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We were recently at a Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria wedding and we had such a wonderful time capturing photos of our lovely couple Jennifer and David!

The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria was the perfect venue for Jennifer and David’s Jewish wedding. The hotel is one of the largest Houston event venues, located conveniently in the Galleria area, and has grand ballrooms for large elegant weddings such as this one. Everything was done perfectly and made so convenient for all of us. The bride and groom prepared for their special day in their own spacious private rooms. The sophisticated decor located all over the hotel gave us many great photo opps. The ceremony was beautiful and romantic. And the grand ballroom offered the perfect amount of space that was needed for the wedding reception, and of course, lots of dancing. You can also tell from the photos that they did an excellent job with Jennifer and David’s purple wedding theme, lighting and wedding decor. I have to say, purple is one of my favorite colors and the purple themed wedding made my heart leap for joy. All of it came together nicely – it was romantic, enchanting and fun.

Even though we’ve been doing this for many years, we still love our job. It’s a blessing to have the opportunity to be part of our couples’ special day from beginning to end. We do this with a passion and we hope you can tell from the photographs we take. Please enjoy some of our favorite photos from the event that we have included below.

If you’re interested in checking out this venue for an upcoming wedding or event, feel free to visit the Royal Sonesta website. Until next time!

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Hello loyal readers. We know how precious your wedding photos will mean to you and it’s our goal to help you get the best photographs out of your day. To help you plan for the biggest day of your life, here are our top 10 wedding day photography tips.

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Walking Down The Aisle

This doesn’t happen often but we have seen instances where a few members of the bridal party would walk down the aisle with their heads down or with no smiles. It could be possible that they’re just nervous being the center of attention as they’re walking down the aisle. However it does help when the wedding party is reminded before the ceremony starts to walk slow, keep their heads up and to smile. Afterall, their photos are being taken. Bridesmaids should also hold their bouquets lower so that their smiles aren’t covered up in the photographs.

 

Planning Special Surprises

If you or someone in your wedding party is planning a special surprise for the wedding or reception, be sure to contact us so that one – we know about it, and two – we will be prepared to capture the surprise. And we’ll keep it hush hush of course.

 

Getting Ready

Capturing photos of the bride getting ready has become an important part of the wedding day. During your planning process, be sure to think about where you’ll be getting ready and how big your wedding party is. You’ll need to make sure that there’s plenty of room for everyone including your make up artist, hair stylist and us (your photographers). Having enough room means everyone will be more organized and we won’t be stepping on or tripping over anyone. Secondly, add at least 30 minutes to your preparation time, giving us time to take additional photos of you with your bridesmaids completely ready in your dresses.

 

Group Portraits

After your wedding ceremony, we recommend doing group photos with only immediate family members (parents, siblings and grandparents) and the wedding party. It’s important to use this session wisely and to leave time for your bride and groom portraits. If you have larger groups of family and close friends, there will be plenty of time to take group photos with them at the reception.

 

Indoor Lighting For Wedding & Receptions

Get creative with the indoor lighting for your wedding and reception! There are so many different options available – candles, color lights, hanging lights, paper lanterns, lighted pathways, chandeliers, twinkling lights, etc. The more lighting you use, the better your photos will look. Just be sure to choose lighting that fits your style.

 

Church Ceremonies

Many couples dream of having their wedding ceremony at a church that holds special meaning to them. When you’re booking your church, remember to ask them whether photography is allowed inside and if there are any limitations. We’ll be happy to accommodate you and your church any way we can, but it’s best to be clear what is allowed and what isn’t before reservations and additional planning takes place.

 

Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

If you’re planning a sunset wedding ceremony, it’s generally best to plan your ceremony to start about 2 hours before sunset. This will give you amazing lighting and enough time to take formal pictures with your bridal party and family afterwards. To read more about this topic, visit our recent blog: The Best Time to Start a Sunset Wedding Ceremony

 

Reception Layout

When you’re planning the layout for the reception, be mindful of where the stage will be and where we’ll need to stand or move to in order to take photos. We recommend including a bit of space so we’ll be able to walk around and capture photos from different angles. Also, will there be a window backdrop? If so, please do mention it to us before the wedding. Backlit windows can cause all kinds of lighting problems. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to include your photographer in this part of the planning process as well.

