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Stephanie & Matt were married at the beginning of the year.  They chose to take minimal pictures on the wedding day so that they could enjoy some of cocktail hour and join their guests.  They also wanted to have portraits in the daylight and the wedding was in the winter months.  With a 7pm wedding, that wasn’t happening!  We planned an ‘After session’, a session specifically for wedding portraits post wedding.  This way they are able to still have the portraits that they want and if their wedding day happened to be rained out, the reschedule works perfectly!

I’ve had at least a handful of couples who have chosen to do this and it’s a brilliant solution for couples who want to be part of all the festivities on the wedding day, and cocktail hour is one of the best festivities!

Looking at these two gorgeous babes, you wouldn’t even guess that we were shooting in a crazy heat wave.  The heat index that day was 108º.  These guys rocked it to say the least.  Afterward we cooled off on a rooftop bar with drinks and good conversation about family and friends.

Thanks again Stephanie & Matt, for choosing me to photograph your important moments!!

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I was going through my bridal portraits the other day on the blog, looking for Amy’s session at The Crystal Ballroom.  Finally I realized they had never been posted, agh!  So, here they are!  I always have to hold on posting the bridal portraits until after the wedding but these just slipped past me 😉

Hope you all enjoy!

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While the rest of the world is about to start celebrating fall, us Houstonians know a little better.  We are in the trenches of balmy 101° temperatures as of late.

Funny enough, the day we shot Kristina & Albert’s engagement pictures at Hermann Park, the heat index was 107°!  I’m pretty sure that not many couples could pull off looking so cool and collected in such heat.

Im looking forward to their March nuptials and one of the prettiest wedding venues, it’s going to be *amazing*!

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Devin & Fred had their wedding this June at Big Sky Barn.  It was a perfect day.  June can be warm but there was a nice breeze and the clouds and sun took turns 😉

The day was full of special moments, including honoring parents and grandparents and capturing the sweetest emotional exchanges.  I don’t know which side of the tracks this boy from Deer Park and girl from La Porte will choose for their home, but I know that the life they will have together will be full of love, adventure and support from family that loves them both very much.

Devin & Fred, going on this journey with you from Pedernales State Park and all of our ‘funny moments’ that we won’t talk about publicly to waiting out the crazy weather and ‘other factors’ that wouldn’t budge for bridals to the most beautiful day of your lives, it’s been awesome.  I loved watching you both with your favorite twin nieces…they are so precious.  Fred, you are *so* talented with that amazing voice of yours – I’m blown away.  Devin, you are stunning.  What you do with the future education of children means so much and I know that you’ll be an amazing mommy one day.  I can’t wait to see the traditions created and the family that you’ll bring into the world.  Hugs to you both 😉

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Heather and Jeff were married in Houston mid May, and this is a small account of their day through the eyes of this Houston wedding photographer.

Jeff was relaxed and all smiles.  He didn’t appear a bit nervous, just super ready to see is beautiful bride.  They decided to do a first look in the Magnolia Hotel before the wedding and it was really sweet.  Heather was nothing short of a princess.  Her dreamy dress, grandeur hairstyle, perfect glowing skin and flawless makeup, she made stunning look totally effortless.

The day was nearly perfect, and only rained for a few minutes while the group was on the bus.  We got out to take wedding party pictures and the sky let up just in time for us to make a world record of the fastest five minutes ever!

There was so much love poured into these two people.  The heartfelt speeches clued you in to just how special and cared for that they are.  The only one missing was little Portillo, their dachshund, but he at least made a cameo in their engagement photos!

I’m so pleased to present these images to you, Heather & Jeff.  Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your day.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Eden Grey Photography

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BAND: The Drywater Band

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DRESS: Houston Bridal Gallery

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The bridal session that almost didn’t happen.  For real, guys.

Devin and I rescheduled like…FIVE times.  It was insane.  But finally we were given an open window.  It was a gorgeous day, but the wind was fierce and we almost lost the beautiful bride when her veil almost carried her away.  Fortunately, she was spared 😉

Anyway, now that this gorgeous brown eyed girl is finally married (as of this past weekend) I can finally show off her bridal portraits.  Don’t let her smiles fool you, she WORKED this session, and by the end, she was ready to have a massive meal!

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Brittney & Zach are getting married next spring, and so we tackled their engagement session a few weeks ago.  It was just starting to warm up, so while it was hot, it wasn’t pass out hot! 😉

Brittney wanted a cute way to showcase their wedding date for the save the dates.  She mentioned that she was bringing a bike to take pictures with and so I suggested maybe balloons!  We connected with Big Ass Balloons and set it all up.  With the help of their very kind friend, Alex, we were able to guarantee that the balloons stayed nicely in place (thank you Alex!).

We ended up going past sunset and the skyline looked so pretty at twilight.  These two are both fightin’ Texas Aggies who love the Astros and I’m looking forward to the next year of celebrations with them!

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Mother

  1. A female parent.
  2. A woman who gives birth to her child.
  3. A maternal figure that treats dependents with great care and affection.

 

Mothers come in all forms. Some give birth.  Some adopt or foster.  Some marry into motherhood.  Others take on the role with friends or family children.

I’m at the age where it has become evident that if I were going to have them, I would have by now.  Watching births, seeing women become mothers is fascinating for me.  I follow doulas and birth photographers.  Seeing the emotion of the hard work – mother and baby, laboring together – it’s incredible.

I always want to know…what’s it feel like to hold your first baby in your arms, to hear its first cry? To experience the bond of breastfeeding?  What happens to your soul when your baby first locks eyes with you?  Is it all just too hard to compute?  Do you soak it in and love every second of these fleeting moments?  Are you just exhausted and glad it’s over?

 

This is my Julie.  I’ve photographed her engagement, bridal, wedding, first pregnancy, her daughters first year, and now her second maternity.  She’s one of my closest friends and I love her dearly.  I’m so happy for her and her growing family.

To all of the mothers out there, rejoice in the miracle that you’ve experienced. Your body literally made an organ to sustain your baby.  God is a mastermind and I stand in awe.

 

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It’s true.

I do not photograph many small humans with the exception of newborns, but sometimes exceptions are made. When I do, I prefer past couples who turn into parents. I’m kinda in love with how Penelope’s one year session came out.

This first one just seemed like a normal expressionless image – until I saw more – and zoomed in.  Now all I see is my favorite.

Enjoy.  She’s a precious little being.

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Meredith & Brian chose the setting of Brian’s family ranch in Round Top, Texas for their engagement session.  I’ve never made the drive to Round Top and wasn’t expecting such a gorgeous drive.  It took no time at all and the surrounding countryside was so peaceful.

We weren’t sure how the weather would hold up, since Texas weather can be a bit temperamental.  We decided to go for it and it turned out to be a pretty and pleasant day.  The session was full of adventure, riding around on the ranch mule (not an animal, btw), finding crawfish in the fields where we were shooting and even getting Brian’s dad’s gorgeous McCormick tractor out for a few fun shots.

Afterward, we went into town and enjoyed the evening with some good gourmet pizza, salad and I forget what else from this new restaurant that was opened by Houston’s own Armando’s called Lulu’s.  Sooooo good!  It was time well spent with two fun and interesting people, getting to know them just a little more each time before the biggest day of their lives. <3

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