Destination Weddings

The Prado’s Wedding – “I Was Floating on Air the Whole Night”

We love hearing from our brides directly when it comes to their wedding day! Enjoy reading this Houston brides story!

“My wedding day was everything I could have imagined it to be. I had the best group around me that day from my bridesmaids to my family. My bridesmaids made sure I was stress-free and took care of any issues that came up. My family took care of decorating the reception hall so I could focus only on me. After getting ready I stayed really calm until I was standing outside the chapel. Butterflies were in my stomach as I waited to see the man of my dreams. When the doors opened, everyone else faded away and it was just him and me. Our ceremony was perfect and went off without an issue. Our pastors made everything run smooth and made it very personal like it was just us there. The reception hall turned out better than I could imagine. Every detail was exactly how I thought it to be. I was floating on air the whole night. I only wished it could have lasted longer. It was one of the best days of my life and I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”

Jessi Marri Photography is a Houston Wedding Photography company based in Houston, TX. Jessi travels all over the globe to capture special moments for couples on their big day!

 

1st Session Free; 50% Off Portrait Every Year – Client For Life Package

First of all, we at Jessi Marri Photography want to thank you all for an eventful 2015! All of you and the city of Houston have all been so great to us! As we go into 2016, we want to show my clients how much we appreciate their business, and would like to build a long lasting relationship through our photography.

Therefore, Jessi Marri Photography is now offering a “Client For Life” package, and when you sign up, your first session is not only 100% Free, but will include ALL of the digital images! From then on, every single year that we’re in business shooting, you will receive 50% Off one Portrait Photography Session. All for the cost of $599.99!

After sitting down and planning out this package, we realized that this would be a great option to offer the client who sees the value of capturing memories!

Sign up today! If you’re interested or have any questions, give me a call at (832)-329-3042 or you can email me at jessi@jessimarriphotography.com.

Houston Wedding Photography

Houston Wedding Photography – Jessi Marri Photography

As a Houston Wedding Photographer, Jessi Marri Photography places emphasis on Houston Wedding Photography. Jessi Marri has traveled around the world and back to shoot weddings. There is nothing more wonderful than capturing memories for couples on their special day. Destination Weddings are a lot of fun and also a lot of work! Jessi Marri just has the pleasure of shooting a beautiful destination wedding in Thailand. Houston Wedding Photography is very close to home of course since Jessi Marri is based out of Houston, TX. Be sure to check out the Jessi Marri Photography Facebook page for a more in depth look at Houston Wedding Photography. www.facebook.com/JessiMarriPhotographyWeddings

Houston Wedding Photography is AMAZING! 

Houston has so many wonderful little places to shoot beautiful, Houston Wedding Photography. Have you ever been to Houston? Have you ever been to Texas? There are a lot of really great places to shoot in the greater Houston! Jessi Marri has been a Houston Wedding Photographer for the last 5 years and has had the pleasure of shooting at hundreds of locations in the Houston area. Houston Wedding Photography truly yields some of the most spectacular and amazing images that you have ever seen! It has been a really great 5 years based here in Houston, TX and we are looking forward to many more wonderful years on the road ahead of us!

Houston Wedding Photography is BEAUTIFUL! 

One location/venue that really stand out in particular is the beautiful Haak Winery in the greater Houston area. If you are planning a wedding/event or just want to enjoy a beautiful place outdoors you should definitely check out this spot! If you appreciate beautiful things and good wine, you will be sure to have fun!

Jessi Marri Photography focuses on Houston Wedding Photography and Destination Weddings! 

Houston Wedding Photographer

Houston Wedding Photographer – Jessi Becker (Jessi Marri Photography is a Houston Wedding Photographer)

WHO AM I?
Who’s that girl? It’s JESS! Entrepreneur, Houston Wedding Photographer, Harley Rider, Mother of 3 puppies, FORD truck driver, Musician , Artist, Adventurer, Risk-Taker, etc. These are a few of the things that make up the woman that I am! I have an overall zest for life and love for people and the world that surrounds me! Every single day is a new adventure and opportunity to create something truly incredible!

