I was very honored this week to have the Cigna National Director come into the studio for a business headshot. The movie has been sped up 400% and is best viewed in full screen.
My name is Aric Hoek and I’d like to share some real world wedding photography tips and advice you can use to ensure you get the absolute best images from your wedding no matter who photographs your wedding. You can find the simple ideas listed below and additional money saving tips to keep you inside your budget in my free […]
As far as I can tell, Butterfly Lighting (also known as Paramount Lighting) was used as early as the 1920’s by a photographer named George Hurrell. I recently purchased his book, George Hurrell’s Hollywood, and it really moved me, which is saying a lot as a professional photographer for 31 years. Soon after I […]
The desire for a very nice, formal, quiet dinner is something Toni and I have always had in common. Because of this, we traditionally celebrate Valentine’s Day one week early. We created this portrait last night moments before we left the house to celebrate at one of our favorite restaurants, Eddie V’s. Without question, my […]
A beautiful dream is worth believing in, especially when you feel the odds are against you and others think you’re crazy. I make the most out of what I have to bridge the gap between the studio of my dreams and reality, and lately a green screen has been my tool of choice. I’ve […]
If you’re planning a wedding in Houston, then at some point you’re going to hear of The Parador. Registered as a Houston Historical Landmark, The Parador is located in Houston’s Museum District. When you first walk in the front doors you find yourself in a large room with an amazing gold dome ceiling. In the […]
People don’t always tell you what their thinking. This is especially true when looking at a photograph. It’s up to the photographer to tell you the story, and perhaps each person who looks at the same photograph hears a different story. Clarity is achieved once you combine images into a collection. Even more so when the […]
The purpose of this multipage entry is to share my images with individuals interested in hosting an event at one of Houston’s finest wedding and social event venues, The Bell Tower on 34th. Truly a wedding photographer’s dream location. Each page of this entry is from a different photo shoot at the facility. From a distance, […]
I feel very privileged to have created the portrait of Galveston’s Chief of Police today, Mr. David Smith. But I was also flattered that out of all the professional photographers Houston and Galveston offer, he chose my services and drove from Galveston to my studio in NW Houston. For a professional photographer, who you photograph […]
My quest for beautiful lighting also means making sure the sun is behind my subject’s back so their faces are in shadow to avoid squinting. However, back lighting my subjects also causes each and every stray hair to stand out proud.