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Warning, y’all! If you are planning your wedding, this adventurous elopement might have you tossing your current plans aside to run wild with a giant balloon garland and have frozen custard in your wedding dress in the middle of nowhere! Ashley and Jared, besides being the best DIY bloggers on the planet, might be the […]

Adventurous Elopement in White Sands, NM | Ashley & Jared

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McGovern Centennial Gardens | Maternity Photos of Jenn & Doug Especially at our favorite location, McGovern Centennial Gardens, maternity photos are my new favorite to photograph! Since having Kinsey, I now understand just how incredible having a baby really is. The good, the bad, the tired & everything in between! All of it truly is […]

McGovern Centennial Gardens Maternity Photos | Jenn & Doug

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The Corinthian Wedding of our Dreams! You guys! It’s here, The Corinthian wedding of our dreams! Ever since we started photographing weddings, The Corinthian has been on our bucket list of luxury Houston wedding venues. You can only imagine our joy when we found that our dream venue came with an even more incredible couple!! […]

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Houston | Christmas Newborn Photos Our good friends, Ben & Jessica, welcomed sweet baby Hudson Rae into their lives and let me tell you that she is GORGEOUS! You’ll see for yourself but her big, beautiful eyes are going to win over the world! Now that we have Kinsey, it’s so fun watching our friends […]

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Y’all, after photographing 100+ weddings, you can say that we know Houston’s best indoor wedding venues like the back of our hands! Our couples love indoor weddings because there are no weather worries, which is a huge bonus with our crazy Texas weather. Plus, date availability is usually more flexible than with outdoor venues. Not […]

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From the moment we spoke to these two lovebirds on the phone, Rachel and I knew this would be one of our favorite weddings of the year! As a former event coordinator in San Antonio, Elizabeth has a keen eye for details and impeccable taste. We just knew her day would be incredible and most […]

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Like most aspiring photographers, you’ve probably been sitting on the idea of starting your photography business for forever…and you’re probably still not quite sure where to start. And that’s totally okay because we totally know how overwhelming it can feel! Now, you’ve finally decided that you’re going to commit to it 100% and show that […]

5 Steps to Starting a Photography Business From Scratch

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I wish life was always full of rainbows, butterflies and all the positive vibes! But the reality is that there are going to be times that are really hard. There will be times that test your faith and times that make you question everything. That’s just part of this wonderful ride we call life! I […]

5 Ways We Stay Positive During Tough Times

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It’s no secret that we LOVE first looks. If we had a dollar for every time we cried during a first look, we’d probably be rich! : P We’ve chatted about why you may not want to do a first look, but today we’re going to share 5 reasons why you totally SHOULD do one. […]

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Happy December, friends! In the spirit of Christmas, we are having The Cotton Collective Workshop Giveaway! We are giving away ONE free spot to our February 2019 Workshop!! And, as a bonus, that special winner is going to be able to gift a friend 50% off their ticket! Who doesn’t want to give your best friend a […]

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There are a few reasons why you shouldn’t use Linktree for Instagram. Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely love the concept of Linktree and its ability to direct your followers to your top content easily and efficiently. That’s a total win! Followers want an easy way to find the content you’re talking about in your […]

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My marriage isn’t perfect, and I can bet yours isn’t either. We disagree. We make mistakes. We bicker like we’ve been married for decades. We are hard on each other for no reason. We tease a little too much. We take out our daily struggles on each other. But we also make up. We learn. […]

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