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 »
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!
Bella, an operations manager, and Larry, a piping designer, traveled to Colorado for a Texans vs Broncos game, but little did Bella know, Larry had the romantic surprise of a lifetime waiting for her on their trip. “On November 1, 2018, we planned a hike to a lake in the mountains with ‘a friend’ of his,” recalls Bella. “Turned out he was a professional photographer. About an hour into the hike he asked me to sit beside him on a rock overlooking the lake. While admiring the beautiful scenery he tried to get romantic but failed, as I refused to stop throwing snow at him. He finally stood me up and got down in one knee and asked to marry me. With tears in my eyes, I accepted.”
A year later, it was only fitting for the travel-loving couple to have an intimate destination wedding in Oahu, Hawaii. The bride and groom exchanged vows in a romantic beachfront ceremony, overlooking the pristine blue waters of Kāne‘ohe Bay, all beautifully documented by Houston wedding photographer Civic Photos and Houston wedding videographer Meant To Be Films. Following their outdoor ceremony, the newlyweds set sail on a private catamaran cruise and joined 72 of their loved ones in an open-air reception surrounded by lush tropical foliage and majestic mountains. Bella describes the wedding decor as, “Tropical with natural flower arrangements that accentuated the beautiful scenery,” featuring a lovely color palette of ivory, gold and burgundy. Guests dined on coconut shrimp, Jamaican jerk chicken and pork, and Mahi Mahi, before dancing the night away under the Hawaiian moonlight. The bride’s favorite moment? “Our first dance after becoming Mrs. Herrera.” Join us in swooning over this beautiful destination wedding in Hawaii. Congratulations, Bella & Larry!