A little about me... I hold a bachelor's in Finance from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. I actively pursue a career in accounting. I've been in the financial field for over five years. Besides my job, I am the lead photographer and owner of Martin Hernandez Photography. With over nine years of experience, my focus has evolved to covering weddings and portraiture photography.
One of the questions I often get is, how did it all start....? Well, I am going, to be honest. In 2011, I was a broke freshman in college. I was a full-time student and a part-time work-study. My wage was barely enough for gas and my cell phone bill. So I decided to take on a hobby I had up my sleeve. I picked up my camera and started shooting away. I arranged photo sessions with close friends and family. A few months later, I had something rolling.
In 2018, I married the love of my life, Arianna. We love to spontaneously book flights and travel to places we've never been to. Shortly after our wedding, she started her wedding planning business. We spent hours strategizing on how we would do this while learning how to run the business. We love working with each other and serving our clients.
The art of photography carries immense emotional value for many years to come. For me, photos are invaluable. My desire and commitment to all my clients are to document a glimpse of their life story boldly and artistically.
I invite you to look at my work and perhaps even start a chat on how I can help you with your event. Hope to hear from you soon.
Loving people and preserving memories,
the meaning behind the chord...
On our bedroom wall is mounted a canvas with Ecclesiastes 4:12, "a chord of three strands is not easily broken." It's a daily reminder that we are knitted so perfectly through it all, good or bad. Arianna and I firmly believe that God is our third strand in our marriage that tightly knits us together daily. This token of love is what I hope will also inspire others in their life's journey.
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Fly a plane and see the world from the sky. Knowing how to fly would be good to know too.
Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?
Mow the lawn. I LOVE MOWING my lawn. The satisfaction I get in seeing clean edges, and a short, clean green grass is beyond what I can express in words. I have two neighoring properties and it takes me two and half hours to mow my lawn.
Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
I was not too fond of rollercoasters for as long as I can remember. I disliked heights, and I think that is why I NEVER got on one. I was 29 when I got on my first rollercoaster at Islands of Adventures in Florida. My first rollercoaster was Velocicoaster. I felt nauseous after that one, but I got on all the rides. I would say peer pressure was a good thing on this trip; I finally overcame a big fear.
What was the last thing you recorded on TV?
Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees. The game when we threw a no-hitter at Yankee staduim.
What's your favorite fast food chain?
Panda Express. Broccoli with Beef and steamed white rice is all you need.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Oh man, I have plenty. My favorite was fishing with my dad. He had a small fishing boat. My dad is from Tampico, Mexico, so knowing him, we ate seafood all the time. We would leave early in the morning and come back late at night. During the day, we would cook our catch by the rocks. My dad would bring everything for a fire and some pans. Seafood never tasted so good.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever heard a child say?
I was in the bridal suite at a wedding, getting ready to take bridal photos. As I stood there, a little girl came and told me, "you're the only boy in here. You're outnumbered!" I laughed so hard, and she wasn't lying.
Behind the scenes...
“My husband and I met Martin through his wife, Arianna who we chose as our day of coordinator and we are so grateful that we did! After our engagement session with him, we knew we wanted him as the photographer for our wedding day! I am someone who is a bit awkward, especially in front of a camera and he made us feel comfortable! Our engagement photos turned out beautifully. We have received sneak peak photos of our wedding day and love them!”