Jackie + Robert by Clarita Castro

As an artist, there comes a time where you will face a road block. For a writer they face “writer’s block”, for the rest, we are simply facing the unknown. Many of us fear to get to that point. After becoming a mother I realized that I had lost my passion for photography. I was a little scared of continuing to pursue my art; I was afraid that I had faced a creative block of no return. 

Fast forward ten months and I am in Galveston with Jackie and Robert, shooting their engagement session. I had done a few sessions this year already, including a wedding in the summer. Yet, this felt a little different. I saw the light and like God says in His book, I saw that it was good! I saw alleys, shadows, colors…But above all, I saw two people in love. This was worth it all. Galveston gave me a little push to press on, to realize that a “block” is not necessarily the end. 

I met Jackie a few years back. Her sweet soul captivates the hardest of hearts. I believe her and Robert will be one of those love stories that are told from generation to generation. It is impossible to have a road block when a sweet loving couple makes Galveston shine.

Congratulations Jackie and Robert, I can’t wait for your Christmas wedding!

The Replogle Family by Clarita Castro

There are only a few sessions that deeply move me. Move me in a way that I know that I gave my best; my all. Move me in a way that when I look at my work I can feel it. If that makes any sense. Ryan and Asel are going into a new season. One where life will be uncertain but full of adventures. Tagging along we also have little Rydon, their precious son. I dare you not to feel something when looking at these images. I dare you to stop and “smell the roses”. These past few weeks God has been speaking to me about what family is all about. These images, my friends, portrays what it’s all about.

The Lawson Wedding by Clarita Castro

Kellie and Ryne Lawson wedding was on beautiful day in May.  In fact, it was on May 18th, when the whole world was watching the royal wedding! Ryne and Kellie had their own royal wedding and it was amazing. This day was special to us as it marked the first official full wedding gig since our return from Chile. We couldn't have imagined a better couple to start this wedding season. We knew from the start that aside from the bride's wedding dress, probably my favorite detail of this wedding was the mismatched bridesmaid dresses. And my favorite moment? It was when Kellie and Ryne read the letters they had written to each other. Time goes by fast and it is my privilege to document moments like these. I introduce you to the Lawson Family:

Tobar Family by Clarita Castro

It's been a while my friends...with a move overseas, being new parents, and handling working full time plus a business...let's just say it's not for the faint of heart. This season has set its challenges. Everything is in motion, yet everything is still. Just a few weeks ago, for mother's day,  an old college friend reached out asking for family photos. There is a long story behind this request, but let's just say that the Tobar family were long due for some pictures! 

Linda and Michael and Vinny had a beautiful intimate family session. Though shy at first, little Vinny eventually gave us a smile and had a blast with mom and dad. I am grateful to capture these moments!