I'm an austin wedding photographer and i BELIEVE

Life goes by fast (and your wedding will go by even faster!) Which is why I want you to ENJOY your wedding day. I want your wedding photos to feel how your day felt, fun, joyful and relaxed! My job as an Austin wedding photographer is to make this experience as stress free and easy as possible! 

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wedding photography should be 


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elopements & intimate weddings

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I'm so excited to hear more about your vision! Send me a message and I'll get back to you within 24-48 hours! 


After filling out my contact form, I'll be in touch and send over my pricing guide if I'm available. Once you've browsed the collections and read the faq's, you'll schedule a video call using the scheduler link in your inquiry email. During that meeting you can ask any questions and I'll learn a little more about your vision and needs for wedding day to make sure we're the right fit!

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After our consultation I'll send over a proposal that will be live for 7 days. The proposal will have all my different packages and add-ons. You and your fiance can choose and customize the perfect package, but also don't stress if you don't know for sure what you want right away, you can always add hours or à la carte items later! You'll then be directed to an invoice to pay your retainer and contract. Once your retainer has been paid and contract signed you'll be officially booked!!!

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Engagement sessions are discounted for wedding couples. It's a great way for us to get to know each other. I always say it's like a practice run before the big day. At your engagement session I'll learn more about you and your fiance, which poses you like, which you don't. And you'll get all your pre-session nerves out so come wedding day you both are total pros! I recommend scheduling these 7-8 months before your wedding. 

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I'm a very type A person. I love details and organization, which is why learning about your wedding day is super important to me! This is where my wedding questionnaire comes in. It has lots of information such as your family shot list, must have images, and more. This will really help me get a feel of your priorities and expectations of your wedding day, so I can tailor my experience to best fit your needs!

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Timelines are usually one of the most stressful things for my couples, so I'm happy to assist or even create one from scratch! Not only will I be able to help you with photo related events (such as how long family photos will take with your shot list or when the best lighting is for your ceremony) but I can also provide lots of insight for the whole day (like when you should leave for the venue or what you should look for in a getting ready space). 

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Final Consult

After you've filled out my questionnaire and I've created a rough timeline, I like to schedule one last consultation. This can be either a video call or in person (I love doing these at your venue!) We'll go over the questionnaire and make sure we're all on the same page. I want to do everything in my power to ensure you have the most stress free, fun wedding- so it's super important that I know all the details before the big day!

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Wedding day!

Today's the day! All the planning and prep has lead to this! Now is the time where you get to relax and enjoy yourself- I and the rest of your vendors will take care of the rest. Dance, eat cake, take some gorgeous pictures, and soak in the day!

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Image Delivery

After your wedding I'll immediately come home and start backing up your images (no matter how late it is!) Then I'll get to work on a few sneak peeks. Two weeks later your blog post or highlight gallery will go live with 50-80 of my favorite images that really tell the story of your day. And then in 6-8 you'll receive your final images to download via a gorgeous online gallery. Pop some champagne and make it a date night relieving your special day.

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When is the Best Time for an Austin Wedding?

Texas temperatures vary greatly from season to season (and even day to day!!) Here are some weather related tips for your Austin wedding.

Spring can be lovely or a nightmare.
Spring can be hot, cold or have torrential rain. It's generally a safe bet if you want to skip the heat, but make sure you have a rain plan!

Summer should be avoided at all cost! Texas summers are HOT. Unless you are planning on having solely an indoor wedding, I would highly recommend skipping a summer wedding. 

Fall is the ideal time, but that comes with competition and increased prices.
 September to beginning of November is the busiest wedding season for a reason. Temperatures are mild and the colors are beautiful! 

Winter can be freezing or mild.
 Oh Texas winters. Usually they are quite mild! But sometimes they can be frigid and wet. Keep in mind that Texas isn't built for cold weather, so if we have inclement weather, the city can grind to a halt. 

my take...

When would I plan an Austin wedding? Planning a wedding 10+ months in advance? Aim for September or October! The cool temperatures are well worth the pricing surcharge or increased competition. 

Austin Wedding Dates to Avoid

First two weeks in March. This is usually when the annual music festival SXSW is held. Avoid this week at all cost. Hotel prices skyrocket, traffic is a mess and it is extremely difficult to get a restaurant reservation. Avoid! Avoid! Avoid! 

