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Clayton Austin

San Antonio , TX
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San Antonio, TX US 78213

PHONE

210-485-9286

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ABOUT US

Lets face it. Love is an animal.Though my grandfather told me once that love is more like a bird, if you hold it tightly it dies, if you hold it slightly, it flies. When you find this... Read more
Lets face it. Love is an animal.Though my grandfather told me once that love is more like a bird, if you hold it tightly it dies, if you hold it slightly, it flies. When you find this bird hold onto it but remember to give it room to grow. Room to breathe. Do this together. And when you find it, call me. I want to photograph it. My name is Clayton Austin. I am just a man and I tend to see things better with my eyes closed.

I am located in Austin, TX and am available wherever the universe will have me. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Portraiture
What do your packages include?
High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot 100% digital.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes. I photograph every event myself. I also have an assistant available when a client has requested a second photographer.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never book more than one wedding in any given day. At the moment I book a limited number of weddings per year, as this insures that each client receives the proper attention to detail, from capture to finish.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I shoot with Canon cameras as well as a variety of lenses.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Of course!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Investments include up to 10 hours of continuous wedding day coverage. However additional hours may added at any time.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
The photographer may only make reproductions for the Client or for the photographer portfolio, samples, or self-promotions, or for professional competition and review. We will not make reproductions for other use without first obtaining written permission from you.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
A DVD with high resolution images will be sent to the bride and groom in conjunction with an on line wedding gallery. The wedding galley will be available for on line viewing for 30 days. Clients will have the limited right to make and use copies of the digital images provided, for their own use in e-mail and on personal web pages. 
Will images be available for viewing online?
This gallery can be shared with friends and family across the globe. This unique service allows you the freedom to view your files in the comfort of your own home when ever you choose. This personal gallery will stay on line for 30 days time.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer a variety of albums.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.5/5.0
Clayton did not end up shooting my wedding due to a death in the family, however, I do feel my dealings are important to share with future couples. I fell in love with Clayton's photos the moment I saw them. There is no doubt that he is extremely talented. Unfortunately, out of the entire wedding process, I would say picking Clayton was the worst thing I could have ever done. He was extremely unresponsive after booking. I paid him my deposit and there was literally silence. I would email him repeatedly about setting up an engagement session and it would take him weeks to respond. He then proceeded to cancel our session at midnight the night before our shoot claiming camera malfunction. I understood but then setting up a new time was next to impossible with his international travel. It wasn't the fact that he was busy, it was the fact that he was so unresponsive. If If you are planning a wedding in 6 months or even a year, I would say STAY AWAY. You pay for the engagement photos in your package and then he makes it impossible to schedule them. We just went through an ordeal where he wouldn't even respond to my emails requesting the USB so we could get copies of the engagement photos we paid for. Last but not least, he cancelled the day before our wedding due to family issues. I expressed my condolences and truly understood. He yet again just left me hanging at the last minute after so much stress. All the stress was just incredibly unnecessary and I regret my decision to hire him so much. Thankfully, he recommended a replacement photographer who turned out not only take beautiful photos but she's incredibly responsive even with a busy schedule and newborn baby. All I can recommend is stay away if you want a stress-free, drama-free photographer. Clayton is an artist but he is probably the worst business man you will ever meet. I give him a poor rating solely on that. Our engagement photos were nice but nothing special. Just not worth the hassle!
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Hi Reid and Stephanie. I wanted to quickly
comment on this review. I
have to be honest and say that I was really taken aback because until
this morning I was completely unaware of any dissatisfaction in either
my correspondence or business practices. While I am truly sorry that I
canceled the night before your wedding due to my grandfather's passing
I have to be honest and say that there was no way that I was going to
miss his funeral. My grandparents raised me and though I am a business
I am also family man. I just took some time looking through our entire
email correspondences and I feel that all of my responses were very
timely and at most took only a few days in the instances when I was
out of the country. Never in any emails did you express concerns or
regret in hiring me. When I called to inform you of my situation you
seemed very understanding and sympathetic. Per contract I immediately
sought and retained the services of an amazing photographer who made
herself available for your date and you were very satisfied with her
service and images. Even during the engagement session planning
process I was happy to provide several dates and when I rescheduled
again provided dates that would work with your schedules. Im just
surprised you felt so strongly yet never one mentioned this to me
personally or allowed me the opportunity to rectify the situation. I
agree that communication is key and I feel I have a very strong
business model. Obviously you felt otherwise but I would have been
happy to adjust in order to meet your expectations. Im not a lofty or
prideful person. I care about my business and my clients. I wish you
both the best and am sorry again for everything. Best to you both in
Ireland!
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Julie
Wedding:
1/1/2014
5.0/5.0
I LOVED working with Clayton. On my wedding day, I thought numerous times how glad I was that I hired him. I understood what he was doing artistically and had no worries about the quality I what he was producing. He shared his vision numerous times and had no problem communicating what looked good and what didn't in the photos. I trusted him completely on that day and wasn't stressed or worried.
But what completely surpassed my happiness with Clayton on that day were the results in the actual photos. Every single one is a work of art. He captured the nuances of my decor and every detail and every important moment.
I hired Clayton because of the quality of his past work, his philosophy concerning "the goodness", and his policies concerning how the client gets their photos in their hands. Clayton did not nickel-and-dime us after the photos were taken, and did not make us choose a certain number. He gave us the soft copy of every photo he took with the rights to reproduce included in the rate he originally quoted us. I honestly could not be more pleased with anyone professionally, artistically or personally as I have been with Clayton as our wedding photographer.
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Erica
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Clayton Austin is something super cool! I searched for weeks on-line trying to identify a photographer that I felt gave a unique perspective on wedding photography. My husband and I wanted something different, something that didn't have a staged feel for our photos. When I happened upon Clayton's site, I was smitten! When we met him, it solidified our smitteness(if that's a word!). We had a great time working with him on our engagement shots, rehearsal dinner, and actual wedding day. We are anxiously awaiting the final product, but our engagement shots were ROCKSTAR quality and we can't imagine we will get anything less from the big day! He was quite flexible with us and was open to entertaining different ideas we presented. But, one should know that he is a natural light photographer and that requires certain time frames and settings for him to work his magic, and that he only shoots in black and white for the reception(which we dug!). Overall, we really enjoyed working with him. His humor was refreshing and his talent boundless!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Clayton is a true creative genius and was a pleasure to work with. His photos speak for themselves!
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Tyne
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.6/5.0
Clayton Austin is wonderful!

