Trey + Sarah | Houston Engagement Photographer

Trey + Sarah | Houston Engagement Photographer

Trey planned his engagement to Sarah for their 2-year anniversary, which included someone in the wings {me!} to capture the moment. These two met online and, as his mom informs me, they went on their first date in a little hole in the wall.

Things went well, they are both sporty. Trey played baseball all his life he played for the New York Mets & Skeeters while Sarah played soccer at Nichols State College. They both have a passion for the outdoors and hunting, specifically Trey, who has been shooting a bow since he was 2 years old. He bought Sarah a bow last year for Christmas so they could go hunting together. Turns out Sarah is a natural with a bow, as she has grown up around brothers who shoot, and she snagged a good size deer her first night out.

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Houston TX Engagement Photographer C Wright Photography

Right as they arrived in the horse-drawn buggy, another group arrived that were photographing a cake smash. We entered from the far side of the park, which was perfect because Trey didn’t go the planned route to the signed that were set up. So I had to pretend to be with this other group as Trey and Sarah walked past. My heart was racing!!

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Houston TX Engagement Photographer C Wright Photography

Houston TX Engagement Photographer C Wright Photography

Houston TX Engagement Photographer C Wright Photography

Houston TX Engagement Photographer C Wright Photography

Thankfully Trey was able to get Sarah to the signs, and as they say, the rest was history! The theme of the proposal was “The Hunt is Over, She said YES!”, which fits them perfectly. The three of us stuck around Sam Houston Park for a little bit and got some excited/romantic pictures. It was wonderful to be the one who captured a couple so passionate about each other, it makes me job effortless.

Houston TX Engagement Photographer C Wright Photography

Houston TX Engagement Photographer C Wright Photography

Houston TX Engagement Photographer C Wright Photography

Houston TX Engagement Photographer C Wright Photography

 

So congratulations Trey & Sarah! I wish you lots of fun and very little stress on your journey to planning your wedding day, which is happening March 2017.

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Behind the Camera Series: Family Albums

Behind the Camera Series: Family Albums

Houston, TX PhotographerGrowing up, my father photographed us a lot and made a ton of photo albums. He did this well before I was born, I think it started in college. Anytime we had a birthday party, were swimming, played soccer or even did little things like learning how to ride a bike or wash the car, he was there with his camera. He made his albums chronologically by year, painstakingly taping the pictures to the page and writing poignant words or sometimes a funny quip. I love them to this day.

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I mean who else has a birthday party where all your friends write name tags and put them on their forehead? And who has a father who thinks that is hilarious and features it prominently in a scrapbook? My dad. Who takes pictures of you stabbing a birthday cake with a knife? My dad. Or my goofy grin for soccer pictures? He captured all of our uniquenesses, and I loved it. It got to the point where when my dad would start an album I would wait with baited breath to see what he had done, sometimes hovering around him. He would tell me to go play, as he needed the space to let his creative juices flow.

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I feel confident I haven’t changed much over the years looking at this picture!

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Now I am hopeful to be able to inherit these scrapbooks one day. Being a photographer now, I truly see the beauty in what he has created. I can’t wait for my nephews to inherit them {after me!} and show them a time gone by, where their grandparents were young and in love. Where their mother was a young girl, swimming in the pool and riding horses. Their aunt was a little crazy in every picture that was taken of her. And it makes me emotional, because I can sometimes feel my mortality sneaking up on me. My body creaks in places it never used to and I get tired sometimes much faster than I ever used to.

So these albums are much more than pictures. They are a little piece of immortality, not just for myself but for my entire family. They are treasures.

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My parent’s wedding day, my Dad snaps the bottom picture of my Mom. Talk about love.

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My Dad in his 20’s, dressed up Halloween!!

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My father being his normal self!

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Houston wedding Photographer C Wright Photography

Houston wedding Photographer C Wright Photography

Me ready for grade 8 graduation

 

Houston, TX PhotographerLove my work? Want me to capture you and yours? Let’s talk!! It’s easy, my email address is Christine@cwrightphotographyhouston.com. Let’s have a heart-to-heart, get excited about the possibilities of the session and come up with a plan that is uniquely you! I want to hear from you!
Hair Trends that Photograph Well

Hair Trends that Photograph Well

Hair trends have been seeing a resurgence of old with a new twist lately. I feel like the 80’s are having a huge influence across the board {pantone colors of the year, gold coming back into style, as an example}. This has popping up into hair trends and I think it is a fun and sassy way to make your pictures more dynamic, whether it is for portraits or your wedding day.

