Top off your glass of wine and cuddle up with your softest blanket. The stories I tell as a wedding photographer in Austin, TX are going to give you all the goosebumps.

Bridal portraits filled with lace, engagement photos full of love, mothers soaking up the first moments as they embrace their newborn the stories, feel the emotions from the images and then say hello here. You deserve the same photographic storytelling.

Esther Makau Photography Blog
San Antonio Photographer

After the last two years in the wedding industry, there were many changes for couples and the way weddings were planned and executed. One of the most common trends of 2020 and 2021 is smaller weddings and courthouse ceremonies. Out of an abundance of caution couples kept weddings small during the pandemic. But now, thankfully, […]

Celebrating Your First Anniversary With A Dream Wedding


Over the summer, I partnered together with Wedding in Houston to put together a styled photoshoot at the historic colonial-style Mansion at Colo Vista in Bastrop. We wanted to inspire couples who wanted a  classic wedding with a modern touch, and The Mansion at Colo Vista was the perfect setting for just a thing. This […]

Inspiration for a Classic Wedding With a Modern Touch


I got the privilege to shoot Stefanie and Matt’s downtown San Antonio engagement session on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The couple met in high school; however, their love story didn’t really start until college. After college, their love journey continued as they both pursued their passionate careers. In December of 2020, Matt planned a trip […]

Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session in the Spring


Hiring a professional photographer for your wedding is a lifetime investment. The number one thing I hear from brides who didn’t invest in a professional photographer is that they wish they wish they would have. In such cases, couples invest in other vendors forgetting that images from the wedding are the only priceless keepsakes. They […]

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Wedding Photographer

Client Education

Inspiration for the Modern and Elegant Bride I cannot think of any bride more beautiful and elegant than Grace Kelly was, when she married the Prince of Monaco nearly 65 years ago. Her high necked, modest lace gown is one of the most inspirational wedding dresses of all time. Certainly, you can imagine my delight […]

Inspiration for the Modern and Elegant Bride

Bridals, Styled

New parents amid the pandemic have been battling a lot over the last several months. Their journey into parenthood is vastly different for most compared to pre-covid parents, with its own set of hardships.  The pandemic’s restrictions and fears have made it hard for new parents to enjoy their new journey into parenthood. So when […]

At-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session with Ruby


In addition to photographing the brides and grooms of San Antonio, I am honored to also serve my clients as a lifestyle newborn photographer. I wanted to put together a little “how to” educational blog for you to learn my top tips, and you can even save it on Pinterest! The first question most people […]

How to Prepare For A Lifestyle Newborn Session In Your Home

Client Education

The purpose of this styled shoot was to show brides a creative way to have a destination-themed wedding while still in the US.   Tuscany in Texas Hill Country Wedding Inspiration The Creative Team Thank you to the vendor team that came together for this styled shoot. Everyone worked so hard on this Tuscany in […]

Tuscany in Texas Hill Country Wedding Inspiration


Spring Wedding Inspiration at Woodbine Mansion in Round Rock Spring is the best time to get married here in Texas. The weather is absolutely beautiful, the gardens are blooming and lush in their greenery. In other words, it’s one of my favorite times of the year. The color palettes of a spring wedding are elegant, […]

Spring Wedding Inspiration at Woodbine Mansion in Round Rock


Bride and groom portrait

Oh my dear ones, you are in for an incredible treat today. I was so thrilled and honored when new parents Amberle and Jared invited me into their home to document their sweet newborn daughter. I had an incredible time photographing their little girl in her gorgeous minimalist nursery; so, if you check the bottom […]

Lifestyle Newborn Session With a Gorgeous Minimalist Nursery

Newborn, Portraits

Infant girl laying on a crib

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