Here at Ink & Willow Associates, we believe that there is more to a photograph than just looking beautiful. We think looking at your images should spark a feeling that 20 years from know you will remember. We are inspired by natural light & have a love for details of architecture, which you will notice a trend in as your browse our work.
Our hope is that you will always consider us as a friend more than a vendor. We strive to connect with our clients & offer an experience that will make anyone feel comfortable in front of our camera.
We understand the value in photography & know that shooting these unique moments in your life is a gift we are forever grateful to be a part of.
What is an associate photographer? We're so glad you asked! Associates are professional photographers who have been carefully selected as a dream fit for our Ink & Willow couples. Each associate is trained to work in the signature style of our sister brand, Jenny King Photography. Inspired by Jenny's love for natural light and genuine moments, our associate photographers are experts at preserving memories and capturing timeless imagery.
Your associate photographer is the person who will show up on your wedding day to capture all the memories. In the meantime, all preparation and communication leading up to the wedding day is handled by Jenny. Jenny will take care of organizing your wedding day timeline, all communication, and everything else that goes into our client experience (after guiding hundreds of couples through this process, she's the expert!).
Working as a team allows us to serve you to the very best of our ability — so you can relax and enjoy the process!
Meet the lady who started it all! As our founder, Jenny will handle all the preparation and communication leading up to your wedding day.
Interested in booking Jenny as your photographer? Visit Jenny King Photography to learn more about her luxury wedding photography collections and inquire about availability. She'd love to connect!
I'm Shelby & for me, photography is about celebrating life's biggest joys and preserving those moments in time for generations to come. Growing up, I was always drawn to photography not only as a creative outlet but as a tool to document different chapters of life. You can find me constantly filling up albums & picture frames with my favorite memories. I love photographing people organically & genuinely while gently guiding them through posing along the way. Providing my clients with images that are indicative of the time in their life is a goal I strive for while keeping their images timeless & classic.
I am born & raised in Victoria, Texas and I am so blessed to be living in my hometown pursuing a career that I absolutely LOVE. I have been married to my handsome husband, Nick, for about 3 years now and we love spending time together with our Texas Heeler, Cooper. On a wedding day I always get butterflies on behalf of my couples because I remember that wonderful feeling of giddy excitement on my own wedding day. Your wedding day is about YOU and I will be there to celebrate you and tell your story thoughtfully & thoroughly through my lens.
The perfect client for me is someone who appreciates an eye for detail & cherishes the in between candid moments. Someone who embraces a blend of posed and natural instances.
I love working with people/couples who are genuine and eager to trust me with telling their story through the images we capture together. I always feel inspired when the love behind the images is true!
It’s the best feeling when clients become new friends as well!
Hi, I’m Hanna! I was born & raised in Victoria, Tx. This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I love it here! Living in a smallish town & raising a family has been a goal of mine for years. I’m happy to say, it’s currently my reality! I have a son who is 3, he keeps me on my toes, loves his pop-pops (suckers) & is always ready for an outdoor adventure! I have been married to my husband for almost 7 years now, he’s always making us laugh & can smoke a mean rack of ribs. Let's not forget our pup Marceline. We rescued her at 3 weeks & she is the biggest sweetheart ever.
I have always been outgoing, social & creative. Once I had my son I struggled with being a new mom & finding myself again. Looking for an outlet to help remind myself of who I was & wanting to explore more creativity I found photography. Being able to connect with clients is like a breath of fresh air! I love all the smiles, kisses, laughs & sometimes even tears I get to see from behind the lens. Gallery delivery is my fave. Revealing the beauty I see to my clients themselves is so rewarding & truly one of my favorite things about my job.
My dream client is someone who is down to earth and genuine. When it comes to taking photos, they are ready for giggles, trust the process, and are cool with trying some new things.
What's most important is a relationship with every client.
I always feel connected with my clients & leave shoots feeling like I made a new friends. I’m grateful to be a part of these milestones and can't wait to document yours!
