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Austin Weddings

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!


Sports Photographer

Did you all know I finally started an Austin Vivid Photography Facebook page!?!  I have so many amazing people who follow this blog, and I would be absolutely stoked if even a fraction of you would “Like” my page.  You’ll get to see more images that don’t go up on this site.  And you’ll get to know some other things we’re up to at Austin Vivid Photography, like there’s a behind the scenes video from this photo shoot that’s going up in couple of days.  I had an amazing opportunity to shoot a book cover with one of the funniest people I’ve ever met!  That video will only be seen on our Facebook page so please head on over to: Facebook.com/AustinVividPhotography and don’t forget to hit the “Like” button.

Thanks, I appreciate all your support!


Austin Headshots

 

Austin Vivid Photography loves creating images that are uniquely you.


Austin Weddings

“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.


Austin Weddings

Looking for a wedding photographer?

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!


Austin Vivid Lifestyle

Contact Austin Vivid Photography to discuss a session that is uniquely you.


Austin Lifestyle Photography

Taking sunset silhouette photos is fun and easy.  If you use these few tips I think you’ll agree.

First you need a subject that is obvious in shape.  This photo was taken at a session I was doing for this awesome yoga instructor and I couldn’t resist as the light was getting just right.  City skylines tend to work pretty well in this scenario and I’m sure you can think of a handful of other subjects that would do too.  If I was doing a family portrait session I wouldn’t go for this shot because it would then just look like a big black blob with heads poking out.

Next, the great thing about these shots is you only need to expose for your sunset.  Once you nail your setting for the beautiful sunset those rich blacks just happen on your subject.  With that being said, just make sure you are shooting in the direction of the sun.  And your subject will be between you and the sun.

So let’s get our setting for that rich sunset.  There’s a handful of ways to get this but what I find as an easy fool proof way of doing this is to knock my exposure compensation down a bit.  That’s the button that usually has a “+/-” on it.  I typically end up going down a full -1 or even more.  For this image I lowered my aperture to f/11 which also darkened the image by letting less light in.

I will say I ended up adding a magenta filter on for this shot because I liked those hues for this client.  The only difference that made was in the upper left corner where you have the nice magenta toning it was more of a light blue.  It looked good that way too but I thought this fit better for her.  The filter definitely wasn’t necessary.

So all and all pretty easy, right?  Way easier than having to add some fill light back on our subject.


Austin Lifestyle Photography

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.


Austin Headshots

Austin, Texas just became a little healthier thanks to the arrival of Chef Jimmy Bailey.


Wedding Day

I think they approve.

Congratulations Grant and Emily Shirley!


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; MalverdeContact us today and let us capture your perfect style in your perfect venue.


Tips and Insights

What DSLR Camera To Buy

Canon v. Nikon

This is a dilemma I hear often, “I’m not sure whether to buy a Canon or Nikon?”.  Spoiler alert: I am not going to tell you which one to buy, instead I am going to give you some sound advice on the topic to hopefully take some of the stress out of trying to decide.  I get why people are perplexed by this choice.  After all it is a hefty investment while you are at the beginning stages of your photographic career.

In addition I am not going to give you the pros and cons or even the stats between the two brands.  First of all, you can find tons of side by side comparison charts all over the web and chances are you already have.  Another reason is the technology is constantly changing so if I were to give comparisons today chances are they would be different tomorrow.  Finally, I believe the prices of the different models along with their features are quite comparable between the two.

Now that we have covered the things I will not tell you lets take a look at the things I will tell you.  I think it is important to know you will not go wrong with either brand of camera.  Seriously, I have never heard a photographer say, ” I am a Canon or Nikon user but I really wish I chose the other guy.”.  You have big time professional photographers that are die-hard users of both competitors.  The great thing about these two is that these are the main guys out there at your photo meetup groups and within your community.  The advantage that gives you is chances are you’re going to know another photographer to borrow lenses off of.  You see, the lenses between the cameras are not interchangeable, so if you buy the Nikon you won’t be putting a Canon lens on it and visa versa.  Mind you there are many other lens brands that are specifically made for both and are wonderful.  Now that we are talking about lenses I feel I should mention good glass (referring to the lenses of course) is worth the money.  Don’t go buy a fancy camera then put an inferior lens on the front of it.  This is one of the pieces of your gear where you get what you pay for.  Now to get back on topic.  I think it is important for the camera to feel good in your hand.  It sounds obvious but sometimes its difficult to remember that when you are looking back and forth at the overviews between the two online.  Go to your local camera shop and ask to hold each of them.  It’s okay that you don’t know how to use it yet, just put it in “P” program mode or even “Auto” look through the viewfinder and press that shutter release and see which one sings to your heart.  Check out where the buttons and dials are in relation to where your hands rest, even if you have no clue what they do yet.  In not too much time once you take one of these home it will become an extension of you.  Like I said in the beginning you can’t make a bad decision between Canon or Nikon in my opinion.  Try to focus on the excitement of making one of these the start to your fun-filled future.

Sorry if this takes you back to square one but I feel like I should suggest you take a quick peek at the Sony before making your final decision.  They have some serious advancements in their technology that is cutting edge.  I wouldn’t be surprised is Canon and Nikon start mimicking some of their technology in the next few years.


The Aztex were Austin’s professional soccer team from 2008-2010.  During those two seasons, the Aztex qualified for the US Open Cup once and finished second in their last regular season.  Along with head coach, Adrian Heath, they are moving to Orlando, Florida to become the Orlando City Lions.

As a fan and a photographer thanks for two exciting and fun-filled seasons.  Farewell and best of luck in your new soccer home.


Welcome!

Welcome to AustinVividPhotography.com.  We are a photography website based out of one of the greatest cities in the world: Austin, Texas.  You will find that this site is not only a working portfolio of Austin Vivid Photography but will have fun tips and insights into the ever-expanding world of photography.

Please enjoy and come back often!