Wedding Photographer with the mission of capturing authentic, dynamic, relational images that will be cherished not only by the couple but by all the generations to come.
Asian-owned Business, Woman-owned Business
Destination Wedding Packages
Photo Shoot Types
Boudoir, Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
Photo & Video Styles
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Wedding
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Half a Rice Studios Reviews
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Reviewed On 3/10/2021 by Charlotte C
Jill is a fantastic photographer. She did not charge us extra even though we postponed our wedding twice due the pandemic. We got the package to have 2 photographers (8 hours) for the wedding day and it was the best decision we had made for the...
wedding. Jill and her team took amazing photos for us. She's really professional, friendly and easy to work with. I highly recommend her if you having a wedding coming up or any other events that needs a photographer for her caliber.
Reviewed On 3/09/2021 by Thanh N
Absolutely loved them!!! Perfect photos. They came very early and worked very hard on that day for us. So happy with everything. We would definitely recommend.
Reviewed On 3/05/2021 by Kristen M
Jill was extremely professional throughout the whole process and really made the day of go smoothly even with lots of family photos between the ceremony and reception. She was extremely accommodating with any COVID restrictions, too. We loved t...
he amazing candid moments she captured of us individually and with our friends/family. And she had our photos ready ahead of schedule! We will be recommending her to any friends getting married as she did such an amazing job with ours.
Reviewed On 1/10/2021 by Hannah M
We cannot describe how happy we are that we chose Half a Rice Studios as our wedding photographers. Jill was with us from the start at our engagement. From the moment he popped the question to the moment we left in the limo she was there captur...
ing every moment perfectly! Jill and Raymond are so creative and captured some of the coolest shots. They were kind, professional, and made everything a little extra fun. They captured who we are perfectly and made us feel extra special! I will definitely be recommending them to friends and family in the future!
Reviewed On 1/03/2021 by Christina N
Jill is so amazing to work with and I would highly recommend her for all your photography needs! I fell in love with her style in her Instagram and Blog pictures and booked her right away. She did our engagement shoot and I absolutely love all ...
of the pictures she sent to us. My now husband and I always talk about how awkward and stiff we tend to look in pictures, but Jill gave us so many tips during the shoot to look relaxed and natural, while not looking too posed. She was also extremely friendly and easy to talk to - you can tell she is very passionate about what she does and takes a true interest in her clients. Throughout the entire planning process, Jill has always been so quick to respond to my inquiries and help me out in any way that she could. I can’t recommend Jill enough to any future brides out there!
Reviewed On 8/20/2020 by Carla C
Jill has a wonderful gift in creating pictures that feel effortless and natural. We had so much fun during our wedding photo session. She was so easy to work with and her turnaround time was so fast. We cannot recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 5/17/2020 by Stacy T
One of the best decisions of our entire wedding! Working with Jill and her team was amazing from start to finish. We loved the candid style of her photos right away, and her incredibly friendly demeanor sealed the deal. Jill took time to get-to...
-know us, learned our family members by name, was patient with our ever-changing schedule, and worked her butt off to photograph our entire 3-day wedding. Jill captures all the moments you WISH you could see during your wedding day - because it all goes by so fast and you can't be everywhere at once... but Jill and her team were everywhere! Even though her candid photographs are our favorites, Jill was very patient and gracious with our obligatory, staged family/friend photographs. She helped me find the perfect studio for my bridal portraits, and her prices are very reasonable for such high quality work. Jill does it all! We absolutely adore all of our photos and could not be happier with the result. Half a Rice Studios will not disappoint!
Reviewed On 5/12/2020 by Jennifer C
Where do I begin??? Jill is an absolute dream to work with! From the first meeting, to our engagement photos and through the our wedding day, we never doubted that we had picked the absolute BEST in the business. She is professional, incredibly...
talented and most importantly, kind and so easy to work with. When you are in the chaos of planning, it means the world to have a vendor that is constantly steps ahead of the game and can make one more thing a breeze. I honestly felt like it was more like having a friend with us and helping us capture one of the most important days of our lives. I am so happy with the decision we made in hiring her. Her style is so organic and yet still uniquely magical. She captured all the emotions and tears and laughs..... I seriously cannot stop looking at the photos!!!! lol We received HUNDREDS and the only negative thing is the stress of picking which ones to blow up because ALL of them are fun and beautiful! Even the crazy ones after are open bar had been in full effect for a few hours!!! hahaha
Again, thank you Jill!!!! And I cannot wait to plan our next family shoot!!!