 

The Bride and Groom’s First Dance

We know it can be scary to dance in front of an audience, especially for those that are shy and don’t normally dance. Just keep one thing in mind: this is your special moment with the one you love. Do what is natural for the both of you. Hold each other close and stare into each others eyes. Also think about taking a few dance lessons with your partner before the big day. Many couples do this and find that it not only helps with the nerves, but they end up having a lot of fun with it. Enjoy the moment together and we’ll capture the moment for you.

 

Leave the Stress Behind

And finally, we know your wedding day can be really stressful. With a million things all happening at once, anxiety can quickly creep up on you with just the thought of certain things not going as you had planned. So leave the stress behind and just embrace the day. Whether it would be experiencing delays, inclement weather, or forgetting a piece of jewelry, keep an open mind, take a deep breath and enjoy your wedding. Let it be special, unique and memory making.

We hope that these top 10 wedding day photography tips are helpful to you. Let us know what you think.

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We were so honored to be there for Jennifer and Sean’s River Oaks Garden Club Wedding! We actually met the couple through Sean’s mother during our vacation in Europe. Ever since our trip, Jennifer has been following our blog and she contacted us right away when she got engaged. We couldn’t be more excited for them when we heard the news and that they picked us to be their wedding photographers.

They had envisioned having their outdoor wedding ceremony at a venue that would surround them with romantic gardens and rustic charm. They also wanted a place where they can dance the night away under the stars. The River Oaks Garden Club turned out to be the perfect venue for their intimate outdoor wedding as it had everything they wanted: breath-taking gardens, luscious flowers and trees, elegant water fountains, a paved patio area for dancing, and a beautiful room for indoor seating. You can tell from the photos that they got the romantic garden wedding of their dreams. All of the flowers were so colorful and bright! It was a wonderful day of celebration and we captured a lot of great memories for them. Below are just some of our favorite pictures from the wedding and reception.

If you are looking for an intimate outdoor wedding venue with rustic and romantic gardens, the River Oaks Garden Club is an excellent choice. This venue was also listed in one of our recent blogs: Popular Outdoor Wedding Venues in Houston. Feel free to check out their website for more information: http://www.riveroaksgardenclub.org/site/
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What do you think about this River Oaks Garden Club wedding? Share your thought in the comments below!

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It’s no secret that many of us ladies have started thinking about our dream wedding since we were little girls. Once we’ve found our special someone and it comes time to actually plan the wedding, we want everything to be perfectly planned and go off without a single hitch. Whether you want to get married on the beach, on a mountaintop or out at sea on a beautiful ship, careful timing is also needed when you’re looking to have an outdoor sunset wedding. Here are some tips on how to find the best time to start a sunset wedding ceremony to have the wedding of your dreams.

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A romantic outdoor wedding at sunset when the sunlight is gentle and radiant is absolutely flattering. You and your groom will create memories you’ll cherish forever. As an experienced wedding photographer, I want to help you to have your dream wedding and amazing pictures to commemorate the day.

Timing the ceremony start time can sometimes be difficult. Bear in mind that the time of sunset differs significantly by location and season. So make sure to check the time of sunset for the location and date of your wedding. To help you find the best time to start a sunset wedding ceremony, here’s a handy Sunrise and Sunset Calculator.

Also, don’t wait until the sun has begun to set to start your ceremony. If you do that, then the light will be gone by the time you say “I do.” Most ceremonies last approximately 30 minutes, sometimes longer, so it’s highly recommended that you start your outdoor ceremony about 1.5 – 2 hours before sunset. (Adjust the start time if you’re planning to have a longer ceremony.) This will give you gorgeous lighting and time to take formal pictures with your bridal party and family after the ceremony.

 

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