HOUSTON — How to capture the atmosphere of your wedding day.
First color photograph.
And a beautiful view of your ceremony.
That’s how Houston wedding photographers captured the Houston Rockets on the court at Toyota Center last week and the crowd on their way to the city to watch the NBA Finals.
The photographers, who work with several wedding vendors, said they have been getting calls for more of the same.
They want to capture a better picture of the Houston wedding scene, they said.
They love what they do, but the market is very different than it was a year ago, said photographer Matt Davis, whose wedding photography firm, Davis Photography, specializes in wedding and bridal photography.
He said he’s had people come up to him and ask him to shoot more of Houston.
“I think people want to know where they can find wedding photography, what to look for, what can be better, so I think the best thing for me is to focus on what I love and what I’m passionate about,” Davis said.
Davis, who’s been shooting weddings for 20 years, said the city is changing and it’s time to evolve.
The trend in Houston is more urban and the city has a lot of people moving to the suburbs, so it’s a little different than people in New York, Los Angeles and Boston.
Davis said he has been getting more of an opportunity to shoot weddings for his clients because he has access to people who are willing to work for him.
“In New York or Boston you have the same people you see every day,” Davis added.
“So we’re finding that it’s easier to do a good job of it.”
A bride’s dress is part of the backdrop during a Houston wedding photographer’s wedding at Toyota Centre on Feb. 16, 2019 in Houston.
Houston wedding photography is booming and Davis said his clients love the work because they know he can take the time to do it right.
The wedding photography industry is booming in Houston with nearly 300 companies providing weddings in the Houston area, including photographers, bridal consultants, wedding vendors and photographers.
Davis said he works with many vendors and said they all need the same thing.
“It’s not about being a bride, it’s not just about what you want to do, it is about what your heart is telling you to do,” he said.
“It’s a beautiful day and you can’t get much more beautiful than that.”
Davis said one of the best parts of the job is getting to photograph people in a way they love.
“The only way to really take that emotion out of that moment is to have someone who can really get the emotion out,” he added.
The Houston wedding market is changing, but Davis said the industry is changing quickly.
The market is expected to grow by 20 percent by 2020, according to the Houston Chamber of Commerce.
Davis hopes the trend continues to evolve because the business of wedding photography will continue to expand and expand.
He has a good relationship with vendors and is happy to work with them, but he hopes to stay on top of the trends.
“We need to keep going to a point where people are really looking at what they’re doing,” he explained.
“I want to continue to be the best photographer and the best vendor.
I just want to be a part of that.”© 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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