He worked with our budget.
He was flexible with changes to the plan hours before the wedding.
He is experienced and knows how to handle the in and outs of a wedding.

Our photos were lovely! There were many options to choose from but very much in his amazing style. What Clayton is most gifted in is making couples look great. He knows how people photograph best. He gives very explicit directions as to where to look, what to do with your hands, and what to be doing with each other. He makes this part really fun!
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Sarita
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.4/5.0
Clayton's pictures all looked amazing. There is no dispute when it comes to his cinematic photography skills producing the picturesque reflections of an wonderful wedding day. The only thing we would have wanted included were the flower girls and boys in the wedding party and more photos of us with our friends. His concentration was definitely more bride and groom centric but we knew that going with Clayton. He was also one photographer versus many other who often come in a group with assistants. Overall, we were very pleased and happy with the results captured.
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Cat
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Clayton is an amazing photographer, plain and simple. I am also a photographer, so I was very picky in choosing him. Our photos turned out beautifully, and captured our event just how I remember it. We had an outdoor wedding and reception, so I wanted someone who I knew could handle any kind of weather condition. I would highly recommend Clayton for his amazing skill and professionalism during our engagement and wedding sessions. Don't balk at the price, with wedding photography, you get what you pay for! You will not be disappointed and will be so happy in the end.
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Angela
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Clayton! He was easy to work with, very professional, made my husband and I incredibly comfortable in front of the camera, and created absolutely BEAUTIFUL photos. I highly recommend him!!
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Andrew
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I worked with Clayton for both our engagement photo shoot and the wedding. Clayton is fantastic on both sides of the camera. The photos that we received were beautifully shot in Clayton's unique artistic style. Furthermore, Clayton's personality put the wedding party at a ease and added to the memories of the day.