Funky Colored Hair

You may not know this but I have purple and teal in my hair. I love this colored hair trend happening right now, and wish to have unicorn colored hair before the trend disappears. I also love that it captures exceptionally well on camera, I just did a session the other night where where the woman had died her hair grey. It was fun and translated perfectly to her pictures. What I am loving is that almost anything is game. You want to have your hair look like it is on fire with a mix of reds and oranges? Cool. You want to just have the bottom part of your hair pink? Awesome. Feeling like unicorn hair is the way to go? It all looks good on camera. Not all of it translates well to a wedding day, but even a subtle touch or pop is still fun and makes you unique. Plus if you want to try it out without the commitment, there are temporary dyes that last for 2 washes, which is perfect for a portrait session!

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The Braid

The braid has been coming back for a while, but what is so freaking cool is that it is not just the french braid and pigtail braids of my youth {I must also admit that as a child of the 80’s I was a victim to all of those plus the high ponytail on the top of your head}. I love how a braid is interwoven into an up-do, how you can have different kinds of braids {fishtail or the rope braid}. I did a styled session a few weeks ago and in the up-do the model had a fishtail braid. It was inspired and beautiful and made her look regal. If you follow any hair and make up people on instagram, one of my favorites is @hairandmakeupbysteph, she knows how to make a braid look sexy in an up-do or a messy side ponytail.

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This look is perfect for women who want to look casual but put-together. I even recently had my hair cut into a long bob, I just haven’t added the slight curl to it to give it that fringe look. I love it by the way. Long enough for a ponytail but short enough to fun. Although I recently saw a video on how to curl my hair with a braid and my flatiron which I need to try now! The fun thing about this look is that if you are running after a few kids, this cut makes it so you can just rub some oil or finishing cream on your hands and run it through your hair and voila! You are ready for pictures! Bonus points if you got bangs cut with the bob, that’s crazy popular right now.

 

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If you have time on portrait day, blow outs are seriously in right now. We can thank Adele for this! Of course this trend isn’t as 60’s as you think, it just adds some lift to your hair and gives you a more sophisticated look. It also is amazing for your wedding day with a sash or a sparkly headpiece. Plus you get to have a little bit of down time and pampering {and maybe a tiny bit of time to yourself if you are a busy mom}.

 

Let me know what hair trends you have adopted recently or want to! I think I might experiment with that hair curling technique in the next week or two, I may take pictures as I do it. I mean if Buzzfeed people can do it, I can too, right??

 

Houston, TX PhotographerLove my work? Want me to capture you and yours? Let’s talk!! It’s easy, my email address is Christine@cwrightphotographyhouston.com. Let’s have a heart-to-heart, get excited about the possibilities of the session and come up with a plan that is uniquely you! I want to hear from you!
Behind the Camera Series: Food in Philly

Behind the Camera Series: Food in Philly

Houston, TX PhotographerI went to Philly a few weeks ago, and basically ate my way through it! Visiting one of my oldest friends Steve, we share a common love for adventure, old architecture and mostly food. Philly does not disappoint when it comes to food.

Pizza

Philly Wedding PhotographerI have had both pizza and flatbread while I was there, because yes. The first night I was in Philadelphia we got a pizza called The Stache from a restaurant close to Drexel campus called Zavino. It was thin crust, and had pesto, a lemon vinaigrette, parmesan and arugula on it. We wanted to add chicken to it, but they wanted to charge us an extra $6, and for that amount I could buy an entire chicken, so we said no.

The next night we went to The Harvest Seasonal Grill and had the freshest tomato soup ever, and a flatbread made of sausage, roasted red peppers and mozzarella. This thing was seriously tasty–it wasn’t too strong a cheese so you tasted all the meat and peppers. I would go back to that place in a heartbeat! They use locally sourced ingredients and care about what goes into their food. The menu there changes weekly because of this, and I would love to live in Philly just to try their weekly menu.

