When it comes the epicness of your wedding day, finding the right Houston wedding photographer is key. Your photos will be the lasting memories of laughter, love, and all the dance floor shenanigans. So, let’s dive into some tips and tricks for picking the perfect person to capture those candid moments, epic scenes, and all the vibes that make your big day uniquely yours. Ready to find the Houston photographer who’ll turn your wedding into a visual masterpiece? Let’s roll!

Scroll Through Snaps:

Start your Houston search online and scroll through photographers’ portfolios. Look for a google listing first. Then go to their website (helps determine if they are legitimate). Once you have determined they are legit move on to instagram, facebook, etc. Look for a vibe that clicks with your style. Whether it’s capturing candid moments or epic dance floor shots, find someone whose work makes you go, “Yep, that’s the vibe!”

Face-to-Face (or Screen-to-Screen):

Schedule a chill meet-up, either in person or virtually. (I personally love tacos and margs!) Get to know your potential Houston photographer, ask questions (can even be about themselves to help get to know them), and make sure you vibe together. After all, you’ll be spending a whole day with them—might as well enjoy their company! To me this is the most important step!

Chat with Happy Couples:

Put your detective hat on and dig into reviews. Check out what other couples are saying. Did the photographer bring good vibes and capture all the feels? A happy couple’s endorsement is worth its weight in gold. (Bonus tip if they have reviews turned off run!) You can find reviews on google, facebook, The knot, Weddingwire, etc. You can easily search their business name and all the places they have reviews will show up. Don’t just read the top one (its pinned) go through as many as you need to see the similarities. Here are my reviews for example! Google , The knot, Facebook.

Budget Banter:

BE HONEST! Lay it out on the table— ask what’s included in the package, what might sneak up on your wallet later. Can you add hours of coverage later? Can you decrease coverage?. No one likes surprises, especially when it comes to dollar bills. Make sure everything’s as clear as a pristine wedding day forecast.

Lock in the Date and Plan B:

Confirm the Houston wedding photographer’s availability for your big day. Also, ask about their Plan B in case life throws a curveball. A good photographer has backup plans smoother than a dance move, ensuring your memories stay epic no matter what.

Remember, finding your wedding photographer is like choosing your dance partner for life—make sure you’re on the same wavelength and ready to capture all those unforgettable moments!

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Let’s talk moving your business…. Bleghhhhh this is not a fun topic I know. Trying to navigate moving my business has been Hard! to say the least but im here to stay and I cannot wait to get going once everything calms down a little. One of the things I have always been a proponent for is giveaways. I know some people are like no! Dont do it! but honestly with the times the way they are and not being able to meet the new amazing clients out and about I have to bring them to me! So Meet Marcella and Her beautiful family. She is one of my engagement session giveaway winners!

If we do an engagement session and you bring your little one’s be warned they will be added! I love! children and will add them in on your engagement session as much as I can and this handsome boy is no exception!

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Lastly, trust your photographer, for me I always help you pick out your outfits, locations, posing (or lack thereof) and all the things you need! Never hesitate to ask or message your photographer with any questions we are here to help!

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Well we have arrive at my first official Houston, Texas resident wedding!!

AHHHHHH! It has been a crazy ride but man am I pumped. Ashlee and Bobby were seriously so much fun!! All they wanted to do was party and celebrate with their family and covid didn’t stop them (with protections and mandates in place of course).

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I started a new thing and you can let me know if you like this format or nah… but I decided I wanted to feature my couples answers to a small questionnaire I send after the wedding to help me give you better content/ reading material as well as just ideas!

SO here we go: How did you meet? To our surprise, online dating isn’t that bad after all!!!!

When was the first time you knew you wanted to marry eachother?I don’t want to be long winded, but it was a beautiful November night and my now hubby asked me to attend his Aunt’s birthday party in Houston Texas. At this party the music, food, and my dancing skills were on point. Towards the end of the night, the photographer asked for his family to get together and take a picture. Not thinking anything of it then proceeded to my chair, because I knew I wasn’t family. Quickly, I realized that Bobby’s mood changed and boooyy did it go downhill after that. Our first major BLOW UP occurred after 8 months of being together. Come to find out the blow up was due to our own insecurities about how deeply we were in love with one another. You see, I went to my seat because I knew I wasn’t family and would of been deeply hurt by the rejection if my boyfriend told me to sit down. For my now hubby, he took that as a sign I wasn’t ready for that level of a commitment. Once we realized the root of our disagreement and expressed how we felt about one another. he then asked me to marry him.

What’s your favorite activity to do together? That’s a hard one, because we have some many. But if I had to narrow it down, we take pride that we are Leo’s and our birthday’s are a day apart. With that being said, we love to travel and celebrate our birthday’s together.

If you could give one piece of wedding planning advice to future couples what would it be? Just know that something isn’t going to go right and it will still be beautiful. With that being said, hire a day of wedding coordinator at the least. If you can afford a wedding planner, hire one (we used Lilliejane designs)

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and lastly my personal favorite question becaue well coffee and beer is life 😀

What’s your favorite beverage of choice? My husband’s favorite beverage is a Jack Daniels Margarita. My favorite beverage is a drink called a painkiller.

