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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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Houston Wedding Photographer – Half a Rice Studios | Galveston Engagement Session 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. Contact us for inquiry here. Learn more about Galveston […]

July 11, 2019

Quynh & Anson | Galveston Engagement Session

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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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Bridal session is a great opportunity for couples to have more pictures taken with the wedding dress, which the bride spends weeks or even months to find. On the wedding day, things are usually hectic and a 2 hour session with your wedding dress is something very luxury. That was why Hien and Antoine had […]

July 10, 2019

Hien & Antoine | Bridal Session at Chateau Cocomar, Houston TX

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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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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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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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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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