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How they met: 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 I knew I had to get his number! Little did I know, that […]

July 11, 2019

Jana & Matt | Wedding at Messina Hof Winery


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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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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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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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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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