• Houston based photographers Terilyn & Koby Brown - Happily married parents of two darling girls, they put heart and soul into their custom photography. Celebrating ten years of photography, Archetype Studio specializes in destination weddings, boudoir, bridal and engagement photos with a vintage, fine art editorial flair.

Here’s to 2014…And far beyond!

Suddenly it’s December! As we near the end of the year, it’s a natural time to reflect over where we we’ve been and where we’re headed… So Koby and I decided to take that literally this year :)

In 2011, we defined a new focus for Archetype: to travel and photograph luxury events around the world. There are a lot of little branches on that defining tree… And I won’t get into the details on this post – but one particularly interesting branch was our goal to live on Galveston island. There is an entire story to that detail, but I’m going to sum it up with this: Make goals. Write them down. WORK on making them happen.

Teamwork is one of the cornerstones of success. Koby and I work as one unit. We have the same goals – which makes it easy to have the same work ethic. We sacrifice equally to do what we love. The magic really started happening when we sat down in 2011 and discovered we both wanted the same thing out of life… And more importantly, that standing together, we are brave enough to reach for it. For us, it’s the adventures along the way and the chance to save pieces of future history (pictures of you) that really matter.

Here’s to 2014… And far beyond!

Lindsay + Nate :: Junior League Houston Wedding

You know those events where everything just works together beautifully… the light, the locations, the bride & groom… this is one of those! I think my favorite thing about this wedding is the love that was so easy to see between Lindsay and Nathaniel. Yes, the gown, the church, the flowers, all the details are pretty, but it’s the LOVE that makes it all magical! It was so fun to ‘stalk’ the bride and groom during the reception using our long lenses to capture the intimate moments unaware. When I asked the bride to describe their relationship in three words, her answer was “LOVE YOU FOREVER!” Swoon!

Photography: Koby & Terilyn Brown – ArchetypeStudioInc.com
Coordinator: Perfectly Planned
Florist: AJ’s Urban Petals
Hair & Makeup: Makeup Texas
Caterer: Junior League of Houston
Bakery: Cordura Catering
Trolley: Original Trolley Co.
Dress:  Monique Lhuillier
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Heljm

Landrie + Jason :: Houston Wedding & Asia Society Reception

Seriously one of my favorite couples to work with this spring… Landrie’s attention to detail and ability to communicate her desires and expectations are right up my ally! We worked together to build a wedding day timeline with plenty of time for a first look and group photos at the gorgeous reception venue, and the results were well worth it. Even the wedding party was relaxed and enjoyed the fun. OH, and the cantilever cake (and that custom cake stand)… Seriously, what an awesome way to showcase yet another personal touch! Check out her and Jason’s beautiful wedding at the very cool Asia Society… Which just might be my new favorite venue, btw…

For a full gallery of images, please visit Style Me Pretty:  Houston Wedding From Archetype Studio Inc.


From the bride:
“Jason and I knew from the beginning that we wanted a unique and personal wedding, which was the driving force behind the planning of our special day. Since we met while working with power tools, on a church mission project, we decided to DIY as much as we could, to make sure our wedding was reflective of us and our love of building things together. We immediately started our planning with an inspiration board. As lovers of good, mid-century design, all our favorite items played harmoniously with one another and instantly created an obvious theme of juxtaposing materials. We knew we wanted to avoid a color palette that we would regret in 20 years and also didn’t want to limit ourselves to matching everything with a bold color. Therefore, we chose a neutral scheme of grey, white, and sand. We utilized the texture of overlapping tonal shades and heavily relied on the warmth of the materials to read as our ‘color’. Our graphic designer created an amazing cohesive suite for us with a save the date, invitations, and wedding reception signage. My favorite detail was the wood-grain embossed cardstock of our invitations, paired with silver foil lettering. If Jason and I could be paper, we like to think our invitations are what we would look like!

Our wedding day was full of special moments, including our families getting ready together at the hotel, with our wedding parties. Jason and I were able to deliver letters to each other to read, and Jason’s was so touching it made me feel even more blessed that God picked him to be my husband. We also chose to do a first-look, since it would give us a moment to share our thoughts with each other and have a few, quiet minutes to ourselves. I immediately realized it was the best decision we ever could have made, once I saw his sweet expression and the tears in his eyes. I’ll always cherish that moment and Terilyn and Koby’s amazing photos that reflect just how personal it was for us!

