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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 […]

Our Favorite Swoon-Worthy Indoor Wedding Venues in Houston

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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 […]

Elizabeth & Peter | JW Marriott Houston Wedding

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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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Tarah and Issac’s modern intimate wedding absolutely stole our hearts! If you’re anything like us, you definitely had at least one moment in wedding planning season where you thought, “Wouldn’t it be absolutely amazing if we only invited a handful of our very favorite people and only included things near and dear to our hearts?!” […]

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We are over the moon to be sharing Blair and Greg’s engagement photos at The Dunlavy! Blair and Greg’s wedding is today so what better time to share their engagements than now! I, Rachel, had the pleasure of photographing these lovebirds and can’t wait to document their wedding today with Alyssa by my side. Blair and Greg […]

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You know it’s sweater weather in Houston when we’re dealing with a frigid 68 degrees! Kristin and Matt’s cozy casual engagement session is one of my absolute favorites, mostly because these two are just incredible people. Would you believe me if I told you Kristin was nervous to be in front of the camera? Probably […]

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We were absolutely smitten with Sarah and Jay’s romantic church ceremony and River Oaks Garden Club wedding! Of course, we fawned over the soft ivory florals and elegant details. What photographers wouldn’t?! Every bit of the styling was a delight! However, one truly special thing really captured our hearts! Without a doubt what set Sarah […]

Sarah & Jay | River Oaks Garden Club Wedding

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One of my favorite things in the world is looking back at our wedding photographs and film from 3 years ago. It gives me all the feels! Truth be told, we knew who our wedding photographer was going to be wayyy before we were even engaged! LOL. I knew that this was one of the […]

Choosing the right wedding photographer & why you should make it a priority!

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Intimate Destination Wedding in Glenwood Springs, Colorado A Colorado destination wedding has always been on our photography bucket list but never did I imagine it to be this sweet and full of tears! Our dear friend Jenny tied the knot to her Colorado beaux at their intimate destination wedding in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Jeremy’s hometown. […]

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Cue the confetti! My first wedding back after welcoming our sweet Kinsey girl is here! The Cotton Collective team was back together to shoot this romantic black tie affair, Mia and Greg’s Houston Country Club wedding! Houston Country Club Wedding Boy oh boy, was this ever the perfect welcome back to the Houston wedding world! […]

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So you’re engaged…yay!! And you’ve picked a date, a photographer and probably a venue as well…triple yay!! Now what?! The first thing we like to suggest to our brides is to book their engagement session! The engagement session can sometimes be overlooked since you’re so focused on your wedding day, but trust us – you’re […]

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Rachel & Cody’s Love Story Rachel and Cody both grew up competing in rodeos in their respective hometowns. Eventually, they met at a big rodeo in Gonzales, Texas. Rachel and her friends were killing time before a dance and went to the arena where the guys were roping goats. She must have caught Cody’s eye […]

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