About Me

Hello, there!

I am super excited that you decided to learn more about me! I am a wedding photographer based in Houston, TX and traveling world wide 🙂

My photography journey began in 2016 when I decided to quit my 9-5 job at a public accounting firm to pursue my dream of being a wedding photographer.

I graduated from the University of Houston with my Master’s Degree in Accountancy and started a career as an auditor in 2015. Only a few months after I started, I felt out of place. Nothing. Made. Me. Happy. So my extremely supportive husband gave me a push, “Why don’t you quit and become a photographer? I know you have always liked photography.” And yes, he was absolutely right! Photography has always been my passion growing up. When I was little, I would borrow a camera phone from one of my cousins and start taking photos of things around me. In my senior year of high school when one of my good friends got this very awesome Sony camera phone (it was not a smart phone yet), she would let me use it an document our memories of senior years, per my request of course :). I used the paychecks from my very first part-time job to buy myself a DSLR and start taking photos for friends and family. So yes, it would be so much fun and exciting to start a photography business.

While people spend 4 years of college trying to learn to do a job, I spent my 4 years to learn how to do a different job, not photography. But lucky me, I was guided by another great photographer in the industry who had almost 10 years of experience. I started doing wedding photography and fell in love. I fell in love with the exciting and upbeat environment of a wedding, I fell in love with the emotions that a bride goes through on her wedding date, I fell in love with how the guests dance the night away and how the wedding cakes taste just so indulging, and I fell in love with being the one to document all of that. So that was how Half A Rice Studios was born.

As you go through the pictures in my portfolio, I hope you notice the real emotions that I captured, the genuine smiles, the energetic laughters, the light and airy clean look of the images. That is my style! I want to be able to create something fresh keeping the memories of my clients forever timelessly.

I love my job and I love meeting couple to learn about their stories. So don’t be shy to reach out. I hope we can sit down over some coffee (I am not a coffee drinker but I love the smell of a coffee shop), and learn more about each other!

Talk soon.

Jill Goehring


Taken by my husband during bluebonnet season of 2018

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