Gittings has long been involved in Houston society and this has been a particularly eventful winter for us in Houston! This past month, Gittings was involved in two prestigious Houston events, the 2018 Women of Distinction, the Winter Ball and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Kickoff at Saks Fifth Avenue.
The 2018 Women of Distinction – The Winter Ball
For the past 20 years, Gittings has been awarded the honor of photographing the Houston Women of Distinction. Every year, Gittings photographs each recognized woman individually, in their own stylistic preference, as well as a group shot of all of the women together at the event. As always, we were thrilled to represent the unique accomplishments of each of these incredible women.
The black-tie event had more than 500 guests and raised more than $600,000 for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. The 2018 Women of Distinction were as follows: Kristy Bradshaw, Kim Padgett, Amy Pierce, Denise Castillo-Rhodes, Leigh Smith, Kristina Somerville, Ileana Trevino, Stephanie Tsuru, Hallie Vanderhider, Sharleen Walkoviak and Carol Sawyer, the 2018 Women of Distinction Ambassador.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Kickoff
Every year, Saks Fifth Avenue kicks off the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo by hosting a grand event with the show’s movers and shakers. This year, the event honored the ten Houston couples from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Leadership Committee. Each couple was photographed by Gittings and the portraits were unveiled at the event.
Couples featured in the special collection included: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brock, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Crews, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Daubert, Dr. Kelly Larkin and Fernando Parra, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mach, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Simmons and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Steger.
Gittings: Your Houston Portrait Photography Studio
For 90 years, Gittings has been photographing the best and brightest members of the Houston community. If you are interested in hearing more about our Houston portrait process, contact us today.
We would love to discuss how we can partner with you to design a custom portrait to highlight what makes you and your family special.