-Andrew
Austin, Texas
January 26, 2013
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the review Andrew! It was so great getting to know you both!
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Delila
Wedding:
1/12/2013
4.5/5.0
We were thrilled to have Clayton photograph our wedding! I've been following his work for some time, and knew that I wanted him to be our photographer. He is definitely an artist, and the quality of his work speaks for itself! He is also incredibly charming and easy going in person and blended well with all our family and friends at the wedding. The one issue we had with Clayton is that he can often be difficult to reach. This can be difficult, especially if you are the type of bride who needs immediate responses from your vendors. That being said, he was always where he needed to be when he said he would be. Also keep in mind that Clayton tends to be pretty busy and travels a lot, so as frustrating as it may be during the wedding planning process not to receive instant responses, try to relax. Our end result was well worth it all.
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Bethany
Wedding:
1/1/2013
4.9/5.0
Clayton provided us with an invaluable gift. When we woke up the morning after our wedding, we had all these amazing memories that we honestly thought we had manipulated in our heads to be even better than reality, or more informed by our emotions. Once we received our images, it was confirmed: our day was indeed as beautiful, emotionally charged and special as we had imagined- and all was *perfectly* captured by Clayton. We were a fairly laid-back couple, and had a bike procession between our ceremony and reception- we didn't really have a detailed plan, but Clayton mirrored us and rolled with it. If you need to plan things and micromanage or dictate exactly how your day goes, perhaps Clayton isn't your guy, because you would risk stifling his talents. But if you plan everything else, show up and remain present in your celebration, Clayton will be there in the wings capturing your very best side, the most candid moments, the perfect light- and your love.
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Best. Wedding. Ever. I cant thank you and MAteo enough for your graciousness and warm spirits. This was such a great day for everyone and I am thankful to know you. And thank you for introducing me to Marfa!
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Erika
Wedding:
12/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Clayton is an amazing photographer. He really gets to know his clients and their style and I think that is reflected in all his photographs. His attention to detail and creative skill resulted in some of the most beautiful wedding photographs I have ever seen. Just look at his body of work, which is available in so many places online. He also does a wonderful job mixing in photographs that commemorate the entire day, including design detail, setting and your guests. When you look back you have photographs that transport you back. I still can't believe some of ours when I look at them as he captured so many special moments between individuals as well as beautiful pictures of our historic setting. They are just the right mix of enchanting and quirky. He's really fun to work with, flexible and very laid back throughout the entire process. My entire experience was wonderful and I would recommend him to anyone who really places importance on quality work that you will be able to keep for years to come. Once you do, the hardest part will be trying to decide which photographs to print since you'll love them all.
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Clayton Austin is more than you could ever hope for in a photographer. There are no words necessary after looking at his images to explain how incredible he really is. I would hire him for the quality and perfection of his photos alone, but BONUS--- his personality is radical. I had the highest expectations when I hired Clayton as I had followed his work for years prior to my engagement =) He met them all. I would recommend him (and have) to anyone who would listen to me. Hire him. You will never be disappointed!! I spent the majority of my budget on him as I had a smaller wedding... both my father and fiance thought I was foolish.. however the day after my wedding when Clayton's blog went up of our photos.... the apologies for doubting me were flying out of both of them =) He is SO worth it. His photography is worth it. It's all you will have to capture the memories of that glorious day. You can't get anyone better to share it with you!
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Julie
Wedding:
11/4/2012
5.0/5.0
The BEST experience of my wedding (other than marrying my sweetie of course). Clayton was not only a blast to work with and so so so accommodating by keeping me as calm as I could once we got close to the big moment, he was so professional and easy to work with.

His work speaks for itself but if you're looking the best photographer you could ever have to capture the most special and memorable day of your entire life, then Clayton is your man :)
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Vegas baby! We miss y'all. Lets do sushi soon!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.9/5.0
Clayton's work speaks for itself. High quality overall. Due to his schedule being so booked, he is difficult to get a hold at times. That being said, when you are able to get a hold of him, he is very flexible. While working the event, he did an overall good job. We do wish we had more photographs from the event itself that were available to us. He does cost a pretty penny but again, his work speaks for itself. He did provide a nice touch with the copies of the photos that he sent on a USB drive to us with a custom made 2''x2'' wedding photo book.
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Christen
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Clayton was a amazing to work with. Along side his beautiful pictures he made everything completely comfortable. I was thrilled with the whole experience!!
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Katie
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.0/5.0
Choosing a wedding photographer was ironically the most important part of my wedding day. I knew the memories would fade but I would have the photographs for a life time. Sadly, Clayton has been the absolute worst part of our wedding day. He showed up late, left early and only provided us with 365 photographs which don't compare artistically to what is shown on his website. Naturally both my husband and I have reached out to discuss this with him (over 6 times) and at this point haven't heard back.

