The summer wedding of Monica and Shy in Houston was a bit of traditional with some modern touches to it.
They said their “I Do’s” at the Stevens and Pruett Ranch in Rosharon, Texas, which happens to have a very cute chapel which makes a great background for the bride and groom portraits.
Since this is a summer wedding you should consider the following:
- Keep an outside ceremony short
If you have to have an outside wedding, consider a small ceremony no longer than 15 minutes. Start on time, as people will be enduring the Houston heat, which can be very cruel in the summer.
2. Do the formal photos inside
After the ceremony the couple takes photos with friends, family, and wedding party. Do your formal photos inside. You can always do the bride and groom photos outside and if your wedding party is up to it, you can also communicate to them they will be having them outside so they can prepare with water to hydrate.
3. Consider light clothing and colors
As you may already know, summer weddings tend to have the most available light, but that also means more sun on you while taking photos. So, choose light colors for your wedding party so they don’t roast in the Texas summer heat. Choose a fabric that will allow you as a bride, to be comfortable in, as well as your bridesmaids.
4. Choose a late ceremony
Since we have late sunsets in the summer, consider doing your ceremony two hours before sunset if it will be at least 30 minutes in length, and allow yourself at least an hour for photos after the ceremony. If you do this, you will avoid extreme summer heat, annoyed guests, and sweaty outside photos all together!
5. Print your photos!
So you endured the heat of your summer wedding, the planning, the hectic schedule, so please do yourself a favor and print your wedding photos. Viva La Marx Photography can help you put your favorite portraits in an album, artistically designed for you, which your children will then inherit and even your grandchildren may get to see! So please, do make the final investment as a favor to you and your family.
To book me as your wedding photographer, please fill out the CONTACT form on my website or call me at (281) 677-0934.
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Special thanks to my second shooter, my sister Jacqueline Andrade. Please check out her website here: J. Andrade Visual Arts.