I fell in love with our reception venue while on an architectural tour with my company. After showing it to Jason and visiting a handful of other venues in town, nothing said ‘us’ like this modern building. We knew we had found a unique place and were booked as their first wedding reception! A beautiful downtown Houston church was perfect for our ceremony and it was important that Jason’s childhood pastor marry us. We asked family friends to do the scripture reading and the solo’s, and even included honorary groomswoman and bridesman positions for two of our dearest friends. We carefully selected the solos based on our favorite hymns. We spent a lot of time making our ceremony personal, Christ centered, and a little quirky. Our pastor included in his homily a description of a poster Jason gave me while dating. We chose to display this framed poster at our reception, because it describes our relationship so well. We shared a joyous walk down the aisle as husband and wife, to ‘In My Life’, by our favorite band, the Beatles.

At the reception, silhouette artist, Cindi Rose, was busy cutting silhouettes of the guests to take home as a favor…..her accuracy and speed was a hit with our family and friends! The band was insanely fun and sang our favorite oldies and Beatles songs that kept guests of all ages dancing. Our florist, can only be described as my kindred spirit and has a level of creativity that’s out of this world. In lieu of traditional ribbon or lace around the bridesmaid’s bouquets, he soaked thin slices of wood in water before wrapping them around the bouquets; one of my absolute favorite details. His magical mind also worked with us on the custom designed cake stand for our reception. We knew our architectural, cantilevered cake wouldn’t look proper on a regular table, so he created an acrylic stand, incorporating our favorite succulents and manzanita branches into the base. We chose not to have a groom’s cake, but rather design a cake that reflected both of us. Instead, we alternated the flavors of the cake tiers, in order to have a variety. Since Jason and I admire mid-century architect Richard Neutra’s iconic house numbers, we decided to make our own. We cut them out of poplar wood, painted them metallic silver, and mounted them to blocks of cedar to use as the table numbers. Jason also built the custom white trays used for the escort cards, which we filled with pebbles and succulents, to accent the cards, which were done in calligraphy by my sister.

At the end of the evening, we walked through a dazzling sparkler send-off to our bright orange getaway car. Jason bought the 1970 Roadrunner about two months before we began dating, and has worked on restoring it throughout our entire relationship; a true labor of love. Our getaway departure was my FIRST ride in the completed car, and I couldn’t think of a better way to christen it, than to ride away from our wedding reception as husband and wife!”

Photographers: Koby & Terilyn Brown, Trent Barnes
Bride: Landrie Daniels
Groom: Jason Tribble
Wedding Date: May 18, 2013
Church: Trinity Lutheran Downtown Houston
Reception Venue: Asia Society of Texas

Additional Vendors:
Bride’s dress – Pronovias of Barcelona
Bridesmaids’ dresses – Monique Lhuillier from Nordstrom
Groom/Groomsmen’s Suits – Jos. A Bank
Brides’ shoes: Kate Spade
Bride’s earrings: Nordstrom
Bride’s bracelet: Ann Taylor
MUAH: The Perfect Face
Florist: Floral Events
Invitations/Stationery: Emily Larson Designs
Caterer/wedding planner: Silverstone Events
Music: NiteBeat band
Cake: Cakes by Gina
Dance Floor: Bickner Dance Floors
Silhouette Artist: Cindi Rose
Transportation: Safeway Drivers

Amanda + Michael :: Austin, TX Wedding

Amanda and Michael tied the knot in Austin with a beautiful ceremony at Emmaus Catholic Church and reception at Lakeway Resort & Spa. Koby and I really enjoyed working with this wonderful couple! I loved the unique guest book idea… Amanda chose a book to have guests write notes in rather than a traditional guest book. And of course, the boat ride to take the wedding party from the church to the reception was a fun experience (and a great photo op!). Congratulations, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Chachere – we wish you the very best in love and life!!

Photographers: Koby & Terilyn Brown, ArchetypeStudioInc.com
Cinematography: Weiss & Genie Eubanks, Weiss Eubanks Films
Makeup & Hair: Jenni Reed, AllThingsJenni.com
Floral: Westbank Studios
Band: Bullet Proof Brass Band  <– they were awesome, btw!
Cake: The Cake Plate, Scott Calvert
Wedding Consultant: Cristin Meehan

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