St Mary’s Cathedral Galveston Wedding Photographer – Amanda & Matt

What a fun couple and wedding party. Amanda is a stunning bride with a dress that was too die for!  Matt is a Houston Fire Fighter and the life of the party. Together they created an over the top fun wedding!  Family and friend were spread out over Galveston Island and so we popped around to get all the images. And then to St. Mary’s for the ceremony. Thank goodness for my wonderful second Tony Chica for keeping me together on this hot summer day and his fabulous wide angle shots.

Take a look at the groom’s gifts to his men!  And no they were not loaded… we got clearance from Treemount before we steped out of the room to grab some cool shots of Matt and his boys.

The celebration continued at the Roof Garden on the Strand and ended with a carriage ride away. Enjoy!

Gifts for the Groomsmen

Groomsmen Gifts for the Guys

Looking for some awesome personalized groomsmen gifts? Look no further than This online store delivers gift ideas for men that you will not be disappointed with. Groovy Guys sent me a few items to check out. The Billfold in a Box which is a personalized wallet that comes in a rustic wood box that can also be engraved with up to 15 characters.



Groovy Guy Gifts has a wide selection of gifts that would fit any type of groomsmen. Here are just a few….

For the Beer Lover
They have a wide selection of barware from flasks to decanters to beer mugs including a one that you can have a caricature of your groomsmen printed on. What’s really cool is you not only get the mug you also get the digital file of your caricature of your groomsmen to use any way you like.

For the Cigar Lover
This fun groomsmen gift for cigar lovers also comes in a rustic wood box that can be personalized. The gift box includes a cigar cutter that is engraved with initials and a cigar holder that double as a flask.

For the Outdoorsman
I have not seen a groomsmen gift like this before. This personalized hatchet, the hunter or outdoorsmen in your wedding party, this may be the perfect gift.

So if you or in the hunt for some really unique groomsmen gifts, make sure to check out

White Oaks on the Bayou Wedding Photographer – Danielle & Kiel

  • Looking the other day I discovered that have photographed over 400 wedding in the Houston area. For this Houston Wedding Photographer, that’s a lot of weddings. That number is over the past 12 years and as the years have passed I take fewer weddings per year. One because I want to provide the best service I can for my clients and two because weddings are on the weekends and that’s family time.

    When I have clients I connect with during our consultation, I want to do whatever I can to shoot that wedding because I know it’s going to be something really special, and after 400 weddings I’ve seen it all.

    After meeting with Danielle and Kiel, I knew I wanted to photograph their wedding. Danielle is a passionate, emotional and heartfelt kind person and Kiel is a smart, quiet strong man and they make for the most adorable couple. I love that Kiel knows something about photography and on occasion will ask about my lens choice or other nonchalant comments which I know he’s watching and taking it all in.

    How can you not love a client who ask you to be their wedding photographer with a save the date? I mean really isn’t that just fabulous!  You will see lots of details for this wedding as Kiel was responsible to for making many of those wooden items including the doors which they walked through on their wedding day. Each item has a meaning and was created or brought to the wedding with intention. This is how to do details making them really special.

    The youngest flower girl was a pistol and stole the show on more than one occasion. She is absolutely adorable. Her older sister had enough walking down the aisle so you have to check that out.

    The bridesmaids for this wedding were terrific! Best friends and were the calming force and gentle love that needed on a wedding day. Way to go ladies!

    It was a cold winter day which was perfect and made for beautiful images. Can’t say enough about this couple, their families, their wedding party — nothing less than exactly what the bride created.

    Venue – Whites Oak on the Bayou
    Wedding Day Coordinator – Rachel May

  • Photography – Fireheart Photography