Ashley Garcia Rodriguez – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

Grad sessions can be creative, fun, and formal all at the same time! When I shot Ashley’s grad photos at The University of Texas at Austin, I knew there would be a ton of great locations or backdrops to make good photos but how to use those spaces creatively was up to me. CREATIVE  IContinue reading “Ashley Garcia Rodriguez – UT Grad – Austin, Texas”

Mariela Rubio – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

While at The University of Texas at Austin I had the pleasure of photographing a few friends and it became more special when they hired me to photograph their graduation photos. I photographed Mariela a few days before graduation so she could send photos to her mother and family members because they were not goingContinue reading “Mariela Rubio – UT Grad – Austin, Texas”

Yanin Sanchez – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

Yanin was a good friend of mine during my run at The University of Texas at Austin. We were both from the Rio Grande Valley so when we met each other in Austin we had a lot in common. She was an amazing student. Get this…she finished her undergrad at UT-Austin in 3 years. ThatContinue reading “Yanin Sanchez – UT Grad – Austin, Texas”

Mikaila Hernandez – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

Being a graduate of such an amazing school like The University of Texas at Austin is an unexplainable feeling. You feel part of something bigger than yourself. Posting these photos reminds me of my time at school and sometimes I really miss it. It was such a great experience and what better to remember yourContinue reading “Mikaila Hernandez – UT Grad – Austin, Texas”

Darkroom Adventures – Austin, Texas

TBT 2010 Back in my college days at The University of Texas at Austin I spent most of my days in the darkroom with my classmates. For those who have shot 35mm film and had to go through the whole process of processing film; you can also vouch that it’s frustrating as hell but extremely rewarding.Continue reading “Darkroom Adventures – Austin, Texas”

There’s a first time for everything – UT Volleyball – Austin, Texas

While at The University of Texas at Austin I shot the sport of Volleyball for the first time. I really didn’t know what to expect, where I was allowed to stand, or what to shoot exactly. I had photographed collegiate basketball, track, soccer and baseball. Volleyball was going to a new challenge but I wasContinue reading “There’s a first time for everything – UT Volleyball – Austin, Texas”

Neil Young at UT-Austin

In 2010 I had the opportunity to photograph Neil Young for a publication known as The Horn’s, He called me up around 5pm and asked if I was free to shoot something. I said, “Yeah sure, what is it?” Neil Young, he is playing at the performing center at The University of Texas at Austin. ThisContinue reading “Neil Young at UT-Austin”

Nature Photography – Austin, Texas

Traditionally my photography leans toward portraiture and photographing people. I’ve noticed that the majority of photographers start off their photography careers photographing nature and I don’t blame them because photographing people is very intimidating, especially as a beginner. There was a time when I would photograph butterflies on my college campus in between classes butContinue reading “Nature Photography – Austin, Texas”

Maggie McCloud – UT Grad – Austin, Texas

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY 2010 While going through some old hard drives I found these beautiful graduation photos I did of my friend back when I was attending the University of Texas at Austin. They came out so great and I really don’t know why I haven’t showed them off! These are my favorite shots from this graduationContinue reading “Maggie McCloud – UT Grad – Austin, Texas”

Photography, Love, and Jesus; How I Market in 2014.

What did it take to get Ms. Mariela in front of my camera to produce this beautiful image, taking into consideration, we never met before this session. Here is my big marketing secret… I asked!   And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shallContinue reading “Photography, Love, and Jesus; How I Market in 2014.”

Do Friendships Make Better Pictures?

Building healthy relationships is a key to success in photography. I met Susana back in 2010 while studying at The University of Texas at Austin. My roommate, Miguel Cobos, introduced me to her after an event they attended.  As a photographer I noticed her natural beauty right away. She had it all; freckles, colored eyes.Continue reading “Do Friendships Make Better Pictures?”

How to have it all: when college and your photography career collide.

When I got my final letter recognizing my graduation status as complete, I celebrated with an over-the-top-wear all your UT apparel-hook’em horns selfie, but I wasn’t always this excited to be a University of Texas at Austin Longhorn. There were days where I wanted to give up, pack my bags, and move back to my mom’s. Continue reading “How to have it all: when college and your photography career collide.”