Texas Branding Photographer | Olivia’s Bridal House

Texas Branding Photographer | Olivia’s Bridal House

As a Texas branding photographer I am so lucky that I get to meet and work with amazing people. It’s truly one of my favorite things!! We get to dig deep into their business, find out who they want to work with, find the right inspiration and plan from there! When I met the owner of Olivia’s Bridal House I knew we were meant to work together. She is bright and funny but also very passionate about giving women in from all over Texas {and beyond! some fly in for their appointment!} the ability to not only buy a wedding dress that’s in their size, but to have to be able to try on sample dresses that go above a size 8. As someone who is larger, I can confirm that trying on wedding dresses is intimidating, I was thinking about all the extra weight I was carrying on my body and when I went to shops, their sample dresses didn’t even get up my thighs. And you know what the salesperson told me? To put the dress up to my body and imagine it on myself. Um, no. I wish when I was getting married Olivia’s Bridal House existed.

I have done quite a few sessions with Olivia’s Bridal House, and super excited to share my favorite images from our shoots from the past year!

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5 Harry Potter Quotes To Work Into Your Vows

5 Harry Potter Quotes To Work Into Your Vows

Harry Potter quotesHarry Potter quotes are timeless. And magical!! The words written by J.K. Rowling have a special place in my heart, and I feel like what is written could be put into someone’s vows, even without it being, you know, weird! Some books or movies don’t translate as well, but I feel the following 5 quotes really could be mixed in, no problem.

Quote 1

We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others.

This quote by Dumbledore could mix in perfectly with a paragraph about fate and choosing to have someone in our lives. Marriage is us making our own families, so this quote works well with that. I love how this Harry Potter quotes does this so simply! (more…)

Texas Portrait Photographer | Fall Mini Sessions

Texas Portrait Photographer | Fall Mini Sessions

Last fall, I held some amazing fall mini sessions both on Galveston Beach and at Rice University. It was an amazing time capturing these growing families, some of who I have been capturing for a few years. One family was there when I first started, and have continued to be so fun to capture through the years. These fall mini sessions are some of my favorites, and I think going forward Rice University will be the home of these sessions, as it gives us so many different locations for gorgeous pictures. Plus that architecture! So buckle in gentle readers, as I show off these beautiful families!

The Maass Family

I have known Jennifer for years now–since I basically moved to Houston. We were store managers together! We have been talking for forever about me capturing her family, and we finally did it! Her girls are growing up so quickly, turning into young women. There is so much love and frivolity in this family, I feel like you can feel it in every image!

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How To Implement a Snapchat Filter For Your Wedding

How To Implement a Snapchat Filter For Your Wedding

snapchat filterSnapchat filters are currently the only social media tool that allows you to share images with a customized filter. I honestly would love to see Instagram create a way for us to do this with them as well, but as of right now it’s not a thing. The good news is that you can always take that Snapchat picture with the filter and upload it to Instagram stories!! But I am getting off topic!

How to Design a Snapchat Filter

There are three ways to go about this, if you want to know the truth! The most work is making our own from scratch with Photoshop. So let’s start there with some pointers!! You will obviously want to have the background transparent so you can see the images you are taking pictures of! Other need to know tips: the filter size should be 1080 x 2340 pixels, 300KB or less in size and saved as a PNG file. Personally, since I love Harry Potter and the Avengers are my jam right now, if I were to design something myself, it would need to be personalized through Photoshop or do plan B which is:

Finding someone to design the filter for me. There are a lot of places online that offer this service and they do a pretty great job. I have seen pricing ranging from $20 to $50+ depending on what you want done. I have been on Etsy and few other places and it truly depends on what you want. You can even google “custom Snapchat filter” and it all comes up. Now a lot of what I saw was typically generic, but when I got specific I found some aka-mazing filters!! Let’s ogle exhibit A and then exhibit B, both are super fun and totally perfect for a wedding that has Harry Potter or Star Wars as its theme!