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I am obsessed with these two and how much fun they had with each other and their guests. Just want to give a big thank you to the vendors of this beautiful wedding down below and really hope you enjoyed this style of blog! Please feel free to leave a comment below about things you would like to see more of here :}

Venue: The Woodlands Waterway Mariott

Florals, and planning services: Lilliejane designs

Tips on how to have the best Mini Session in The Woodlands Texas

Ahhhh its the Holiday season and Mini sessions are rampant!! I won’t lie Mini’s are my favorite time of year. It’s a quick, easy, and fun time to get some refreshed images for your holiday cards or just your wall in general. Here are some fun ideas to help make your Mini session the best It can be!

First things first OUTFITS! if you’ve been with me for a while you know I’m very open, honest, and to the point. If your outfits don’t look like a million bucks your results won’t look like a million bucks. Looking like a million bucks is EASY! For starters, pick a color scheme and match colors within that color scheme. So for example below. My clients went with a very fall vibe incorporating similar colors but never matching each other perfectly.

Next Textures… You would think this doesn’t matter but I always recommend trying to create the same vibe across the board. (So in a way picking a theme) So pairing a Silk babydoll dress with a boho lace gown probably won’t mix as nicely. So pick a theme! Boho, casual, beachy, elegant etc.

Finally, trust your photographer… A lot! can happen in 15, 20 minutes and I promise you’ll love them! Just pay attention listen to the tips and you are golden! Enjoy this Mini session at WG Jones, The Woodlands Texas.

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Who is Rkm Photography… besides a Houston Texas Wedding Photographer? So this will be something new for me… I am normally not a big get in front of the camera person BUTT I still do it every so often to understand how you feel as a client or just anyone who has their picture taken. It helps me understand how you feel and how I can help you feel better during our time together. Be it an engagement session in the woodlands, a Family session in Spring, or a Wedding in Houston.
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But enough about that… I have never made a formal THIS IS ME post. So here goes nothing…

I am a 30-year-old living in The Woodlands, Texas as of well…. 2 weeks ago 😀 I absolutely loveeee WEDDINGS and everything about them. The love, emotions, even the chaos, I thrive in that shit. I live in my cute apartment that has a very mid century modern farmhouse vibe. (Sadly no plants… yet! Leave your easy to keep alive plant recommendations in the comments pleaseee!!!). I can probable be found making food, hanging out with my friends having a beer, or enjoying some COD warzone… Yes I am that kind of girl.

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Some of my favorite things are in no particular order (my dog being first though).

My dog (Mufasa) Beer (Crawford Bock is definitely my new fav Coffee Video Games Trees (really anything outdoors) and sadly.. I love reality tv!
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If any of these things we have in common you should definitely message me!! I am so excited to share a little about myself, and learn more about you in the process!

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COVID mixed with weddings can be TERRIFYING!

But i am here to help you make the best of a stinky situation. Your wedding doesn’t have to be boring and lame, due to a lame situation. Some of my favorite weddings have been small, intimate, and emotional. Let’s look at some ideas that can help you plan the most epic backyard small wedding.

Tip 1.) inviting fewer people allows you to have more fun! When you invite a small number of guests it allows you to spend more on each of those guests, making them feel special and loved just as they make you feel attending your small intimate wedding.

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Tip 2.) Now that you have spent less on your number of guests ( food prices, table settings etc. Spend more on your decor, photographer, vendors, etc. The vendors can make or break your day. Get that video you’ve been eyeing or that incredible photographer who is out of this world but you just couldn’t afford with a big wedding.

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Tip 3.) Rely on your vendors to help you plan and organize and enjoy! With way less people and way less moving parts, you can just sit back and enjoy! I always like to help plan epic locations or the timeline for my clients and with a small wedding you tend to have more time to play with!

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Tip 4) Pick an epic location and ask them about their offseason, or days during the week to get a better deal!

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My first official family photography session in Texas was incredible!

I CANNOT! WAIT TO PHOTOGRAPH IN THIS LIGHT WHENEVER I WANT!

All the things I look for in a family session these guys had. I wanted to make a post to highlight this session but also provide some awesome tips on how to have an amazing family session. I promise even if you think your kids won’t “cooperate” you will be surprised what your photographer can pull off.

Step 1. Pick outfits that represent your family but aren’t too “matchy-matchy” (Sorry I am not a fan of white shirts and Jeans :O) Your pictures will come out much more professional if you look the part. I always like to recommend you pick complementing colors or a color scheme, and make sure to stick with one type of theme like boho, beachy etc.

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Step 2. Make sure everyone has had naps, snacks, and their favorite toy!

Step 3. Have fun! If your family is goofy embrace the goof, if you are more cuddly then cuddle, your photographer will know how to navigate every family dynamic, even if you think your kids are being “difficult” we will get those amazing moments.

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Step 4. Read the guide your photographer sends out to you. These are free tips and tricks to help you navigate your session for your particular photographer and what they recommend.

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