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

A Toast To Planning

Jan 26, 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
Weekend Snapshot #11 There Is Fabric To Every Story
Weekend Snapshot #12 Faces and Flowers

A Toast To Planning

Here’s a toast to planning! To bubbles! To happy clients!  In today’s  Weekend Snapshot, we’re celebrating the best spot for brides, grooms, and guests so you can capture the best toast photos.

It’s always a good idea to think about where you’d like the toasts to take place and where you’d like everyone to stand. The truth is, your clients and guests probably haven’t even considered where toasts will be taking place, and will be grateful for the advice. Additionally - you can use this time to instruct everyone on how to hold their champagne flutes for the perfect photo. Your bride and groom typically look best with one arm around each other and their other arms raised, with their glasses in hand.



Love & Cheers,

Luke & Cat

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Weekend Snapshot

Faces and Flowers

Jan 19, 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
Weekend Snapshot #11 There Is Fabric To Every Story

Faces and Flowers

Roses and rosy cheeks! Faces and flowers! It’s hard to go wrong with a photo that features gorgeous bouquets, a beautiful bride, and bridesmaids. Today’s Weekend Snapshot is all about how to get a great flower-power shot.

Utilize clever angles to make the most of dimensional bouquets. When taking photos from the side, focus on the bouquets and compose the image to show just part of the girls’ happy faces. Ask the bridesmaids to all hold their bouquets at belly-button level and capture a line of gorgeous flowers. Florists love these images too, and will often feature them prominently in their social media.



Line Em' Up & Capture Those Faces and Flowers,

Luke & Cat

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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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