ana’s sis, Tina got married to Nick. As usual, I’ve been horrid about blogging, and so photos of that wedding have yet to make it on the blog. Not for lack of interest, because I loooove working with these families and as a result have photographed their friends and other occasions in the past year and a half. I just suck at blogging…it’s no secret. But I digress.

 

So far, the theme that seems to permeate around them all is travel. And I’ve enjoyed shooting in many different places with them, including locations in Portland, Houston, Tomball, Magnolia, and most recently, Fort Worth with Ana and Eric. When Ana emailed me about her engagement, I was over the moon and incredibly honored to be amongst the very first vendors her and Eric were booking for the big day.

 

Last year at Tina & Nick’s wedding, my wedding bee sense told me there was something special about these two. And sure enough, just a few months later, Eric asked the big question that reunited us all again.

 

When we talked about doing an E-session and brainstormed for locations, Ana told me about the Japanese Gardens in Fort Worth as well as Forest Park and the Trinity River – spots at which they have shared dates, picnics, and where they have collected memories with a lot of meaning. Some of my favorite shots follow below.

 

Thanks for a great shoot you guys! I loved getting to play around and hang at these beautiful locations. I cannot wait to see you again on wedding day!

 

Fort Worth Wedding Photographers Japanese Garden AE1 Ana & Eric • Fort Worth E Session at Japanese Gardens

 

Fort Worth Engagement Wedding Photographers AE1 Ana & Eric • Fort Worth E Session at Japanese Gardens

 

Fort Worth Wedding Photographers Tranquility Park ae1 Ana & Eric • Fort Worth E Session at Japanese Gardens

 

Fort Worth Engagement Session Tranquility Park AE1 Ana & Eric • Fort Worth E Session at Japanese Gardens

 

Fort Worth Wedding Photographers ae1 Ana & Eric • Fort Worth E Session at Japanese Gardens

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Did somebody say Washington? Lord knows I love that place. And this summer I had the incredible pleasure of photographing one of my most favorite couples at the Lake Crescent Lodge on the Olympic Peninsula. Few places on this Earth compare to the Majesty of the Pacific Northwest, so photographing a wedding here is a true gift.

 

Katie and Travis said their vows on a somewhat chilly summer day overlooking a most beautiful scene. What follows is a quick little teaser of some favorites. The full gallery will be posting soon.

 

Wedding Photography Lake Crescent Lodge WA Olympic Peninsula Wedding • Sneak Peek

 

Seattle Wedding Photographers kt1 Olympic Peninsula Wedding • Sneak Peek

 

Destination Wedding Photographers Pacific Northwest kt1 Olympic Peninsula Wedding • Sneak Peek

 

Wedding Photographers Lake Crescent WA Summer Wedding Olympic Peninsula Wedding • Sneak Peek

 

Olympic Peninsula Wedding Photographers kt1 Olympic Peninsula Wedding • Sneak Peek

 

Olympic Peninsula Crescent Lodge Wedding kt1 Olympic Peninsula Wedding • Sneak Peek

 

 

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I think this is only the second time in almost 6 years that I’ve gotten to shoot a wedding for high school sweethearts. Alyssa and Frank met several years ago in school and have shared a love that has spanned through many changes, including out of state moves, college years, the start of new careers and transitions into grown-up life.
 
At the reception Alyssa’s mom, Cindy, recalled the day her daughter said she would one day marry Frank. And now, several years later that dream has come true.
 
Alyssa and Frank’s wedding took place this summer at the Tallowood Baptist Church, followed by a beautiful reception at the Omni Riverway. I shot with Alex, my trusted associate photog and had a total blast – as always. Here are a few shots to tide our excited families over while the final edits are made this weekend. I can’t wait to show you all the rest of the photos!! Thank you for all of your patience and for entrusting us with such a special day!
 
 
By Alex:
Houston Wedding Photographers Omni Riverway af1 Wedding Sneak Peek • Alyssa & Frank

 

Houston Wedding Photographers Omni Riverway bride1 Wedding Sneak Peek • Alyssa & Frank

 

By Alex:
Houston Wedding Photographers Omni Riverway groom1 Wedding Sneak Peek • Alyssa & Frank
 
Houston Wedding Photographers Omni Riverway pink bouquet1 Wedding Sneak Peek • Alyssa & Frank
 
Houston Wedding Photographers Church Chapel 1 Wedding Sneak Peek • Alyssa & Frank
 
Houston Wedding Photographers Omni Riverway bride and groom1 Wedding Sneak Peek • Alyssa & Frank
 

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Megan and Jaime had a stylish wedding in the River Oaks area at the contemporary Tiny Boxwoods Cafe by Thompson & Hanson. It was a small affair on a crisp summer day to fit Megan’s easy spirit and impeccably classic taste. Here’s a quick sneak!

