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Shorty's Photography

Austin, TX

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About Shorty's Photography

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Shorty offers unique photography at its best, striving to capture the personality and character of every event.

Whether you are planning a wedding, Bar Mitzvah, quinceanera, or no matter what the event, you want your photos to tell the story.

Visit my website, and you will see.

Because it's so much more than just a picture!

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Austin Area & Nationwide
Austin, TX 78701

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  • 5/5 stars April 6, 2013

    Shorty did a wonderful job photographing my wedding in March! He was non-intrusive, friendly, skilled, and got all the best moments of our ceremony and reception. Shorty does exceptional work in editing as well - I was very pleased with the final product and with how quickly he got it finalized. He is very professional and works well with everyone around him. So glad to have worked with him!

  • 5/5 stars January 12, 2013

    Our experience working with Bill Hines was positive from start to finish and we would recommend him highly. Bill is a talented professional and a really personable guy. The finished portraits of our family are of beautiful quality and we will cherish them for many years to come!

  • 4/5 stars December 26, 2012

  • 5/5 stars November 29, 2012

    He did an amazing job on my wedding ceremony and rehearsal! Could not be more please with his work! Have already shared with all my friends and family and they are all very pleased as well. Thank you so much Shorty for sharing in our special day! Can't wait to hire you for another celebration! :)

    Bill H. from Shorty's Photography replied to this review on November 29, 2012:

    Thank You Terra! I really enjoyed shooting your Wedding! There were so many wonderful people that gave me plenty to photograph.

  • 5/5 stars November 19, 2012

    Outstanding! If you are looking to capture the love and emotion of the moment not just a snapshot choose Bill. He will make you so relaxed you wont know he's there. Made our day stress free we just enjoyed every moment. He was early for everything. Thank you so much Bill. God bless you. Diana and Jerry! Next join us in Italy with your family. Can't wait!

  • 5/5 stars October 16, 2012

    Shorty did an excellent job! He was there before our wedding mass started and stayed until our last guest left the reception. We are very pleased with his work.He was easy to work with and great with our guest. Thanks Shorty!

  • 5/5 stars October 8, 2012

    Shorty did a superb job at my daughter's wedding. During a stressful day of rush, last minute preparation and issues he was a calming, inobtrusive presence. He has a great personality and mixed well with the rest of the guests keeping a light and relaxed atmosphere.
    Shorty came over when requested (actually earlier to set up and check light, etc) and stayed as longed as we needed him, he never seemed in a rush to leave and was very willing to satisfy special request of pictures. After the ceremony and reception, I was already more than pleased with his services.

    Then I saw the pictures. Oh, my! His pictures are of great quality. It is hard for me to describe how good the picutres look without the proper terminology, but they are gorgeous, like from a magazine. Not only that, he was able to capture the feeling and the escence of the event trhough his camera lens. I have looked at the pictures he provided over and over and must congratulate Shorty on his great talent of being a photographer. He is in the right profession. I am very pleased with this services, which he delivered punctually, professionally and beautifully.

    Thank you Shorty!.

  • 5/5 stars August 11, 2012

    What a genuine, accommodating, nice guy. Shorty, it was an absolute pleasure to have you as our photographer.
    I contacted Shorty last minute (a few days before our wedding). He was very prompt and professional. Shorty worked within our budget and had no problem with extending his time photographing us, with no hidden extra charges.
    We had lots of children at our wedding and he was amazing with them.
    In all honesty, you will have no regrets hiring Shorty as you're photographer.

    Thanks again Shorty. We appreciate you're time.

    Sally & Joseph

  • 5/5 stars May 1, 2012

    Shorty did a great job with the photography! Our wedding ceremony was outdoors and shorty was very flexible with all the poses and as many shots as we wanted to take. I would recommend shorty for any occasion.Thanks again for your services :)

  • 5/5 stars February 22, 2012

    Shorty was a great photographer.... He found great spots to take our shots! Can't wait to see the pictures!

