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The Story Erin and Jake met in high school at a rowing club in Austin. It was a private club since none of the schools in Austin had their own teams, and they noticed each other from afar. Jake’s first impression was that she was almost as tall as he was (and holy crap, they are tall!!!) […]

February 7, 2019

Erin & Jake's Intimate Wedding at River Oak Garden Club

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February 6, 2019

Mi & Jason's Traditional Vietnamese/Chinese Wedding – Reception at Sugar Land Museum of Natural Science

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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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Rachel and Chris met the modern way, online, and had their first date at an Astro game. It went until 2am the next day! Since then, they grew more and more in love. Rachel told me “Everything with Chris is so easy!” On Wednesday, 06/13/2018, Chris was making dinner while Rachel was getting ready to […]

October 31, 2018

Wedding at White Oaks on the Bayou | Rachel & Chris Boesen

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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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October 12, 2018

Taylor & Ethan Destination Wedding at Dreams Resort & Spa, Tulum Mexico

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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 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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