AVVAY and Reel-Scout are thrilled to present this distinguished list of some of the best photographers in the Austin area who have mastered the art of visual storytelling (in no particular order). Whether crafting compelling portraits, capturing enthralling event moments, or delivering dynamic brand shoots, these talented individuals infuse each assignment with a unique perspective. They stand out as go-to experts for anyone seeking impactful and visually arresting editorial imagery in the vibrant city of Austin.
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Natalie Rhea, a photographer and director driven by curiosity and adventure, captures stories with an open mind. From documenting cowboy culture to fly fishing escapades, her work reflects a life approach grounded in compassion, curiosity, and humor.
Shaped by her Midwest upbringing, Madeline Northway brings a unique perspective to editorial portraiture, commercial content, and music videos with her clean and vibrant style. Her ability to connect empathically with subjects instills authenticity into her work, which has been featured in publications like Vogue, Forbes, and on numerous book and album covers.
Inti St. Clair
Meet Inti St. Clair, a photographer known for her infectious laugh and her ability to capture moments of joy, connection, and authenticity. Inti’s talent shines through in a diverse range of projects, making her a go-to professional for those seeking visually stunning and emotionally resonant photography.
Meet Levi Thompson, an Austin-based creative specializing in live music and lifestyle photography. With an impressive portfolio featuring collaborations with brands like Toms, Chubbies Shorts, and Dr. Marten’s, Levi’s passion and skill shine through in his dynamic work across various genres.
Paige Newton finds joy in collaborating with fellow creatives and assisting non-creatives in realizing their brand aspirations. With a commitment to making clients feel at ease, whether capturing personal brand looks or curating extensive lookbooks for product lines, Paige seamlessly blends professionalism with a personal touch, all while enjoying downtime in South Austin with her husband and pup Sydney.
Stephen Gilmore, an Austin-based photographer, is celebrated for his nostalgic and intimate style, which has evolved into a cinematic experience with a focus on exploring the human psyche. Embracing the analog lifestyle, Stephen’s work is imbued with purpose and intent, seamlessly blending imagery with inspired writing to create a unique and introspective artistic journey.
Andrew Bennett, an accomplished photographer for clients like T-Mobile and Adobe, blends social artistry with corporate expertise, drawing from a managerial background in marketing and sales. Rooted in the Austin music scene and recognized as the “Best Live Music Photographer” by the Austin Chronicle, he passionately captures concerts, album covers, and music videos as his favorite projects.
Cathlin McCullough, a photographer and director based in Austin, Texas, captures portraits that pose achingly beautiful questions about life or playfully highlight humor. Inspired by shadows, light, and the kinetic energy that connects us, Cathlin’s work focuses on genuine, unstaged moments—commercial photography that feels natural, reflecting her keen observation of how people naturally act and move.
Mackenzie Smith Kelley
Discover the work of Mackenzie Smith Kelley, an accomplished photographer and director based in Austin and NYC. With a keen focus on creating impactful visual stories, Mackenzie collaborates with brands and agencies, using her unique perspective to craft images, stop-motion animations, and videos that leave a lasting impression on a national and global scale.
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