Southeast Texas Wedding Photographer

Why I Photograph You

Sometimes when I’m photographing, I start to reflect on who I was in high school, even middle school, and the memories make me pause. I’ve grown, changed, and evolved, but when I think back on the things I loved years ago, I realize I was catching short glimpses of the person, of the photographer, I would become later in my life. These memories always make me smile.

Photo credit: ST Photography

Photo credit: ST Photography

When I was in middle school, one of my hobbies was exploring Photoshop. The fact that I could alter a photo with a few (or many!) clicks of my mouse fascinated me. Though I don’t spend nearly as much time in Photoshop now as a professional, I always look to my middle school days as the first moments when I realized I was inspired by moments stopped in time by the click of a shutter.

Years later, at 19, I asked for my very first camera for Valentine’s Day. My parents happily obliged (possibly because the camera was on sale!), and I still remember the first time I really started to explore with my camera in my hand. Simply put, I was hooked and grateful to have found what I thought would only ever be a hobby.

One Facebook post offering to take photos lead to another and another until I found myself capturing a baby shower followed by a newborn session. I was pursing what had become my passion, but I was also engrossed in nursing school. However, I came to a big realization while I was in the middle of my program: my heart was always more invested in developing relationships with patients and their families. It’s the very same thing I loved and still love about photography. My mom knew before I allowed myself to admit that photography was what I needed to pursue full-time, and I’m so grateful she encouraged me to change lanes.

While completing my degree in marketing, I jumped even further into photography. My ability to easily relate to others’ experiences allowed me to discover the fun of photographing lifestyle sessions. Families, kids, and high school seniors were some of my favorite subjects. And then I second shot my first wedding. Spoiler: I loved it.  

I love knowing your closest family members and friends are gathering together to celebrate your marriage on your wedding day. Few things are more exciting to me than knowing I’m capturing what I sincerely hope will become some of your most treasured memories – quiet moments with your parents before you walk down the aisle, your groom laughing along with his groomsmen, your joyful expressions together as you’re introduced for the first time at your reception. I also can’t say I’m afraid to jump on the dance floor! I have been known to lead a line dance or two.

Throughout a wedding day or session, I capture exactly what I see. I want you to look at your wedding photos and see every detail exactly how it looked on your wedding day, even the color of the sky. Not only do I want your details to be captured naturally, but I want you to look natural and timeless in your photos. You’re getting married because someone loves you for exactly who you are, how you look, and what you believe.

I learned photography was captivating in middle school, and since I’ve fully realized excitement, joy, and love are contagious feelings. How lucky am I to be able to capture all of your best moments through the lens of my camera? You and your loyalty make me forever grateful I pursued an interest turned hobby turned passion. I photograph for you (and me, too).  

I Believe in Wedding Albums

Just after my wedding day, one of the first things my husband and I chose to do was have all of our wedding photos combined into a beautifully presented wedding album. It’s one of our most treasured pieces, which is why we leave it on our buffet table at all times. We want to feel encouraged to relive our day as much as possible, and we always catch guests sneaking a peek too!

One of the comments I hear all too often about wedding albums is, “I wish I had gotten one made.” The simple fact about wedding albums is they allow your photos to become a tangible piece from your wedding day, and those moments should be printed. Your phone and computer have so many files on them already, so why add more to the mix? Plus, how often will you look through your wedding on great days and days that require a pick me up if your photos are only housed digitally? Likely not very often!

In order to encourage you to print your wedding pictures, I offer three wedding album sizes – 8” x 8”, 10” x 10”, and 12” x 12”. I absolutely love the 12” x 12” albums, but the other two sizes are just as wonderful! When you place your wedding album order, I can also design extra albums in any of the album sizes in order for you to gift them to your parents as a surprise!

When you choose to place an order for a wedding album, I will talk through all of the details with you, including your favorite photos, my top photo picks, as well as details you will want to always be able to remember. Once all of the photo choices are in place, I will design an album I sincerely hope you will love! Each piece is printed in color or black and white onto the highest quality paper to create an heirloom I know you will love.

Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life, and photos are one of the best ways to relive every moment you remember and a few you may have forgotten. I can already envision you sharing your wedding story with your children and grandchildren one day. Grant loves looking through ours, and it’s so sweet to know our wedding album will be treasured for generations to come. Let’s tell your story through your own unique heirloom album!