Vashti & Eric: So in Love {Houston TX Couple Photographer}

So, in case you don’t recognize her (or have never seen me in action at a wedding) Vashti is my second shooter. So when she said she wanted photos with her husband Eric, I was so excited to get her … Continue reading

Who Inspires Me?

As a photographer, you are inspired by many things – be it God’s creation in a beautiful mountain range or by a 5 year old little girl that just wants to twirl in her new dress. There are also other photographers that I admire. The list of people below put out some beautiful images. I only know the people on this list through the work that I’ve seen from them, but through their work I feel like I know them. These people are inspiring and keep me moving forward and pushing through my own boundaries. Check ’em out!

For her work with seniors, Spanki Mills is awesome! She is so super relaxed and she is one of those people I feel like I just want to hang out and go shopping with. But then again, I guess you have to be kinda cool to be great at working with high school seniors!

I’m not really into shooting newborn photos myself, but I really adore Rachel Vanoven’s work. It takes a very special (and extremely patient) person to photograph newborns, and she does it so effortlessly.

Before I even started taking photos professionally, I loved taking landscape photos. There is no one better at capturing the beautiful sights of the earth than Charlie Waite.

Macro photography has always been another love of mine, and I don’t really follow one person specifically, but there are a lot of great examples out there that keep me pushing forward in my own work.

Lastly, for weddings, Susan Stripling is awesome-sauce. She has a way of looking at weddings in such a creative and wonderful way and I aspire to have 1/10th the “eye” that she has. I’m hoping she will do a workshop one day and I. WILL. GO.

Abigail & Zach {Galveston, TX Couple Photographer}

Relationships are never easy – especially when you live hours apart. But for Abigail and Zach, they are making it work. Abigail is a model (can’t you tell by her fierceness?) and her boyfriend Zach was coming into town for … Continue reading

A Few of My Favorite Things

Every photographer has their list of go-to items, what equipment they like to use, where they like to shoot at, etc. So for your viewing pleasure, I put together a list of my favorite things.

Favorite Camera Body

Well, it’s the one I have – the Canon 5D Mark II. With 21.1 megapixels, what isn’t there to like? The day I upgraded to that bad boy was the day I first saw my photos pop!

Favorite Lenses

I have favorite lenses for different occasions.

My go to for portraits is always my Canon 50mm 1.4. It produces such clear, crisp, photos and I love a sharp photo!

momma to be

For macro shots, I love the 100mm Macro 2.8 IS . man oh man, do I love macro!

camouflage rings

For those photos needing a little zoom power, I like the Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS. It puts you right in the action without being, well, right in the action.St. Paul's Methodist Church: Houston, TX

Editing Software

Photoshop all the way! I’m hoping to get into the world of Adobe Lightroom soon, though!

Favorite Technique

Flare. But I’m careful not to overuse it. Some situations call for a burst of light running through the image, and I love creating that drama flare evokes.

country engagement photo

Favorite Location

This is a tough question to answer, because different situations evoke different emotions. For instance I love using grungy, grafitti-covered walls and exposed brick and pipes for high school senior shoots. And an open field or tall, expansive oak tress might be the perfect setting for an engagement session. However, at the end of the day, I want the location to match the personality of the person in front of my lens.

Lake Jackson, TX Wedding Photographer