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Quynh is a college friend of mine. And through Quynh, I got to know Anson, the sweetest guy. We had a fun day at the beach capturing their love and passion for one another.

July 11, 2019

Quynh & Anson | Galveston Engagement Session

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When Connor contacted me to shoot his surprised proposal to Hannah, I was beyond excited! I showed up on the day at the location we discussed early so I could get situated and have everything ready. You know, it was a surprised proposal, if one thing had gone wrong, the moments would have been gone […]

June 6, 2019

Connor & Hannah | Proposal at Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

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We decided to take pictures for Susie and Frank to celebrate their engagement in January, when it should be freezing. And they wanted to have it done by the beach as that is where they lived. But to my surprise, it was a warm and beautiful day with the sun is not too bright – […]

June 5, 2019

Susie & Frank | Galveston Engagement

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We scheduled the engagement session a few weeks after Julie moved to Houston from San Antonio. It was a perfect Fall day, sky was high, sun was shining and we met around 7:30am. Both Julie and Max were ready for their photos. I had so much fun going back and forth with Julie about their […]

December 1, 2018

Julie and Max Engagement Session in Houston Museum District

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When Amanda and David asked me “Can we do our engagement session somewhere else that is not Houston?” I was beyond excited and screamed at the top of my lungs “YESSS!” I mean don’t get me wrong, I love Houston and everything but being a photographer for quite a while there are not a lot […]

October 18, 2018

Amanda & David Romantic Engagement Session in Fredericksburg, TX

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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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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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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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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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