Category Archives: Event Planning

The Event Planning category will contain helpful information for Brides etc. that are planning wedding events.

How Much Experience Should A Wedding Photographer Have?

I was listening to Gavin Barry & Rob on ProPhotoShow.net, while they started answering the question about what qualifies a person to photograph a wedding. After listening to 1 and a half answers I really felt urged to answer the question myself.

Having covered my 1st wedding in 1981 and my first paid wedding several years afterward and having asked many post wedding folks (not just my clients) about their photography experience, I feel I am well qualified to answer this.

Take a listen and tell me what you think. (I didn’t realize the windscreen on the telephone microphone was missing so I apologize for the quality of the audio.)
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Solve a Brides Besetment with Guest Thank You Cards !!

Brides, let’s look a few months in to the future.  You’ve enjoyed your wedding day, and you and your guests are in great anticipation to seeing all the Wonderful Wedding Photography that was captured.

Problem is that everyone is calling, texting, emailing and otherwise messaging you asking the same question.  When can I see them.  It’ll get frustrating after a while.

Image of Wedding Thank You CardHere’s the solution!  Have personalized cards created that already have the image viewing information printed on them and give them away at the reception!  The cards should have the website where they can be viewed as well as a phone number to call if they have any problems viewing them (Otherwise any web challenged viewers will be calling YOU).

This sly solution will double as a wonderful memento of your wedding day.  Your Family & Friends would want this creative card even if it didn’t have the information!

Studio Galvan understands how valuable this little used solution is to their wedding photography clients and gives it away as a part of their service!

Check out this Photo-Video some recent Wedding Thank You Cards we have created.

Chantilly Country Wedding

Lakeside Wedding Photo at Chantilly Country

Amanda & Larry’s
Chantilly Country
Wedding Photography

Amanda & Larry are celebrating their 2nd Wedding Anniversary today! They commissioned me to do their wedding photography at in 2009.  The ceremony took take place in Conroe, Texas at St. Mark Lutheran Church &  Chantilly Country!  Chantilly Country is a lakeside banquet facility operated by owners Dave & Pam Carter.

Wedding Video

Here’s their Wedding Video that I created from favorite Wedding Day Photos. If you like the style of the wedding photography, please leave a comment and click one or more of the social buttons below.

Conroe Wedding Photography

Allison & William Goodrum are a really sweet couple whose Woodlands/Conroe Wedding I had the privilege of photographing on the 20th of November this year!

Engagement Portrait Session

First we created Engagement Portraits of them at Mercer Arboretum here in Spring, TX.

Bridal Portrait Photography

I usually don’t post the images before the Bride has had the opportunity to view them projected here at the office but Allision’s been pretty busy & her mom and friends are anxious to see them.  So here’s a Portrait-Proofing Video.  Be sure to tell me what you think.

Wedding Photography

We started their Woodlands wedding photography at St Simon & Jude. Here’s a Photo-video of the day’s Wedding Photography. I added a couple of Bridal & Engagement portraits as well to make it more complete.

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Belle Rose Maison

The Wedding Reception took place at the Belle Rose Maison. A beautiful new location that is ensconced in foliage. They have been hosting plenty of events with awesome reviews!

Wedding Photography Viewing and Ordering Site

To view all the wedding photography including the Engagement and Bridal Portraits and to order professional prints etc., please visit the Wedding Photography viewing and ordering site.

Chateau Crystale Open House Reception

Are you looking for a Wedding Reception Venue west of Houston?  Crystale Chateau is holding a Free Open House on Sunday the 1st of August from 1pm to 5pm!  They are located on Gessner near Westheimer.

  • Taste delectable Hors D’oeuvres
  • Enjoy the Champagne and Wine
  • Meet several vendors
  • Win door prizes

I just produced this Video of a couple of
Receptions we covered at Chateau Crystal.

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RSVP by calling (713) 532-4070 or emailing them at weddings@chateaucrystale.com

Cypress Event Center Open House

I was invited to the Grand Opening/Open House of the Cypress Event Center! The Center is new but Kim Jordan and Sharon Brimmer are in no way new to the event planning scene.  To read a little more about them check out the Cypress Event Center Staff webpage.


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I met some old friends there and made some new ones as well. If you’re looking for a venue that you can decorate to suit your taste, and is reasonably priced, I encourage you to visit their website for details and contact information.

How to Plan Your Wedding Day Activities

So you’ve made it past the aquisition of the Ceremony and Reception venues, commisioning yourMakeup Application cake, photography, meal and many other professionals and now your wondering how you should plan your pre wedding activities. Specifically how much time you should plan for your hair, makeup, pre-ceremony portraits etc.

I have located an great article on how to do just that!  You might be surprised at how much time is recommended by this professional but after having covered many a wedding with late Brides,  Bridal Party members and/or family members, I wholeheartedly agree with the suggestions.  Check out the article here.

Angelica & Obed’s Tomball Wedding Photography

Tomball Wedding Photography

I am pleased that Angelica & Obed selected us to be their Wedding Photographers!  We created Engagement Portraits at Mercer Arboretum, and their Ceremony at Faith Tabernacle UPC church in Tomball.  The Reception was right across the street (how convenient) in the Villa at La Tranquila Ranch.

Wedding Photo-Video

Here’s some of my favorite images of our wedding couple.  If you are someone who was at the wedding, please leave a comment about my service and the photography that you have seen.  Also be sure to let other people know about me as most of my business is from referrals.  Thanks.

Angelica & Obed’s Favorite Images

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FREE Wedding Giveaway Winners

Family Services of Greater Houston (Twogether In Houston) and “The Ask Kim Jordan Show” put twogether (pun intended) a Free Wedding Giveaway for a couple completing a wedding workshop by the 3rd of October 2009.  This Wedding Giveaway included an Engegement Portriat Session, a Bridal Portrait Session and Wedding Coverage by “Yours Truly” !

Bridal Portrait Photography

Wedding Day Photography
The Wedding was at Cypress Lakes Golf Club. It was my first visit there and I hope to return.

The Grand Hall Open House

The Grand Hall
A week and a half ago I had the privilege of helping celebrate the opening of a new Event Venue in Northwest Houston!  The Grand Hall held it’s Grand Opening on the 27th of September.  As I had the opportunity I visited with some old and new friends in the Wedding Business.

Check out the Video and then if your a Bride looking for a moderately priced Venue, Contact Tiffany Stepanski, Events Manager for more details (MKPGrandHall@gmail.com) or 832-266-4154.

UPDATE

The Grand Hall is hosting their 2nd Open House and You’re invited!

To register go to the Grand Hall Blog.