“If we are to have broad-thinking men and women of high mentality, of good physique and with a true perspective on life, we must allow our populace a communion with nature in areas of more or less wilderness condition.”
– Arthur Carhart
If you’re game for “communing with nature” and need a photographer along don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. We love shooting in playgrounds like the Snake river above.
You’re not like everyone else so your wedding photos shouldn’t be like everyone else’s!
At Austin Vivid Photography we like to cater to telling your unique story with our commercial wedding photography.
Contacting us for pricing and availability is always pressure free and easy. If you want to get a look under the hood at what we’re currently up to, pop on over and “Like” our Facebook page. We’re always encouraged by your comments and likes!
You need awesome photos for your engagement, why not have fun while capturing them!?!
There’s no need to have the same old photos as everyone else. Let’s do something that’s uniquely you. Contact us today to see what we can come up with together. You surely won’t regret reaching out.
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How To Protect Your Gear in the Rain.
This is a topic I’m asked about from time to time. When you’re a working photographer that doesn’t solely work in a studio you’re bound to end up in wet conditions with gear that’s not designed to be there with you. So what are you going to do? Luckily I live in a part of the country that boasts close to 300 days of sunshine so I don’t often come across this scenario but when I do this is how I handle it:
-Use your lens hood to help keep the falling rain off the front of the lens. As long as you’re aiming the lens straight or downward this does a decent job. I use my lens hood all the time anyways to help protect the front element from getting scratched as it gets bumped around.
-Use a rain cover for your bag. My F-Stop Gear bag cover saved me during the Cyclocross Nationals as I wanted a couple of extra lenses and batteries on hand but was standing in the rain for hours. That gear (and snacks) would have been ruined if it wasn’t for that cover. If your camera bag doesn’t come with a cover no worries you can buy one through Amazon or B&H for $5-$20. They fold up and stash in most bags pretty easily while not in use.
-Use a rain jacket for your camera and lens. If you’re shooting with either Nikon or Canon and don’t mind spending a bit of money you have to go with the THINK TANK PHOTO Hydrophobia Rain Cover. If you know you’re going to be standing out in a down pour for a few hours shooting, it’s worth the money. I shoot all Sony and like with most awesome things for cameras, they don’t make a version that works with my camera bodies. So what I use is anOP/TECH USA $3.25 rain sleeve. It does the job and I like the price. The bonus with this cheap option is it’s small enough to have stashed in my bag at all times unlike the Think Tank cover which is too big for me to keep on hand for a little bit of rain or a chance of rain.
-The last thing, which most people don’t think about, is keeping those little pouches of silica gel in your bag. They’re used to capture moister and help keep things dry.
So that’s just what I do though there’s tons of options out there to use. The main takeaway is, we have options to stay out there and shoot in the elements which gives us a different and sometimes more unique image.
Here at Austin Vivid Photography we love creating sessions that are uniquely you.
Wether you’re into yoga, working out, or anything in between we can come up with a session that not only meets your needs but is fun at the same time.
Here at Austin Vivid Photography we like taking a more unique approach to your engagement photos. We like to be in settings that actually reflects the two of you. When we have your session at a location that means something to you, it just makes for a more laid back and fun time. And who doesn’t want laid back and fun?!
Feel free to contact us anytime to find out what kind of session we can come up with together.
I wanted to share this photograph, not because it’s a good photo (in fact there are a handful of things I could have done to improve it) but because it reminds me of a time and place where I captured it. It reminds me of being in the cramped back of a hotel in Jackson Hole while hanging with an amazing North Face photographer, Lucas Gilman, an inspirational photo editor for the National Geographic, Sadie Quarrier and a bunch of rad photographers that became friends. We were all going on way too little sleep, working our butts off and loving every minute of it.
I had the amazing privilege of shooting with some of the top photographers in the adventure sports industry while in the Tetons. This is one of the images I captured while having some down time.
Please feel free to contact us if your looking to capture your lifestyle down here in Austin (sorry, mountains not included). We can come up with an amazing setting that is uniquely you.
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Get your head shots done like a boss. Well this guy actually is one of the boss’ but you get the point.
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“Forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.”
– James Dean
Contact Austin Vivid Photography to help create stunning images for you that make you smile.
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At Austin Vivid Photography we love capturing these one of a kind, once in a lifetime events! It’s as important to us as it is to you to document all of the traditional moments but also the moments that make your big day, well, so unique and special. From capturing the rings, getting ready moments shared between you and your closest friends, “the kiss”, first dances to the stolen moments of you two looking into one another’s eyes or that sweet kiss shared when you thought no one was looking, we’re there to capture it all. When the whole amazing day or night is gone and your head is spinning and you two are wondering what on earth happened, we’ll be there to share the whole story that you will be able to look back on for the rest of your lives.
That’s what we do at Austin Vivid Photography and we do it with precision and grace. Contact us today to find out how we can help make all of your wedding photography stress fade into the past.
We just love helping with your dream day!
“As you sit on the hillside, or lie under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.”
– Stephen Graham
Sessions with Austin Vivid Photography are fun and easy breezy.
We use your input to come up with a setting that works for you. There is something for everyone in and around this city.
Just drop me a line through the Contact and let’s come up with something that works for your style and needs. There’s never any pressure so there’s no reason to delay getting in touch today.
You know the couples you meet that you know just belong together because they complement one another so well? Well this is one of those couples. They gaze into one another’s eyes with so much love and joy. You can’t help but to feel good when you’re around them.
Congratulations Scott and Amy! It was such an honor to be a part of such a joyous day.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
They said “Yes”!
I always feel so honored to be a part of moments like these. It was such a joy to work with this couple. The only hard part was to stop laughing long enough to get some photographs.
Congratulations on your engagement. I can tell the two of you will have an amazing life full of love and laughter.
I recently had the chance to shoot this newly engaged couple. Since these two just exemplify Austin we decided to shoot at a spot that also exemplifies Austin; Malverde. Contact us today and let us capture your perfect style in your perfect venue.
The thing I love about taking photographs of couples is really getting to know them on a level others may not get to see. It’s a great way to observe two people sharing a loving glance or an inside joke with one another that you typically wouldn’t notice in passing.
I would love the opportunity to capture shared moments like these for you and your partner. Whether it’s to celebrate an engagement like this couple, an anniversary or simply to fill your home with photographs that reflect your love.
Contact me for session rates and scheduling.
I had the privilege of following this newly engaged couple around Austin. I say privilege because it really was enjoyable to spend the better part of a day around two people that compliment one another so well. Oh, and get this, the ring was connected to their dog’s collar for the proposal! I just love that!
Stay tuned for more images from the shoot.