I am sure you have heard me say this a time or two about a bride, but to know Emma is to love Emma. She is hilarious, beautiful, and the sweetest ray of sunshine on the planet. My favorite thing about Emma is how animated she is. I just love her to pieces.
Emma brought her sister and maid-of-honor Ruth, along with her mom to her bridal session at the River Oaks Garden Club. I think we all gasped once she stepped out in her beautiful wedding gown. The dress was perfect for Emma. I love how simple the front is and then a gorgeous accent bow in the back. It was stunning. 
We started the session under the beautiful green arches at the River Oaks Garden Club. The arches create such a classic garden feel and right in the center of Houston. Emma is so elegant, so I knew this would be the perfect space for her. We moved the side of the building where there is a wall of white paned windows. Emma’s mom made the comment that the windows reminded her of their patio. I love that while we were not at their family home, a piece of her bridal session will provoke a thought of home. 
Throughout the session we laughed, had all of the heart eyes for Emma, and practiced “soft, bridal hands” more times than I can count. So much so, that on the wedding day, Emma literally says “soft, bridal hands” during her and her now husband’s couple portraits! hehe Which brings me to my next thought….don’t think twice about booking bridals. I say this because Emma and Michael’s wedding day was filled with good luck aka rain and had we not done bridals in advance, we would have been in a bit of a pickle to find the time to do outdoor portraits! Plus, you get an extra day to wear the most beautiful gown and play with the prettiest flowers! 

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Christina Elliott, THE PHOTOGRAPHER

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I’ve always loved weddings. From the moment the bride first catches a glimpse of herself in her dress to the shared bottle of Veuve Clicquot the couple sips with their cake at the end of the night, I fall a little more in love with my work every day. I still tear up during toasts and get chills when the bride takes her first step down the aisle.

I spend my days documenting graceful celebrations and my nights with my husband scouring the city for the best new Thai restaurant. From mountain biking adventures with the whole family to the rush of helping a bride perfect a seemingly-impossible wedding day timeline, I believe life is a thrilling adventure.

And the day you say “I do” should be the most thrilling of all! I can’t wait to escort you through this process, enabling you to fully enjoy every moment while creating memories you’ll be able to return to for a lifetime.

Blending emotion with an editorial eye to transform your love story into works of art.

Hi, I’m Christina!