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Wedding photographers with the goal of helping you capture your special day authentically, uniquely, and personally. 

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Half a Rice Studios

                 Houston, TX and Around The World

In the world of everything is mass produced, we want you to preserve your legacy in the most personal way.

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We care about people and the human aspect of weddings.

When you look at your wedding photos, we want to help you relive the moment your Dad tearing up looking at you in your wedding dress for the first time, your little niece in awe looking at your wedding shoes, your husband couldn’t keep his eyes off of you during the ceremony… on top of the pretty sunset portraits. 

Wedding photographs should be made out of memories, not cookie cutter techniques.

They were so efficient, easy-going, and personable! Booking Jill and her team was REFRESHING - her style and vibes are natural, beautiful yet simple, and fun. Our decision with Half a Rice Studios was one of the BEST decisions my husband and I made for our wedding - hands down. We are SO grateful. :) I cried when I saw my wedding photos the 1st time. I cried when I looked at them the 12th time. Every. Single. Time. Not once did Jill or her team make us feel "posed." To cut to the chase, our wedding photos were SO beautiful and amazing! We loved seeing ourselves; we looked like US!

— Christine Khuong
See Christine & Minh's wedding here.

SIMPLY AMAZING. Jill and her team are phenomenal! 

From the first meeting, to our engagement photos and through the our wedding day, we never doubted that we had picked the absolute BEST in the business. She is professional, incredibly talented and most importantly, kind and so easy to work with. When you are in the chaos of planning, it means the world to have a vendor that is constantly steps ahead of the game and can make one more thing a breeze. I honestly felt like it was more like having a friend with us and helping us capture one of the most important days of our lives. I am so happy with the decision we made in hiring her. Her style is so organic and yet still uniquely magical. She captured all the emotions and tears and laughs..... I seriously cannot stop looking at the photos!!!! lol We received HUNDREDS and the only negative thing is the stress of picking which ones to blow up because ALL of them are fun and beautiful! Even the crazy ones after are open bar had been in full effect for a few hours!!! 
— Jennifer Alba

Jill is an absolute dream to work with! 

Working with Jill and her team was amazing from start to finish. We loved the candid style of her photos right away, and her incredibly friendly demeanor sealed the deal. Jill took time to get-to-know us, learned our family members by name, was patient with our ever-changing schedule, and worked her butt off to photograph our entire 3-day wedding. Jill captures all the moments you WISH you could see during your wedding day - because it all goes by so fast and you can't be everywhere at once... but Jill and her team were everywhere! Even though her candid photographs are our favorites, Jill was very patient and gracious with our obligatory, staged family/friend photographs. She helped me find the perfect studio for my bridal portraits, and her prices are very reasonable for such high quality work. Jill does it all! We absolutely adore all of our photos and could not be happier with the result. Half a Rice Studios will not disappoint!
— Stacy Thompson

See Stacy & Umair's Wedding here.

One of the best decisions of our entire wedding! 

I am in love with Jill and her team. The amount of professionalism that was delivered is phenomenal. First off, I was already impressed with her photography portfolio -- as a graphic designer, I had a vision in mind when it came to how I wanted my wedding and engagement photos to look, and Jill's style fit every aspect! In all honesty, I planned my wedding around her availability because I wanted her to shoot my wedding so badly! Then, when we had our first meeting together, it was such a personable experience! She really makes you feel like a close friend rather than just any other client. For our engagement shoot, even in the unbearable Texas heat, Jill made it super fun and easy. For our wedding day, Jill and her team were the utmost professional staff I've witnessed. I received many compliments from the venue staff and wedding guests about her professionalism.

— Leah Poradek

Best. Photographer. Ever. Simple as that. 

Jill did our engagement photos to start and we were so very impressed! She was so helpful with prepping for our big day and did an amazing job keeping us on track with everything we wanted. She had great, fun ideas for pictures and we were so very happy with everything her and her team did! I would very highly recommend Jill!!!

— Kristina Vree

Jill is outstanding!!

View Rachel and Chris’ Wedding »

She stayed in constant communication with me to ensure that every detail was taken care of. She put time into getting to know me and my husband, and captured our story and personalities in every photo she took. Very personable, outgoing and a joy to take pictures with. By wedding day, I felt like Jill was one of our guests, not just our photographer. The pictures were amazing! Every one of them. As we went through each photo, it felt like we were there, reliving our wedding day. “

—Rachel Boesen

“I don’t even know where to begin! Jill was such a pleasure to work with. She made me and my husband feel completely comfortable throughout the entire process–like we have been friends for years!

I knew from her website the pictures would be great but I never imagined they would look so beautiful and capture emotion so well! Jill made us feel so comfortable as a couple and that made a huge difference in how relaxed and genuine we all look in the pictures!“

—Janet Gate

See Janet & Raymond's Wedding here.

