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Houston Wedding Photographer | Half a Rice Studios – Book a Houston Photographer There are more than 1000 of photographers in the Houston, TX area and 60% of them specialize in weddings. I hope these questions can help you narrow down your choices. Why did you become a wedding photographer? This simple question and its […]

May 19, 2020

Questions to ask your wedding Photographer before booking

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Houston Wedding Photographer | Half a Rice Studios – Houston Wedding Vendors It is excited when you are engaged. And it is also overwhelming at the same time. So what to do next? Here are a few advices I have for the future brides to pick out their wedding vendors, the ones they will spend […]

May 19, 2020

How to choose your wedding vendors in Houston, TX

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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 – Covid-19 Wedding Houston Hi, there! You are recently engaged, now what? I mean seriously, now what? When a normal couple would go find a venue, place a deposit and have the date to book other vendors, getting ready for their big days, doing all the fun […]

April 30, 2020

How to plan your wedding during COVID-19 in Houston

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Houston Wedding Photographer | Half a Rice Studios – The Springs Venue Weddings during the summer is hard, especially weddings outside during the summer in Texas. But And and Mueed enjoyed their day to the fullest. I had the honor to be their wedding photographer. I did not have much chances to get to know […]

April 29, 2020

Anh + Mueed | The Springs Venue

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Houston Wedding Photographer | Half a Rice Studios – Beautiful Madera Estates Wedding Rebecca and I had communicated for a very long time before we met in person for their engagement session. Even though I had not met Rebecca before, she showed me in the emails to me that she was a really sweet and […]

April 27, 2020

Rebecca + JT | Madera Estates Wedding

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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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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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