Emily+Andrew Married!

This was such a fun wedding for me.  I had THREE of my brides there!  The first time I met Emily and Andrew was at Emily’s best friend’s wedding last year in Washington.  Emily and Andrew BOTH caught the bouquet/garter and I think you can see from this image below that she was pretty excited about it :).

They got engaged not too long after that and I was so excited when she contacted me to shoot her wedding!  It turned out so unbelievably beautiful.  The details are all amazing!  I had a really hard time narrowing down all the detail shots for the blog :).

LOVE these shoes.  Love them.

The flowers, oh the FLOWERS.  I could do an entire post on just the flowers, but these will have to suffice.

Emily was so excited to email me a few weeks before the wedding to tell me she convinced Andrew to do a first look (which is when the bride and groom see each other prior to the ceremony and I photograph the meeting with just the 3 of us and then we take some portraits).  I am SOOOOO glad we did it, as it started raining during the (indoor) ceremony and we wouldn’t have gotten any outdoor shots otherwise!  We also did most of the bridal party portraits before the ceremony.  So what do you think, worth it??

In case you didn’t notice, Andrew is TALL.  Even with those awesome purple heels on :).


Bride and Groom #1

Bride and Groom #2 (and Emily’s sister)

And all three couples with me!

Emily also has a rockin’ blog that you should check out!  She keeps posting so many cool diy projects and fun wedding ideas.  Congratulations and Merry Christmas Eve!


Elisabeth is a friend of a friend and she came up with a very thoughtful gift for her parents. She decided to capture some pictures of herself for Christmas (she’s an only child and what parents wouldn’t love that?!?).

We headed downtown to some locations I have used before…yet discovered several new areas too!  My boyfriend came along again to second-shoot and kept an eye out for rockin’ areas to shoot.  Several of the shots below are his!

The first half of these pictures were all taken within a few blocks of each other. Good job downtown Houston!

One of my favorite shots of her (below) was taken by my boyfriend!  He claims he had an excellent teacher, but I think it’s mainly talent.

I went a little crazy with all the following “24” shots.  Surprisingly, we have the same favorite number! Turns out we have much more in common. Among other things, we both turned 24 this year (less than a month apart and for her it was 24 on the 24th), and we met our significant others in similar ways.  Needless to say, it was fun getting to know each other.

My view:

My BF’s view:

* Any of the shots that look like I’m 6′ 8″ were taken with me on top of my BF’s shoulders.

Gordon & Katrina engaged!

Katrina and Gordon are a super fun couple I know from church and their engagement session was the generous wedding gift from two other friends! One of those friends came along and second-shot. Some of these locations we just randomly found as we were driving around.

It rained/misted on us intermittently the entire time and everyone took it in good stride! We hardly even used the umbrellas (though we were protecting the cameras like mad) and Katrina and Gordon both looked amazing throughout :).

Want to know how I managed this next shot with my short self?? Keep scrolling.

Me, in all my wet, cold, trying-to-protect-myself-from-the-wind-and-rain glory.

I got that above shot the same way I got this one…

All I needed was one awesome boyfriend. It was his idea. He’s a genius.

This was almost as fun as the double date we went with these two to a sketchy mini golf place a few weeks ago :). Congratulations!