WHERE DO I LIVE?
I am a Houston Wedding Photographer but travel worldwide to photograph couples on their special day. Traveling is another one of my great passions in life! Check out one of my destination weddings here! http://www.jessimarriphotography.com/2015/06/29/destination-wedding-photography/

WHAT IS MY SPECIALITY?
LOL! I’m a girl. I love weddings! Although weddings are not every photographers forte, I have always had this amazing infatuation with them. Some of the most breath taking and beautiful images that I have ever seen in my life have been from weddings. There is just something so magical and special about catching those forever moments with the camera. I take great pride in being a Houston Wedding Photographer.

ABOUT ME?
Photography is my life! I work everyday of the week because honestly there is nothing else that I would rather be doing. I have studied and work with some of the best photographers in Houston and around the world. I shot my first wedding when I was 18 years old in Tampa, FL and I knew from that moment on that this would ALWAYS be a part of me. I have loved being a Houston Wedding Photographer since 2010!

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND AWARDS
International Photographer – Destination Weddings are AMAZING!
The Knot – Best of Weddings 2014 and 2015
WeddingWire.com – Couple’s Choice Award 2015
Two Bright Lights – Editor’s Choice Award 2015
Recognized as a featured photographer –  A Perfect Wedding Guide Magazine
Featured Photographer – TheKnot.com, Brideside.com, Dreamwedding.com, RuffledKnot.com

ON A PERSONAL NOTE
I am passionate, hard-working, energetic and love making new friends. I am so glad that you took the time to view my site and I would love to hear from you. Emails are great but nothing beats a really awesome phone conversation so give me a call! I want to hear your voice!

Houston Engagement Photography

Houston Engagement Photography – Jessi Marri Photography/Wedding Photographer

There are so many weddings in Houston. This mean there are a ton of proposals, engagements and Houston engagement photography. Are you engaged? Are you planning on proposing? Making the decision to spend the rest of your lives together for any couple is such a huge deal. The whole planning process for a wedding can be a huge piece on the plate of life for todays bride and groom. Houston engagement photography should be something that is high on the list of importance. After all, for alot of couples the engagement session is the first set of professional photos that they have together. Everyone sees these images as brides and groom are quick to share them across social media and use them for the save the dates for the actual wedding event itself. Houston engagement photography should be done by a photographer that the couple trust and hopefully one that will also be shooting on the wedding day. Alot of couples dont think about the importance of having the same photographer for both events. The engagement session is like a trial run to how the wedding day will go. The photographer is getting used to the couple and deciding the best poses that work for them and which one really dont work for them. At the same time, the couple is able to learn how the photographer works and gives direction. Ideally, all parties should feel comfortable and natural so that the final product is flawless. Houston engagement photography is the foundation to wedding day photography. Dont neglect your Houston engagement photography!

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Houston Weddings at The Crystal Ballroom

Wedding Photography in Houston by Jessi Marri Photography

Being based out of Houston has given Jessi Marri Photography the opportunity to shoot at The Crystal Ballroom many times! It is definitely one of our favorite venues for weddings here in Houston. As a Houston based wedding photographer, Jessi Marri get to work with alot of fantastic wedding coordinators and the staff at The Crystal Ballroom is one of the best we have had the pleasure of working with. Though Jessi travels all over the world for destination weddings, Houston weddings stay close to the heart! Houston is a competitive market for wedding photographers and Jessi Marri Photography is proud of the reputation we have cultivated based off of satisfied client reviews. We have developed lasting relationships with so many of our brides and grooms after their Houston weddings. It’s a good feeling to be able to work with familiar faces even years down the line as they start families and celebrate new life and love. You can be sure that Houston weddings by Jessi Marri are filled with hard work, creativity, organization, reliability and love! Be sure to take a look at our Lifestyle Facebook page for a peek into all the work that we focus on besides our Houston weddings.

