Houston wedding photographer Ben O’Leary is seeing a resurgence of interest in his hometown.
“I’ve noticed it, but it’s not necessarily that there’s a whole lot of new people coming into Houston anymore,” O’Brien said.
“It’s more people looking for the same things that I’ve always wanted to do, the same experiences that I have, and just finding a home here in Houston,” O ‘Brien said in an interview with Recode on Monday.
O’Brien, who was born and raised in Houston, has been making his mark on the wedding industry.
He was among the first to introduce the concept of “bridesmaids” to the industry and the trend has continued ever since.
He’s worked on weddings in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, where he’s seen the industry evolve from “sitting on the couch, shooting a couple of pictures” to weddings being the main event.
“Houston is still a little bit of a small town, so I think people tend to look for places where you can get a place where you have access to the people that you want,” O-Brien said of Houston.
He said he sees a lot of similarities between his hometown and San Antonio, where wedding photographers were in the spotlight during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
O’Reilly said that during the games, wedding photographers could be seen standing on the sidelines of the crowds while photographers and photographers assistants took pictures of the athletes and their families.
“You would be a part of that scene, and I don’t think that is that much different than what we’re looking at now,” O O’Reillys said.
“There’s not as much interaction.
You can be in a place and not really be a face on the whole thing.”
In 2016, O’Briens wedding to his girlfriend, Ashley, was one of the most photographed events in Houston history.
O O’Mara, a photographer who has worked in the Houston wedding industry for years, said he has noticed a new trend in Houston wedding photography.
“There’s been a lot more attention paid to Houston, more attention is being paid to women and girls and families and the fact that this is a more diverse community,” O Mara said.
O Mara, who said he grew up in Houston in the early 2000s, said the trend is not necessarily new, but that it is catching on in an exciting way.
“We’ve got a lot to learn from San Antonio,” O A Mara added.
“We have a lot that they’ve done and we have a whole bunch that we’ve been doing and we’ve just been able to pick it up and do it better.”
The trend in wedding photography in Houston is different from that of San Antonio because Houston is not the only city in Texas that is looking to get its own wedding photographers.
O A Mare, a Houston-based photographer, has made a name for himself by doing weddings for clients around the world, from Hollywood to Silicon Valley.
He said that as the industry evolves, Houston will be the most active city in the industry.
“This is a different thing from what we did in Austin,” O Mare said.
He added that Houston is a relatively small town and he said he hopes that he can work with the people in the city to help them find a way to succeed.
“When you have a bunch of people that have an eye for what you’re looking for, that’s a big advantage,” O Meade said.