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Houston Wedding Photographer | Half a Rice Studios – Intimate Wedding in Houston TX Janet and Raymond had an intimate wedding held in the backyard of Raymond’s parents’ house. When they told me that at our initial meeting, I was beyond excited. But when I arrived at the house, I was amazed! I couldn’t believe […]

May 19, 2020

Janet & Raymond | Intimate Wedding, Houston TX

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Houston Wedding Photographer | Half a Rice Studios – Wedding at Kim Son How they meet: “Jenny and Jesse met early February 2016. Jenny recently was out of a four year relationship and wasn’t looking for anything serious when she downloaded Tinder. Jesse said he typically didn’t use Tinder regularly, but on that fateful morning, […]

May 5, 2020

Jenny & Jesse | Wedding at Kim Son

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Houston Wedding Photographer | Half a Rice Studios – Wedding at The Springs Venue, Katy, TX Violeta and Kenny met me at a Starbucks in a spring afternoon. Right of the bat, Violeta impressed me with the way she dressed. She was really pretty! When I talked to them and got to know them more, […]

May 4, 2020

Kenny & Violeta | Wedding at The Springs, Katy TX

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Houston Weddings – Half a Rice Studios – Wedding at Willow Creek Ranch, San Diego, CA I knew Nick since kinder garten in Vietnam. We were in the same neighborhood, went to the same elementary, middle school then high school. Yes, we knew each other very well! On the other hand, I have known Ashley […]

April 30, 2020

Ashley + Nick | Willow Creek Ranch

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How they met: The story of Hien and Antoine began in winter of 2009 when Hien’s sister, Ngan, asked Hien to go to NYC with her and some friends. Hien, at the time, had never been to NYC so she said “Yes!” Little did she know, Antoine tagged along his brother, Bao – Ngan’s friend, […]

July 10, 2019

Hien & Antoine | Wedding at Kim Son, Houston TX

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Madeline and Kenny were so sweet to one another. Their beautiful smiles were contagious!

July 10, 2019

Madeline & Kenny | Engagement Session at Herman Park, Houston TX

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The Story Kevin & Charlsye met Jr. year of High School. They both grew up in Katy, TX and at the time we had a lot of mutual friends but didn’t know each other well. One day Charlsye told her friends how she thought he was so cute and needed to figure out how to […]

February 7, 2019

Charlsye & Kevin's Rustic Wedding at Venue 311, Plantersville, TX

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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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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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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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