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Houston Wedding Photography – Baseball

Baseball Themed Wedding – Houston Wedding Photography 

Jessi Marri Photography is a wedding photographer based in the Houston area. In the last 5 years we have had the pleasure of so many beautiful wedding days here in Houston. As a wedding photographer, Jessi Marri shoots between 45-60 weddings every year and this Houston wedding is one of the ones that really stand out! Theme weddings are not something that is hugely common but we LOVE the theme of this one: BASEBALL!  Whats that?!?!? A BASEBALL themed wedding in Houston, TX? YES! This couple ties baseball into every element of their Houston wedding photography from the engagement to the bridal to the actual wedding event itself. Decorations and cake even fell within the baseball theme of the wedding day. Wedding photography is such a huge part of the wedding day and we are so happy that we were chosen to work with this Houston couple. Our whole experience working with this couple was a blast! The photos came out fantastic and we are so thrilled that we got to be apart of capturing all of these special moments!

Are you looking for a creative wedding photographer? Jessi Marri is a Houston wedding photographer but also travels worldwide to capture special memories for everyone! Be sure to inquire about how you can get this Houston wedding photographer booked to capture YOUR special day no matter where it may be located on the globe! Facebook.com/JessiMarriPhotographyWeddings

Houston Wedding Photography

Houston Wedding Photography

Houston, TX has such a huge variety of places to shoot fantastic Houston wedding photography! Houston Wedding Photography is beautiful and artistic and there are so many fantastic locations to shoot beautiful wedding photography. Jessi Marri Photography has been based out of Houston for the last 5 years and has had the opportunity to shoot at so many places all over the city and surrounding area. When it comes to wedding  photography, Houston is one of the best places to get married! From city to country to elegant to ballroom…. there are so many options for the look of your Houston wedding photos! There are alot of great places in the greater Houston area for wedding photography as well. If you’re looking for a beach wedding, Galveston is a reasonable distance from Houston. Wedding photography is such an important part of your special day. When the day is over and the dress doesn’t fit anymore and the flowers have withered and the cake is eaten; the only thing you will have left will be your wedding photos. Jessi Marri Photography has a wide selection of customized wedding day packages as well as al a carte options. Nothing beats houston wedding photography!

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Thailand Destination Wedding Photography

Destination Wedding Photography in Thailand – Jessi Marri Photography/Destination Wedding Photographer

Shooting in Thailand was one of my favorite experiences EVER as a destination wedding photographer! Destination wedding photography is the best! Traveling is something that I really love and getting to shoot a wedding while traveling is the BEST! New ideas and inspiration come to me when I am exposed to new things. I pride myself on the amount of planning and preparation that I put into the process for my wedding photography clients but of course sometimes some of the best images are those spur of the moment shots where we were just in the right place at the right time. When I first spoke with David (groom) about shooting him and Tak’s (bride) wedding in Thailand I was instantly excited! After plane tickets were booked for the trip, I started researching and looking up creative ideas right away. The #1 thing I wanted to do while shooting this destination wedding was a session with the elephants. I have always had a fascination with these incredible animals and the opportunity to get to see and spend time with them while creating gorgeous and unique photos for my clients was something I simply could not pass up! Clients are always happy with destination wedding photography!

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Destination Wedding Photography

Bangkok, Thailand

I had the pleasure of traveling to Thailand last month to photograph a wedding. It was my first time shooting in Asia and the whole experience was incredible from start to finish. My bride and groom met me at the airport in Bangkok and we stayed in the city for a day before traveling out to the province where the wedding was to be held. After 27 hours of travel time from Houston, TX to Bangkok, Thailand I was thankful for a little bit of down time before the 8 hour drive out into the country. While in the city for the day we got to do some pretty cool things like visit the Harley Davidson dealership and Bangkok Aquarium as well as indulge in tons of Thai food!

After reaching the town where we were to be staying there were tons pf preparations of course with the wedding only days away.  A couple days after arriving we had scheduled a photo shoot at an elephant village. To date this is my all time favorite experience as a photographer! Elephants are such intelligent and amazing creatures. It was really incredible to get to do this session with my bride and groom and a beautiful female Asian elephant. My lighting equipment was no issue and she even posed along with David and Tak in several of the images that we captured. It was a beautiful day for a photo session!

