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our story

Aside from an uninvited storm that tried to crash our wedding day, it was perfect. In the blink of an eye, we went from restlessly waiting to see each other to sharing our first dance as a married couple to leaving the venue as husband and wife. In the following weeks, we settled into married life and anxiously awaited the photographs from our wedding. When they finally arrived, we were completely taken aback...

by how terrible our photos were.

We agreed then and there that we never wanted another couple to experience this. Our frustration and disappointment motivated us to put our photography degrees to good use and start The Bledsoes Photography. Our passion for our work is reflected in the smiles of our couples, and we rarely end a day having only been photographers. We are there for you each step of your journey and we will navigate your special day together. We hope to become not just your friends, but like part of your family. Your wedding is your unique story and we can’t wait to be a part of it with you.


Michelle and Richard

WITH LOVE,

Why wedding photography is important to us

We cannot stress enough how much we want other couples to have the opposite of our photography experience on (and especially after) our wedding day. We want you to love your photos. Really, truly love them. So much so that you want to show them to everyone you know and decorate your home with them. It’s one of the most important days of your life, and we want to give you the gift of making your memories tangible.

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Michelle

I am sure that when my father handed nine-year-old me his Olympus SLR camera to take photos on family vacation, it was more to placate me than to instill a lifelong love and passion for photography. Little did he know that this one simple gesture would become so meaningful to me. From that moment on, I was lucky enough to not only capture the moments of my life, but of others’ as well. I studied photography in high school and when my passion led me to pursue photography in college, I met someone who daily inspires myself and my work. I am now fortunate to call this person my husband, spend my life with him, and follow our dreams of becoming wedding photographers.

Richard

When I was around 13, my father allowed me to borrow his Pentax SLR for a field trip; I was enamored with the zoom lens and I carefully chose and scrutinized each frame I shot. While most of the shots developed disappointingly gray and blurry, one was clear and crisp and bright. I found myself connected to it, and I felt pride in something I had made. While studying my passion of photography in college, I was fortunate to meet my now-wife, who helped me improve myself more than any other factor. We fell in love and found a deep connection in our photography. When I take photographs now, I am reminded of the intense focus I had the first time I held a camera and of how important it was to capture something special.

Sam Houston State University

We met in the darkroom at SHSU in 2010 while getting our degrees in photography.

we're married!

Our special day was April 27, 2013,
and we have been going strong ever since!

Coffee, Coffee, and More Coffee

We are nuts about coffee
(maybe more so about caffeine).

nerdism

“Total and complete nerds” is a good description of us. We know everything about both
Star Wars and Trek and love tabletop gaming!

we are cat people

Mo, Darwin, and Opie are our beautiful/handsome kitty kiddos and mascots but are very camera shy!

florals

Fresh flowers are to die for and are one of our favorite things to capture on a wedding day. We also always keep a bouquet of fresh flowers in the house!

oak trees

They are so gorgeous; how can anyone not adore them! If we could get married again, our one wish would be to have our day under a pair of beautiful oaks!

natural, outdoor light

We love the sun and the sun loves us! The hour and a half before sunset is our favorite time of day and is the perfect, dreamy light for photography!

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