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Candice & Daniel // Chandelier Grove // Houston, TX Wedding Photography
Monday, May 30, 2016
Candice & Daniel // Chandelier Grove // Houston, TX Wedding Photography

Whewww boy. This wedding was a doozy, in the very best of ways:  it was full of incredibly sweet and loving people, at a beautiful venue, with excellent vendors.  But also you guys, it had a PAD THAI STATION.  Plus entire booths for espresso, ice cream, and donuts.  So basically it was a fairytale.  Needless to say it's good that I wasn't a guest, or else I probably would have gained 20lbs and become 'that guy' to all of the catering staff.  But even after all of the food and festivities and decor and dancing, these two have (and are) something special.  It seems like no one is ever a stranger to them (animals ...

Marley & Trace // Houston, TX Wedding
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Candice & Daniel // Chandelier Grove // Houston, TX Wedding Photography

Okay, so here's the deal.  I'm kind of a weird dude, and probably far too rebellious for my own good, at least when it comes to maintaining clean-cut seriousness in the wedding world.  I'm not an expert on current wedding trends, I barely know what forks are for what in a multi course meal, and most of my photographic inspiration comes from outside of the industry entirely, whether it's fashion or adventure travel and photojournalism from 50 years ago.  The core of everything I do is a hope to understand people and share their stories in a genuine way, not simply take 'pretty wedding photos'.  In some ways I think that may hurt me in the ...

Deanna & Nicholas // Western Colorado Destination Wedding
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Candice & Daniel // Chandelier Grove // Houston, TX Wedding Photography

Goodness gracious, have I been excited to share this wedding.  You may have picked up on it by now if you've read any of my other posts, but gosh do I love documenting life.  It's the vanishing moments, the slow stories, the beauty of people and the world that surrounds them that keep me coming back to capture tiny pieces of an infinite subject.  I've been blessed to work with consistently awesome couples over the past 8 years, but these two stepped it up a notch - Deanna and Nicholas' wedding (and shoot, even they themselves) spoiled me something fierce.  Nicholas is the kind of guy that makes anyone feel always welcomed, like you've been great friends for years by the ...

Taylor & Alyssa // Woodlands, TX Wedding
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Candice & Daniel // Chandelier Grove // Houston, TX Wedding Photography

One of my favorite aspects of wedding photography is seeing how a couple’s personality and love for each other will unfold through their wedding day, and being able to share that story.   Taylor and Alyssa both have the most awesome demeanors – rare combinations of cool and kind that start quietly and become stronger as you see them in their element.   What I found to be so refreshing about them was that their ‘elements’ were so selfless – the whole day they were focused on their families, their friends, God, and each other.  They lit up together as if no one else was nearby, and I am not exaggerating when I say that they had one of the ...

Kristin & James // Corpus Christi, TX Wedding
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Candice & Daniel // Chandelier Grove // Houston, TX Wedding Photography

I was talking to someone the other day about inspiration - what inspires me personally, what inspires me as an artist, and what keeps me going when "you just have lost the edge".   The more I thought about it, that more I realized that I didn't have that many definite answers...sometimes I'm influenced by old photographs, sometimes it's travel, sometimes just everyday life.  Aside from external influences and visual cues however, there is one thing that always inspires me and energizes my creativity: selfless love. There were so many glimpses of that throughout this wedding, from Kristin and James' nerves at the beginning of the day to their unabashed joy after the ceremony. ...