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I’m a photographer based in Houston, TX that specializes in sophisticated wedding and high school senior photography. 






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  Brighton Abbey Wedding Brighton Abbey Wedding Venue, in all its elegance, was the perfect venue when Elevate and Educate made the decision to design an Old World, European editorial shoot away from their home base in Houston, Texas. The team at Reed Gallagher Photography hosted six photographers on Brighton Abbey’s luscious grounds just North […]

July 19, 2021

Brighton Abbey Wedding | Editorial Inspiration

bride sitting in white getaway vintage car at Brighton Abbey in Aubrey, Texas


Galveston Beach Engagement Session Finally! After three reschedules, maybe four because we lost track, this Galveston Beach engagement session was a go! Between Covid-19 restrictions and rain, lots of rain, we had to continually reschedule Amanda and Josh’s engagement session. But they handled it all with such grace. Originally scheduled for March, we finally met […]

July 2, 2021

couple hugging and smiling in Galveston, Texas on boardwalk

Engagement, Weddings

Galveston Beach Engagement Session | Amanda and Josh

The Peach Orchard Nestled in The Woodlands, Texas sits an enchanting wedding and events venue,  The Peach Orchard. Formerly a historic peach orchard, this Northern European inspired venue is breathtaking. Together The Grove at Rudy’s Promise, Phoebe’s Garden and The Beloved Ballroom (currently under construction) are the most romantic setting for any bride and groom […]

June 23, 2021

The Peach Orchard | Wedding Editorial | The Woodlands

greenery and floral display on fireplace in the Woodlands, Texas at The Peach Orchard

Education, Weddings

McGovern Centennial Garden Engagement Photos McGovern Centennial Garden engagement photos are always dreamy! I was so excited when Nicole and Eric reached out about having their engagement session at Hermann Park! Houston was still recovering from the hard freeze, but I knew that there would be lots of green at McGovern. As I explored the […]

April 28, 2021

couple hugging and laughing at McGovern Centennial Gardens engagement photos in Houston Texas

Engagement, Weddings

McGovern Centennial Garden Engagement Photos | Nicole and Eric

Holy Rosary Church Wedding A Holy Rosary Church wedding is simply gorgeous! The cathedral is stunning with its gothic style architecture. For Annie and Kaleb, this is their home church! They were very passionate about wanting to get married at the church they would attend weekly as a married couple. Now, every Sunday, they get […]

March 31, 2021

Holy Rosary Church Wedding | Houston, Texas | Annie and Kaleb

newlywed portrait with veil swoop at Holy Rosary Church


Hermann Park Engagement Photos  As a Houston engagement photographer, Hermann Park  engagement photos are often a favorite for engaged couples.  When Maddie and Reed said they wanted an outdoor session, I knew Hermann Park in Houston, Texas was the perfect fit. Walking and roaming the park and stopping at a variety of places to capture […]

March 29, 2021

engaged couple kissing under the trees at Hermann Park

Engagement, Weddings

Houston Engagement Photographer | Hermann Park | Maddie and Reed

Intimate Wedding Pine Lake Ranch An intimate wedding at Pine Lake Ranch was everything Tayler and Dawson dreamed of on their wedding day! Tayler and Dawson met over Instagram five years ago. Tayler originally put Dawson in the “friend zone” then quickly realized, he was her best friend and confidante…the man of her dreams. When […]

March 21, 2021

Intimate Wedding Pine Lake Ranch | Montgomery, Texas | Tayler and Dawson

bride and groom night time portrait under oak tree


Hermann Park Engagement Session As a Houston wedding photographer, I love a chic Hermann Park engagement session. Let me tell you, this day did not disappoint. It was the glorious! The sun was shining and the humidity was low, a rare occurrence in Houston. Bryleigh and I had been chatting for so long, I was […]

March 18, 2021

engagement session with couple in jeans and cowgirl hat under trees


Hermann Park Engagement Session | Bryleigh and Jack

Cypress Engagement Session This Cypress engagement session was so much fun! Samantha and Wayne are laid back, kind and so very genuine. Instantly after meeting them at Cy-Hope, I  knew this session was going to be fantastic! When Samantha and Wayne first inquired about my wedding services, they stated something I hear all the time. […]

March 4, 2021

Cypress Engagement Session | Samantha and Wayne

couple walking for engagement session in Cypress Texas


Houston Skyline Engagement Photos Houston Skyline Engagement Photos are a favorite of mine! When Samantha-Anne and Robert said they wanted to wear formal attire in front of the Houston skyline on Sabine Bridge, I was all in! Samantha-Anne shared that while she takes 1000 photos of everything, she can only get Robert to smile for […]

February 5, 2021

engaged couple on Sabine bridge in all black formal attire


Houston Skyline Engagement Photos | Sabine Bridge | Samantha-Anne + Robert