update- We just heard back from Clayton!!!!!! he is totally helping us out and coming to rephotograph us! He was apologetic and responsive to our concerns. I feel terrible because he was so kind, but emotions were real. I feel confident that we will have stronger images. I am looking forward to his return.
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Deborah
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Clayton Austin was so awesome to work with. He was very personable and professional, he made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and the whole experience was great. He got the pictures to us in a timely fashion and was excellent in communicating with us. I would definitely recommend him to a friend or anyone in need of unique and professional photography. We hope to use him again one day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Clayton! His photos speak for themselves, but beyond that he was a lot of fun to work with, made us feel comfortable and worked to get really wonderful photos that we treasure.
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Kaycie
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Words can not even express how I feel about my wedding and engagement pictures taken by Clayton Austin! Quite simply, I feel these pictures were the most important thing I purchased for our wedding. For Clayton to have captured the most special day in my life, and to do so beyond beautifully... there are no words. The way he photographed and edited the pictures exceeded merely documenting our wedding... he literally captured every emotion of that day. I know when I look at these pictures 10 years from now, I will feel the same as I did the day of our wedding. Also, the wedding album took my breath away, and his branding and packaging is incredible! Clayton's talent truly knows no bounds.

We cannot thank him enough and it was such a pleasure working with him. For those considering what they should spend on their wedding photography - let me suggest that you find that perfect photographer's style that you envision for your day, and spare no expense! These pictures are truly the only thing from your wedding that will last a lifetime, and we are so thankful we had Clayton immortalize our wedding for us!
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glenda
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Next to the selection of my perfect husband, Clayton was the single best decision I made for my perfect day! I can't put into words his amazing talent and his photos are nothing less than ART! He truly captured the magic and love in our day and I am forever grateful to him. I have worked with brides for years and after I got engaged last year in Paris, Clayton was my second call after my mom. I had to have him and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have his photos of our event up on my walls at home. A good photographer makes you look good, a great photographer makes you look great and captures all the feelings in your heart as well. Clayton is the greatest photographer I have ever worked with and probably ever will work with. I would never go anywhere else and to all the brides out there.... if you ever have the incredible pleasure of working with him you will laugh, he will make you feel so comfortable and he will tell the story of your event in a way that only someone with enormous heart and enormous talent can! Their are no greater hands to be in than Clayton Austin. Thank you Clayton from the bottom of my heart for seeing Jeff and I in a way I thought only I could :) You truly have a gift from God and I adore you.
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me_and_him_makes_two
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
As a photography couple ourselves our wedding day images we one of the most important aspects of our day. The last thing we wanted the same old boring wedding 101 photography. We began our search early last year and when we stumbled across clayton's work on a few wedding blogs we instantly fell in love. It is true that he wasn't as involved in the process as we are with our couples but we weren't really concerned with that. We believed in his unique vision and were elated to see our wedding day come to life through his eyes. He did not disappoint!! Every one is a wall hanger and we honestly could not be happier!!!
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Mayday
Wedding:
2/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Clayton was a true professional through out the entire process and we are so pleased with our engagement and wedding pictures!! One bazillion thumbs up!
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Two bazillion thank you's!
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Stargaaazer
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Clayton was amazing. Our pictures tell the true story of our love and our day. We couldn't be happier!!!!! 5 stars all around. :-)
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melissag
Wedding:
12/4/2011
1.0/5.0
Please do not hire this photographer. He works very hard to keep his bad reviews hidden but look harder and you will find that many people agree. He is dishonest and unprofessional and not worth the money. He "lost" our wedding photos and then refused to follow up on promises he made to make it right even after we involved an attorney. I am not a mean spirited person and wish him no harm but it was so upsetting and I don't want anyone else to have to deal with that. We have no photo's beyond a tiny size from our wedding and he cost us thousands of dollars. He made it so much worse by treating us poorly afterwards. He is impossible to get a hold of after your wedding and does not follow through on anything. Beware
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

I have reported this review to wedding wire as fraudulent based on the sole fact that I have never shot a Melissag's wedding and on 12/4/2011 I was on vacation on the other side of the world.Wedding wire simply replied that it is not their job to determine whether a review is fraudulent or not. Bummer.
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Tanner
Wedding:
11/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We wanted an artistic vintage feel to the engagement photos and that's exactly what we found with Clayton. He was fun and relaxed the entire time. He coaches you through the poses that will make you look best so it is effortless for the bride and groom. He knows what he's doing.