ACL Weekends (Usually in September or October) ACL is another popular music festival. It is two weekends back to back and brings large crowds to the city. It's not as bad as SXSW, most of the traffic is concentrated around Zilker Park, but I would still try to stay clear of these weekends.

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The proof is in the pudding!

112 five star reviews and counting!

Amelia & Hans

"We cannot say enough good things about Leah!"

"She took the time to plan out a detailed wedding day schedule with us and to get to know our preferences for photos, so she could be sure to capture the moments that were most important to us. On the wedding day, Leah kept to the schedule and made taking photos so fun! But my husband and I were nervous about taking couples photos, but Leah made it so easy and fun. Many of our family members commented on how efficient the family portraits were. We were able to get all the photos we wanted and more! We are so happy with all the wonderful photos we received from Leah. We highly recommend Leah Goetzel Photography!"

Maddy & James


"She truly puts her clients first and will go through great measures to make sure they are comfortable and happy with their photos. I was on a budget for photos and I do not exaggerate when I say that she is the most talented photographer I know. In my opinion she's the best of the best and for a great price. I could not recommend her enough I'm so happy to of met such a wonderful person!"

Lance & Gwen


"Me and my husband booked her as our wedding photographer in October of 2018. Leah was such an absolute joy to work with!! Her positive and reassuring attitude throughout the day kept such a calm and fun atmosphere present. We did experience some rain on our day which I thought might ruin some of our special shots we were trying to capture, but Leah delivered beautifully and worked with the elements to create photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. Not only is she great at what she does but she is also a wonderful person and you will leave your session feeling like she is someone you could be best friends with."

Emily & Nolan

"Simply, working with leah was a dream"

"Our wedding celebration had to be postponed due to COVID. However, she was able to capture both our original wedding day in March as well as our newly scheduled wedding celebration in July. Leah was always professional while also managing to seem like someone you've known for years. She's a calming force during a hectic & chaotic time. On top of her reassuring demeanor, she captured both days perfectly. Her positivity carried us through the uncertainty of both days and working with her was an absolute joy. We can't wait to work with her in the future and would recommend her to anyone looking for the most amazing partner on your special day!"

Mckinlee & Seth


"She knew exactly what to do and how to get the shots we really wanted. Leah and her assistant, Zain, helped make the day run smoothly and held our hands through the scheduling process. She also has a great "bride guide" on her website to help her clients know what to expect on their big day as well as tips leading up to it. Leah was respectful and polite but stern and took charge when necessary to keep the day running smoothly and include all of the memories in the photos. I actually cried when we got our sneak peek gallery because of how well they turned out and how they brought me back to the day, all of the emotions and love. Could not recommend Leah Goetzel Photography more, so impressed."

Bailey & Jesse


"I don’t know where to begin! Leah was awesome with our wedding and engagement photos. She kept me calm the entire day of the wedding, and even offered me her tide stick to get the stain out of my wedding dress (which worked). She went above and beyond the normal duties of a wedding photographer, and she made sure I stayed hydrated all day! She was excellent with staying on my day of timeline, and she assured me that we were right on schedule. We HIGHLY recommend Leah! She does not disappoint!"

Katie & Drew


"From the engagement shoot to the bridal portraits and the wedding she went out of her way to make everything perfect! Her kind heart and outstanding professionalism made working with her so easy. Leah isn’t there to just capture pictures, she is there to capture moments and emotions that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a photographer, your search is over. Don’t pass this girl up!"

Daniela & Tony

"Leah is a MUST hire"

"She knows the perfect angles and poses and is especially talented when it comes to delivering the final results!! It was my first time working with a professional photographer and I was not let down by the quality or pricing Leah has to offer! Literally smiling as I write this! I wish you so many more clients Leah!"

Morgan & Joe


"The pictures turned out beautifully and she got them to us so quickly. There is such a great blend of candid and posed, and we love how natural they look. She is so kind, mindful, and considerate. She is very professional and helped make our wedding day stress-free. We can't recommend her highly enough. Thanks again Leah!"

"Leah was simply AMAZING! From the engagement shoot to the bridal portraits and the wedding she went out of her way to make everything perfect! Her kind heart and outstanding professionalism made working with her so easy. Leah isn’t there to just capture pictures, she is there to capture moments and emotions that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a photographer, your search is over. Don’t pass this girl up!"

- Katie G.

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