Associate Wedding Session | The Bell Tower on 34th – Houston, TX | Ashley + Josh

June 24, 2022

Ashley and Josh’s wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th was oh so special for many reasons! This beautiful couple first met as children before being separated by relocation. Nearly 18 years later, they reconnected, and a childhood crush turned into a full-blown romance! If you’re ready for a sweet love story, you better keep reading!

The beginning

This precious love story began 20 years ago in the summer of 2002. Ashley’s family had just arrived to Texas after relocating from London. 11-year-old Josh was immediately interested in her and a crush was forming as soon he laid eyes on her. Their families spent more time together and the children grew closer over time through shared activities at their church.

Two years later, Josh’s family moved to the East Coast, putting hundreds of miles between him and Ashley. Nonetheless, that didn’t completely cut ties between them. They were able to keep in touch through text messages and social media through the years.


In 2020, they were reconnected through an invitation to a virtual bible study for young Christians during the quarantine period. That first virtual bible study meeting brought back memories from their childhood and led to amazing conversations that made something very clear to them. Their reconnection was not by chance, but the will of God.

After that first bible study, they went on many amazing and fun dates. These two love to try new things together and have enjoyed cooking classes, hikes, and tandem bike rides amongst many others! When they were separated by distance, they even got creative with their virtual dates!

Ashley and Josh knew they were connected for a reason. God had plans for them all along and His timing was perfect! A little over a year after reconnecting, Josh surprised Ashely with a picturesque park proposal with family and friends! Then it was time to plan the big day!

The Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th

Ashley and Josh’s wedding was captivating. The large venue had enough room for 1500 guests, making it perfect for small gatherings or large parties. They had many spaces to choose from within the venue, from ballrooms to private gardens!

Josh and Ashley don’t have to worry about the distance anymore! We know the story of their love will be retold for generations with beautiful photos of the day they became one! Take a look at our wedding portfolio and let us know if you need a photographer! For more gorgeous photos, visit our Instagram page!




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“We were so pleased with the work done by the Pharris team. They were generous and patient and we could not be more grateful. On that day, Josh and Kariss were very professional, funny, and just amazing ”

"I cannot say enough good things about this team! They were able to capture the emotion in the event in a way that was truly powerful. They were friendly, incredibly responsive, and talented. We are SO happy with the way our pictures turned out, and their unreal two week turn around time!"

"Our experience with Pharris Photography has been so wonderful! The communication from the team has been clear, timely and professional (but still so personable!). Kariss was SO FUN to work with. We could not me more over the moon with the final photos."

"Where do I even start?! The second we met Kariss and Joshua we knew they had to do our wedding and we had to somehow convince them to be our friends.. yes, they are equally as awesome people as they are photographers! These two are truly SO very talented!"

What a phenomenal team Kariss and Joshua are! I'm not sure where to begin! They had such amazing ideas for poses in our pictures and they truly turned out amazing! They captured the true essence of "us" and the images are timeless, elegant, beautiful, and sexy!