Based a stone’s throw from the Lost Pines Region in Georgetown, Texas, Addison Studios Photography follows its bliss in, around and throughout Central Texas to capture life’s milestones and memorable moments in pictures. The studio was created by Addison Myrick, who has built her company on a foundation of business and photography degrees from TCU, a loving family and a strong faith. Her belief that relationships matter most of all is what shapes her approach to photography, which is further enhanced by her keen ability to put couples, families and friends at ease and to document the delights and details of an “I do” day. Addison’s wedding work has been featured by Style Me Pretty, Bliss Magazine, Borrowed & Blue Destination Weddings, and she has been listed on The Knot “Best of Weddings” for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Photographers & Videographers
Photographer and artist Amanda Hartfield may hang her hat deep in the heart of Texas, but her passion for pictures often leads her all over the Lone Star State and well beyond it. Considering the world her hometown, Amanda moved around quite a bit while growing up and, rather than growing attached to places, she grew attached to the diverse people who provided her with inspiration no matter where she went. Today, people remain the primary muse for Amanda’s creative and professional endeavors, and she firmly believes each and every person has a story to tell, a unique perspective to share and spirited beauty to be captured on film. In addition to her starring role behind the lens – and as the visual narrator for many a love story – Amanda enjoys art, sweet tea, summer nights and, of course, jet-setting (check out her Travelogue blog to keep up with her wanderings).
Austin photographer Amber Vickery fell in love with photography at the age of 14, which she received her first camera as a gift from her dad. She subsequently spent her teenage years taking photography courses at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and logging countless hours in the darkroom, later going on to get her BFA in photography from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Her background in painting and fine art photography inspires and informs her whimsical and carefree approach from the far side of the lens, leading to wedding imagery that can be described as vibrant, organic and romantic. Amber is a bit romantic as well, confessing that she simply loves photographing people who are in love – relishing the opportunity to show and tell their sweet story through pictures.
Like its name indicates, Complete Weddings + Events offers couples those gotta-have wedding and reception essentials – with comprehensive services that help ensure every “I do” celebration rocks, is shown in its best light and gives way to a matchless collection of photographic memories. The firm’s lineup includes DJ services, photography, lighting, photo booth rentals and high-quality videography.
Austin-based wedding photographer Debra Gulbus has a true gift for telling a twosome’s “happily ever after” story through pictures, with a big-day portfolio that is currently more than 100 weddings strong. The whole of her work includes many distinguished parts, among them: a degree from the renowned Missouri School of Journalism, where she learned to create images with feeling, beautiful lighting and compelling composition; an internship with the prestigious Eddie Adam Workshop with The White House, where she learned to keep her cool and stay focused in any situation; and a stint as a staff photographer at The El Paso Times, where she learned to build rapport with people swiftly and to expose the extraordinary aspects of everyday life’s routine, tragic and winsome moments. Today, the award-winning photographer largely credits her experience at The El Paso Times as the springboard for her wedding photography success – noting it gave her the ability to bond with the couple and to capture the joy, emotion and excitement of every wedding-day celebration.
Founded by photographer Allen Doberenz, Austin-based Doberenz Photography specializes in emotional and artistic wedding photography in a classic style. Allen is committed to creating images that capture the authentic emotions of these love-centered celebrations. His approach is rooted in principles of photojournalism – mingled with the experience he has garnered from shooting more than 200 weddings. His ultimate purpose is to craft a balanced album of candid and (casually) posed images of the newlywed couple, their friends and their family. Allen has a special gift for lighting unique and complex venues and outdoor locations, helping to ensure all images reflect the full expression of the big day.
Husband-and-wife team Jerry and Jona Blackwell know all about love, photography and the beauty of marrying the two professionally. Together, these Austin-based lovebirds travel the world documenting magical weddings and special people. And yet, they admit to having a Texas-size space in their hearts for “I do” celebrations that take place in and around The Live Music Capital of the World. Jerry and Jona’s photographic style merges whimsy, romance and beauty – all for the sake of showing and telling the love stories of the couples. In addition to photos on their website, you may stumble upon their work on inspirational wedding websites such as Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Wedding Chicks, Grey Likes Weddings and more.
With a passion for capturing natural, sweet moments between couples, John David is an award-winning wedding photographer who takes pride in creating artistic images that feel both genuine and elegant. His skill for snapping timeless and memorable moments with great precision is what paved the way for his placements in Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Texas Monthly and Austin Monthly.
Beyond his creative talents, his years of experience shooting wedding photos in Austin have given John David invaluable knowledge that benefits sweethearts on the big day—everything ranging from the perfect locations for engagement photos to all the tricks necessary for sitting pretty in the Texas heat. He loves to work side by side with each couple to discover who they truly are, with the ultimate goal of capturing their personalities through photos.
John David knows how precious your time is—especially as your wedding day approaches and during the celebration itself—which is why he works with you every step of the way to ensure everything runs smoothly. He also remains committed to delivering your treasured photos quickly, efficiently and within your time frame, once your forever is underway. His philosophy? Hiring a wedding photographer should be simple, easy and painless—in short, picture-perfect.
