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Nick, Ashley and I planned to catch the sunrise by the beach for their engagement session. But we realized that the coast would always be cloudy, there would be no sunlight to catch, and geographically impossible to see sunrise in San Diego public beaches (or we did not look at the right one). So instead, […]

October 1, 2018

Nick and Asley's Engagement Session at La Jolla, San Diego, CA

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Ryan messaged me on a nice day in March of 2018 asking me to photograph his wedding in September of 2018. Ryan and I have been friends since second grade which is 20+ years ago. So hearing the news that he is getting married to his 7 year girlfriend, I could not be happier for […]

October 1, 2018

Ryan & Jessica's Romantic Wedding at Marina Village of San Diego, CA

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I planned the engagement session with Sarah and Michael so they can have beautiful Texas sunset in their photos. And we did it! But we did not plan to see the cotton fields which were fully bloomed along the way to take the photos. I asked Sarah and Michael right when I saw them at […]

September 13, 2018

Sarah and Michael's Engagement Session at Brazos Bend State Park, TX

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Erin, Jake and I agreed to meet at 7:30am on a Saturday at Sabine bridge to catch the morning sunrise and to avoid the summer heat. They showed up full of energy and we had a lot of fun playing under the sun. I loved the energy that these two had. Erin told me later […]

September 13, 2018

Erin and Jake's Sunrise Engagement Session

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I met Kimberly and Brad after my sister in law, Michelle, introduced us. Kimberly was working at the same elementary school with Michelle. We met on a Sunday afternoon at a Starbucks in Tomball, TX. My first impression about them were they couldn’t keep their eyes off of each other. And Kimberly had the BEST […]

September 13, 2018

Kimberly and Brad's Rustic Wedding at The Spring Magnolia

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Kimberly booked me for their engagement session on a date that I was already booked for sunset time. So I told her, if you can, we can do it at 4pm. And y’all, 4pm heat in Texas is brutal! It is almost the peak of the heat. But Kimberly and Brad showed up well dressed […]

September 13, 2018

Kimberly and Brad's Engagement Session at Kleb's Wood, Tomball TX

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Linru and I know each other from the University of Houston. We were both in the same accounting program, she was a year later than I was. When I met her and Justin, I could have been more excited. They looked so cute together and even though we started our session at 7:30am, they were […]

September 13, 2018

Linru and Justin's Engagement at Discovery Green, Downtown Houston

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I knew David back in college when we both attended the University of Houston. He was a year ahead of me so we had no class together but we interacted more in Beta Alpha Psi, the organization that we were both in and where he was an officer. My impression of him was he was […]

August 1, 2018

David and Kelsey's DYI Wedding at The Grand Hall in Conroe, TX

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I met Lauren and Brent for the very first time at a Teahouse and we had a great conversation. They told me about their story. I was excited to know that they were both from my alma mater – the University of Houston. Lauren was attending her first day of lifeguarding at the University of Houston […]

August 1, 2018

Lauren and Brent's Harry Potter Theme Wedding at The Carriage House, Conroe TX

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I am Jill Goehring – owner and lead photographer of Half a Rice Studios. I started my photography business purely with my passion for photography. A friend of mine asked me to do his wedding when I was in college and I fell in love. I love the emotions, the laughter, the tears, the chemistry between people in weddings. 

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