High school sweethearts wed - Wedding at Bethel Church in Houston

August 08, 2017  •  1 Comment

Wedding at Bethel Church in Houston--

As your read this blog and browse through these photographs, you might recognize Kailey from the previous blog featuring her bridal portraits. Now, meet Kailey and Leo! 

Kailey and Leo and I go back quite a while..much further than a bridal session in June or them contacting me earlier to hire me to shoot their wedding. Actually, it was through photographing high school sports about 8 years ago or so that I connected with Leo.

I was a photojournalist for The Baytown Sun right after college for a few years. I regularly photographed sports for about 6 high schools, included Ross Sterling in Baytown. It was while photographing either softball or tennis, I think, at Sterling that I met Leo...a spunky kid with crazy hair, cruising around on a longboard with a camera. I don't remember exactly how he came to work for The Baytown Sun, maybe I asked him if he was interested or maybe he asked me about a job. Either way, Leo began stringing for us on Friday night to help me cover football, since I couldn't physically shoot five football games in one night by myself...although I'm pretty sure I covered three on a few occasions. At some point during that process, I met Kailey too, probably as Leo was dropping photos at the newsroom or picking up a check. Fast forward to late 2016, early 2017 and Leo was texting me about wedding photography. And the rest is history!

Like always, it's a great honor to photograph couples I've had the pleasure of meeting here or there in life. It's fun to catch up and see where life has taken them. In this case, it was a beautiful occasion to witness two high school sweethearts uniting in marriage in front of friends and family. The day was filled with love and laughter, as I imagine their marriage will be for many years to come.

Now, enjoy Kailey and Leo's wedding!

Praying for many blessings to the newlyweds! Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Leo Garcia!


A special thanks to Lawrence Knox for assisting me as second shooter throughout the day with a great photojournalist perspective and doing a killer job on knocking out the reception details. Another special thanks to Ronnie Izon for stepping in last minute to be my rock/third shooter/backup.

Thank you to all the creative teams and vendors who made this day possible including...

Hair and makeup: Santos and Amanda of Excellence Salon and Spa

Dress: Essense of Australia at Houston Bridal Gallery

Wedding singer: Jon Finney

Video: Reverent Media, Houston TX

DJ: DJ Ben Phoenix 

Caterer: Armenta's Mexican Restaurant

Cake: The Cake Box, Mont Belvieu

Flowers: Pedro at Flowers by Ashley

Invitations: Minted

Wedding Venue: Bethel of Houston

Reception Venue: Armenta's Reception Hall, Channelview


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Derek Page(non-registered)
Do you have a Youtube channel as well with this kind of content on it? I would love to see this post turned into a longer video if possible. Maybe I can share on it on my website.
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