Reviewed On 5/05/2020 by William S
5-stars isn't enough. Jill is an absolutely amazing photographer and we couldn't have asked for a better person to photograph our wedding. She is kind, caring, and a true artist with a camera. We will forever treasure the photos Jill and David ...
took of us.
Reviewed On 5/04/2020 by Christine K
SIMPLY AMAZING. Jill and her team are phenomenal! They were so efficient, easy-going, and personable! Booking Jill and her team was REFRESHING - her style and vibes are natural, beautiful yet simple, and fun. Our decision with Half a Rice Studi...
os was one of the BEST decisions my husband and I made for our wedding - hands down. We are SO grateful. :) I cried when I saw my wedding photos the 1st time. I cried when I looked at them the 12th time. Every. Single. Time.
Here is why you should book Half a Rice Studios (I know it's long, but I think it's worth the read, especially if you are detail-oriented & indecisive like me):
This was our #1 "Must-Have" for our wedding photographer. We thought, "If you don't get along well with your wedding photographer, how can you smile in front of their camera?" Jill's personality is very charming, and she is simply sweet and kind. She is an easy person to talk to and is overall easy-going and understanding. This made it easy for me to share my thoughts and ideas and for my husband and I to be able to express ourselves in front of a camera (more below about this)! It is very obvious that Jill loves what she does, and her love & passion becomes even more clear when we got to work with her and received our photos. <3
Jill made an extra effort to get to know us, and we felt like that was important because it definitely built our comfort and chemistry. Not once did Jill or her team make us feel "posed." Before booking any photographer, my husband and I had a fear of not looking like ourselves on our wedding day or in our wedding photos. We've personally witnessed many couples look "not-them" in their wedding photos, and that's not what we wanted to look back on, at all! To cut to the chase, our wedding photos were SO beautiful and amazing! We loved seeing ourselves; we looked like US!
We were BLOWN AWAY by the many different memories, reactions, & moments that were captured by Jill & her team. From big moments to small moments, they were all there. Throughout our wedding day filled with beautiful moments, no moments were interrupted for "the sake of a photo." Jill and her team were so graceful, intentional, and gentle with capturing our wedding.
Jill & her team have a unique eye for classic beauty and aesthetics. They took shots from unique point-of-views but also had a great balance with shots from classic point of views. Her team worked fast and well, from the very start to the very end of the event, and that's important for a team of photographers to have: collaboration & efficiency. To top it off, they had big smiles on their faces the whole time. Most definitely, my husband and I's love story comes alive and can be seen and told through the pictures that they captured.
During our wedding planning, prices were something we always kept in mind. I'm sure you know: everything adds up! My wedding was across 2 days with 2 different events: a tea ceremony & wedding ceremony + reception. In addition, my wedding ceremony day was a LONG day (early morning to late night.) The package that Jill crafted for us was so personalized and the BEST price point we could ask for - the most competitive pricing! Jill and her team exceeded our expectations. They gave more than we expected, and we are so grateful.
LAST WORDS: BOOK THEM! YOU WILL LOVE YOUR DECISION!
Reviewed On 4/17/2020 by Kristina V
Jill did our engagement photos to start and we were so very impressed! She was so helpful with prepping for our big day and did an amazing job keeping us on track with everything we wanted. She had great, fun ideas for pictures and we were so v...
ery happy with everything her and her team did! I would very highly recommend Jill!!! She is outstanding!!
Reviewed On 4/15/2020 by Leah P
Best. Photographer. Ever. Simple as that. I am in love with Jill and her team. The amount of professionalism that was delivered is phenomenal. First off, I was already impressed with her photography portfolio -- as a graphic designer, I had a v...
ision in mind when it came to how I wanted my wedding and engagement photos to look, and Jill's style fit every aspect! In all honesty, I planned my wedding around her availability because I wanted her to shoot my wedding so badly! Then, when we had our first meeting together, it was such a personable experience! She really makes you feel like a close friend rather than just any other client. For our engagement shoot, even in the unbearable Texas heat, Jill made it super fun and easy. For our wedding day, Jill and her team were the utmost professional staff I've witnessed. I received many compliments from the venue staff and wedding guests about her professionalism. Even with my lousy, last minute planning, she and her team managed to supply me with a photo booth for the wedding with ease. Everyone at the wedding had a blast using this photo booth, too. Would I recommend Half A Rice Studios? YES, in a heartbeat!
