Since 2008, Mustard Seed Photography has been creating authentic, organic images full of life and natural beauty. Our passion is to capture the laughter, embraces, tears, and little moments occurring throughout your wedding day - we strive to create photographs that reflect the beauty that exists in the world around us, and to embody an aspect of fine art that each family would be proud to pass down from generation to generation.

Photography captures moments that might only last a second, but documents them for a lifetime - those are the moments that we want to capture! The ones that emerge effortlessly and are filled with authenticity. Mustard Seed approaches all of our photography organically - editing our images as minimally as possible, creating beautiful photographs straight from the camera and capturing the moments just as they unfold before us.

Our style is very natural, limiting the number of staged photographs. And in this way, we can focus on creating images that are individual to each couple. 

We love shooting in gorgeous light and in natural settings. Our sessions are fun and adventurous, and allow our couples to feel comfortable in front of the camera by removing the distractions of the busy world around us. Laughter, fun, authenticity and joy... all of these words describe the experience that we try to create with each and every click of the camera.

The inspiration for the name originated from Luke 13 where Jesus described Heaven to his disciples: "It is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air came to find rest in the shade of its branches.” These words describe the experience we want to create with every single client we photograph - a restful experience where our focus is on capturing moments in lives that are ever changing and growing. Like a mustard seed, this company too started small, and has grown to be a tight-nit family of talented artists working side by side. We'd love to have you join the Mustard Seed family too!


You can see our work published in magazines and blogs around the world - including Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings and more. Learn more about each member of our team below!

about us

we hope you'll join the family

Our photography team is comprised of 5 on-staff photographers trained in the romantic and natural style that is Mustard Seed. Collectively - our team has over 40 years of experience in capturing portraits and weddings. This allows us to effectively navigate a wedding day and form the best judgement calls based on each situation. With a blend of unique personalities and skillsets, our team collaborates as a whole to make each of our couples feel comfortable, at ease, and in great (and fun) company.

You can learn more about each photographer in our family by scrolling through the following images.

team photographers

In 2008, Kat founded Mustard Seed Photography after nearly a decade of dedicating herself to her photography craft. Since then, Mustard Seed has photographed over 300 weddings in our 12 years of business across the US and overseas. She is a wife of almost 14 years to her high school sweetheart (check out their Fiesta Vow Renewal on Style Me Pretty) and momma to the sweetest (and sassiest) 12 year old daughter! When she's not photographing beautiful weddings, she's out on date nights with her hubby enjoying a salty margarita or exploring new restaurants over the weekend! She prides herself on being able to bring a smile to anyone's face and has never outgrown her childhood dream of some day owning a pony!

Kat Theis

 photographer

Co-owner and team photographer, Jess first got her Pre-Med degree at the University of Houston in 2014. But life took a different turn when she realized her calling the same year within the creative arts.  She joined Kat as co-owner and with that brought her infectious level of joy to the team, as well as her incredible talent! She is married to her high school sweetheart and mama to the most ADORABLE 3 year old baby boy named Rhys... to say she is obsessed is an understatement! She loves traveling, spending time with family & friends, and a good laugh (the kind that are so good it hurts!). Her passion to artistically capture moments and true emotion that couples and families will cherish for decades is what continues to inspire her daily. 

Jess Hoffman

 photographer

With an Art degree from HBU and a photography degree from the NY Institute of Photography, Allyn started her journey into the world of photography in 2011 and hasn't slowed down since. She is a former Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher, and has used her experience to capture the most perfectly candid moments at weddings! A mom to FOUR kiddos (yes, you read that right) and a wife to her high school assistant principal husband - she spends her downtime reading novels and experimenting in the kitchen with Food Network recipes! She truly has a heart of gold and absolutely loves to serve others any opportunity she gets!

Allyn Childers

photographer

After graduating from Texas A&M in 2012 with a degree in Food Science and Technology, Logan quickly realized after joining the corporate world that her passions lied in a more creative field. She pursued photography in 2013 and fell in love with capturing the emotion and love shared between couples and families, as well as the beauty of wedding days. In addition to being a ton of fun, she brings to the team a vast amount of experience and true artistic authenticity to our Mustard Seed weddings. She is a wife to her high school sweetheart and momma to the most energetic and sweet 3 year old baby girl named Quinn. She loves spending time with her family, running, being adventurous, and is a lover of all things sweet!

LOGAN HOWARD

photographer

Lauren joined us in 2019 as a portrait and wedding photographer! She brings both attention to detail and an amazing level of skill! She is a serial creative who has always felt called to be a photographer. With a background in communications, Lauren comes from a long line of creative women! She is a daydreamer, story teller, and Christ-follower above all else... it was only natural that she would fall in love with people and telling their stories. When not behind the lens, you can find her watching the Astros with her husband and the light of her life, her adorable dog Moose. We are so happy to have her as part of the Mustard Seed crew!

LAUREN McRAE

photographer

We have two dedicated studio managers who run inquiries, contracts, album designs, keep our social media up to date, and so much more! Best of all - they work Monday through Friday to ensure our client needs are being met around the clock.

We also have an incredibly talented photo editor who handles all of our color corrections for weddings and sessions. She keeps us on time and makes sure our images are always looking beautiful!

We couldn't do what we do without these ladies and are so proud to have them supporting Mustard Seed Photography!

studio and  team support

Jessica (lovingly dubbed JJ around the studio) joined our team in 2017 as our wonderful, amazing, helpful, life-saving Studio Manager :) Can you tell we really love that she is here?? With a background in design and wedding/event planning, JJ brings an element of organization and creativity to the team that is unparalleled. In addition to managing the studio, she also assists us at weddings, curates styled shoots for our team and brings new and creative ideas to the table! Her design work has been published in The Knot Magazine, Magnolia Rouge and Inspired by This! She is a wife, momma to the most adorable little girl (as well as her 3 fur-babies) and an avid cook!

jessica Jessee

studio manager

Joining us in 2019 as our second studio manager and wedding day assistant, Elizabeth uses her focus in broadcasting and journalism from Texas Tech to keep our marketing, client interactions and branding always at the forefront of our company focus! A recent bride herself, she just celebrated her one year anniversary and brings awesome insight into the needs of our couple's on their wedding days. Her talents extend beyond just marketing and photography... she also runs her own hair styling business (and let us tell you - it's super handy on wedding days for touch ups)! She's a natural creative who enjoys learning new things and is obsessed with anything outdoors - especially hiking with her two fur babies Breckon and Jeb!

Elizabeth day

studio manager

From a very early age, Bethany has always been drawn to photography and color! Before she could even talk - she would grab her grandfather's camera. She learned color in the darkroom and studied art photography with Joe Johnson. She is addicted to the sight of raw moments unfolding and loves to capture this in her photography.

This translates to an incredible attention to detail with her color correction and editing! She strives to ensure each image embodies an organic and natural tonage that is signature to the Mustard Seed style and applies her creative touch to each and every image she processes.

Bethany jones

photo editor