romantic country club wedding // texas wedding photographer

One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer - especially with Callen being my second shooter - is the way our clients go from being strangers in a coffee shop to dear friends. When Kelley and I first met up, we had a few mutual friends and had both gone to UT, but we were a few years apart and our paths never crossed. We instantly connected and the conversation became less about services and more about life in general. When it came time for their engagement shoot, I was so excited for all four of us spend time together! Sure enough, it felt less like work and more like a double date. Between dancing in the pretty light and sweet moments, we chatted about life and marriage and our friendship grew. By the time I met Kelley for her bridal portraits it felt like seeing an old friend and we had a great evening following the sunlight around Rice University with her mom and sister. 

Needless to say, we were so excited going in to their wedding day! We had grown to love them and they had grown to trust us and the dynamic of the day reflected that so well. We loved spending time with their friends and family while getting ready! We were thrilled to see their engagement photos adorning the reception space and a beautiful print from her bridals at the entrance and we received so many heartfelt compliments from guests about their previous sessions. James and Kelley are surrounded with an amazing community and so much love, it was truly amazing to witness! Their ceremony was the sweetest reflection of them as a couple and their deep relationship with God. We had so much fun at their reception and stayed throughoughly entertained by the amazing dancing skills their guests brought to the floor! We left that evening feeling refreshed and excited for this new marriage, new friendship, and this amazing job we get to do! Kelley and James, you two are a huge blessing to us and we're to thankful to have been a part of your day!

Canon 6D / Canon 50 1.2L / Sigma ART 35 1.4

Sony A7ii / Sigma ART 35 1.4 / Canon 70-200 4L / Rokinon 85 / Canon 24-70 2.8L

Edited with Mastin Labs on Adobe Lightroom

Bride's Dress: Mia Bridal | 2509 River Oaks Blvd

Ceremony Venue: Church of the Apostles Houston | 1111 West 14th Street

Reception Venue: River Oaks Country Club | 1600 River Oaks Boulevard

DJ: Groove Knight

Catering: World Catering Bakery | 1073 Silber Road