Documenting memories as they unfold

About Esther Makau, Austin Photographer

You are known, you are understood. Esther Makau empowers her clients to embrace the present so she can capture their true essence. Her positive energy and zeal for life creates an effortless approach with calm, editorial guidance to each wedding day.   

Born and raised in Mombasa, Kenya, Esther speaks the language of culture and heritage, as it is her own story as well. Woven into the fabric of her artistic soul, she knows how to tie the stories of generations together into a photographic masterpiece. Her unique worldview allows her to be an observer of the human spirit and create deep connections with her clients. 

Esther now calls San Antonio home along with her two children and labradoodles. Her philosophy is to purposefully create an honest reflection of your story that will celebrate your heritage and inspire your legacy. Drawing on her global perspective, she photographs fashion-forward, classy couples in Texas and around the world.  

With Esther you are seen...


Yes? let’s work together!

Growing up,, my parents didn't take many photos of my siblings and I. It was all about survival and photography was a luxury. I’m only able to imagine the details of our family’ story with the few images my parents have of themselves and my siblings. 

The lack of those memories is why I do what I do. I want my children and other children to know the love stories of generations before them.  

The Photographs I Never Had

Esther was everything we wanted in a photographer and more! When we started planning the wedding, we knew we wanted to focus on the pictures as they are the memories we can look back on forever and share with our family. The moment we saw her work we knew she was the one. She is an exceptional photographer; she made sure to capture every single part of our wedding; her work is exquisite. Esther is a pleasure to be around and brings so much joy.

Esther's work is exquisite

Lorena and Grant

REVIEW NO. 1 of 6

I can't begin to adequately describe how amazing it was to have Esther as our wedding photographer. Her eye is simply unmatched. Not only is she an amazing photographer, but also an incredible person. We had the great privilege of working with several exceptional vendors for our special day, but I can wholeheartedly say that Esther was the absolute best, and I'm so grateful that she was a part of our special day.

Her eye is simply unmatched

Tave and Marc

REVIEW NO. 2 of 6

Words cannot describe how blessed we were to have gotten the opportunity to work with Esther. On our wedding day, everyone expressed how much they loved her, from my bridesmaids to the family and friends. My mother was her biggest fan. Just like us, my mother appreciated Esther's positive energy, hard work, and dedication to our special day. Esther will be capturing the next milestones of our lives.

Everyone said how much they loved her

Veronica and Gabriel

REVIEW NO. 3 of 6

Esther is an absolute dream to work with! I knew that I wanted to invest in an amazing wedding photographer who would capture candid moments, and Esther was the perfect fit. Our engagement and wedding photos are absolutely beautiful, but Esther herself makes all the difference. She was a big hit with our wedding party and guests, making pictures so much fun! Esther captured all of the special moments and tiny details I would have never thought of.

An absolute dream to work with!

Megan and Raymond

REVIEW NO. 4 of 6

Esther is amazing!!! I immediately knew she was the photographer I wanted for my wedding during our initial phone consultation. She captured beautiful photos of my husband and I while keeping us laughing, feeling confident, and making memories. Esther went above and beyond for us every step of the way. We will keep in touch with her and look no further than for our future photography needs.

Esther went above and beyond

Annabel and TJ

REVIEW NO. 5 of 6

Esther took our engagement photos and she made us feel so comfortable. She guided us through wardrobe selection, and location, and posing during the session. She was so great at connecting with us; even my fiancé enjoyed the photo shoot, and that's not typically his thing. We spent so much time laughing and having a good time. If you aren’t the most comfortable taking photos like me, Esther will make you feel like a natural!

We spent so much time laughing

Stephanie and Matt

REVIEW NO. 6 of 6


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