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

There Is Fabric To Every Story

Jan 5, 2018 / 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!

View others in this series:

Weekend Snapshot #1 Bookend Those Bridesmaids
Weekend Snapshot #2 At The Reception
Weekend Snapshot #3 Best of Both Worlds
Weekend Snapshot #4 A Classic Toast
Weekend Snapshot #5 Our Favorite Ring Shot Backdrop
Weekend Snapshot #6 Genuine Smiles
Weekend Snapshot #7 The Hands Have It
Weekend Snapshot #8 The Drama Is In The Details
Weekend Snapshot #9 Take A Step Forward
Weekend Snapshot #10 Think Like A Guest

There is fabric to every story

There is fabric to every story, and that’s especially true for a wedding story. Typically, a specific color scheme has been meticulously assembled for the couple’s big day. Use this thread to unravel the perfect ring shot….

We love using the fabric as another way to offset the wedding rings. Think beyond the wedding gown—the bridesmaids’ dresses are a great back drop for a wonderful ring shot. After all, the couple put their favorite people in their favorite dresses for a reason. Bonus: this approach gives the newlyweds a minute to breathe during formal photo opportunities.

P.S.  Don’t forget about those other great fabrics of the day: tablecloths or the fabric inside the ring box also make great backdrops.



Love & Cheers,

Luke & Cat

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Weekend Snapshot

Think Like A Guest

Dec 22, 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.

View others in this series:

Weekend Snapshot #1 Bookend Those Bridesmaids
Weekend Snapshot #2 At The Reception
Weekend Snapshot #3 Best of Both Worlds
Weekend Snapshot #4 A Classic Toast
Weekend Snapshot #5 Our Favorite Ring Shot Backdrop
Weekend Snapshot #6 Genuine Smiles
Weekend Snapshot #7 The Hands Have It
Weekend Snapshot #8 The Drama Is In The Details
Weekend Snapshot #9 Take A Step Forward

Think Like A Guest

How to Be a Wedding Ninja is the theme of today’s Weekend Snapshot! It’s our favorite tip on how getting the best reception photos by thinking like a guest.

During the toasts, move around and make sure to get several different vantage points for photos. Every wedding is different, but with some venues, you can capture the ‘toaster’ in the foreground and the reaction of the bride and groom at the same time. It’s a great shot of something only you can preserve for the bride and groom. Often, during the wedding day, we like to take photos from areas of the floor that contain several guests - it helps show the wedding day from a real-life perspective and create a story of what the day was really like for your clients.



Love & Cheers,

Luke & Cat

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Weekend Snapshot

Take A Step Forward

Dec 15, 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.

View others in this series:

Weekend Snapshot #1 Bookend Those Bridesmaids
Weekend Snapshot #2 At The Reception
Weekend Snapshot #3 Best of Both Worlds
Weekend Snapshot #4 A Classic Toast
Weekend Snapshot #5 Our Favorite Ring Shot Backdrop
Weekend Snapshot #6 Genuine Smiles
Weekend Snapshot #7 The Hands Have It
Weekend Snapshot #8 The Drama Is In The Details

Take A Step Forward

Everyone wants to be a star! Bridesmaids and their families love a photo of just them with the bride. But how to get each bridesmaid their moment while keeping charge of the flow of the day? Today’s Weekend Snapshot tip is: narrow that focus!

When taking photos facing happy brides and bridesmaids, don’t forget to take a step forward and focus on just a few of the bridesmaids together, like this one of the bride and her best friends. Each bridesmaid has her own special relationship with the bride, and that will come out in their photos.  



Leaning In & Capturing Those Happy Moments,

Luke & Cat

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