Reviewed On 4/03/2020 by Tram Anh L
I am highly recommend Jill for your wedding. She is really detailed, organized and cared for her clients. She is the best of capture precious moments. I feel so touched when i looked in those photos, all the best memories come back in my mind a...
bout that so special day of my life. Moreover, Jill loves her clients and want to give the best photos as well as felling for them with her little thank you gift and unique usb photo files. I really appreciate Jill to give me a chance to have her as a photographer in my wedding.
Reviewed On 2/04/2020 by Doan L
It was such a blessing for us to have Jill as our wedding photographer. She is not only very professional but understanding and thoughtful, she went far beyond our expectations in every aspects. Since my dad is a wedding photographer, I am part...
icularly picky with photos in general and when it came to pick a photographer for our big day, I had a hard time to find one. And I found myself so fortunate to meet Jill and work with her. Jill and her assistant did an extremely good job in documenting every single detail of our ceremony and the reception. Her pictures are not just beautiful but bringing lots and lots of sentiments. We are in love with them and very thankful to how much she did to help making our wedding day perfect! Thank you Jill and hope to work with you again in the future soon!
Reviewed On 1/28/2020 by Shelby S
This vendor had amazing prices and took incredible photos. Thank you Jill for being amazing!
Reviewed On 12/30/2019 by Janet E
Jill was phenomenal! She was an absolute pleasure to work with and eased my concerns about the backyard venue and how it would photograph. I knew from her website the pictures would be great but I never imagined they would look so beautiful and...
capture emotion so well! Jill made us feel so comfortable as a couple and that made a huge difference in how relaxed and genuine we all look in the pictures! I would recommend her (and have been) to any friend getting married or needing any other photography services!
Reviewed On 12/17/2019 by Amy L
Jill takes beautiful photographs. Specifically, her candids are insanely good -- she is able to capture all the feeling and emotions in the room while also somehow catching flattering angles. It's awesome. We couldn't be happier with our weddin...
We got married in late October with a reception in our backyard. We wanted our wedding to be low-key, elegant, and a reflection of us and that is exactly what we got working with Jill. We met her on the day of our wedding -- we talked on the phone and via Skype before. She was always professional, nice, and friendly. At the ceremony, Jill knew/remembered everyone's name. She was great at giving direction when needed and then also blending into the background.
Jill also got us all our pictures in less than month and in time to show our families at Thanksgiving -- this is just one of dozens of examples from our interactions with her where she went above and beyond to make our special day even more special.
We can't recommend Jill enough!
Reviewed On 12/13/2019 by Jenny N
Where do I even begin?! Jill far exceeded my expectations. She surprised me with a few highlight photos 24 hours after our wedding!!! I was so surprised. On top of that, not only did she deliver our completed wedding photos within a month (unhe...
ard of!!) of our wedding, she also wanted to meet in person to make sure I was happy with the photos. Let's just say I may or may not have cried looking through the photos... If that's any testament on how I felt about her photos. Jill was a joy to work with! She was completely accommodating and flexible - I had a last minute tea ceremony the morning of my wedding that I wanted her to take pictures of. She spoke fluent Vietnamese which made it incredibly easy to work with her since she was able to communicate with my family members. My parents were in love with Jill, to say the least. Lastly, what impressed me the most about Jill was how directive she was the entire day. As other brides and grooms know, there's a lot of things going on at once and a lot of people everywhere. Jill provided guidance on how she wanted us to pose, where to pose, what to do with our hands, etc. And it's the exact kind of guidance you need amidst all the chaos that comes with a wedding day. I can not recommend Jill enough for weddings. She was amazing, and I would pick her as my photographer again in a heartbeat.
Reviewed On 10/12/2019 by Ashley P
When it comes to wedding photography, there’s a whole lot of average, and its easy to make a wrong choice. With Jill, we very quickly realized that her work was head and shoulder anything that we’d seen before. Relived our crazy wedding timelin...
e and hoped that we’d get something even half as good as the other weddings! We weren’t disappointed at all - the shots we got back were insanely good! And I’m crazy particular on picture because I do scrapbook.
Jill directed our families around perfectly and blended into the background.
She is also unbelievably easy to work with, both in setting up the shoot, the day of, and when she delivered the images. She is super responsive over text and email, and provided our photo way ahead of schedule. ❤️
In person, Jill is really kind and friendly. Our family and bridal party were immediately comfortable around her.
End to end, we couldn’t have had a better experience. I couldn’t recommend Jill more!