 

Houston Wedding Photographers Tiny Boxwood 001 Wedding Sneak Peek • Megan & Jamie
 
Tiny Boxwood Wedding Photographers Houston 001 Wedding Sneak Peek • Megan & Jamie
 
Houston Wedding Photography Tiny Boxwood 002 Wedding Sneak Peek • Megan & Jamie
 

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I met Kate last fall when her good friends Tina & Nick got married. She was a bridesmaid along with Tina’s sister (Ana) and their other good friend, Rose. I had such a blast with these girls and fell in love with their super-sweet-and-fun personalities. So when Kate asked about doing a shoot with her pal, Fury, It was just a no-brainer!

 

Fury is Kate’s French stallion. A magnificent horse from impeccable lineage and winner of many-a-title in competitions with Kate. They’ve teamed up over the years and have formed a super strong bond. Kate is about to graduate law school and move to sunny California, and while Fury will be moving along with her, they won’t be competing anymore. Fury is actually retiring and looking forward to chilling like the Happy Cows. Before he does, we just had to get some photos done!

 

When we sat down to chat about this shoot, Kate told me all about what a great horse Fury is and how his copper coat seems to just catch fire with color in the setting sun. Naturally, after hearing all this I could not wait to meet him, and more importantly, nab some great shots of these two friends.

 

Here are a few favorites from the day. There were so many, I almost became a nail biter trying to pick!

 

Houston Horse Photographers FDLK1 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

Houston Horse Photographers FDL5 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

Houston Horse Photographers FDL2 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

Houston Horse Photographers FDL1 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

Houston Horse Photographers FDLK7 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

Houston Model Photographers FKE1 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

Yep. That’s him in her lap. Humorous, yet sweet all in one. ;)

Houston Horse Photographers FDLK5 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

Houston Horse Photographers FDLK2 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

This is him “talking” -  okay, in equine terms it’s called whinnying. I learned a lot about horses that day!

Houston Horse Photographers FDLK8 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

Fury was a little distracted and antsy at times…but you would not know it looking at this photo. His spidey sense was impeccable  – not one fidget while Kate rested on his back.

Houston Model Photographers FKE2 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

Houston Horse Photographers FDLK3 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 
Fury’s thing is hoofing the ground. And blowing his nose indiscriminately, which I learned back in the stables. Thank goodness for towels! Mike Rowe, I want you to know that I’m officially Dirty Jobs worthy!

Houston Horse Photographers FDL4 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

Houston Horse Photographers FDLK4 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

Fiery-Copper. That’s what I call this color. What a stunning coat!

Houston Horse Photographers FDL3 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

 

In this shot Kate has a giggle dancing around the corners of her mouth, but it wasn’t because of Fury. We had a quick cameo on the set by the playful Ezra, Kate’s pug. It seems he’d had enough of playing second fiddle and insisted in parking his rear in front of my lens as I kept trying to get a ground-level shot of Fury and Kate.

Houston Horse Photographers FDLK6 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate
And so, we’ll leave this post with Ezra’s happy mug. Ain’t he a cutie-pie!?!
Houston Pet Photographers E1 Houston Lifestyle Photographers • Fury & Kate

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On Everette’s twelfth day of life, we spent the afternoon getting cozy with the camera. His big sis, Alyssa, was along for the ride and helped me get some great shots of baby Everette. Here are some favorites of the day:

 

Houston Newborn Photography Houston Newborn Photographer • Baby Everette

 

Houston Baby Photographers Houston Newborn Photographer • Baby Everette

 

Everette was wide-eyed and bushy tailed for most of the session, so we had to wait around for him to fall asleep in our basket. Mom helped coax baby back to sleep and we caught these shots:

 

Newborn Photographers Houston Houston Newborn Photographer • Baby Everette

 

Baby Photographers Houston Houston Newborn Photographer • Baby Everette

 

But, Whoa Nelly! He was back up and at ‘em in no time! ;)

 

Houston Baby Photography Houston Newborn Photographer • Baby Everette

 

Houston Newborn Photographers Houston Newborn Photographer • Baby Everette

 

Baby Everette was super happy taking turns in the arms of both mommie and daddy:

 

Houston Baby Photographers Everette Houston Newborn Photographer • Baby Everette

 

Houston Newborn Photographers Everette Houston Newborn Photographer • Baby Everette

 

Houston Newborn Portrait Photographers Houston Newborn Photographer • Baby Everette

 

Thanks to everyone for a fun session. It’s always a pleasure to catch such great family moments!

 

Houston Baby Portrait Photographers Houston Newborn Photographer • Baby Everette

 

 

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