Houston boasts a variety of picturesque locations for bridals, engagement and wedding portraits, but our favorite city’s skyline is an undeniably stunning backdrop. Daughter of Houston’s Mayor Turner, influencer and blog writer Ashley Turner, recently said I do, and her bridals are anything but ordinary. A fairytale-inspired wedding gown (complete with a sweeping ruffled train), a long lace veil and a bejeweled bridal headpiece completed Ashley’s glam look while the setting sun cast the dreamiest glow on the tall downtown buildings behind her.
When planning your wedding, picking your photographer is like returning to the dating scene. You want someone that is easy to get along with and knows what you’re looking for. From a creative eye to the style of editing to the photographer’s personality, there are several key factors a couple should decide on before booking for the big day. Get to know Adrianne, the photographer behind the lens of Adrianne Michelle Photography, and hear what drives her passion for engagement and wedding 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 »
Chandler, a dancer, always gave Stephen, a singer and songwriter, a hard time because he had never written a song about her. Until one day the song Chandler had patiently been waiting for, finally got written, and played, when Stephen proposed to her. Chandler says the biggest challenge they faced while planning their wedding was having to plan it all in just three months, but they pulled it off beautifully at Briscoe Manor! Notes the bride: “We wanted our wedding to be big and have all of our close family and friends there to celebrate us, but we also wanted it to be simple and elegant. It was a beautiful combination of both of those things.”
Following a serene ceremony in Briscoe Manor’s limestone chapel, the couple joined 275 guests for an energetic reception where the bride and her dad surprised their guests with a choreographed dance! Favorite moments for the bride included, “Getting ready with all of my favorite girls, seeing Stephen for the first time as I walked down the aisle, dancing with my dad and getting to celebrate on the dance floor with everyone we love so much.”
Keep scrolling and join us in celebrating this beautiful Houston couple’s simple elegant wedding at Briscoe Manor, wonderfully captured by Emily Figurelli Photography. Congratulations, Chandler & Stephen!
Roll out the red carpet because Houston-based wedding photographer Stephania Campos is back on the blog, this time with her glamorous Hollywood engagement editorial that we are beyond thrilled to share with you!
Stephania kept the engagement editorial simple, yet utterly glamorous by choosing iconic and natural settings. Taking advantage of the Hollywood hills and golden sunlight, Stephania beautifully captures the sweet embraces and candid moments of this lovely couple at Griffith Observatory and while strolling through Beverly Hills. Not only does Stephania thoughtfully document these dreamy moments, but she also uses her background in fashion photography to effortlessly capture the details of the model’s stunning Art Deco-inspired Monique Lhuillier gown. We love how this seductive flesh tone tulle gown draws the eye to its glittering black beaded and sequined Art Deco design and gives way to a trailing mermaid hem, perfectly paired with a chic Gucci purse.
Scroll down to get inspired by this glamorous Hollywood engagement editorial and join us in swooning over these breathtaking images by Stephania Campos!