Reviewed On 9/02/2019 by Tram V
We spent about 2 years looking for the perfect wedding photographer. We were lucky to have found Jill on The Knot website. There were plenty of positive reviews about her photos and how great it was working with her. We were impressed with her ...
work, especially her indoor and dinner shots. She made dining halls with low light look amazing. She was also a joy to be around and work with. What I liked most was how she made everyone in the photos look great. Her photo composition and sense of style are fantastic! Our parents and family really loved the photos.
Reviewed On 8/14/2019 by Becca T
We LOVED working with Jill! What a dream! We used her for our engagement photos first, and then again for the wedding. When she showed up for our engagement session, the weather was rainy and gross, but she kept us on schedule and made everythi...
ng look so beautiful in the photos! Before the wedding, she worked hard on the timeline and made sure we discussed which shots were most important to us. Our families loved working with her at the wedding-- she was so cheerful and professional, even when people were hard to track down and gather together. But the pictures turned out beautifully, and she even got them back to us in 2 weeks! Amazing!!! We can't recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 8/12/2019 by Kayla M
Jill was so incredibly sweet and helpful in every step of our wedding day and leading up to it. I cannot say enough about how amazing our pictures turned out!! She captured every priceless moment we would’ve wanted to look back on and now have ...
them to treasure forever. I’m so glad we found Jill and would highly recommend her to anyone, her genuine personality and amazing talent showed in our portraits and we could not be more happy.
Reviewed On 7/30/2019 by Gary J
Jill was very responsive and professional.. Coordination was provided plenty in advance. During the shoot, she presented a good mix of providing guidance and allowing us to suggest more unique ideas.
Reviewed On 7/14/2019 by Amanda M
Jill was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was so personable and bubbly through the whole process. Her attention to detail was incredible, she knew everyone in the wedding party by name and even laid on a bus floor to get great pictures! T...
he pictures Jill took of our engagement and wedding are simply stunning! Jill has an eye for the perfect lighting and captured our special day perfectly!
Reviewed On 7/04/2019 by Hannah N
Jill is absolutely amazing! I’m so so happy we found her and got to have her photograph our wedding. She was very attentive throughout the whole process. She took the time to get to know us and our story. She always responded immediately to an...
y emails or questions we had. She arrived early on the day of the wedding and captured amazing detail shots of our venue. She is extremely talented and her bright and natural style is exactly what I envisioned!! Our wedding guests couldn’t stop raving about how friendly and great she was. She even took the time to learn most of our family's names. Everyone was so impressed. Jill was amazing at directing everyone in the group photos and made posing feel natural and comfortable. She delivered the photos early and she even gave us some sneak peeks the night of the wedding!! The gallery she sent is gorgeous and there are so many pictures so we get the complete memory of our big day. We couldn't be any happier! We highly recommend her for photographing any occasion!
Reviewed On 6/17/2019 by Jana G
Looking for a photographer you can trust to capture your wedding can be the most daunting task in the planning process. When we first started looking for photographers, Jill's website stood out substantially from her competition and when we met...
her, she was even more extraordinary. Not only was she amazing to work with on the wedding and the months leading up to it, she is one of the sweetest and most genuine people I have ever met. She met and exceed every expectation we had or could have thought of. She was readily available for questions or to bounce ideas off of. She is someone you can trust wholeheartedly to capture and re-tell the beautiful story of your wedding. Her second photographer and assistant were outstanding as well! While Jill concentrated on capturing us, her 2nd photographer was darting around the reception capturing all the guests reactions and special moments. There was nothing left out in the over 1,000 photos we received from her. Recently, she added a photobooth to her services and not only did we love it, our guests had a blast with it!! And I think her husband had even more of a blast running it! There is no question that Half a Rice Studio is a top-tier photography crew with an immense passion for their career.
Reviewed On 6/05/2019 by Stephen T
She was amazing, very fun and made the awkward process so much better! Pictures looked great!
Reviewed On 5/04/2019 by Meagan M
Words cannot describe how much we love Jill and her crew for the amazing job they did at our wedding!
When I first went to meet Jill we only planned on meeting for 30 minutes or so, but 30 minutes turned into two and a half hours! We had a grea...
t time chit chatting and getting to know each other. It was like catching up with an old friend and that is how I knew she was the girl for the job ( besides her amazing skills)! I have been to some weddings where the photographers have no respect for the guest and the bride and groom. They are all up in peoples faces and in the faces of the bride and groom during the ceremony. Jill is nothing like this! She made sure she wasn't in the way and blocking our guest views.