For our wedding shoot, he was extremely low maintenance just finding his way to where he needed to be. No need to worry about Clayton... he will get the shots that you want. We had an island wedding and still wanted a slight vintage feel... he somehow managed to pull it off very very well. Parents and friends of ours have become obsessed with his site.

After the wedding, we started to worry about his responsiveness entirely because we found an online blog. What we realized was that Clayton travels... a lot. There are times that he may be unreachable for a week or two. Once he returned, he took care of everything that we needed to as he said he would... but if you need a lot of hand holding or someone to always be on the other end of the line, just try to relax. He assured us all was going to be ok and got us our photos on time. We were very happy with his services, especially for the price.
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Hey Tanner! Thanks of the review and for your understanding! It was a wedding that I won't soon forget and I still can't get over the key deer shots!
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Sally
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
As a wedding photographer myself, our wedding day pictures was one of the most important aspects of our entire planning process. I started following Claytons work a few years ago and never dreamed that one day I would be able to secure him for our wedding day. But we did! I can't begin to describe how amazing our pictures are. Every single one is absolutely stunning and we are simply elated with him both as a professional and as a person. Five very big stars!!!!
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

A wedding photographer client in my opinion is the highest form of compliment. Thank you so much for trusting me with your event!
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IamJessB
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved having Clayton at our wedding. He made everything so easy and we were extremely nervous about being in front of the camera. What we loved most about him was his attention to detail and how he gave us very specific direction. Oh, and he was a blast to be around and all of our guests felt like he was just another friend of ours. We were beyond thrilled with our images. Everyone is like a piece of art. We really cant say enough about him. Thank you Clayton for your dedication to us, now hurry up and get into baby photography!
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

baby photography?? Just the thought stresses me out! But I would make a frail attempt none the less for you guys. Come visit me in Austin!
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FlamingoTodd
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We have admired Clayton's work and were thrilled when he agreed to shoot our son's wedding. We love his artistic style and focus on the bride and groom. The pictures and moments he captured are so incredible. We couldn't be more pleased.
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Thanks Mr. T!
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100111Maine
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
It was love at first sight with Clayton's photos, which we found on a blog when we weren't even researching photographers! We are a wedding photography husband and wife team ourselves, so the standard was high and we are VERY picky. Also, in addition to that, we are both not used to being on the other side of the camera. Clayton made us 1000% comfortable, and definitely delivered gorgeous photos in a timely manner (he is busy, we understand what it's like on our end too - so anxious brides should know his intentions are good). He blended wonderfully with our family and friends on our wedding day being friendly with them, but still getting the job done in a professional and inconspicuous way. This guy really knows what he's doing, definitely cares about his couples and giving them spectacular images, and as a human being is pretty stellar as well.
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