  • 5/5 stars December 15, 2011

    Bill did an amazing job shooting our company Christmas party! He was punctual, professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only did Bill arrive early to ensure he had ample time to setup and prepare his camera for the different lighting/spaces, but he stayed late to ensure that no moments were left uncaptured! Thanks to Bill, we have beautiful photos to remember the evening by! I would definitely recommend Shorty's Photography and Bill Hines. We look forward to working with him again in the near future!

    Thanks Bill!

  • 5/5 stars November 30, 2011

    Shorty is an amazing photographer and so much fun to work with! He is so great with kids and had my two year daughter laughing and smiling the whole entire time! He captured my family perfectly. I absolutely love that the DVD of all the images is included in the price too so that we have all of the images to cherish forever. Shorty is wonderful to work with and so incredibly accommodating to your needs!! We will definitely be using him again in the future! I hope that you do the same! :)

  • 5/5 stars July 14, 2011

    Bill (Shorty) came out to one our bands shows and took some amazing shots. He really captured the each of the band members personalities and did it in 105 degree blazing hot weather too! What a trooper. I would recommend Shorty for any photography project - a man with vision, heart and soul. Thanks Bill!!!!

  • 5/5 stars May 31, 2011

    Bill was a fantastic photographer. He was very relaxed and laid back. He understood the style we were going for & kept everything casual and fun. I would totally recommend him & would use him again! Thanks so much, Bill!

  • 5/5 stars May 20, 2011

    I am so happy with the photos that were taken by Shorty. I felt at ease during the shoot and after seeing them I was amazed at what he captured on film. Shorty has a God-given talent and he definately has not let it go to waste. Thank you so much, Bill, for the amazing photos. You are talented.

  • 5/5 stars April 11, 2011

    I have not only had the pleasure of seeing a great collection of Shorty's work, I have also had the pleasure of seeing him at work.

    Shorty has a gift and talent that not only allows him to see a photo opportunity but also the Perfect shot.
    His ability to capture that shot can be seen via the outcomes displayed in his portfolio.

    Most photo's in his portfolio show a story that we can all share.
    This is what you can expect when utilizing his services, a story, a lifetime memory, a keepsake, not just a photo.

    Shorty has experience, he is not one of those photographers who popped up in the easy digital age.
    His photos are taken as if they were using film, and as if he only had 1 chance to get that perfect shot and again his ability to get that shot is something we can all see when we look at his work.

    You will not only be hiring a photographer, but a friend, someone who cares about making your dreams come true in image.

    You will not regret being shot by shorty!

  • 5/5 stars February 24, 2011

    Amazing photography that is very unique in the way that they bring out the personality and beauty of the subject! Highly recommended!!!

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Look at their Work & the reviews. Great pictures do not mean great service! Make sure that who ever you have to capture an incredible event in your life is able to do exactly that!! Don't settle for someone who only looks at you as another Business Transaction!

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. What are you really looking for? Do you want a traditional Family Portrait? Do you want something out of the Norm? Do you have a specific Location or Look you are going for? What type of Portraits do you need (ie.. 5x7s for family members or Wall size for over the couch, how about redesigning you business) I can help you make these & other decisions.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Are you tired of over posed pictures that don't capture your true personality, then let Shorty do that for you! I will take time with you to help decide Makeup, Clothes, & Location that is best suited for what YOU want to capture.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I have enjoyed photography since I was a child & it has just become so much a part of my life that I couldn't see myself not doing it. Kinda like breathing!!

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Do you do...? I have been asked about several events (Bar Mitzvah, 3 day Weddings, Boat & Car Races, Food, Etc..) And the answer is the same... We do it all!!

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I am serious in bringing you the best in Customer Service & Finished Product. I know that every picture that I take represents who I am & how much I put into that project. I truly desire the comments & reviews of our clients to better who I am & the Business I provide.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I started at a real young age with a Yashica Mat 124 G Camera to take pics of anything that moved!! I never thought of myself ever doing it for a living! It was too much fun & everyone knows you can't have fun and make a living!

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. I meet people all the time that are interested in getting into Photography. Whether just a hobby or looking to make a career out of it, photography is an incredibly exciting field to get into. Take pics of everything & ask others what they think. Always get feedback. Both Positive & Negative and use whatever propels you forward toward you goal in Photography!

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