Breakfast

Philly Wedding PhotographerWe went to Sabrina’s the Thursday morning and had an epic breakfast. Their menu was entertaining as it had a temporary insert with dishes named or inspired by the X-Files. And since I am a big old X-Files fan, this was even more exciting! I ordered way too much, but it was excellent. I had a vanilla latte (not too sweet) and a frittata made of egg whites, mushrooms, onions and cheese. It was a lot. It also came with toast and home fries. I maybe ate half! I feel kind of bad, but I just wasn’t prepared for the amount of food I was getting. I could see myself going there brunch on the weekend, as it has a cozy house feel to it. Well played Sabrina’s, well played.

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Burgers

Philly Wedding PhotographerPhilly Wedding PhotographerSo we went to Reading Terminal Market {pronounced red-ing NOT read-ing} while we were looking at historical buildings and looking at places where National Treasure was filmed. Did I mention Steve and I used to work at Blockbuster together and share a passion for all things movie and TV related? I mean it’s almost a requirement to be my friend at this point. There is a scene in National Treasure where they hide out in Reading Market from bad guys, and it was really neat to be there! The food choices were overwhelming. There is every imaginable food place you can choose from, and we walked the entire space almost twice to figure it out. We settled on Hunger Burger and that was the right choice. The bun is what made their burger exceptional–it wasn’t too thick, it was soft a little sweet and absorbed the flavor of the burger so your senses were assaulted with taste. We got macaroni and cheese to go with it, and it tasted home made. You can tell they use fresh, local ingredients in their food because you can’t replicate that fresh taste with subpar ingredients!! I want a burger right now just thinking about it.

Donuts

Guys. Guys. I don’t say this lightly. I ate the best donuts of my life here. Am I taking it too far? I think not. In Reading Market we found a donut shop called Beiler’s Donuts. These sexy creatures are soft, warm and inviting. I don’t know how they can do donuts differently, but they do. We got a ton of donuts and brought them home with us. The highlights were: key lime pie, plain, boston creme, salted caramel and nutella creme. In fact anything they put creme into was a home run.

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Italian

My last night there Steve, Vince and I went to this small Italian restaurant that you wouldn’t look twice at if you were walking past it. The restaurant is called Cucina Forte. I had a few firsts in this visit. I tried crab and lobster. I wanted to not like it, and I was very nervous. Steve is persuasive though and I was not disappointed. The crab was part of an artichoke dip and the flavors complimented each other and it was glorious! The lobster was in the pasta, was completely fresh and tasted almost sweet. I ordered gnocchi in a red pesto sauce as an appetizer and had stuffed ravioli for dinner. All the pasta was homemade, we drank wine and talked for hours. This restaurant had beautiful presentation and we enjoyed watching the other plates of food come out. We topped off the evening with tiramisu because yes. We then walked around Target to get our full bellies to settle.

All in all I can’t get over how great the food was this visit! I had way too good of a time going to all these places with Steve {and Vince a little}. I think the 4 of us {including my husband in this!!} need to go somewhere new and try new places together. I think we would have a blast. Italy anyone?

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Houston, TX PhotographerLove my work? Want me to capture you and yours? Let’s talk!! It’s easy, my email address is Christine@cwrightphotographyhouston.com. Let’s have a heart-to-heart, get excited about the possibilities of the session and come up with a plan that is uniquely you! I want to hear from you!
Spring Mini Sessions

Spring Mini Sessions

Houston TX portrait photographerSpring mini sessions are here! I am offering pictures with Texas flare, at a barn that is painted with the Texas flag on it. It’s a unique location, with lots of farm land surrounding it, making it a great place for pictures! Here are the details:

Available Dates: April 10th, 17th & 24th. All of these days are a Sunday.

Available times: 7am, 7:30am; 6:30pm, 7pm & 7:30pm

Sessions are 30 minutes long, so please make sure to arrive on time!! You will be delivered 20 images in an online gallery for you to choose the final 10 images you want as part of your package. Once chosen, these 10 images will be sent to you with a print release.

Spaces are limited, so book soon! The full $175 {plus tax} will be due to book your space, along with a signed contract. Email me at christine@cwrightphotographyhouston.com or fill out inquire tab above.

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