Last fall was the first time I was lucky enough to work with Samantha & Benjamin as I photographed their engagement session at Discovery Green park, and then a few weeks later their civil ceremony here in Houston, Texas. Then in December they headed off to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore for their official wedding ceremony with their family & friends. Today we had the last of our sessions with a Mr & Mrs Session at gorgeous, fabulous, amazing Hotel Icon in downtown Houston.
All of these photos were taken with the new 5D mkII camera – this was my third shoot with the camera, but the first photos I have posted online because I had to upgrade all my software to work with the camera! These photos? No edits. Straight out of the camera. It is awesome! I’m so very happy with it!
After we took a round of photos with Sam in her Western (white) wedding dress, we returned to the Spa in Hotel Icon which they graciously allowed us to use for her to change, and she put on her traditional red Chinese wedding dress so we could take photos in that as well. It was such a beautiful dress as well! She wore it at their wedding in Thailand, changing into it part way through their reception, so I’m really glad we were able to incorporate it into their session today!
I’m sort of sad that our shoots are done; I’ve had *so* much fun working with Sam & Ben! Sam volunteered them to model for me any time (I think she wants a reason to wear these gorgeous dresses again!), and I just might have to take them up on it!
I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness together, and I am so honored that I was able to be a part of this special time with the two of you. You are such beautiful people, inside and out, and I look forward to seeing you both again soon!
Samantha’s Wedding gown was designed by Jeannie Truong at Parvani Vida. Her Chinese traditional qipao was made for her in Malaysia. Her shoes are by Nine West.
Her hair and makeup was done by Mai at TOC Day Spa and Salon, 1396 Eldridge Blvd, Suite B, Houston, TX 77077, Phone: 281-589-8808.
Many thanks again to the gracious employees of Hotel Icon. We were treated so well by their team, throughout the reservation process for the shoot and today while we were there. Pampered in luxury – it was wonderful!