“Jill was phenomenal! She was an absolute pleasure to work with and eased my concerns about the backyard venue and how it would photograph.

Not only was she amazing to work with on the wedding and the months leading up to it, she is one of the sweetest and most genuine people I have ever met. She met and exceeded every expectation we had or could have thought of. She was readily available for questions or to bounce ideas off of. She is someone you can trust wholeheartedly to capture and re-tell the beautiful story of your wedding. Her second photographer and assistant were outstanding as well! There was nothing left out in the over 1,000 photos we received from her. There is no question that Half a Rice Studios is a top-tier photography crew with an immense passion for their career.“

—Jana Gray

See Jana and Matt's Wedding here.

“When we first started looking for photographers, Jill's website stood out substantially from her competition and when we met her, she was even more extraordinary. 

She always responded immediately to any emails or questions we had. She arrived early on the day of the wedding and captured amazing detail shots of our venue. Our wedding guests couldn’t stop raving about how friendly and great she was. She even took the time to learn most of our family's names. Everyone was so impressed. Jill was amazing at directing everyone in the group photos and made posing feel natural and comfortable. The gallery she sent is gorgeous and there are so many pictures so we get the complete memory of our big day. “

—Hannah Songer

See Hannah and Alan's Wedding here.

“Jill is absolutely amazing! I’m so so happy we found her and got to have her photograph our wedding. She was very attentive throughout the whole process. She took the time to get to know us and our story. 

Since my dad is a wedding photographer, I am particularly picky with photos in general and when it came to pick a photographer for our big day, I had a hard time to find one. And I found myself so fortunate to meet Jill and work with her. Jill and her assistant did an extremely good job in documenting every single detail of our ceremony and the reception. Her pictures are not just beautiful but bringing lots and lots of sentiments. We are in love with them and very thankful to how much she did to help making our wedding day perfect! 

— Doan Spearman

"It was such a blessing for us to have Jill as our wedding photographer. She is not only very professional but understanding and thoughtful, she went far beyond our expectations in every aspects. 

Let's just say I may or may not have cried looking through the photos... If that's any testament on how I felt about her photos. Jill was a joy to work with! She was completely accommodating and flexible - I had a last minute tea ceremony the morning of my wedding that I wanted her to take pictures of. She spoke fluent Vietnamese which made it incredibly easy to work with her since she was able to communicate with my family members. My parents were in love with Jill, to say the least. Lastly, what impressed me the most about Jill was how directive she was the entire day. As other brides and grooms know, there's a lot of things going on at once and a lot of people everywhere. Jill provided guidance on how she wanted us to pose, where to pose, what to do with our hands, etc. And it's the exact kind of guidance you need amidst all the chaos that comes with a wedding day."
— Jenny Nguyen

See Jenny and Jesse's Wedding here.

"Where do I even begin?! Jill far exceeded my expectations. "

She was so personable and bubbly through the whole process. Her attention to detail was incredible, she knew everyone in the wedding party by name and even laid on a bus floor to get great pictures! The pictures Jill took of our engagement and wedding are simply stunning! Jill has an eye for the perfect lighting and captured our special day perfectly!"

— Amanda Armstrong

See Amanda & David's Wedding here.

"Jill was absolutely wonderful to work with.

And I’m crazy particular on picture because I do scrapbook. Jill directed our families around perfectly and blended into the background. She is also unbelievably easy to work with, both in setting up the shoot, the day of, and when she delivered the images. She is super responsive over text and email, and provided our photo way ahead of schedule. ❤️ In person, Jill is really kind and friendly. Our family and bridal party were immediately comfortable around her. "

— Ashley Phan

See Ashley & Nick's wedding here.

With Jill, we very quickly realized that her work was head and shoulder anything that we’d seen before. We weren’t disappointed at all - the shots we got back were insanely good! 

We used her for our engagement photos first, and then again for the wedding. When she showed up for our engagement session, the weather was rainy and gross, but she kept us on schedule and made everything look so beautiful in the photos! Before the wedding, she worked hard on the timeline and made sure we discussed which shots were most important to us. Our families loved working with her at the wedding-- she was so cheerful and professional."

— Becca Torres

See Becca and JT's Wedding here.

We LOVED working with Jill! What a dream! 

I cannot say enough about how amazing our pictures turned out!! She captured every priceless moment we would’ve wanted to look back on and now have them to treasure forever. I’m so glad we found Jill and would highly recommend her to anyone, her genuine personality and amazing talent showed in our portraits and we could not be more happy.

— Kayla Moye

See Kayla & John's Wedding here.

Jill was so incredibly sweet and helpful in every step of our wedding day and leading up to it. 

Our clients LOVE us!

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We got you! To us, every couple is very unique and certainly different. Your pictures should be too. Click below or shoot me an email to Jill@halfaricestudios.com.

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