Love and laughter was brought by the newly-engaged couple, Sona and Deji. It was quite the honor to have shot the couple's engagement shoot as it was Sona's birthday! We hit the town as they were dressed to the nines and captured sweet intimate moments. Thanks for letting us take part in your birthday celebration and hope you enjoyed your night out after the shoot!
We are honored that Voyage Houston has shared our story with it's followers! Many of you have been with us since we first started and we are eternally grateful for you becoming returning clients all these years. You have helped us pave the way to be apart of so many amazing celebrations over the years and meet new people that have assisted in making Pharris Photography & Philms what it is today.
With that being said, we share with you our interview with Voyage Houston with so much gratitude as we know we couldn't have done it without all the support from our friends, family, and clients that have turned into friends and family. Thank you! Scroll down to continue reading or click here to see the full feature on Voyage Houston.
Thank you to Voyage Houston for the love! -Joshua and Kariss
Noelle and Sullivan puts 'The Notebook' to shame with their love story and romantic harbor engagement session. Although it was a cold and windy day, Sullivan wrapped Noelle up in his arms to keep her warm and they quickly forgot all about the chilly weather. Being a photographer, you are at the mercy of the weather but rain or shine, wind or not, we make the best of it and we are so pleased with the turn out of their photos. Besides the rich cool tones, the breeze made for the perfect hair and dress movement as it organically blew in the wind.
Noelle shared their love story and it was too cute not to share...
"Sullivan and I met in college (Texas State University in San Marcos, TX) fall semester of 2009. He was actually my statistics tutor that entire semester and asked me to be his girlfriend December 2009. We've been dating ever since and actually spent our post-grad years long-distance between Dallas and Houston (where he's from) because he went on to pursue his MBA at the University of Houston - Clear Lake and in 2015, he relocated to Dallas for me! Sullivan surprised the hell out of me by proposing while on vacation in Mexico this summer, June 2017 (I was thinking it was going to happen this fall/winter) and we are so excited about this next chapter. Since we've been dating since we were 20 (now 29), it's been so important for us to mature, finish school and just take our time in faith before we ever committed to marriage. God has shown favor over our relationship, and we're so grateful!" - Noelle Smith
We were so honored to play apart of their love story and wish them all the best as they live out their 'Happily Ever After'.
We are excited to be sharing with you today, Nkechi and Elyx's wedding! Although we might be a little bias because we are suckers for a good love story and their's is quite the modern day fairytale.
The two met through mutual friends while Elyx lived in California and Nkechi lived in Houston. It wasn't until a year later when Elyx sent Nkechi a 'Happy Birthday' message where they began talking. Their love for each other continued to grow. As Elyx was attracted to Nkechi's beauty, she also stood out to him for multiple reasons; one being that she is a lover of god. Knit loved Elyx's caring nature.
Nkechi knew she could see a future with Elyx but Elyx was still letting his commitment phobia get in the way of progressing the relationship. It wasn't until Elyx planned a trip to Mexico, that was supposed to be a trip for some 'alone time' that Nkechi invited herself to, where Elyx took this impromptu trip to surprise Nkechi with a beach proposal.
The two love birds have a special kind of love that was shared during their engagement shoot that you can see here and at their wedding. It was such a pleasure taking part in their love story and can't wait to see their love blossom even more!
Continue scrolling to see all of the wedding details from their magical day below...
Wedding Planner and designer: Sabrina Patrick of Chic Soiree Events
Bride's dress: Allure bridal
Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bride's makeup artist: Janice Wedderburn
Hair Stylist: Whitney Porter
Groom's suit: JPR Styling
Groom's tie and accesories: Tom Ford
Groom's shoes: Christian Louboutin
Ceremony venue: A.D. Bruce Religion Center
Reception venue: The Crystal Ballroom
Ceremony music: Divisi Strings
Reception and cocktail hour musician: Richard Perry Jazz
Floral design and decor: Blooming Gallery
Wedding Cake: Wedding Cakes by Tammy Allen
Linens: Elegant Beginnings
Napkin Holders: Nuage Designs
Invitations/stationery: Vivian Jade Invitations
Photo Booth: Just Say Cheese Photo booths
DJ: DJ Shinski
Videographer: Jay Clark at Your Videographer htx