I describe myself as a nerdy wife and hot mess mom. I am a bubbly goofy hopeless romantic. Taylor Swift, especially the Lover album, gets me in my feels for a romantic wedding day and then I get out all my extra energy by jamming to some Fall Out Boy on my way home.
I am a cinephile and have a movie collection that is 500 and counting! I quote from movies daily as well as from The Office, Parks and Rec, and a dash of the latest TikTok trend.
I am a Hufflepuff, Whovian, and relapsed Twihard.
I have one tattoo that is the page markers from the Harry Potter series and is the mirror to my cousin Ashley's tattoo. She is the one who introduced me to Harry Potter so it seemed fitting we have matching tattoos.
My perfect date would be dinner, dessert and a movie or Netflix and Chill...as long as the chill stands for ice cream!
The perfect client for me is a couple who doesn't take themselves too seriously! They're not afraid to laugh and have a bit of fun in front of the camera. Their perfect date is a night in together (cue the movies and popcorn!). They are are lovers of classic, romantic photos with a few whimsical touches and pops of color.
Sound like you? I can't wait to meet! Hit the button below to give us all the details about your big day.
Hola! Derrick here, and I'm so glad you're here, too! In the Summer of 2017, I got an amazing opportunity to become a wedding day assistant to JKP which quickly turned into becoming second shooter. My passion and love for photography has been running strong ever since.
The excitement of wedding day is a feeling that will never get old. I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to share and document one of the most special days in a persons life. Capturing the "pretty", as I call it, is one of my favorite things about my job.
When I'm not behind the camera, I'm more than likely behind the pharmacy counter. I've been working for 7 years as a pharmacy technician. It's a rewarding job and keeps me busy, always.
I also have a senior rescue dog that is my whole heart. Jinkx, is a 9 year old cocker spaniel with the world's softest ears, is my bestie & has saved me in more ways than he will ever know. I'd like to think that one day, I'll return in the next life as a senior rescue and get to lounge all day ... one day!
Clients who are a perfect fit for me would be people who are kind, down to earth, relaxed, and open minded but also like to throw down in the joke department.
Jenny often tells me that my laugh is the best because if it's funny... I'm literally "YELL" laughing, as she calls it. I also have an eclectic taste in music & can chat about all the different genres! Got a new jam you love? TELL ME so I can jam it too, boo!
Shelby: This is Us
Hanna: Anything Housewives
Amber: The Office
Derrick: Schitts Creek
Hanna: Doja Cat
Amber: RED Taylor's Version
Derrick: Dear Chelsea
Shelby: Iced Vanilla Latte
Hanna: Coke Zero
Amber: Sweet Iced Tea
Brides of Houston • The Victoria Advocate • Crossroads Bridal Magazine
I am so extremely grateful for everything Shelby did for us! The images are amazing. It means so much that my lifelong friend was by my side through all of our wedding day experience. We love you so much! Thank you for everything!
Hanna made our family session feel like a fun field trip with a friend. She remains so down to earth while being so professional that you forget how camera-shy you really are and you are able to enjoy the experience. We can’t thank you enough, Hanna!
Hanna & Shelby were a DREAM to work with. Let's not even talk about how light, airy, and dreamy their photos are... they are so sweet, so fun and easy to work with, professional, and they went above and beyond! They are incredibly responsive, so artistic, creative, and captured our big day perfectly!!! I also got bridal portraits in my package, and those turned out beautifully as well. The value was above and beyond and SO worth it!! Thank you Hanna & Shelby for making my special day so very special! If you aren't getting your photos taken at Ink & Willow, WHAT ARE YOU DOING??!
Our people are the girls next door & the gentlemen who rock ball caps daily. The high school sweet hearts who never got away from one another or made it back around to each other after seeing what the world had to offer. We think walking barefoot down old dirt roads watching the sunset is a perfect date night but also live for a good party surrounded by family & friends. Our couples are effortlessly simple & pride themselves in family gatherings. Think you'd be the perfect Ink & Willow couple? Send us a note & let's chat.