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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:

  1. 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.

Getting into the dress!

Getting into the dress!

Special people are not missing out from this wedding

Special people are not missing out from this wedding

Shy's getting excited about the wedding!

Shy’s getting excited about the wedding!

Done and ready!

Done and ready!

Helping mom

Helping mom

Monica and Shy's daughters get to see their parents get married

Monica and Shy’s daughters get to see their parents get married

Shy meet's Monica's gaze...

Shy meet’s Monica’s gaze…

Monica meets Shy's gaze, can you tell?

Monica meets Shy’s gaze, can you tell?

Here comes the bride!

Here comes the bride!

That smile...when first looking at Monica

That smile…when first looking at Monica

Parents are happy

Parents are happy

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Both daughters are happy for their parents

Both daughters are happy for their parents

Sophia looks like she waited for this moment for too long; antsy

Sophia looks like she waited for this moment for too long; antsy

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Ring exhange!

Ring exhange!

To love and to cherish is the only thing to do now, as a family.

To love and to cherish is the only thing to do now, as a family.

Pouring sand as a family

Pouring sand as a family

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It's done!

It’s done!

Beautiful couple, beautiful gown.

Beautiful couple, beautiful gown.

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Beautiful Monica

Beautiful Monica

Husband and wife

Husband and wife

Hapiness is in the air

Hapiness is in the air

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Monica and Shy

Monica and Shy

That sassy couple!

That sassy couple!

Monica and Shy at Stevens and Pruett Ranch

Monica and Shy at Stevens and Pruett Ranch

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Father daughter dance, the emotions are running high

Father daughter dance, the emotions are running high

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What's the garter toss without some fun?!

What’s the garter toss without some fun?!

got it!

got it!

Ready?!

Ready?!

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Happiness found in the messages their family had to say

Happiness found in the messages their family had to say

Emotional messages as well

Emotional messages as well

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Cutting the cake got a little fun!

Cutting the cake got a little fun!

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Seal that cake with a kiss, why not!

Seal that cake with a kiss, why not!

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Happily ever after...

Happily ever after…

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To book me as your wedding photographer, please fill out the CONTACT form on my website or call me at (281) 677-0934.

Marixa Andrade

Artist and Photographer at

Viva La Marx Photography 

Special thanks to my second shooter, my sister Jacqueline Andrade. Please check out her website here: J. Andrade Visual Arts.

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