About CivicPhotos

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Meet CivicPhotos

Houston's Highest Reviewed Photography Company

As a company we have a combined experience of well over 400 weddings captured! Houston is such a diverse city with various styles of wedding venues which each have their own benefits and challenges. We realize that every wedding is different and unique so we adapt to your circumstances so that we can best capture your special day. On your wedding day you should just be able to enjoy your family & friends and have fun on the one day in which moments will seem to fly by. As a company we We Love capturing your Entire Journey in the World of Love!

Meet Barett
Lead Photographer

Whats up, I’m Barett! My favorite thing to capture is the engagement session since everything with the couple is usually very exciting and emotional.

I love learning new things about photography so I usually welcome photographic conversations! My parents are from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Antigua…however I was raised on the Caribbean island of St.Eustatius. On spare time I like watching basketball.

Favorite Random Things

Godzilla Movies
Golden State Warriors
Eating Spicy Foods...especially Indian
Playing Settler of Catan & Uno
Talking about camera equipment

Photography Specialties

Enjoys viewing weddings as movie stories with everyone playing a role
Keeping the Team focus on the tasks at hand
Love the planning of amazing engagement session ideas

Meet Yorlin
Assistant Photographer

Hi I'm Yorlin!!! I am Barett's wife and the only female photographer for CivicPhotos! When I am not doing professional makeup I am assisting CivicPhotos with weddings as a second shooter! I love covering weddings and assisting the brides with the little details that often get overlooked on the wedding day!

I was born in El Salvador but my parents are Nicaraguan. Spanish is my first language but I am very fluent in English as well.

Favorite Random Things

I love Makeup
Playing with my chihuahua's Nibbles & Bitsy
Watching my favorite shows on Netflix
Shopping for Fashionable Outfits

Photograhy Specialties

I love capturing details of the dress, shoes and bridal accessories
Making sure the Bride's hair, dress and posture is looking beautiful
Documenting Candid moments of the wedding party & guests


Learn our Story




Barett and his wife were an absolute joy to work with. We used them for our engagement photos, small covid ceremony, and our large wedding. I can’t say enough good things about these too. Barett will respond to your text, call, or email almost instantly. If you have planned a wedding, then you know how valuable that is. He gives direction well and has the eye of a true artist. For someone who doesn’t love their picture being taken, this was a huge relief. The photos are beautiful, and on top of that, he gets them to you in a matter of days (as in less than a week!) There is also something to be said about witnessing a husband and wife collaborate so beautifully while you yourself are building a marriage. Love these two and love the memories they have captured for us!

01. Ryan & Katie

When I first talked to Barett about my vision for the wedding, he immediately knew what I was looking for. He captured our engagement photos, bridal shower and wedding and always had new creative ideas to make our photos unique and timeless! Him and his team were always extremely professional, kind and fun to work with. For my husband and I who are not used to being in front of the camera, they always made us feel comfortable and gave lots of direction which I greatly appreciated. Looking back on all of our gorgeous photos, I continue to be so happy with my decision to work with CivicPhotos!

02. Trevor & Victoria

I am so impressed with my engagement, bridal, and wedding pictures! I really love the editorial style that Barett shoots. He’s the perfect balance of being open to the poses you want, but also having directions so you don’t feel awkward. His wife was his assistant at my wedding. She was so kind and helpful! The awesome part is I would get the final products within the week! I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. It was a pleasure working with him!

03. Garrett & Kathy

Barett at Civic Photos was such a JOY to work with from the very beginning! I had seen his work on social media and it was definitely the direction I wanted to go for our wedding photos - once we met in person, I knew Barett was the perfect match for what we wanted for our day! Civic Photos ended up doing our engagement pictures, a SECOND engagement session (with COVID we wanted something extra special), my bridals, and our wedding day - we got EVERY SINGLE PHOTO from our sessions. I HIGHLY recommend Civic Photos to capture your special day/moments - it was such a joy to work with and we and our guests/family/friends have beautiful photos to showcase our special day! Thank you Barett!

