Unscripted Moments

As wedding photographers, we spend so much time leading up to the ceremony discussing photography on the wedding day.  Primarily, we spend most of our communication with our clients talking about the list of group formals we will have to do before and after the wedding.  It’s important that we are able to capture each different set-up requested by our clients.  Within reason, of course.  Often times, I have to explain that simple math will not allow s to take 40 different portrait set-ups in the 30 minutes allotted to us to do these pictures.  Additionally, clients and their parents will add photos as we are going along.  I have a rule when this happens:  I never say no.  It’s easier to say yes than to explain why we shouldn’t do it.  That reason is that we are racing against time – or the sun setting, to try and have time for the portraits of the bride and groom.

But with all of the juggling of these traditional photographs that we execute with lightning speed in order to stay on time for the rest of the day, and all the communication regarding them that leads up to the day, it’s still the moments caught on the fly that are the sweetest.

This photo is from a recent wedding we shot in Houston.  Her dress isn’t set just so, the couple isn’t looking at the camera.  They had just gotten married and this moment – those real smiles – well, that is what makes it perfect to me.


Jessica via the Holga camera

I brought my Holga camera to my bride, Jessica’s bridal portrait in Houston a few weeks ago.  It’s always a gamble to shoot with this particular camera.  You never know what you’ll get, if anything at all.

This is a nice one though, so I thought I’d share.

I’m off to Washington DC in a few days to shoot an engagement portrait.  I’m really excited to be shooting in a city that I’ve never visited before.  It’s wedding season, so things are bananas around here!  Maybe not the best time to schedule a portrait on the east coast.  However, I opted for better weather rather than the convenience of scheduling.  So, stay away rain and heat!

Have a great weekend!


Sandra + Lynn – Houston, Texas

Here are some of my favorite shots from Sandra and Lynn’s wedding at The Corinthian in Houston….

Check out the bottom left-hand corner of the image above.  Totally busted the flower girl picking her nose during the ceremony.  Adorable!

Thank you to Keely Thorne Events for running a flawless production!  It makes our jobs as photographers much easier.

Many congratulations to Sandra and Lynn!!

Ashley Garmon Photographers: here, there and everywhere.

AGP has been notified of a few things and also randomly found a few things that I’d like to share with you.  First, we have a photo in The Knot’s new coffee table book: The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook. It’s just one photo, be we are always happy to collaborate with folks over at The Knot.  The photo is actually of my friends’ Alex and Carlo’s wedding in Napa Valley a few years ago.

Allison and Will’s wedding at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston was featured in Brides Houston Magazine:

You can read the online version here: Brides Houston.  Also if you’d like to see more from this wedding, check out the original blog post of Allison & Will.

Tiffanee and Richards wedding at Union Station in Dallas, Texas was featured on D Magazine’s blog:

Click here to read the full article and get more details on their wedding: D Magazine.  Alos, please check out Tiffanee & Richard’s original blog post.

OK, that is all I can share with you right now.  But there are a few other things coming down the pipe that I am very excited about sharing with you.  But I can’t just yet, so stay tuned!

Have a good Monday!