Posted on July 9, 2019
I am super excited to show off these gorgeous maternity photos that we took at the Old Hidalgo Pump House in Hidalgo, Texas. My client put in her full trust in us and these are some of our favorite photos from this beautiful photo shoot!
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Posted on January 12, 2019
Love this beautiful simple wedding I shot at the Riverside Club in Mission, Texas. The bride was filipino and the groom hispanic so the fusion of both cultures was beautiful. The venue was perfect for the theme, y’all need to check out this beautiful location if you are ever in Granjeno, Texas. Here are some of my favorite shots from this wedding!
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Posted on April 23, 2018
THROW BACK THURSDAY
We took this beautiful couple’s engagement photos at the very own RGV Horsemanship School at JHK Equestrian Country Club in Edinburg, Texas. Love how the photos came out! The staff and owner of the country club was amazing with us! Very excited to finally share these great engagement photos of this couple with everyone.
Check out my favorite shots from this engagement session!
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Posted on April 20, 2018
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Posted on March 16, 2018
Here’s a beautiful wedding I photographed back in 2015 in Mission, Texas!
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Posted on July 30, 2017
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Posted on July 28, 2017
Beautiful. Bold. Intelligent. Studious. Adventurous. Strong. These are all nouns to describe Ms. Susan Sanchez, a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. I met Susy while attending UT through a mutual friend. She and I became friends and kept in touch and when it was time to celebrate the achievement of completing not only one but two undergrad degrees she contacted me to document this special moment.
It’s been a a few years since this photo shoot and Susy is now saving lives and keeping the people of Austin, Texas safe. I wish you the best friend. I am very proud of you! \m/
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Posted on July 27, 2017
Two days before I filmed this wedding I sat in the waiting room of a hospital with my family at the left of crying and praying for my dad to come out okay from his operation. It was Christmas morning 2014 and my dad had a heart attack and my mom had secretly rushed him to Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance. In the mist of all the emotions I remained calm. I knew that whatever was going on was out of my control and I was okay with that. Thankfully my Dad came out of his stint operation successfully and lived to tell the story of his Christmas miracle.
Let that story show you that even in the chaos of life I took upon my responsibility and the promise I made to Keirsten and Bobby to document their wedding day. With the help of my best friend Imanol Miranda we took care of business. Thankfully Bobby, the groom, had gone through a similar situation and he shared empathy for my situation.
I almost didn’t do it. I was already looking for substitute photographers but my Dad, with the little strength he had, he told me to go and do it. My Mom too also assured me it would be okay.
Passion is what moves you forward. Passion is what keeps you strong. Passion is what builds reputation. Passion is what builds you up. Dad, you have always allowed me to do what I love and it’s because of you I can serve beautiful couples like Kirsten and Bobby.
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Posted on January 8, 2017
Sometimes I miss my best friend but I know she’s enjoying her new life over in Virgina with her awesome boyfriend Tony aka TheLaoTieGuy! I was going through my blog drafts a few nights ago and I came across this draft and decided to write about this experience.
Lora graduated that day with her masters and she had planned to double up the celebration with her good friend Alessandra. Back in the day I use to carry my DSLR everywhere but now I rarely take it anywhere but this time around it was a milestone so I brought it out and captured these great memories. Today I look back at them and I am very proud to call Lora Lee Martinez my best friend.
Posted on August 19, 2016
This lovely couple is #goals! Gio and Monica make such a great team together! Each have their passions but both are unified with each other in love! I took these images a while back at the famous Memory Lane Photo Spot in Mission, Texas.
We first started the shoot with the couple in their formal wear. The couple wore strong bold colors that reflected their bold love and passions. Then after a while it got real! Gio changed into his Jiu-Jitsu Gi and and Monica changed into a cute dress and her roller skates. Gio teaches at Modern Jiu-jitsu in McAllen, Texas and Monica is part of a roller derby team called the RGV Bandidas.
I really enjoyed this photo shoot with this couple. There was never a dull moment! See for yourself! Enjoy!
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Posted on April 21, 2016
Alvaro and Marlen are one of my most loving couples. They treated me so well as if I was part of their family. I want to publicly thank you for your love, kindness, and patience. I am happy to have met you two and your little ones. May God bless your marriage and your family!
This photo shoot was done at the Memory Lane Photo Spot located Mission, Texas. I love the complimentary of their outfit colors. They look so fresh. We had fun at the shoot but were we had the most fun was at their wedding. Check it out for yourself here on the blog Alvaro & Marlen Wedding.
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Excellent photographer. Very professional yet down-to- earth 🙂 Came very highly recommended and will definitely look forward to booking future photoshoots in the future.
Posted on March 22, 2016
Photographing children is not my speciality but I can and will, especially when it comes to to my longterm clients like the Wheats. This photoshoot was on familiar grounds and with familiar faces so it was special. A few years back I photographed a wedding in the same house that I photographed baby Matthew.
Elvia Susana Prieto-Wheat, mother of Matthew, is the sister-in-law of John and Susan Wheat, my bridal client from 2013. It was funny because I had no idea it was going to be the same family. As a business owner you always have a million things going through your mind daily and even on a day leading up to a shoot you tend to forget where you are going and what you are going to shoot until you get there. As soon as I arrived at the location in Edinburg, Texas all my memories from Susan’s wedding were activated and Elvia’s face also became familiar. The face I didn’t recognize was baby Matthew’s. He was the newest addition to the Wheat family and was about to become the newest addition to his church.
Matthew was scheduled to be baptized a few hours after his photo shoot. Congratulations Elvia and Wheat family on your newest addition and Matthew’s baptismal. Blessings!
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Posted on February 26, 2016
One day I was enjoying an awesome lunch at the new Chick-Fil-A in Pharr, Texas. I had my computer out and some hard drives on the table working away on the latest work. A Chick-Fil-A employee came up to my table and asked if I was doing well then asked what I was doing. I told her I was a photographer and working on some photos and videos for my clients. She took interest and kept asking more questions.
Little did I know that the store owner was sitting right behind me and overhead our conversation. He asked me for a business card and said one of these days he may need some photos to help promote the store. We set a meeting to discuss what was needed and agreed on shooting a breakfast, lunch and dinner sessions with the store guest. Talk about divine meetings! Praise God!
The photos you are seeing today are from the breakfast session at the Chick-Fil-A Pharr, Texas.
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Posted on December 11, 2015
The Vela family was so heart warming to photograph! The dynamic between the family was beautiful. I remember editing the photos and just feeling in such a happy mood because of how awesome the experience is. You could tell Mom & Dad were extremely happy to have their beautiful children at their side. I am glad I got to capture these images because it froze a moment in time that will forever be cherished by this family.
Posted on September 26, 2015
Brianna looked beautiful in her red gown and the location we photographed her at was just as stunning. Today this young lady is presented a woman by her parents and close family. Life is beautiful when you are young and this young lady depicts just that.
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