Hi there! We're Luke and Cat, and we're so happy you're here. We hope you'll stay a while! We’re a husband and wife wedding photographer team based in Houston, Texas. Ranchers-turned-photographers, our world looks like this: a Craftsman-style farmhouse; our newborn, Knox, in our arms; coffee in the kitchen; Edison lights on the back porch; and a pair of English bulldogs at the foot of our bed. Read more...

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Weekend Snapshot

The Best of Both Worlds

Oct 20, 2017 / Weekend Snapshot

About the weekend snapshot series: It’s our weekend ritual. Every Friday before shooting a wedding, we spend a few hours feasting on inspiration: glossy magazine spreads, favorite Instagram feeds, wedding site editorials, ads for luxury brands, Sprinkles’ cupcake window displays…. It ensures we arrive at every wedding fueled by fresh ideas. Now, we’re bringing a delicious bite of inspiration to you. Start your wedding weekend with a Luke & Cat Weekend Snapshot. The icing on the cake? The hands-on, how-to advice that accompanies each photo. Sweet.

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THE Best of Both Worlds

Every bride loves a gorgeous candid photo of themselves with their best girls! While Luke is taking the more traditional bridesmaid photos, Cat likes to snap the candid shots off to the side. But what if you have to divide and conquer, or you’re taking the bridesmaids photos by yourself? Here’s today’s tip for getting the best of both worlds - even when you’re the only one taking the photos:

There’s a science to making this work just right when it comes to positioning the bride. Encourage the bride and one of her bridesmaids to turn toward one another and embrace or hold hands. They’ll naturally laugh, smile, and display the genuine emotion that makes for a great shot. By moving back and forth from shooting facing the group to shooting next to where the bride is facing, you can create the illusion of multiple photographers taking posed formal pics, as well as beautiful candids.

Lovely ladies & candid photos,

Luke & Cat

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