WE LOVE YOU JILL!!!!!!!
Reviewed On 4/15/2019 by Milka H
Jill's pictures are all I wanted and more. She captured the simplicity of every detail, every smile, every emotion.
Jill was punctual, caring and very easy to communicate with. Nothing felt awkward or forced even though it was our first tim...
Thank you very very much, from the bottom of my heart!
Reviewed On 4/15/2019 by Sarah C
Hiring Jill to be our photographer was hands down the best decision we made while planning our wedding. Neither my husband nor I are very comfortable in front of the camera, but she made it so easy and fun! Jill did both our engagement pictures...
and our wedding pictures and they all turned out beautifully. She did such a great job capturing the emotion in every one of the pictures. Our pictures tell the story of our wedding day and she was able to capture so many great memories that we will cherish for many years to come. In addition to taking amazing pictures, Jill was also so easy to work with. She was always very quick to respond to any questions I had and was full of great advice. The turnaround time on getting our pictures back was also way faster than I expected. She also had so many fun surprises for us along the way that were above and beyond what we expected out of a photographer. If you need a photographer, I highly highly recommend Jill!
Reviewed On 3/18/2019 by Julie D
My husband and I are so incredibly thankful that we stumbled upon Jill on the Knot. From the first time meeting her (via skype), to meeting her in person, our engagement session, and our wedding day, Jill has been nothing short of PERFECT! Her ...
eye for photographs, and how natural she makes everything look and feel was the thing that truly stands out about Jill over other photographers. Jill was so amazing throughout our entire wedding process not just professionally but also personally - helping with outfit choices, little details, and also becoming our friend! Jill and her husband are amazing and we are so glad we decided to opt in for the photobooth at the wedding which was a hit at the wedding! If you are looking for an amazing photographer and an even better person to trust with your most special photos, look no further because Jill is it! :)
Reviewed On 2/17/2019 by Amy F
We are so glad we chose Jill to be our wedding and engagement photographer! Jill is AMAZING at taking photos and has such a great eye!! We had a very small, intimate wedding, and Jill fit right in with our families! It felt as if she was a part...
of our family! I absolutely hate having my picture taken, but Jill knows how to make you feel comfortable and beautiful. She guided us through the different poses and made it so easy and fun for us! Jill is the absolute best wedding photographer and we are so glad we chose her for our special day!!
Reviewed On 2/14/2019 by Aimee D
My fiancee and I had a pleasure to meet and work with Jill from Half, a Rice Studios. She was extremely professional, detail oriented, patient, and so accommodating. She took pictures of us, and our family on our wedding day. We would definite...
ly use her services again, and would highly recommend to any of our friends or family.
Great job capturing the best of our big day Jill!
Steve & Aimee M.
Reviewed On 2/07/2019 by Natosha D
I don't know where to begin! Jill was so amazing - we actually won our free engagement shoot through her Instagram "give-away". She immediately reached out to us - we met and scheduled the shoot. Jill was very sweet, funny and detail oriented....
I'm so glad that day happened and we got the chance to work with her. Highly recommend! You wont be disappointed!
Reviewed On 2/07/2019 by Leoany A
Hiring Jill to be our wedding photographer was the most easiest part of our wedding. Her work and her dedication in making her couples feel special definitely proved that we had made the best decision. During our wedding she was completely focu...
sed in capturing the best of our wedding and after receiving our photos it showed all her hard work. She was very friendly, patient, and understanding with all my guest and wedding party. She definitely made my wedding who effortlessly when it came down to taking pictures. My husband and I loved working with Jill and she most definitely be our photographer from now on.
Reviewed On 1/19/2019 by Judy T
We are so happy that we were refered to Jill of Half a Rice Studio to be our photographer for our Viet engagement ceremony. I didn't have time to go over much details with her prior to the event but she's very professional, and well prepared. ...
Everyone of our families and guests loves her fun and sweet personality.
The photos came out fantastic ! we love everything in every picture; the angles, lighting, pose, color.
I would recommend Jill over and over again !
Reviewed On 1/14/2019 by Calvin H
We enjoyed working with Jill very much. She spent the most part of our first meeting learning about us, our stories and our preferences instead of trying to sell her service. She recommended package that best fits our needs. We found her pri...
ce to be very competitive.
She was always very prompt responding our questions and flexible when we have to reschedule our session due to bad weather. Jill always showed up prepared, she had an assistant working with her at both our pre-wedding shooting and the ceremony. She went to our wedding venue before the ceremony to assess the location and plan for potential shooting areas. So, it is no surprise that our photos look great!
