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Star Hill Farms New Ulm proposal

Kaitlyn arrived by helicopter on the property of Star Hill Farms in New Ulm, Texas, having zero idea what was about to come next. The couple live apart, one in Denver, CO and the other in San Antonio and that weekend that I met Matt on the grounds of this farm Kaitlyn was visiting for...

B Family mermaids

It’s November, y’all. And that means time to gather your humans for the annual holiday card photo. But since 2020 has been one heck of a year, maybe this year we spice it up, because why not? There are no rules anymore and if you want to put on your mermaid tails and get in...

McGovern Centennial Gardens Indian Elopement Ceremony

Planning a wedding during a pandemic has not been easy for so many people this year. Claire and Ashok were supposed to have a big, blended, two day Indian wedding event this October, but all those plans were put on hold when everyone started postponing their summer and fall weddings here in Houston. Instead of...

how to take creepy photos of your kids on Halloween

Tomorrow is Halloween and I have to admit that it is my favorite holiday. I know there are a lot of holiday celebrations happening in this final quarter of the year, and trust me I do love them. But there is just something extra special about Halloween. In our little suburban neighborhood it’s always a...

A new portrait studio in Katy Texas

I am super excited to announce the opening of my new open air, garage portrait studio. A safe option for photos that I’m now going to be doing as we all pivot a little during the pandemic. So without further ado…. Introducing…. “Legacy Portraits” A classic portrait of your child. Beautifully matted and framed. Hung...

I might kill this plant

Well…it’s happened…I’ve turned into my mother. I’m kind of joking, but not really. My house is usually filled with the smells of baking, my plant collection is growing faster than my children, and I’ve started hiring people to clean my house. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME?! Y’all….it has been a minute. How many months have...

Herman Park engagement portraits: Jen & Chandler

This spring I met up for socially distanced drink and a stroll through Hermann Park in Houston with Jen and Chandler to celebrate their recent engagement. We met at one of their favorite restaurants where Chandler had proposed a few short weeks prior. These two were absolutely delightful, laid back, and have the most wonderful...

Magnolia Network and The Lost Kitchen

Oh boy, do I have a story for you. You know sometimes you just get those calls or emails and you’re like, “naaah, this is too good to be true?” Well, that kind of happened to me this past January. It goes basically like this….I get an email out of the blue from a producer...

Discover Green Houston engagement photos

Once a couple has decided to hire me to be their wedding photographer, one of the first things we decide is whether or not they are going to do engagement photos. I’ve talked about this topic a lot on various social media outlets, but it warrants saying again, I truly do believe that this session...

Houston micro wedding at home

Brittany and Jeremiah were supposed to have a big wedding in Austin this spring, but those plans came to a halt when we all found ourselves in the middle of a pandemic and certain services had to shut down. They had waited years for this moment and postposing until next year was just not something...

Cat Spring Texas ranch engagement party

Hop in your car and head west out of Houston and once you’re out of the city, and past suburbia, you’ll make your way into the quiet country towns that make Texas what it is. The farms and ranches are spread across these areas by the dozens. And if you’re lucky enough to have one...

Houston Proposal at St Martin’s Church

In early March, before the whole world went into a tailspin with the COVID19 pandemic, I had the honor of documenting a beautiful marriage proposal here in Houston. I’ve previously written here why you should hire a photographer for your proposal  and this proposal is a great example of how it can all come together.  Like...

Why you should hire a photographer for your proposal

Hiring a proposal photographer in Houston So you’re thinking about proposing to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. That’s so exciting! So much thought and planning can go into that moment. Where do you do it? What time of day? Do I want it to be private or out...

Ouisie’s Table Houston wedding

Fall in Houston is a lovely time to get married and one of my favorite churches in the city is Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Midtown. This is where LeighAnn and Mike got married on a beautiful day last fall. The glow of the church at night is one of my favorite things about this...

Hermann Park Houston proposal – Kirby and Casey

Spring wedding proposal in Hermann Park February is still winter on our calendars…unless you live in a place Houston, TX. Springlike weather comes rather early around here, and on the first weekend in February we had our first peek at that perfect, spring weather. The sun was shining, and the trees, seemingly overnight, were bursting...

COVID-19 impacts on Houston weddings

Changing wedding plans in Houston due to COVID 19? Wow. Where do I even start? I guess I’ll just ask right off the bat…how are YOU doing? This past week has really turned into something pretty hairy. Anyone remember Y2K? And we thought that was crazy!! I know that things are rough right now for a lot...

The Best Midcoast Maine Wedding Venues

When it comes to planning a wedding in Maine, I am unabashedly partial to the Midcoast area. This is the part of Maine where I grew up. It holds a very special place in my heart. From Bath to Belfast, this is where many of my childhood memories were made. It’s no wonder that most...

WPPI recap from a Houston wedding photographer

I’m going to be honest with all of you; I’m pretty exhausted! I was out in Las Vegas last week for WPPI, a conference for professional photographers. It’s been eight years since I was last at this event and, boy, has it changed! It’s smaller, more intimate (as intimate as you can be with 8,000...

Houston Engagement Portraits – Alex & Chris

What happens when two people who live in the same duplex go through a hurricane together? The top floor neighbor ends up inviting the first floor neighbor up for safety from the flooding and before you know it they start dating. This is the story of Alex and Chris. When hurricane Harvey was wrecking havoc...

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