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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

Houston Wedding Photographer, Houston Destination Photographer, Half a Rice Studios


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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 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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