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Texas Wedding Photographer | Crystal & Kenneth: A Bell Tower on 34th Wedding

Texas Wedding Photographer | Crystal & Kenneth: A Bell Tower on 34th Wedding

Crystal and Kenneth had such a fun, rockin’ yet romantic wedding!  I loved being able to be there for this Bell Tower on 34th wedding – from their unique details to an amazing group of people, I had SO much fun! I was lucky that Crystal brought some of their gorgeous details – from the garter belt and stunning jewelry to the invitation and her gorgeous wedding gown! Of course Kenneth couldn’t be left out, his boutonniere was made of herbs, the grooms cake was a pig sectioned off with the different cuts of meat, a nod to him being a bad-ass chef! P.S. that grooms cake also had bacon jam inside it, and it was delicious!!

Beyond the super cool details were the sweet moments – when Crystal and her bridesmaids put on her veil and got her ready to walk down the aisle. She walked down the aisle to classic rock tunes, which fit them as a couple perfectly. Naturally the traditions of throwing the bouquet and sentimental toasts were there, too. They ended the night with a dance floor that was filled a confetti send-off. The vendors involved were phenomenal – be sure to check out the list at the bottom of this post and show them some love.

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Texas Wedding Photographer | Sara & Matt: A Nouveau Antique Art Bar Wedding

Texas Wedding Photographer | Sara & Matt: A Nouveau Antique Art Bar Wedding

Sara and Matt had such a fun, elegant and romantic wedding!  I loved being able to be there for this Nouveau Antique Art Bar wedding – from elegant details to a seriously fun group of people, it barely felt like I was working! I was lucky that Sara brought ensured that their gorgeous details were on-hand – from the rings to the invitation to an amazing wedding gown, it made for some classically elegant images. Both the bride and the groom got ready at Magnolia Hotel, downtown. (more…)

Texas Wedding Photographer | Sarah + Russell’s Nautical Themed Engagement Session in Galveston

Texas Wedding Photographer | Sarah + Russell’s Nautical Themed Engagement Session in Galveston

What goes into a nautical themed engagement session? Lots of creativity, cute props, outfits and a killer location! Added bonus? They brought their adorable pups to the session, wearing a bow and a sash! We were lucky that all the locations we used had recovered nicely from Hurricane Harvey, as we were worried that the places would still be flooded. Luckily, this was not the case!

This nautical themed engagement session also has small references to Paris, where they got engaged. A big shout out to Laced with Grace for helping with the ideas for this engagement session, it gave all the images a seamless, romantic feel. (more…)

Texas Wedding Photographer | Crystal’s Bridals at The Bell Tower on 34th

Texas Wedding Photographer | Crystal’s Bridals at The Bell Tower on 34th

The Bell Tower on 34th is a favorite of mine within the downtown Houston area, so when Crystal was getting married there and doing her bridals there, I knew I was in for a treat! Crystal brought her mom and her sister, which was perfect for dress fluffing, hair fixing and keeping her laughing. And it was the perfect day for these photos at The Bell Tower! It wasn’t too humid, which, if you live in Houston, you know is a miracle. We had lots of sun and there were so many gorgeous areas in The Bell Tower to take pictures. (more…)

Texas Photographer | Magnolia Table and Market Fun!

Texas Photographer | Magnolia Table and Market Fun!

Last week, when my sister came to visit we knew we wanted to go to Waco for Magnolia Table and Market! In fact we didn’t know Magnolia Table would be open until one of her friends sent her a text saying it had just opened. My sister and I had already booked an Airbnb in Waco just to go to the market, the new restaurant by Chip & Jo Gaines wasn’t really on our radar. It was pure luck that the restaurant opened the week we decided to go!!

Magnolia Table

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Texas Wedding Photographer | Sarah & Earl: A County Line Event Center Wedding

Texas Wedding Photographer | Sarah & Earl: A County Line Event Center Wedding

Sarah and Earl had such a sweet, romantic wedding!  I loved being able to be there for this County Line Event Center wedding – from gorgeous details to an amazing group of people, I had SO much fun! I was lucky that Sarah brought some of their gorgeous details – from the rings to the invitation to an amazing wedding gown, it was such a classically beautiful day.  Then Earl with the epic car that he came in!

Beyond the super cool details were the sweet moments – the first look with Sarah and her dad.  She was given away by her precious son, who was overwhelmed with emotion during the ceremony.  Of course the traditions of throwing the bouquet and super sweet toasts were there, too.  Capturing the moments from this day was so incredible!  The vendors involved were phenomenal – be sure to check out the list at the bottom of this post and show them some love.

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