It was love at first sight with Keith's beard. Bear force one! I am so happy to have met you both and cant wait until we get to all hang out again!
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Kayla
Wedding:
9/25/2011
3.7/5.0
Clayton Austin's images are undeniably unique. If you want jaw-dropping images, hire him. He is reasonably priced and SO much fun to work with. He knows the industry so well. As a bride I was worried about having to direct our photographer, and take on part of the process. He covered everything and handled it beautifully. The only complaint (or slight frustration) would be the response time. We had a preview of our photos on his blog a few days later, but did not see proofs quite a few months. It took 10 months for us to get the disk with our files. However, I realize that as an international photographer there is a lot of travel involved. I would highly recommend Clayton Austin, but also recommend that he gets some assistance on the business end to put his clients at ease :)
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Hi Kayla! Yes, you are so right. My response time has alway been the thorn in my side. traveling so much can make it difficult to respnd in a timely manner and I appreciate your honest criticism. I will definitely keep working on this!
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Irritated in SA
Wedding:
9/11/2011
0.0/5.0
We received an email (not a phone call, an email!) three months out from our daughter's wedding that he had unfortunately double booked. An "administrative error" he called it. He went on to say he would help us find another and understood my agitation. No - he had NO clue how agitated I was. His explanation was that another client had to change their venue, and he had already given our date to them. We signed a contract six months previous ... it took that long to figure it out??? Not only did he NOT help us find another photographer, but when I asked when the other client had signed their contract, I was told "I don't see where that is important". This guy did not even have the courtesy to pick up the phone and call. He sent an email and to us, took the coward's way out. Would not recommend him for a senior graduation shoot, much less a wedding.
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Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Hi Irritated. Im really sorry you feel this way, and to be honest am quite surprised to see this review. I am only human and do happen to make mistakes on occasion. I felt that the several months notice given was plenty of time to find a suitable replacement, especially if you had accepted my offer to help, of which you declined. I wish you all the best and thank you again for your consideration.
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Cristinaamador
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.9/5.0
Photography was one of the most important aspects of the wedding for me and I am so happy I went with Clayton. I selected my wedding date according to his availability.... That can show you how much I wanted him to be our photographer. The pictures were great, I love them. He has such a great eye and he is very helpful when making you pose. I highly recommend him!
Services Used: Photography
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Samuel
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Clayton was an excellent investment and we wouldn't change a thing!!!
Services Used: Photography
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kyaiko
Wedding:
7/3/2011
3.9/5.0
This vendor is truly an artist who has provided my husband and I will the most magical images. He was very generous with his time at the event and editing. His personality made it very fun and comfortable. Choosing this vendor was one of our top three most valued investments for our wedding.

I recommend that this vendor polish his appearance when on site for weddings and improve his communication turn around time.
Services Used: Photography
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Scott
Wedding:
6/11/2011
0.5/5.0
Clayton shot our wedding on 6/2011. Everything went smoothly the day of our wedding.

However, it took about 1 year and numerous emails to receive our high resolution DVD.

It is now 9/2012 and we have not received our wedding album. We did receive a email stating our Asuka album arrived to him damaged and that he re-ordered. I contacted Asuka who stated no such order has been made.

While we liked Clayton's style of photography, it's really hard to recommend his business due to tardiness and missing albums. We had wedding guests inquire about our photographer but nobody was interested after hearing $4500 meant you might not receive your album.
Services Used: Photography
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Ray
Wedding:
4/10/2011
4.8/5.0
Clayton was a dream. He was very professional throughout the day while remaining personable and friendly with my guests and bridal party members. Everyone adored him and felt like comfortable around him. His images speak for themselves. Clayton is A++++++++++ in my book.
Services Used: Photography
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Jess
Wedding:
1/8/2011
3.5/5.0
Clayton is a wonderful photographer. Seriously amazing photographer! He has a great personality, was easy to work with on the day of, and totally put us at ease... We did have quite a difficult time with the business aspects after the wedding (timely communication, technical mishaps, etc), but I believe he's working on those areas and will improve.

His work is truly gorgeous. If you've fallen in love with his style like I did, give him a chance. He may make mistakes in the business side of things, and that can be frustrating. Very frustrating as a client. I know. But I truly believe his work is worth it. He's a wonderful person and a fan.freakin.tastic photographer. You definitely won't be disappointed with your photos.
Services Used: Photography
Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Hi Jess, thank you for your honesty. Every business person has room to improve, me included. :-)
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Derek
Wedding:
1/2/2011
0.6/5.0
While Clayton takes beautiful pictures and his website seems very professional we had a terrible experience working with him. Photography was what I was most looking forward to and what I was most disappointed with. He was near impossible to get a hold of and would rarely respond to emails. He gave many deadlines which he subsequently ignored with no word as to why. He made many promises and it's almost a year after our wedding and we still haven't received prints that we ordered and paid for. Please do not use him and save yourself the hassle.
Services Used: Photography
Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Hi Morgan, Im sorry if you feel your experience was less than par. As I have already informed you there are no outstanding print orders for your event and am afraid there has been a mistake. Please contact me so I can work this out. :-)
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Manuel
Wedding:
11/20/2010
0.0/5.0
I am now in the process of filing a lawsuit against Clayton because he has not delivered our photos to us after more than 11 months of waiting. He will not return my phone calls or emails. He is completely lacking is professionalism. I am considering filing a criminal complaint against him for theft.
Services Used: Photography
Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Hi Manuel, I am sorry for the delay and as you know I have been in contact with you in order to rectify the situation to your satisfaction.
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tcrelia
Wedding:
11/12/2010
0.0/5.0
We hired Clayton to photograph our wedding and it has been over a year and we have not received anything from him. He does not return emails or phone calls. My guess is that he has lost our images and doesn't want to fess up. We are currently in the process of filing a lawsuit against him. In person he promises shooting some images on film, a book, and a quick turnaround, he delivers on none of these things. It was our mistake to hire him, please don't make the same error.