The wedding day itself was perfect from the engagement ceremony in the morning to the ceremony/reception of the evening. David told me they guesstimated that about 700 people showed up. It was by far the largest wedding that I have ever had the privilege of shooting. It was great to see two cultures and two families joined together by this marriage.

From a photographers perspective, destination weddings are a fantastic idea! We have the opportunity to create amazing images in an environment that is new and exciting! We have the ability to plan in extra sessions in the days leading up to the actual wedding day and in some cases even session afterwards. The whole thing is an experience that will be treasured for years to come via photographs that tell the story!

 

 

WHY Weddings?

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I have been a wedding focused photographer for a few years now and one of the biggest questions I always hear from clients, peers and people in general is always, “WHY Weddings?” It’s true. Weddings are very high stress events for photographers. The only thing that lasts past the wedding day are the photos and videos of the memories captured from that day.

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Through all of the planning, stress, countless emails, hours of shooting AND editing, phone calls and sore shoulders from holding heavy equipment however, I have to admit that shooting weddings is my true love! There is such a sense of wonder and magic being apart of each of my couples special days.

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So the question…. WHY Weddings? Because I believe that fairy-tales DO exist! Happy Endings. New Beginnings.

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I Don’t Believe In Soul Mates

When I was a few years younger, I strongly believed in the idea of soul mates! There was ONE man out there that God created just for me and we were going to meet, fall in love and live happily ever after! Although heart warming as a teenager, as an adult a much more mature perspective has formulated in my mind. You see, there is NO biblical basis to indicate that God in Heaven EVER created just one person for each of us. There are SO MANY people in the world, any number of which have a variety of traits that make their personality compatible with our own. There is no ONE PERSON! But when you choose to marry someone they BECOME your one person!

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As a wedding photographer, I meet with SO MANY newly engaged couples on a regular basis. During the engagement stage of any relationship the couple is all big eyed, butterflies in their tummies, over the top, head over heels, passionately in the FEELING of love with each other! It’s obvious in the way they speak, look, talk and touch each other. This is a wonderful experience, truly! The feeling of love is a powerful, life altering thing!  It’s an infectious feeling and perhaps part of the reason why I adore photographing weddings so much. The things these couples are FEELING as we sit in Starbucks and they describe their story to me in detail. It’s this FEELING that they just can’t get enough of. It’s this FEELING that they trying to capture and hold on to in the form of a marriage.

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When I first met with Brian and Jaclyn it was obvious that they had this feeling of love for each other. My mom would say you could “see the love in their eyes.” But as I spent more time with them, it was even more obvious that they had something much greater than just the FEELING of love for each other. Hearing this groom talk about how special he wanted to make this wedding for his bride really opened my eyes to the reality of how he felt about her. I mean, what’s not to love? Jaclyn is a super TINY, adorable, kind, thoughtful, sweet, funny and BEAUTIFUL person! On the wedding day I was even more sure that their love was much, MUCH more than a feeling alone. Getting to spend time with the couple and see them in their element with family and friends surrounding them as they committed to spend the rest of their lives together was confirmation of that!

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People are so in love with the IDEA of love! We all just LOVE to hear about people who “fall in love” or have found their “soul mate.” I’m simply stating fact that even in Christian circles, the emphasis put upon the idea that God “has someone” for each of us is so blown out of proportion its just crazy! And what happens when this DIVINE feeling of love that was ORDAINED before you were even born wears off? You fall out of love? This wasn’t actually the ONE that God had for you? It’s so unrealistic! A marriage cant be based on an idea which you had no control over. Your marriage has to be based on the idea that you have ALL the control over it. You CHOOSE to love this one person day after day after day until “death do us part.”

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There is no doubt in my mind that the love of Brian and Jaclyn is the “happily ever after” kind of love. This feeling they have for each other is intense and passionate and life altering, no doubt! But it is also steadfast and based on more that just raw emotion! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Murry! 7/19/2014 I’m looking forward to hearing about your wonderful life together for many, many years to come!

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