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Houston Wedding Photographer – Half a Rice Studios | Messina Hof Wedding To begin the story, Jana and Matt met when they were both in school and working at their part-time job. Jana told me “Our first interaction was bickering about who did more school work over the previous weekend (I won!). The next weekend […]

July 11, 2019

Jana & Matt | Wedding at Messina Hof Winery

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How they met: Alan and Hannah started as friends. Roommates actually. When Alan first met Hannah, she was still dating a good friend of Alan. Since they were roommates, they got to know one another and became really good friends. Then Hannah broke up with the said friend. Alan was out of town at the […]

July 10, 2019

Hannah & Alan | Backyard Wedding in Tomball, TX

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There are a few places in the world I list as “must go” and New Zealand is one of them. I was lucky enough to visit NZ in a beautiful season – not as cold as fall but not as hot as summer. It was March 2019 when the winter is gearing up to come […]

July 4, 2019

Lavender Farms in New Zealand

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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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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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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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