Jul 242012
 

Rice University is a great place to take Bridal Portraits because the architecture on the campus is very classical and elegant which makes me think of grand European castles. That makes it one of my favorite places to shoot.

The columns in this hall at Rice University create great leading lines. The right side columns here lead your eye right to Cassandra’s face. The texture and repeating pattern of the brickwork and columns lend a lot of interest to the background. I also love the contrast of textures between the hard angled bricks and Cassandra’s soft flowing dress. The long receding hallway gives depth and perspective to the otherwise two dimensional medium.

I placed Cassandra in front of the dark section of the closest pillar because I knew the light would softly illuminate her dress and face making her stand out from the background. Look at the light on Cassandra’s face. The far side of her face is illuminated and the close side is in shadow. In photography this is called “short lighting” it is very flattering and slimming which makes it one of my favorite lighting techniques to use on women. I loved the light in this hallway on the day of he session because it was overcast making everything evenly lit. The recessed hallway with one side open created the perfect conditions for the kind of soft directional light that is so flattering for bridal portraits. The overall light is a nice balance between the lit sides of the hall and the darker ceiling and floor. I try to be very deliberate with my bridal portraits, so I placed the dress very perfectly for that polished look. The white bouquet serves two purposes. One, to compliment her dress where a dark bouquet would have been to distracting from her face. Two, to have something for Cassandra to do with her hands.

This is one of my favorite portraits and I can’t wait to create more beautiful art for you. What do you like about this bridal portrait?

Sep 092011
 

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.

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Jul 092011
 

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!

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Sep 132010
 

Budget Wedding Photography Houston Beautiful White Sands National Monument  is located about 15 miles outside of Alamogordo, New Mexico in the Tularosa Basin. This comprises about 275 square  miles of white gypsum sand dunes and the monument is only part of that. It’s a rare sight to see gypsum in the form of sand because it’s water-soluble. Rain water washes the gypsum from the surrounding mountain ranges into the basin, and since there is no outlet to the sea the water gets trapped and eventually evaporates or it sinks into the ground leaving the gypsum behind.

I got the chance to visit in January of 2010 with my boyfriend Joel, and absolutely loved it! When you first drive into the park the dunes aren’t that big, but when you go further in they get over 30 feel tall. I felt like a kid in a candy store! Everywhere I looked it was beautiful! I loved standing on the tall sand dunes and looking into the distance and seeing nothing but rolling sand dunes and then the mountains in the background. I stayed to see the sunset and it was amazing! The colors in the sky with the mountains and the rolling sand dunes looked just like a painting.

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I look at these photos and I feel one important thing can be added.

I can see a beautiful bride standing there in her wedding dress with her veil flowing behind her in the wind during sunset.

Can you imagine the same with an engagement portrait?

I can see a couple kissing in silhouette with the beautiful rolling dunes.

The more I think about it the more I want to do it.

Getting a round trip ticket wouldn’t be much. It’s an 2 hour flight from Houston to El Paso then about an 1 and 30 minute drive to White Sands. That’s not much at all considering the beautiful portrait you will get to enjoy the rest of your life.

The more I think about it the easier it seems to make a reality and I can’t wait to take the trip!

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Jul 252010
 

I recently shot a free bridal shoot. I had two beautiful ladies model for me, Allison and Whitney, and they each got an 11×14. I met with Allison at Solaris Studios yesterday to show her the photos.

This is the photo she chose for the 11×14:

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This one was defiantly one of my favorite. I really like how you can see the full dress and she has a beautiful expression.

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