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Houston Couple Opt for Destination Wedding in Italy // Taylor Golden Houston Destination Wedding Photographer

I met Brooke and Wiley at the Weddings in Houston I Do Soiree bridal show in 2016.  From the moment I saw them walking around, how in love they were, how affectionate they were, their genuine smiles...I said to myself..."they're mine".  We were instantly drawn to each other. A lot of couples don't consider what a HUGE part personality plays when selecting a photographer for your wedding day.  It's because we understood each other, got along, and shared the same values, that we captured such beautiful imagery.  In order for a couple to feel comfortable expressing their true relationship in front of you- they have to like you.  

It's also easy to decide on a photographer based on the images you see on their site, which are usually their top selections from the Houston weddings they have covered. But I suggest my couple choose based on the whole day.  It's easy to capture one AMAZING photo on a Houston wedding day...but how about 1700 amazing photos?  

Head to my facebook page to see their ENTIRE Italy wedding photos and judge for yourself.  And if you're thinking of doing a destination wedding- give me a call.  I take care of my clients, going above and beyond what is expected, because while you have to like me to spend your entire wedding day with me, I have to like you too :) It's the only way I work.

Ravello Events: Wedding planners Rosaria & Angela
Via Roma 5
84010 Ravello SA – Italia
Tel. 0039089857301
Web: www.ravelloevents.com
Email: info@ravelloevents.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ravelloevents
Instagram: ravello_events

Wedding Invites - Wedding Paper Divas (now called “The Wedding Shop” by shutterfly)
https://www.shutterfly.com/wedding-paper-divas/?CID=SEGOO.BRAND_WPD&gclid=CjwKCAjw3_HOBRBaEiwAvLBbol0n3RrNQQJ9LvCOg7QNC027ZsNnnE1d1_zJsbFbZnYyQU6X8ma62BoC-HEQAvD_BwE&esch=1

Yellow Rose Calligraphy (Etsy): Place cards, escort cards and table signs
https://www.etsy.com/shop/yrcalligraphy

Malafronte Flowers - Armando Malafronte
www.malafronte.com
Instagram: malafrontefiori

Brickhouse Bridal - Bride’s dress - Designer: Martina Liana
200 Valleywood Drive Ste. A300
Phone: 281-681-3430
The Woodlands, TX
77380www.brickhousebridal.com/blog
Instagram: brickhousebridal

Hair/Makeup - Jimena Puy
www.jimenapuy.com/
Sorrento, Italy
Instagram: sorentomakeup

Groom’s Tuxedo: Nordstrom - Hart Schaffner Marx New York
Groom’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin Houston Galleria - “loub4ever”
Bride’s Shoes: Saks Houston Galleria - Christian Louboutin “Pijonina 100 Flared Collar Pump”

Villa Maria/Villa Eva - Venue for reception dinner, food and decor
http://www.villa-eva.it/
Instagram: villamariaravello
 

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Ryan + Alex's Engagement // Houston Wedding Photography Golden White

Is it worth it to attend Houston bridal shows?  

You tell me.  I drew Ryan and Alex's names in a drawing for a free Houston engagement session and 11x16 at the I Do Soiree bridal show hosted by Weddings in Houston Magazine last fall and recently photographed their shoot in downtown Houston.  We had an absolute blast and ended up trespassing in every location we selected which kind of added to the fun, but more importantly their pictures are so unique! I've yet to see these locations used and because they were so fun and adventurous I knew they would be down for just about anything :)

 

We started at Houston's Old City Hall- I've been dreaming of capturing this image for the longest time, we went after hours so there were hardly any people around and were able to nail the shot before getting chased off.  After that we crossed the street to One Shell Plaza- again love the architecture of this building but have never been able to capture it. Ryan had the awesome idea for them to dance, and from there- well you can see the magic for yourself!

 

From there we walked a block or two and found a parking garage with an open door to the 10 flights of stairs that led to the roof. Like I said they were down for anything, so we began our hike up the stairs, in the Texas summer heat, outside, carrying gear and champagne.  Once we got to the top and cooled down a bit we started to set up another shot Ryan and Alex had in mind.  They wanted to pop a champagne bottle and capture the fizz and excitement. I positioned them with some of the beautiful Houston skyline sunset behind them and THEN...#fail.  The bottle had gotten so jostled on our climb up the stairs that the cork just sort of came out unexpectedly...no fizz...no excitement...but some pretty funny reactions :) 

 

We were able to laugh off the failed champagne incident and wrap up the shoot on this amazing rooftop just before getting kicked out by the sweetest security lady!

 

So you tell me, is it worth it to attend Houston bridal shows?  I think you know how Ryan and Alex would answer.