Sincerely,

Tyler and Anna Crelia
Services Used: Photography
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Billy Ray
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Our engagement photos were AWESOME! Our wedding pictures were AWESOME! Clayton Austin is AWESOME!
Services Used: Photography
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Clayton agreed to shoot my wedding FIVE weeks before the big day. Halfway across the country. On a holiday weekend (4th of July weekend, at that!). If that's not flexible, I don't know what is. If you want someone to take your run-of-the-mill, bridesmaids-all-lined-up, traditional shots and airbrush them to hell, this is not the photographer for you. He looks beyond the lens to capture the souls of the people he shoots, and that's what makes his work so special. The shots that he got of our wedding were breathtaking and captured our and fun-loving, down-home wedding artistically and romantically. He is a true artist who takes pride in his work and takes honest, beautiful photographs. He got the proofs back to me in 5 weeks, which is unheard of in the summer months during wedding season (he quoted me 6-8 weeks). His prices are comparable to other photographers out there, but I can guarantee that his work is not. It was light years beyond what I ever expected and I couldn't have been happier with my choice! Any couple would be LUCKY to have him shoot the most important day of their lives.
Services Used: Photography
Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Definitely some of the coolest cats I know. One of the best weddings I have ever attended! Thank you for the love Nicole!
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Dolcegal
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Clayton Austin Photography was hired by my husband and I to capture images of our Paris wedding. As a photographer myself it was important to me to work with someone who is a true artist and completly skilled in his field. His style of imagery fit in perfectly with our venue and his willingness to capture our "rock the dress" pictures after the wedding date was an added bonus.
He worked hard to give us everything that we asked for and then some, producing once in a lifetime pictures that have now been featured on a few National as well as International blog sites.
Clayton Austin Photography was/ is the perfect choice for those who desire something other than your run of the mill photographs. This artist was nothing but a shear professional and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended for his talent and his desire to do everything he can to "get that perfect image" for his clients. Couldnt have asked for anything better.
Services Used: Photography
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tahnijoy
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.8/5.0
I don't think I will ever stop singing the praises of Clayton Austin. I'm serious. Even though I'm a wedding photographer myself, I would recommend Clayton to anyone who is looking for creative and mind-blowing photography. His work is beautiful, that is certain. But as a person, he is equally as enjoyable as the images he produces. He is professional, but personal, serious, but funny, creative, but also cares what you think. We received our images very quickly, and even a year and a half later- we get compliments on them all the time! His work is thoughtful, and he has excellent customer service. Choosing him was the best decision we made about our wedding- so take my word for it, he is your guy.
Services Used: Photography
Clayton Austin responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the love Tahni! The only think mind blowing was your wedding! We were published!
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Rob
Wedding:
9/12/2009
1.4/5.0
There is no doubt Clayton is talented and has a great eye through the camera. This is why we picked him. We had both an engagement session and day of wedding session with Clayton. He takes amazing images in more of candid form, but we did not get any formal images of family or wedding party. I wish he would have thought about that as the photographer, since my wife and I were overwhelmed the entire night. THE BIGGEST GRIPE about Clayton is his business practice and responsiveness. My wife and I are coming up on our 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY and we have still not received our wedding albums that are paid for! We have hardly heard a peep from Clayton on any progress and have contacted him several times with only a few replies from him (so he’s obviously getting our messages). I wish I could recommend his talents to many of my friends, but talent does not outweigh poor service. Great photographer, good person, but not the best customer service. I'm still trying to contact him before my lawyer does. I wish I didn't have to do this, but people have to be warned.
Services Used: Photography
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