Jordan and Jake of Lady Bird Wedding Films have over a decade of experience in delivering stunning wedding videos at an affordable price to couples in the Austin/Bastrop area. They used their expertise to train a team of talented local filmmakers who collaborate to create a high-quality wedding cinema experience. With a commitment to creating one-of-a-kind films (without the designer price tag), Lady Bird has something to meet the desires of each pair of sweethearts—while giving them precious memories that will stand the test of time.
Based on the belief that couples deserve to capture their romance on camera, Lindsey Mueller Photography specializes in engagement, wedding, portrait and romantic boudoir photography (the kind even your grandmother would approve of, according to her website). Each couple has their own style and passions, and Lindsey believes that you shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to creating the wedding photos you’ve always imagined. She will work to fulfill your unique desires, from beautiful photo shoot locations to custom props, plus hair and makeup, wardrobe styling, jewelry and accessories. Lindsey shoots each wedding in the form of a high-resolution digital collection, providing newlyweds with a USB of imagery as well as access to the entire library of photos in a personal online gallery (that’ll remain live for 10 years)! Or if you prefer to commemorate your special day with pictures you can showcase and display, sweethearts also have the option to purchase à la carte prints, canvases and albums.
Given she’s logged more than 300 weddings behind the lens, it’s safe to say Lisa Hause of Waterloo Studio is committed to photographing couples who are making their forever commitments in the company of their nearest and dearest. Lisa shoots weddings of various styles and sizes – small, large, formal, casual, traditional and Austin weird and then some. Regardless of the big-day bent of the dearly beloved, she remains dedicated to ensuring the little things, overall beauty and deeply felt emotions of the celebration are captured on camera in the moment so they can be treasured for years to come. Hallmarks of Lisa’s approach include creativity, a keen eye for detail and the ability to be energetic and easy-going all at once.
Spend a moment with Nicole and Heather of Luxe Photography and it’s evident: they share a passion for capturing love with a lens. Luxe is based in Austin but happy to hit the road to capture couples’ happily-ever-after moments in surrounding cities and along country roads—including the Lost Pines Region, other parts of the Lone Star State and places beyond it. The firm sends two photographers to every wedding to guarantee that every smile, laugh and kiss is captured from the perfect angle—and not one is missed. After the festivities have gone from dream to dream-come-true, viewing your photos is a breeze—all wedding packages include a high-resolution digital download of your wedding gallery, giving you easy access to each and every image from your celebration.
Matt Montalvo is an Austin-based photographer whose mission is capturing the beauty of weddings on film. He established Matt Montalvo Photography in 2007 and has since shot more than 400 weddings. Combining his camera, creativity and passion, he dedicates himself to his trade – seeing photography as the opportunity by which couples are able to document their big day, their love story and the formal beginning of their life together. He handles every aspect of wedding-day photography, shooting the festivities from start to finish, editing the photos, designing the album and answering emails and calls all the while. In terms of editing, flawlessness is his approach – using his expertise and the couple’s idea of picture-perfect as his guideline for assembling their perfect day through pictures.
Named one of 2014’s Top Wedding Photographers by Martha Stewart (and countless other tips of the hat from various beloved blogs and pubs), Suzi Q. Varin of Q Weddings splits her time between the hip and sunny cities of Austin and L.A., and anywhere else love leads her and her camera, including beaches, farms, museums, ranches and beyond. From behind the lens, she makes fast friends with her love-struck subjects, endearing herself to them with her sweetness, sensibilities and award-winning skills. She excels at encapsulating the best moments of the wedding day – those moments when the couple and their guests are looking at her as well as those moments when they’re not. Her portfolio showcases her special ability to communicate the romance, joy, elegance, whimsy and wonder for which weddings are known – and the love that is celebrated in the moment, on that day and from that day forward.
Ron Parks has been capturing unforgettable moments for the past 15 years. He and his talented team will treat you like rock stars and royalty while capturing lively moments one photograph at a time. Ron Parks Photography has been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings award on four occasions including 2013’s award. His photography has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines within the past decade.
Ron specializes in engagement portraits, weddings, bridal portraits, family portraits, baby portraits, senior portraits, corporate events, school events, and head shots. Ron serves the Austin, Texas and surrounding areas however, he loves to travel so fret not if a destination wedding is in mind. Whatever your needs might be, Ron Parks and his team aim to please.
Founder of Steve Lee Photography and Avalee Films, Steve Lee is a Seoul, South Korea native and graduate of the University of Houston. Beyond having a keen eye for wedding photography and film, Steve’s degree in architecture positions him uniquely behind the lens, giving him the ability to find just the right angle for creating beautifully balanced compositions. His passion is using his camera to tell a couple’s love story, working closely with his team to depict a couple’s fairytale beginning through a thoughtful assembly of big-picture shots, scenic backdrops, rich vignettes and romantic details. Though his home and studio are in Houston, Steve happily hits the road to capture the wedding celebrations on which marriages and lifetimes are built, with love leading him on journeys throughout Texas, the United States as well as Asia.