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Named Best Destination Wedding Photographer in the World by The Huffington Post!

I am honored to be stated as such by The Huffington Post!  To read the full article for some tips on selecting a destination wedding photographer, the link is below!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/583338d3e4b0eaa5f14d48d1?timestamp=1479752075596

5 Questions to Ask Your Houston Wedding Photographer Before You Book

Weddings are once in a lifetime, but memories (and the photographs) are forever. That’s why you want to make sure the one decision that you don’t rush is choosing the right wedding photographer, but it can get tricky when you’re planning a destination wedding. Here’s 5 questions you need to ask wedding photographers before booking one from Taylor Golden, the best destination-wedding photographer in the world.

1. Is photography your full-time job?

“If [photography] is someone’s side job, then immediately you know that 1) they haven’t been in business long enough to make this their primary source of income or 2) they’re not that serious about it. In either of those scenarios, do you want that person to cover the most important day of your life?” said Golden.

2. Do your client’s photos look alike?

Don’t take the photographer’s word on this one. Review their portfolio on your own, and see whether or not the photographer is able to bring a unique touch to each session. Golden said, “Two clients’ images should never look the same, so even if I shoot my two clients in the same location, their pictures will not look at all similar. I’m choosing different angles, different sides of the building, different poses…I never want someone to look at their pictures and say ‘Oh that looks just like my friend’s picture.’”

This is important, especially because photography is so referral based. If you spend all this time and energy into making your wedding unique and special, you don’t want it to look like everyone else’s in photographs, because ultimately, that’s what everyone will remember.

3. How much time and travel are you willing to put in?

When it comes to planning anything for a wedding, ask for specifics. How much time and energy is your wedding photographer willing to put in? Is he or she willing to fly out for your engagement shoot? This is something that Golden does complimentary, because she wants to get to know each couple and get comfortable working with them before their big day.

4. How much international wedding experience do you have?

Photographing a wedding locally and internationally are two completely different endeavors. Do not assume the photographer and can just grab a camera and go. Instead, ask how much experience they have with international weddings.

“Whenever you go to the airport, if you have a bag full of digital camera equipment, you get flagged immediately. You have to be prepared for certain check-in procedures. You have to know the airline policies. Once you get to the airport, it’s too late. You have to be prepared ahead of time,” said Golden. “Last year I shot in 7 different countries, and each country is different and each airline is different. Before I go, I do my research.”

5. What do the deliverables look like?

“A true professional photographer will not just hand you a disc of images. As a true artist, our dream is to have our work realized, printed, hanging on the wall. You [should] get an album, and it shouldn’t be a coffee book ordered from just anywhere,” said Golden. This is so important to her that she actually offers her clients 40 different leathers to choose from for their album, which is the same leather that the White House uses for all their furniture. The paper that she uses is the same that the Guggenheim prints all of their exhibits on, so it’s heirloom quality.

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Custom Jewelry for Houston Wedding Photographer Taylor Golden!

At my studio in Houston, TX I am to offer a luxury boutique experience for my clients, which means lavishing them with gifts and surprises whenever possible!  I believe in customer service above all things.  When shopping for one of the most important services (your Houston wedding photographer) for the most important day of your life (your wedding!) wouldn't you want to be treated extra special? 

When a bride and groom book me I like to surprise them with a few gifts, and this happens to be my newest pride and joy!  I discovered 1 Love Designs  through a friend recently and instantly became intrigued at what they had to offer.  Over drinks Angelique, the owner and creator, started asking me about my birthday and my personality, she then pulled some gorgeous bracelets off her wrist- explaining to me that they were REAL gemstones and certain gems assist different elements in a person's being.  For me, I am a Taurus, being very grounded and down to earth and a giant nature lover, she recommended sandalwood.

The conversation went on and on, until I decided I had to buy one just for me- Angelique custom made me a set based on my personality- this was SO much better than an Alex and Ani bracelet- this was 100% custom for ME.  And then I started thinking about how I would love for my brides to have these as well, and how they would make amazing bridesmaids gifts, and how I was going to get every woman in my family a custom bracelet, until it hit me...to create a custom bracelet just for my brides!

My design is made of real Black Onyx, Mother of Pearl, and Gold, here are what my bracelets mean:

Strength, Endurance, Harmony, Awareness | Love Links

Black onyx brings to light the need for self awareness. With it's ability to transcend, it is a stone of great transition, and allows the wearer a sense of oneness with self. When combined together with mother of pearl it aligns and aids in the vision and desire for a nurturing relationship, thus uniting the two together creates harmony, protection and a strong, loving union.

To all my future Houston brides, I can't wait to give you this token of appreciation for entrusting me to your day. 