Jill patiently worked with us on the album design after the ceremony and promptly responded to our requests. Most of the time she was waiting on us.
Overall, we find Jill to be very nice, easy to work with, and prompt with a great service at a competitive price. We highly recommend Half a Rice Studio to others.
Reviewed On 1/03/2019 by Anh P
Jill is AMAZING! During our pre-wedding shoot she put us at ease straight away, we laughed lots and the photos were just awesome. From the beginning to the end she offered endless advice and guidance. Her experience and professionalism shines ...
through, allowing you to relax and have the best time during the session! She is seriously talented and genuinely love what she does! If you’re thinking about booking her, DO IT!!! You won’t be disappointed! She has captured great moments we will cherish forever!
Reviewed On 12/14/2018 by Quynh V
I had Jill for both my engagement session and wedding . All I could say is I made such a best decision to have her as my photographer. My husband and I don’t really know how to pose for pictures. Jill directed us and told us what to do; Her br...
ight personality helped us ease the stress and made us feel very comfortable to work with her. The pictures turn out beautifully. Jill has a magic touch to make everything look like a dream in the picture, even with a not very nice background. Especially in the wedding day, I can’t imagine how she could take pictures from so many angles, like she has been everywhere at the same time. She was not only taking pictures, she helped us catch the precious moments.
Jill really has the talent and passion for what she is doing, together with the great enthusiasm, I have no doubt that she will be more and more successful in her career. Once again, thank you very much for going above and beyond our expectation!
Reviewed On 12/10/2018 by Charlsye H
Jill is amazing! The second we meet her we knew she was going to do great! What I love most is how genuine of a person she is. She makes sure to get to know you and the vision you have for your photo's. On our wedding day Jill made sure to get ...
pictures of everything we wanted and more. When we received the pictures we could not believe how great they came out! You will have no regrets choosing Jill as your photographer!
Reviewed On 12/08/2018 by Erin L
Jill did our engagement and wedding photos. We were repeatedly grateful that we chose her for our big day. She is absolutely professional while being incredibly friendly. She immediately put as at ease while taking our engagement photos making ...
it nothing but a fun experience. After we saw the photos from our engagement session we couldn't wait for her to capture the wedding day. Her photos are beautiful and she does a great job of capturing the essence of the day. She somehow managed to be in every place at once on our wedding day (without us even realizing it) and captured every precious moment we will want to look back on. She will be a our go to photographer for any future needs. Can't sing her praises enough.
Reviewed On 11/25/2018 by Nicolet L
Jill was AMAZING! She was professional, friendly, and a calming presence on the wedding day. Her quality of pictures is amazing! I would highly recommend hiring her as your photographer!!
Reviewed On 11/04/2018 by Maddie K
Jill is so great to work with! We had to change our plans a couple times, and she was super flexible with us. My fiance was not super excited about the photo session going into it, but she ended up making us really relaxed, and we ended up la...
ughing and smiling the whole time...which had us take great natural pictures as well! Finally, she got us our pictures back really quickly. I would definitely recommend Jill's services.
Reviewed On 10/30/2018 by Rachel B
I don’t even know where to begin! Jill was such a pleasure to work with. She made me and my husband feel completely comfortable throughout the entire process – like we have been friends for years! She stayed in constant communication with me...
to ensure that every detail was taken care of. She put time into getting to know me and my husband, and captured our story and personalities in every photo she took. Very personable, outgoing and a joy to take pictures with. By wedding day, I felt like Jill was one of our guests, not just our photographer. We were so anxious to see the pictures she captured on our special day, and we were almost in tears watching the sweet slideshow she prepared for us! The pictures were amazing! Every one of them. As we went through each photo, it felt like we were there, reliving our wedding day. Jill is extremely talented and I couldn’t recommend her more. If you’re shopping for a photographer, you have found the one! I can’t wait for her to take our family pictures one day 😊 We have found a photographer for life! (Side note: Jill also did our engagement photos, and those were not only a blast to take, but the pictures turned out incredible! I am now having to figure out how I’m going to frame all of these photos!) Thank you so much, Jill for everything!!! You really went above and beyond. 😊
Reviewed On 10/02/2018 by Ryan P
Jill is a dear friend of mine since first grade. But that’s not the reason I had her take my wedding photos, I just want to show off that fact, because if she’s not a great photographer I wouldn’t fly her from Texas to California for my wedding...
