Why do I always like to do a engagement and/or bridal session as part of a wedding package? Because it’s a great chance to meet the bride and/or groom before the wedding day and this is something that is priceless on the wedding day. It gives us a chance to get to know a little bit about each other and it gives them a chance to get in front of the camera. Most people are not comfortable in front of the camera and feel like they need to be told exactly what to do, and this was no different for Michelle. My style is more to put you in a place, give you an idea of what to do, then tell you when a pose needs to be tweaked. At first, she was very uncomfortable even though she was really doing very good. As we worked together and kept shooting, she became more and more comfortable and by the end of the session she was a pro!
We shot this session at La Tranquila Ranch in Tomball, Texas. It is a beautiful, beautiful place and was named perfectly because it is so tranquil. It has everything you’d want in a shooting location. It has a couple of lakes, white picket fences, a giant oak tree and I think they even have horses there somewhere. We didn’t put the horse in any pictures but it was there somewhere.
As I sit here writing this post up I still have a month until I can actually put this on my blog and that day can’t get here soon enough. This was definitely a one of a kind shoot that will never be duplicated. We started out in Waxahachie, Texas. It is the oldest city in Texas. It has so many great places in town to take pictures at. The town square is beautiful! Taking pictures of someone like Devin is always a thrill. I had to give her very little direction and she was so natural in her poses. After we left the city we took a little trip out of town and that’s when the fun really began. This was the first time I’ve had to dodge cow patties while following someone in a wedding dress. This was also the first time I’ve seen a bathtub in the middle of a field. I also had to leave my car behind one time because my car couldn’t go where we were going. All in all it was an awesome day and it was totally worth it for the pictures that we were able to capture.
2012 was a good year for Houston Wedding Photographer Moments in Time Photography. We made a few changes and investments towards our future. One of big things we did was re-branded by updating our website and creating a new logo that we absolutely love. This year we only shot 3 weddings but were able to shoot countless family sessions. We are hoping to at least double or triple our weddings in 2013 and are well on our way to accomplishing this goal..
The year started off with the March wedding of Cindy and TJays. I have been able to shoot at Ashton Gardens a few times and it is always a beautiful place.
In April and May I was able to shoot a few Senior portraits in Tomball for some seniors from Magnolia West and Klein High Schools. It’s always great to be able take these pictures before these kids head off to college and and become full fledged adults.
At the end of June we shot Becca and Mark’s wedding at Bentwater Yacht and Country Club. The setting was second to none but it was miserably hot outside. That’s one of the beautiful things about pictures though, after time passes you forget about those types of things but remember the day from the photographs more than anything else.
In August we we were able to shoot at wedding of Leigha and Damon at the historic Trinity Lutheran Church at the Tomball Museum Center in Tomball, TX. The congregation of the Church was formed in 1876 with the construction of the Church completed in 1905. It was an awesome day with an awesome couple.
In October we did our first Bridal show. It was a lot of fun. We haven’t seen the results we were hoping for yet, but it was our first one and learned a lot from it for our next one.
In October and November we had a special for three weekends on family sessions and were able to shoot about nine families. It was a lot of fun. One of them we were able to do was the Fallis family who had just returned days before the shoot from Seoul, Korea with their new adopted son.
Bentwater Yacht & Country Club is such a beautiful location. I love bridal portraits because you get time to talk to the bride about their upcoming wedding, which is always an exciting time. This was no exception. Another thing I love about them is they usually bring their mom or a close friend with them. When this happens, you never know what’s going to happen, but it’s always fun.
Today I did a last minute Bridal session for Kirsten and couldn’t be happier with the results. I was thrilled to have the oportunity to take these. We were worried earlier in the day that the weather was going to turn bad but the weather and lighting couldn’t have been better.