Stephanie & Mike get married!
February 25, 2009, 8:24 pm
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Stephanie & Mike tied the knot this past Saturday at St. Paul’s United Methodist and celebrated at The Houstonian Hotel. It really was a fantastic day.  Everything was so well planned and all-around beautiful. We had a great time!  Enjoy the faves….

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A couple of the highlights for me were the father/daughter dance & the hunt for the garter!  They made it so fun to watch!

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We did the usual ‘ashley k’ thang and headed into the hotel for a few of my favorites from the day…

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Check it out… an awesome ‘ashley k’ style portrait turned hilarious…

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Mike decided to give her a ‘look’ and the rest… well, see for yourself!  Classic images…

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Then they decided to turn their ‘pose’ on… 

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It really was an awesome day.  Stephanie & Mike, it has been so much fun getting to know you & it was an honor to be a part of your wedding!  Thank you! 

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Kristen & Bryan in old Richmond town.
February 25, 2009, 7:25 pm
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We met up in a little town called Richmond.  Not only was Kristen born and raised around these parts, but her family history goes back a few generations here.  I was just thrilled to finally have an excuse to try out the stomping grounds of my fellow Houston photogs. It definitely made for a good time! There were several that I loved…

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The little church where her parents were married & where Kristen & Bryan will perform a ‘mini’ ceremony before they head to Briscoe on their wedding day this July.  Kristen also attended preschool here!

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You just can’t find this kind of character in the big city… I love small towns. 

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And it wouldn’t be a session in Richmond if we didn’t hit the RR tracks…

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Kristen is probably gonna hate me… but this picture was SO funny.  We thought we’d take advantage of the passing train and try to get some shots in front of it, but half the time Kristen had this look on her face… it was almost too much for her to handle!  Funny…

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But we still got one or two…

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Love the next two…

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We were headed to our cars and I asked if they would do one more shot for me… and we got this…

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Had a great time with you two!  Can’t wait for the wedding!



Lauren & Curtis at the Ranch :)
February 25, 2009, 5:26 pm
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I just can’t say enough great things about Lauren & the fantastic family she’s already got & about to get herself into!  We have had so much fun together and still have a fabulous wedding to look forward to in March!  I met Curtis and Lauren at his parent’s ranch in Hempstead for their engagement session.  Here are a few that made the top of my list…

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Curtis proposed to Lauren out on this pier… so sweet. 

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And what’s a ranch in Texas without cowboy hats???

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Lauren makes a beautiful bride too… but can’t show you that session until after the wedding!



Stephanie’s bridals at St. Paul’s
February 25, 2009, 4:12 pm
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I had the pleasure of covering Mike and Stephanie’s wedding day this past Saturday (blog post coming soon!).  Now that the cat’s out of the bag, I can officially post her bridal session!  Out of all the weddings I’ve done this was my first time to finally get to shoot at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Main St.  I always have a blast shooting in new places and this time was no exception.  Throw a beautiful bride into the equation and you’ve got some awesome images to work with.  Enjoy the faves!

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I love the parlor at St. Paul’s… gorgeous light!

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Stay tuned for much, much more!  I am playing blog catch up this week, so come back soon…



Thuy & Quoc at the Magnolia
January 24, 2009, 9:44 pm
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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…

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



Thuy & Quoc – The Tea Ceremony
January 24, 2009, 6:49 pm
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 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.  

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Beautiful Thuy…

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

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

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

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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! 

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

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Up next is their fab session over at the Magnolia!



A little more Sarah & Sterling awesomeness…
January 16, 2009, 7:41 pm
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We took some extra time with Sarah just before the ceremony and captured some amazingness out in the hallway…

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

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Some rockin’ hot Dianna details…

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

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

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