, I could have picked someone local. And how often do you to see a photographer that gets to eat lobster with the groom and bride at the sweet heart table during the wedding reception? See? Told ya we were close friends :D
Jill takes beautiful photos, I think I would have to go into details how beautiful it is because you can just go look at her work and you will agree with me. Now there’s a different between a good photographer and a GREAT photographer. A good photographer goes to work on time, take good photos, and deliver the photos to you on time. A great photographer will wake up early, show up early, guide you through the important day because you’ll get hammered with many things, take great photos and deliver them TWO WEEKS EARLY that when you get the photos you’d be like “Whattttt...already?”
Jill is a great photographer.
Reviewed On 9/13/2018 by Mikelle C
I booked Jill for a courthouse wedding session and I had a great experience. Jill is not only a professional but also a dedicated photographer. She actively directed us how to pose and I appreciate it since it was my first time taking professio...
nal pictures. She didn’t try to rush the appointment and took as long as she needed for a perfect picture. I would recommend Jill to anyone who need a photographer for their big or small occasions.
Reviewed On 9/05/2018 by Nhi N
We are so glad we found Jill for our engagement photo session. We know Jill from way back then so I am so glad she took her change of career and become a fabulous photographer. The photos turn out so great, full of light and fun which is exactl...
y what we hope for. She is very nice, creative and guide us through our session. I am hoping to continue booking her for our major life event ahead of us.
Reviewed On 9/03/2018 by Kimberly K
We’re so very happy and blessed to have chosen Jill to be our wedding photographer and be by our side for our special day. From our first meeting, we were confident she was the talented, professional photographer we needed and her wonderful per...
sonality was the icing on the cake. Our engagement and wedding photos are amazing! She captured the fun and excitement of both of these special events.
Reviewed On 8/13/2018 by Linru N
I highly recommend Jill! Jill is nice, patient, knowledgeable of poses and very efficient! Both Jill and I went to UH, but she was a year ahead of me. We never took the same classes but I heard nothing but good things about her. My husband and ...
I wanted to take engagement photos and I knew Jill is a photographer, so I texted her and asked her about the price and availability. The price is really good and she is super flexible. Summer time in Houston is way too hot, so I asked her if we can do the photo shoot in the morning like 7:30. She was absolutely fine with it and she got there even 20 minutes early! She was so knowledgeable about poses and places so you don’t have to worry about not knowing how to pose or where you should go. She told us we should receive our pictures around 2 weeks after but we got them earlier than that! All of the pictures look nice and they got a lot of compliments from our friends! My friend even asked me who the photographer is. I highly recommend Jill because she is an amazing photographer!
Reviewed On 7/29/2018 by David L
I'm so glad we hired Jill to photograph our wedding! She is a pleasure to work with and the pictures are incredible. Jill was always well prepared, punctual, and did a great job communicating. She also brings a creative touch that is reflected ...
in her work. She will be my lifelong photographer.
Reviewed On 7/01/2018 by Thao L
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! I had Jill as a photographer for my tea ceremony party and absolutely in LOVE with the service and the final product!!! I knew that I made the BEST DECISION choosing Jill when all of my family members and friends kept co...
mplimenting our pictures and asking whom the photographer was. Jill has so much passion for what she does. She made sure to provide the most personalized service and capture all the special moments I wished to have for my day. She’s so friendly and has a great personality so I feel very comfortable in front of her camera.
We had so many guests at our party but Jill was so good and talented, she catches everyone’s best moments. Every time, I look back at my album with teary eyes. So much emotions, so many memories she helped me keeping in each picture. Again, I love Jill as a person and her work!!!! Such a young talented photographer!!!!
Reviewed On 6/27/2018 by Yen N
Jillian is such a bliss to work with! When you have to deal with a lot of vendors for your wedding, you will appreciate how professional, timely and efficient Jillian is and that peace of mind is precious especially during stressful wedding pla...
nning process. Jillian snapped "the moment" on our big day, not just us but our parents, relatives and our friends. You can see the happiness and joy on their faces which make us feel very blessed and grateful. Don't know how to pose or afraid your smile would loo unnatural? No need to worry. That's us! Jillian gave clear instructions and lifted up the mood so we did actually enjoy ourselves during the shooting. We got our photos way faster than we expected, they came out very nice and we felt like we relived our wedding day all over again. Will definitely contact Half A Rice Studios should we need another photo shooting!
