Vibrant Retro-Inspired Styled Shoot at The Whitehall

Houston’s original landmark hotel, The Whitehall shines with gracious southern hospitality and crave-worthy cuisine. A mid-century architectural gem, The Whitehall, has been a beloved landmark in downtown Houston since 1963.  Legendary musical icons like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and Cher are just a few high-profile celebrities who have stayed at the historic property. Of particular note is the iconic spiral staircase that appears to float in mid-air.

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Ethereal Rooftop Wedding by Esther Makau Photography at Le Meridien Houston Downtown

Bride is sitting on a chair decorated with bohemian flowers and pampas grass for the ethereal rooftop wedding styled shoot.
Photo: Esther Makau Photography | Venue: Le Méridien Houston Downtown | Floral: Mod Effect Events | Dress: Janice Bridal Couture | Jewelry: EMBARK Fine Jewelry | Videography: Cinematic Saviors | Cake: Marblelous Cakes | Hair + Makeup: Blush Hair and Makeup Artistry | Invitations and Table Top: Bering’s

Imagine your wedding against the dramatic Houston skyline on the rooftop of the Le Méridien Houston Downtown, surrounded by modern skyscrapers and endless views.

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Southern Wedding Styled Shoot at The Mansion at ColoVista

Bride and groom stand at the alter for their artfully curated Southern wedding. Bride is holding her bridal bouquet and there is a beautiful view of the hill country.
Photo: Esther Makau Photography | Venue: The Mansion at ColoVista | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Cookies: Sift & Swirl | Jewelry: Embark Fine Jewelry | Local CVB: Visit Bastrop

We’re thrilled to showcase this charming southern wedding, styled shoot at The Mansion at ColoVista. The historic colonial-style mansion sits on 700 verdant acres, offering couples breathtaking views of the Colorado River and all the modern amenities essential for a seamless and stress-free wedding day.

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Vintage Chic Wedding Styled Shoot at The Carriage House

Man leaning over a bench kissing a woman in a long white gown inside a white outdoor structure adorned with orange, red and blush colored blooming florals and greenery on the lawn of the Carriage in Conroe, Texas.
Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Video: EP Films | Venue: The Carriage House | Invitations: Bering’s | Florals: Dream Bouquet | Rentals: Avalon Event Rentals | Live Painter: Rendered Moments | Cake: Marblelous Cakes | Dress: Parvani Vida | HMUA: Polished Makeup and Hair | Jewelry: I W Marks | Transportation: Monarch Limo

The age-old saying “something old and something new” doesn’t just have to apply to your bridal look! Why not incorporate it into your wedding day décor to inspire the vintage chic wedding of your dreams? This lovely styled shoot at The Carriage House does just that, and we can’t get enough! Amy Maddox Photography and EP Films captured all the delicate details of this shoot, and we’re elated to share it with you. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Modern Beach Elopement Shoot By Esther Makau Photography

Man embraces a woman in a sequin mini dress on sunny Orange County beach with the waves of the Pacific Ocean behind them.
Photo: Esther Makau Photography

Elopements aren’t just for the movies, and amid the global uncertainties of the past year and the new wedding-planning nuances that came along with them, more couples have been opting instead for sweet weddings for two. This modern beach elopement styled shoot was captured by Esther Makau Photography in her signature candid, airy style. Esther Makau is passionate about freezing moments in time by taking candid wedding photos that tell a couple’s unique love story. “Timeless, romantic and candid moments are captured because of a couple’s connection with each other and their photographer. Your memories are as important to me as they are to you,” explains Esther. As you scroll through the photos from this shoot, you’ll almost feel the ocean breeze and the love and laughter shared between the bride and groom.  Click here to read the rest of this post »