Oct 022014
Julie and Jonathon's Engagement Session Sneak Peek - Cullen Sculpture Garden Houston, TX

Joel and I had the opportunity to photograph Julie and Jonathon this past weekend and we had a blast. The Cullen Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston is a jewel in Houston that I always love going to. We all had a wonderful time and they were great sports about being photographed in the rain! 🙂 We can’t wait to show you the rest of the photos!

Oct 032012
Behind the Photo - Kimberly in the Sculpture Garden

Cullen Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston is another place I love to shoot bridal portraits. I really like the simple and modern look of the art in the sculpture garden. This portrait includes part of the sculpture “Houston Triptych” by Ellsworth Kelly. There is a beautiful simplicity to this photo which makes it one of my favorites. There are several elements of design that I really like about this photo including shape, pattern, and texture. To have a central subject composition that is visually interesting requires good use of symmetry and balance. In this case everything in the frame is vertically symmetrical except the sculpture piece and the placement of Kimberly’s arms and head. The sculpture lends a lot of weight to the left side of the frame but is not distracting because it is featureless. Her bent arm mimics the triangular shape of the sculpture and helps to visually connect her to the artwork. The rounded part of the sculpture and the round train of the dress similarly help connect her to the sculpture. There is a lot of different textures in the portrait and I love how the hard and angular metal and stone of the sculpture garden contrasts with the soft gentle quality of Kimberly’s back and dress. I also love the tonal contrast in this photo. It reminds me of when I shot with  Ilford HP5 plus 400 high contrast black and white film in my college darkroom class. The strong contrasts of both shades and textures creates some tension in the piece but I think the mood is really nicely controlled by Kimberly’s confident and elegant stance. We have so much fun shooting bridal portraits! When else do you get to walk around the city in a bridal gown looking like a princess? Tell me what you think in the comments below.

Sep 092011
Crystal's Bridal Session

Crystal’s Wedding was is San Antonio this past weekend and I had a blast! Check out her wedding sneak peek. The wedding was amazing and now that she is happily married I can share her bridal portraits with you. Luckily during the session it wasn’t really crazy hot because it was cloudy day. We did the Bridal Session in the Sculpture Garden which is across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. We had a great time during her session! I hope you enjoy her Bridal Portraits.

Jul 092011
Kimberly Bridal Session Part 1 of 2

I’m so excited to be able to share these! I had to wait until after her wedding and since the wedding has passed I can post them now. When I showed Kimberly these photographs she loved them so much she started crying. Let me know what you think. Which ones do you like the best? These were taken at Hermann Park and the Sculpture Garden in Houston, TX. Thank you for stopping by to take a look. Enjoy!