04. Tristan & Rachel

I met Barett and Yorlin at a friend's wedding, after which Barett shot my engagements. I was impressed with his turnaround time, attention to detail, and just absolutely breathtaking shots he captured. I decided to hire him as my wedding photographer and he and Yorlin did not disappoint. They shot my bridals as well as wedding day coverage. In each session, they both went above and beyond.
Bridals- I found it challenging to schedule bridals during a time that fit my schedule, the venue's availability and my hair & makeup artists' schedule. In terms of coordination, they were the most flexible, which I really appreciated. I had no one to go with me for bridals due to the venue only being available during working hours. Yorlin assisted with my dress, shoes, and even brought me water. They also printed a large 30x40 print from the bridal session to be displayed on the day of, which I got so many compliments on.

Wedding Day- Barett and Yorlin were with us from 1:30pm until 11:30pm. They are not only true artists in terms of photography, but they both understand the urgency, and need to adhere to strict schedules on the wedding day. In all sessions, they had my photos turned around within days. Every moment was captured. Every small detail and pop of color was captured. There is literally nothing these two missed. They have done an outstanding job in terms of quality, customer service, flexibility and timeliness. As a result of their attention to detail, speed and accuracy, I have some of the most beautiful photos to preserve some of the best memories of my life. I recommend them to every person I know who needs a photographer.

05. Alex & Brittany

Working with Barrett was an absolute pleasure. He has such a great eye, and I am so happy with the amazing photos he and his team captured. He was very professional, and made sure to capture all the shots we wanted along with beautiful candid shots. We have so many stunning images from our engagement pictures, my bridal portraits, and our wedding day that we will cherish forever. It was a great experience working with him, and we highly recommend CivicPhotos!

06. Christopher & Alexandria

Barrett and his wife Yorlin are gems. Barrett’s infectious positivity and enthusiasm puts everyone in a great mood, and that joy came through in all our pictures. He is so creative and is so good at composing pictures. None of our pictures look cookie cutter, and I feel confident that he can make any backdrop look amazing. Moreover, his wife has such incredible attention to detail. During my bridal portraits, she was always adjusting the train of my dress and would tactfully redirect my hands if they looked awkward. I appreciated her kindness so much! They both work so hard to deliver perfect pictures, even after the tenth hour of taking photos. They were also a hit at our tea ceremony. All our guests loved how attentive and patient Barrett was. If it wasn’t already enough that their personalities are dynamite, their turnaround time for photos is unprecedented. He gave me beautiful edited bridal portraits on the same day he took them and gave us our entire wedding album 5 days after our wedding. We were truly blessed to have them, for everything ran smoothly. The two of them are great at adjusting to changing timelines, and our wedding would not have been as fun without them.

07. Stephen & Tiffany

We hired Barrett to shoot our engagement photos right after we got engaged & the quality of service has been amazing to say the least! I’m already looking forward to shooting our pregnancy photos and baby pictures in the future! Excellent excellent excellent! The photos come out sooooo great. Great quality and very helpful with any and every question we had along the way. Civicphotos is hands down the best in photography! They made this experience unbelievably magical for us!

08. Jared & Bianca

Barett and his team were amazing to work with throughout our entire wedding experience. We hired them to shoot engagement photos, bridal portraits, and the wedding day. They were very professional and made things very easy throughout our day. The images turned out amazing and something we will cherish forever!

09. Sarah & Jesse

We had SUCH a fantastic experience with CivicPhotos! They were incredibly professional and easy to work with. CivicPhotos has an impeccable artistic vision to make sure your day is expertly captured. My husband and I booked them for our engagement photos, bridal portraits and for our wedding, and we cannot recommend them enough! Our wedding had to be moved due to COVID and Barrett and his wife were so understanding and accommodating. I lost weight the week of our wedding, and my dress was dragging a lot. Barrett’s wife helped me with bustling my dress and securing it with safety pins so that I could dance with my guests, and it was so so helpful! The photos turned out so beautiful — they are beyond my highest expectations! I am so pleased with our photos and with their professionalism. We received a sneak peak of our wedding photos a day after our wedding, and they promptly sent us the rest (fully edited) barely a week later, with a physical version on an USB key as well. I love how willing they are to share all photos of our big day with their gorgeous editing style! I cannot wait to get these photos framed and displayed in our home! There is a reason that they are award winners in Houston. The photographer was the most important vendor for us, and I am so glad that we chose well. Do not hesitate to work with them, you will love it!

10. William & Rafaehel

Barrett did such an amazing job capturing all the beautiful moments at our wedding. We highly recommend them to anyone who is asking. Their work is truly stunning and they are very professional!

11. Brian & Stephanie