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    Gilded Sun is an award-winning photography business located in Houston, TX (but we LOVE to travel!) We focus on you and those you love the most, and we adore taking photos of families, couples and seniors. Contact us if you are looking for a photographer that will put you first.

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Justine: portraits

I know Justine from working with her for J&D Entertainment, so it is rare that I see this girl without a full face of glitter and some stilts.  Although she is one of the most extroverted performers I know, she admitted to not having to “just be Justine” very often… not sure exactly how to be herself in front of the camera.  I think she did fabulously and we got some great, natural shots- I love the accessories she brought along!

New Senior Model Program!

Hey everyone, I am so excited to announce that I am starting a new Senior Model Program this year!  I am selecting 2-3 2016 seniors, and a handful of 2017 seniors. (2016 seniors must fill out an application by Jan 31, and 2017 seniors must fill out an application by Feb 29.)
Models will receive a free session with professional makeup and styling advice. You will also have several opportunities to earn free products and be involved in mini-shoots throughout the year (2017 seniors)! I am looking for seniors involved in activities in and out of school who are comfortable in front of the camera.

If you are interested, please fill out the application below and send a favorite picture of yourself to  Also, share this link with your besties or anyone else you think may be interested!

2016/2017 Senior Rep Application

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LaShanda+Matt+Jaiden: Engagement & Family pictures

I met with LaShanda late last year to discuss her vow renewal, and I have been looking forward to shooting with her and her husband, Matt, ever since!  They are such a chill couple, and LaShanda claims to be “one of the guys” around the house (Although you couldn’t tell from the way she rocked those perfect black pumps during the shoot!)

We began the shoot at the Centennial Gardens, and little Jaiden was attached to Matt at the hip.  (No better role model than a good dad)  ;)  We wanted to take a number of pictures featuring the couple, so Jaiden became my second shooter and captured all the Behind the Scenes shots- Thanks, Jaiden!  After a quick costume change, the four of us headed to Hermann Park next door.. this area is full of great photo opportunities- I’m so grateful for this city!

Beverly+Andrea+Rodney+Damon+Conner+Ashley+Evan+Amber+Alyssa: Family Pictures

Mom (Beverly) wanted pictures of her with her daughters for Christmas, and these girls pulled together to make it happen!  It was a bit “brisk” out this day, but our scenic location seemed to make it all worth the blustery breeze. Most people bribe their kids with “ipad time” or cookies, but the rewards change slightly with adult children… Beverly talked about margaritas after the shoot!

Harris Family Pictures

‘Tis the season for family pictures!  I always get a few requests for large family photo sessions around the holidays- everyone is in town visiting, and it is the perfect opportunity to get the whole crew behind the camera.  I drove up to Pinehurst the day after Christmas and shot with the Harris family; I loved seeing their family dynamic- funny and so different!