To see more of 1 Love Designs bracelets or to have one custom made for you, a family member, or your bridal party; visit her etsy shop here and contact her to create a 100% unique piece that will never go out of style!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/1LoveDesignsCo

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When it rains, it pours. Austin and Houston Based Wedding Photographer Taylor Golden.

I LOVE Texas hill country, who doesn't!? And I especially love Texas hill country weddings, the scenery is so dreamy and perfect!  But what do you do when it torrential downpours on your beautiful perfect setting!? You'd better have a plan B.  In this case, the inside of the venue was just as gorgeous as the outside and the couple was able to quickly change their plans and have a beautiful ceremony ( that doorway tho!).  Big thumbs up to Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs on having options for every scenario!

 

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Love Always Wins. Houston Wedding Photographer Taylor Golden.

As I have relaunched my studio in a new market, I wanted people to get to know me, before they get to know me...know what I mean? :)   I've had the life of about 5 different people I think with all my experiences, both good and bad.  

I think you really get a sense for my personality in this video.  I am always happy and smiling, family is THE most important thing to me, and I believe in love everlasting.  There are a lot of photographers out there who enjoy photography just for the art of it- and there is nothing wrong with that.  I also love the art of photography, but even more than that, I love marriage, what it means, so much so, that I pray for every one of my couples' marriages.  I am personally invested not only in your day, but in your relationship.  

Love is the greatest, most beautiful thing we have in this world, and I want to show that love through my artwork.  I would love to meet you, hear your story, and document your unique love <3

You can see my video on my Why Me page http://www.taylorgolden.com/whyme/

or below!

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In the Delivery Room with Houston Wedding Photographer Taylor Golden!

As a photographer I get to work with people on the happiest days of their lives.  From weddings, to families, to a high school senior graduating.  Well this week I had the special honor of documenting the birth of baby Asher Maddox.  I had the opportunity to photograph this sweet couple's maternity session and knew they would be the cutest and best parents!

Paige is an all natural girl, she wanted only what was best for baby Asher so that meant no being induced and no epidural!  Paige was so calm and in control all the nurses thought she was medicated!  After going a few days past her delivery date Paige and Alden went to the hospital an hour after her water broke.  When they arrived they found out she was already dilated to 10cm and 1.5hours later, baby Asher was here!

Even though this is their first baby, Paige and Alden were pros, I only hope I am able to deliver my first baby as HALF as gracefully as these guys did!  Congratulations to this beautiful new family.  Love you guys!

 

 

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THE Best Bridal Show in Houston! With Houston Wedding Photographer Taylor Golden!

Phew! What a whirlwind this week was!  After prepping for months for Houston's most chic wedding show, the I Do Soiree, by Weddings in Houston Magazine, things are finally settling back to normal.  I had been looking forward to this show all year just by hearing details and seeing pictures from previous years of Houston, Texas Wedding showcase.  I knew I had to go all out with my booth so I had a custom metal sign made as well as matching metal easels to display my imagery which was printed on....metal :) 

I was blown away at the attention to detail and smooth flow of the nights events.  It was so great to network with all the other vendors involved, and I LOVED getting some quality time with my future brides!

I can't wait for next years show, but for now I think a massage and a glass of wine is in order.  Cheers!

Taylor

 

 

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9.11.01 | Houston Wedding Photographer Taylor Golden

A few years ago I had the honor of climbing to the top of the unfinished #FreedomTower.  With only a plastic fence to keep me from falling from the tallest building in the United States.  Being at #groundzero was incredibly moving, it is an experience I will never forget.  Getting to write my name on the spindle, and take these amazing pictures that will never get taken again now that the area is enclosed is something I will hold dear to me always.  #neverforget #USA #GodBlessAmerica

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Rooftop Photo Shoot with Houston Wedding Photographer Taylor Golden!

Thanks to my amazing crew who helped create this magic!

Photography | Taylor Golden

Video | Sculpting With Time

Dress | Monique Lhuillier

Salon | Joan Pillow Bridal Salon

Hair & Makeup | Butter Artistry

Models | Saoirse Leigh Murray & Kyle Krenek

Behind the Scenes | Coplannur

Assistants | Brian White, Javier Sierra, Randi Golden

And a few behind the scenes :) 

About Taylor Golden

Houston Wedding Photography | Houston Wedding Photographer | Houston Wedding Photos | Destination Wedding Photography | Destination Wedding | Destination Wedding Photos | Destination Wedding Pictures | Houston Wedding Pictures | Wedding Pictures | Destination Wedding Photographer | Texas Wedding Photography

Houston and destination wedding photographer, Houston family photographer, and Houston headshot and corporate photographer, providing photos based in Houston, TX.