Houston After studying Hotel Restaurant Management at the University of Denver, with a minor in photojournalism, Houston became a manager at The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, a 5 star restaurant hotel, which was the only one in the southwest at the time. He learned first hand all the intricate ins and outs of high end wedding events where he had the privilege of working with a number of celebrities as well as dignitaries.
Years later, he joined his father in his world renown architectural firm. There he headed the marketing/advertising, photographing ad campaigns for hotels, resorts, and other commercial designs worldwide. He developed a signature magazine style, an off the cuff approach directing spontaneous moments of people interacting, as they expressed their natural emotions. Effects such as golden and reflective lighting often contributed to the overall balance of ambiance.
Quite perchance a friend’s wedding was all it took to see the demand for this resplendent style in wedding coverage to replace the norm of mere “photo documentation”. Brides and grooms alike felt as if they’d stepped out of a magazine. Houston’s gift of a fun comfortable rapport with his clients brought out flavor, character and personality. His previous experience at the Mansion became invaluable, his attention to catering details and timing was a comfort for every bride.
Upon meeting Margaret, they blended his unique magazine style with her fashion techniques. Their chemistry opened the door to a one of a kind wedding photography concept which has taken them throughout the country and internationally.