By Your Side Photography


We have a passion for telling stories with pictures. We focus on anticipating each special moment of the wedding, and being ready to photograph it—on being fully engaged with what is happening at your event, but unobtrusive in capturing every detail. We bring our passion for wedding photography to our Houston and Katy area clients with attentive, personalized service, and a dedication to our craft.

We believe that wedding photography is so much more than just taking photos—it is about having a connection with each individual wedding couple. By working closely with out clients before, during and after the big day, we ensure that our couples are relaxed, and confident that their wedding photos will be everything they have imagined, and more.

Client Testimonials

“ Mari and her husband were wonderful. Weddings can be very stressful at times, but these two made this part of the experience very easy. We met with them multiple times beforehand and they were so pleasant, we spent so much of the time simply talking about life and relationships. The day of the wedding went smoothly thanks to their guidance. Not only did they help us move things along and get the pictures we needed very quickly, but they also gave us the freedom to as-lib if necessary. They were present for every important moment and all the less noticeable ones, all while not being overly pushy. They allowed us to enjoy our wedding while still capturing the moments that made the day so special.” - Ashley & Joesph 

“ This couple was so amazing to work with. They produced incredible photos. I used them for my bridal photos as well, and their artistic views helped add so much to the images; we will cherish our photos forever!” - Katy & Wes

“ Mari and James are not only wonderful photographers but they are great people. We enjoyed getting to know them and are blessed they were our photographers at our wedding! They were so patient and thoroughly explained what to expect that day. They were very easy to communicate with and fast responders. We felt like we were in great hands!” - Ruth & Mark