Maggie and Chris’ relationship started off as a workplace romance. Maggie’s caught Chris’ eye and he¬†knew he had to meet her. She worked in a different department, so it took some plotting to come up with excuses to talk to her. Eventually, he mustered up the courage and asked her out for pizza. The rest is history and now they will have a “pizza” each other’s hearts for the rest of their lives. Like what I did there? ūüėČ

We wanted to highlight Maggie and Chris’ love for Houston and pizza so we planned a fun engagement session including Houston’s revitalized downtown, an iconic¬†Houston pizza spot, Frank’s Pizza, (if you haven’t been there at 2 AM are you really a Houstonian?), and a highrise roof top for some gorgeous skyline shots. read more

It had been a little while since my last studio session with Teddy, so I was excited to get the call from his parents about setting up another session for the little guy! Well, as I found out upon meeting them at Sam Houston Park, he’s not so little anymore! He’s now running around as fast as his legs can take him and talking up a storm. It’s so cool to see his personality take shape more and more each time we see each other.

This time he brought a few of his favorites, a harmonica, his favorite pink shirt, and of course, lollipops. For the most part, I elected to let him show me all his new things and just be himself. He is so great in front of the camera, a real natural! After wondering what I was looking at after each shot, he asked to see the camera and was surprised to see himself on it. After that, he requested to see the camera after most photos so that he could check himself out. It was all great fun! read more

I’ve been waiting since early January to post up Beth’s bridals, and since her and Krys have tied the knot at Ashelynn Manor on the 16th, I finally can!

We started this set out at Sam Houston Park right underneath the Houston skyline in the late afternoon. After their amazing engagement set in College Station, I had my work cut out for me! The park was virtually empty, so we had our choice of where to shoot. I really like the old houses and other structures that have been moved onto the property, giving it a small town feel in stark contrast to the skyscrapers towering overhead, just blocks away. Beth’s sister Laura and her husband Jes came along to help out on dress/hair watch and to help wrangle Beth’s pup Lexie for a couple of shots. It was invaluable having them there, as a sister always has a sharp eye to keep the bride looking her best. read more

I had an awesome time with Shawn and Alison on their engagement set! We covered a little bit of everything, including Hermann Park, Midtown and right under the skyline at Sam Houston Park. We finished up the set with her dad’s 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air, which was the perfect ending to the set.

Thanks again guys, and I hope you love the photos!

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I’ve been waiting to post the photos of this one since the day we took them! We met Meghan just weeks before her wedding at Sam Houston Park¬†to shoot her bridals. Sam Houston Park is a beautiful place, nestled just in front of the towering Houston Sykline. With old structures that were either built or moved on the land, it features a small town feel that is usually devoid in a huge city like Houston. I was really liking the Southern feel to some of the old houses, and decided that the long, “L” shaped porch of the Pillot House would be a great place to start the shoot. With elaborate latticework and carved wood archways looking out onto the grounds, it worked perfectly for the set. The warm sunlight coming in through the trees behind Meghan worked as a hair light, giving a very nice bright edge to her dress and hair. read more