Thuy & Quoc at the Magnolia
January 24, 2009, 9:44 pm
Filed under: Weddings | Tags:

We were able to sneak in a session at the Magnolia hotel before we headed over to Kim Son for Thuy & Quoc’s reception.  It’s the perfect backdrop for amazing images!  See for yourself…

thuy_quoc0069

thuy_quoc0071

thuy_quoc0070

thuy_quoc0072

thuy_quoc0074

thuy_quoc0075

thuy_quoc0081

thuy_quoc0082

thuy_quoc0083

thuy_quoc00861

thuy_quoc0084

thuy_quoc0085

thuy_quoc0067

thuy_quoc0064

thuy_quoc0065

thuy_quoc0087

thuy_quoc0089

thuy_quoc0090

thuy_quoc0092

thuy_quoc0093

thuy_quoc0095

Thuy & Quoc… thank you for the honor of being a part of your beautiful wedding day!  I wish you all the very best!

Advertisements


Thuy & Quoc – The Tea Ceremony
January 24, 2009, 6:49 pm
Filed under: Weddings

 I met Thuy and Quoc just a few weeks before their wedding day.  For an event that was planned so last minute, everything went exceptionally smooth!  The day began at Thuy’s parent’s home with a traditional tea ceremony.  Even though I couldn’t understand a single word of it,  you could cut the emotion in the room with a knife in any language!  I have always appreciated the love and respect that is shared during these ceremonies.  Coming from an American culture that has lost it’s respect for family, it is refreshing to be a part of a tradition that still holds it dear.  

 thuy_quoc0001

Beautiful Thuy…

thuy_quoc0004

thuy_quoc0008

thuy_quoc0005

The groom arrives at the bride’s home with his family… I loved this shot taken while waiting for Quoc to arrive…

thuy_quoc0012

thuy_quoc0018

thuy_quoc00171

thuy_quoc0019

thuy_quoc0023

thuy_quoc0031

This priest, the uncle of the groom, recalls bringing Quoc over to the states as a boy.  A very emotional moment.

thuy_quoc0037

thuy_quoc0038

Aunts and uncles and cousins all shared a word & a gift & usually a big hug with the bride and groom!  Really special…

thuy_quoc0036

thuy_quoc0039

Next we headed over to Christ Incarnate Word Catholic Church in Sugar Land to get ready for the wedding ceremony.  The little room that Thuy got dressed in was nothing much to speak of, but give us a little window light and we’re happy campers! 

thuy_quoc0042

thuy_quoc0043

thuy_quoc00441

thuy_quoc0046

thuy_quoc0049

thuy_quoc0050

thuy_quoc0053

thuy_quoc0056

This was a classic moment.  I thought the congregation were the only ones that fought to stay awake during the message.  Apparently not!

thuy_quoc0057

thuy_quoc0058

thuy_quoc0061

Up next is their fab session over at the Magnolia!



A little more Sarah & Sterling awesomeness…
January 16, 2009, 7:41 pm
Filed under: uncategorized, Weddings | Tags: , ,

We took some extra time with Sarah just before the ceremony and captured some amazingness out in the hallway…

sarah_sterling_wedding0039

sarah_sterling_wedding00401

sarah_sterling_wedding0038

sarah_sterling_wedding0041

But, alas, we must get on to the reception…

sarah_sterling_wedding0082

sarah_sterling_wedding0106

sarah_sterling_wedding0107

Some rockin’ hot Dianna details…

sarah_sterling_wedding0097

sarah_sterling_wedding0093

sarah_sterling_wedding0089

And bear with me as we travel back into the hallway…

sarah_sterling_wedding0111

sarah_sterling_wedding0110

sarah_sterling_wedding0109

Doesn’t this just look like something your great-great grandparents might have posed for? Classic…

sarah_sterling_wedding0112

Sarah & Sterling… all I can say is ‘wow’!  Awesome couple, awesome wedding & awesome images!  You two were amazing.  Congratulations!



Sarah & Sterling… one awesome wedding!
January 16, 2009, 7:23 pm
Filed under: Weddings | Tags: , ,

I can’t say enough good things about Sarah & Sterling.  From the first time I met up with them I just knew the time we spent together was going to be great.  And they did not disappoint!  They chose a quaint bed and breakfast out in Willis, TX for their wedding day, Shepard Hill Estate. I have come to LOVE country weddings.  They always seem to have such a relaxed flow to them and killer images are a given!  There were several from this special day that I fell in love with.  Enjoy!sarah_sterling_wedding0006

sarah_sterling_wedding0003

Sarah made such a beautiful bride.  She has a simple grace about her that just carried her effortlessly through the day.  And I absolutely loved her dress!

sarah_sterling_wedding0008

sarah_sterling_wedding0009

sarah_sterling_wedding0012

sarah_sterling_wedding0015

sarah_sterling_wedding0017

sarah_sterling_wedding0045

Sterling is just an easy going all-around fun guy to hang out with.  Throw in some crazy friends, an old car and some cigars & you’ve got some serious awesomeness to work with!

sarah_sterling_wedding00261

sarah_sterling_wedding0030

sarah_sterling_wedding0032

sarah_sterling_wedding0033

Dianna, workin’ some of her photojournalistic magic…

sarah_sterling_wedding0034

sarah_sterling_wedding0035

You gotta love trees in the wintertime… sweet!

sarah_sterling_wedding0027

Boys will be boys…

sarah_sterling_wedding0029

sarah_sterling_wedding0036

And now on to the reason we’re all here!

sarah_sterling_wedding0052

sarah_sterling_wedding0048

sarah_sterling_wedding0049

sarah_sterling_wedding0050

sarah_sterling_wedding0051

sarah_sterling_wedding0053

I couldn’t see it first hand, but let’s just say, the best man had more than one set of rings to choose from!  

sarah_sterling_wedding0054

One really sweet moment during the prayer…

sarah_sterling_wedding0059

sarah_sterling_wedding0057

You may kiss your bride!

sarah_sterling_wedding0060

We headed out into the freeeeeeezing COLD with a brave wedding party & a determined bride and groom to capture these FAB images…

sarah_sterling_wedding0062

sarah_sterling_wedding0063

sarah_sterling_wedding0075

sarah_sterling_wedding0065

sarah_sterling_wedding0066

sarah_sterling_wedding0072

sarah_sterling_wedding0077

sarah_sterling_wedding0081

I’ll spare your scrolling finger & let you rest up so you can get ready for the next half of their day… stay tuned for more amazing images!