#1 Wedding photographer FAQ    Bridal Session: what is it? Do I need one?

In the sea of wedding photographer FAQ this is a big one and this is why. A bridal session is an entirely separate session from your wedding. Typically, these are done right after your final dress alterations have been made and closer to your wedding day (but not too close so you can get edited images back and have prints made for display at your reception).

While it certainly isn’t a requirement for weddings, it does ease the burden for time on your wedding day and allows a greater variety of images, captured without the stress of the millions of logistics happening the day of. Bridals also allow for more time to capture images of the wedding party or first look. Plus, who doesn’t want a little more time in her dress.

#2 Wedding photographer FAQ   When do I need to book my photographer?

RIGHT after your venue. We suggest finding your venue first, which you should do about one year out or more if you have a specific date you want. The venue may have a closed or a strict vendor policy. They might also have a preferred vendor list and know who works best with their property. That said, if you love a photographer and have a date – BOOK THEM!

The best of the best only take 1 wedding a day. If you want that photographer (aka us, ha!), book with them as soon as you have a date! But if you want a short answer 9-12 months is preferred, especially during the busy wedding season dates.

#3 Wedding photographer FAQ   Do I need an engagement session?

Our favorite wedding photographer FAQ for sure! Short answer: YES! With His and Hers Foto, not only do you need one, but we require one. The relationship between you guys and your photographer is extremely important for comfort level, flow of your event and the style of your images. You can visibly see when during an engagement session the couple get comfy (hint: it’s not at the beginning); how horrible would it be if that was your actual wedding day!

#4 Wedding photographer FAQ   How much time do I need?

Such a loaded question, with a variety of answers. Many things factor into this, including: budget, number of photographers, first look/no first look, size of your guest list, how late is your exit versus the ceremony time, do you want getting ready/prep shots… The list goes on.

The best thing I can say is, have a dialogue with your photographer before you book your package and make sure you aren’t going to be rushing things or having to give something up.

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Meet Kristi & Oscar


 Oscar is a Texas boy, thru and thru… born in Richardson, Texas but quickly heading to Seabrook just south of Houston, Oscar was born into the arts. He’s grown up with and around cameras. Not that it’s his only job, but in his adult life that’s all he has ever done or wanted to do. With 10+ years in family photography and occasional weddings but craving more excitement and challenges, he delved deeper into wedding photography and hasn’t looked back since.


 Kristi is from a melting pot of locations. Born in the Carolinas, she’s also lived in Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. She made it to Houston shortly after meeting Oscar and realizing she couldn’t live without him. Bringing with her years of wedding and family photography experience, and her own load of camera gear, it was a match made in Canon heaven and His and Hers Foto was born.
 Together, Oscar and Kristi are passionate about bringing their love of imagery to your wedding day. They also love them some sports (soccer especially) and their two amazing little girls.
Our style would be considered photojournalistic, or documentary. We want to photograph your event the way you see it during the hours and hours (and hours and hours) of planning. While we can and will do several posed shots, we love capturing those spur of the moment emotions of the event.

Between the raw emotion of the day and the ridiculous amount of planning going into the event, the images need to show it all – and we love to make sure that happens with tons of tips and tricks to help out along the way! We love bringing some energy, some sass, and a whole lot of creativity to your event.

Our passion is wedding photography, and our muse is you…

His and Hers Foto family