Reviewed On 6/26/2018 by Mai T
I wish I could give Jillian an even higher rating. She is always professional, on time, and willing to help with anythings to create beautiful pictures. She made us so so so comfortable throughout the entire process.
Reviewed On 6/20/2018 by Khuong P
Jillian made the whole process enjoyable, natural, and FUN!! She was a joy to work with. She is spunky and witty personalities, She worked exceeded our expectations. She a true natural talent for photography and was able to capture every spec...
ial moment that meant the world to us. Her precision to detail is amazing.Everyone who saw our pictures loved them and said they have never seen wedding pictures so full of life. If you want the most authentic, unique, and fun photos in town, she is your people.Thank you Jillian!
Reviewed On 6/12/2018 by Ha T
Jill is such an awesome photographer. She took photos of my engagement ceremony and it came out just as I wanted it to be. Lovely and sweet personality. I would love to have her in many more of my events
Reviewed On 5/21/2018 by Lauren F
Jill and her assistant were amazing! They were so accommodating and affordable. Jill is such a sweet person and was completely professional during our day. The "Sneak-Peek" photos she sent us were beautiful and I can't wait to receive the rest ...
Reviewed On 5/18/2018 by Linh T
Jill is so nice and talented. I can't thanks Jill enough for her service. She takes care of all the details even the smallest ones. My both parents love her pictures too.
Reviewed On 5/10/2018 by Sydnie D
Our engagement session with Jill was relaxed and playful- just what we wanted! She was great in giving direction and provided helpful outfit suggestions. Excellent communication throughout and quick return with our photos.
Reviewed On 5/07/2018 by Nikki J
I'm super happy when I found and booked my wedding pictures with Jill. Not only is she very professional and hard-working, she's also humble and fun to work with.
Jill dedicates all her time making sure to capture all my precious moment, and e...
veryone's loving the pictures.
She also helped me find the vendors for decorations, makeup, hair, and lots of other things I needed for my wedding. Highly recommended!!!
Reviewed On 3/27/2018 by nikki T
Jill and her Team is AMAZING! She pays attention to detail, professional, personable, and the best photographer I could ever ask for. I just got married 03.24.18 and Jill and her team was on top of everything! They gave me a sneak peak of Video...
and a few amazing photos already! Her creativity blows my mind, she makes even the most hilarious and awkward moments look gorgeous on camera. She made sure many times before and during my wedding day to update me and make sure I was still sane from Wedding planning. My guests and Wedding Party absolutely love her. She is a bundle of joy and charisma. I cannot say enough of how much i love her and her team. Don't hesitate to hire Jill and her team, they will do an excellent job, more so than you can ever expect!
Reviewed On 3/26/2018 by Iris M
Jill is very reliable and easy to work with. She provides good service and high quality pictures at an affordable price. Our photo-shoot day was super cold and windy but Jill was willing to work with us and produced some awesome photos. Definit...
Reviewed On 3/09/2018 by Lily D
Jill is amazing!!! She is very detailed, creative, energetic, professional, prompt, skilled, and sweet as can be. She delivered 600 edited photos from my wedding in a matter of three days! The photos were outstanding, and magical, they brought ...
me tears of joy, and plenty of laughter. Most of the night was a blur because it all happens so fast and I was wishing I had a videographer until I looked at her photos, there was no need for one with Jill there to capture every moment. Leading up to the big day, she was very good at communicating with me, I never had to wait long for a reply. Hands down best decision I made for my wedding. I will always recommend her for anyone and anything. My forever photographer! Thank you a million times Jill!
Reviewed On 3/09/2018 by Tran D
Great service with a lot of funs when I taking photo with Jill. She is very kindly and punctual person. I got 3 important events: married, prenancy and gave birth and she was the one who helped me got all those moments and memories. She will he...
lp me once again on my son birthday when he turns 1. I am highly recommend her if you are looking for a professional photographer 👍🏻
Reviewed On 3/09/2018 by Van L
I absolutely LOVED working with Jill. Not only her work is amazing, but she is also an amazing person to work with. She captured so many beautiful moments on our engagement day. I am so glad we chose her, and of course I highly recommend her to...
Thank you for checking out my page! My name is Jill Goehring (last name pronounced Gah-ring), I am the owner of Half a Rice Studios. I love doing wedding photography because I am able to create art and capture memories for my couple, help them relive their important day through photographs. I believe no two weddings should look alike because each person has his/her own story. I like to fill my images with genuine emotions, sunshine (or rain drops), and beautiful lighting. Let's chat and tell me about your story!