Social media has given rise to a popular phrase: “Photos or it didn’t happen.” While that saying is more symbolic than literal, photos are a classic way of recording and preserving special memories. Whether you’re planning a wedding or a family portrait, these top San Antonio photographers will create keepsakes for a lifetime.
1. Dragonfly Design Photography
18816 FM 2256
If you think professional portraits are stiff and artificial-looking, you’ll get a whole new perspective after seeing the work of Angelique at Dragonfly Design. Her studio is in a charming country house, and the expansive grounds create a unique outdoor studio with access to an old barn, railroad tracks, a creek and other background elements. Dragonfly Design also features a fantastic assortment of props, including retro pieces like a vintage gas pump, an old school bus along with furniture, wagons, bikes and other items to inspire your imagination. Have your own location in mind? Angelique can work there too.
2. Laura Haley Photography
15532 Robin Feather
Photographer Haley Cowey was named after the famous comet that appeared on the day of her birth, which is perhaps a sign of her naturally creative instincts. Haley combines color, light, props and backgrounds for stunning portraits that capture the special moments of her clients’ lives. You can see samples of Haley’s beautiful work on her blog, which documents some of the occasions she has been privileged to share.
3. Jenn Brookover Photography
Jenn Brookover turns your Springs San Antonio luxury apartment home into a studio with her clean, natural portraits. More than 10 years of working as an on-location photographer has given Jenn a eye for finding the magic in everyday surroundings. Jenn specializes in maternity, newborn, baby and family portraits, which she posts in your own private gallery on her website.
4. Expose the Heart
David and Irene Castillo turned a love of photography into their own personal love story, and now they use their combined skills and talent to memorialize their clients’ stories. Their award-winning commercial work can be seen on billboards and CD covers as well as in galleries and magazines. In their portrait work, David and Irene go beyond the actual image to show the relationships and emotions of their subjects.
5. Mamarazzi Photography
Jennifer Hamilton has experience shooting a variety of subjects and occasions, but as the whimsical name of her business indicates, she specializes in maternity, birth and newborn photography. Mamarazzi’s signature “Birth Story” package documents your child’s birth from active labor to the post-delivery hours. Only one or two births are booked per month so that Jennifer can be on-call and available on your (and your baby’s!) schedule.
Do you have another photographer to recommend? Let us know in the comments!