Burlap and Lace: Matt and Rhanda

If you follow our blog, you might remember seeing Rhanda’s college graduation portraits.  We photographed her in her cap and gown after she earned her Elementary Education degree from Sam Houston State University.  We are pleased to announce that Miss Rhanda will soon be Mrs. Mann, and we had the privilege of capturing her engagement photos with her fiancé Matt.  As you can see, they love the outdoors, and the western look definitely fits this cute couple in love.

Matt and Rhanda originally met on swim team and became friends, but they were reintroduced by a mutual friend.  They set their wedding date three years ago, and this year their long planned event will finally occur.  They will tie the knot in November of this year!

Congratulations Matt and Rhanda; we wish you a wonderful wedding and many long years of happiness together.

Three Eagle Scouts In the Family

Brad and Daniel Patlovany have successfully carried on the Eagle Scout tradition in their household.  Their father, Tom, is also an Eagle Scout, and he and his wife Melissa, understanding the many benefits of scouting, have encouraged the boys since their early scouting days.  They are understandably proud of their handsome young men.   

The Eagle Scout award is one of the highest honors a boy can earn in the Boy Scouts of America program, requiring at least 21 merit badges, each taking many hours, and an Eagle Service Project, which is the culmination of leadership training for the BSA Eagle rank, which benefits a school, religious institution, school or community.  The Eagle rank must be earned by age 18.

Both boys attended Langham Creek High School this year, and Brad graduated with the class of 2014.  

James and Mary Vletas, Class of 2014

We met the Vletas twins  through our subdivision’s swim team.   They both graduated in 2014; both love sunny days and the color blue, but they also have many different goals and preferences.

James graduated from James Xavier Academy.   He enjoys basketball, weight lifting, video games, dancing, and science fiction.  He likes adventure and Indiana Jones.  He is an Eagle Scout, and likes adventure and Indiana Jones.  He is interested in a career in Radio Broadcasting and has already done a couple of broadcasts on 99.1..  He will be attending Hellenic College in Boston with a major in Media Communications. 

Mary graduated from Mary Faith West Academy.  She swims and loves Biology.  She will attend UT Arlington and wants to be a nurse anesthetist.   The famous person she most admires is Desiree Hartsock from “The Bachelorette”, but she also really looks up to her mother (also named Mary), who works as a dentist.  

Congratulations Mary and James!  We wish you all the best as you head your separate ways.    

Professional Headshots

Did you know Nounou Photography takes excellent professional headshots?  Whatever you do for a living, we can make you look your very best, whether you need a standout portrait for your website, office, non-profit organization, or a great looking image for your business cards.   Photos can be used for LinkedIn and other social media sources, included in resumes, signs, plaques, newsletters and ads.   These are a great graduation gift for both college graduates and high school graduates entering the work force. 

When you look professional, it’s good for business.   Let us know how we can help you.  Call us today at 713-927-5842.  


Chris works in the oil and gas industry and recently moved back from North Dakota.  We photographed both of his sisters’ senior pictures and his mom decided she wanted a nice recent portrait taken of Chris to go alongside the girls.   Chris is a natural in front of the camera, and his sense of humor and easygoing manner made this fun session fly by.   With his blond hair and blue eyes, he would fit right in on the beach, but he also loves the woods.  He is in his element with a fishing rod in hand, and also loves bow hunting.  

Best of luck in the future, Chris, and congratulations on your new job!

Introducing Maggie from Cy Ranch

We took a field trip out to Maggie’s aunt’s house for her senior portraits, a beautiful property in the country with ancient trees, grassy fields, a wooden bridge and gazebo, and much more.  It was the perfect place to spotlight the lovely Maggie, a sweetheart who reminded us of Julia Roberts, an actress she admires.   Maggie plays the violin, loves languages and cultures, and is currently in her sixth year of French.  In her spare time she likes to watch the Cake Boss, and travel around with friends in her Mini Cooper named Chester.  She knows the power of a positive attitude and a smile, and isn’t her smile gorgeous?  

Maggie plans to attend Drexel University and major in International Business.   We are sure her talent, smile, and attitude will take her far, and we wish that all her best dreams for her life will come true.  

Meet the Patel Family

We got to know the Patels through their daughter Sonya, when we photographed her as an escort for this year’s Langham Creek’s Mr. Lobo competition.    They were looking for a traditional family portrait to hang over the fireplace mantel in their home, and especially wanted to include extended family, grandparents visiting all the way from Zimbabwe.  Family portraits take a little more planning and effort, but they become a treasured heirloom for all those involved.     

We wish this family lots of joy and many happy memories.