Shorty's Photography

Austin, TX

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

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.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

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!!

Location

Austin, TX 78701

Times hired on Thumbtack

34

Reviews

18 Reviews
  • Monique C. Feb 12, 2015
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Great photographer and fun to work with.
  • Sophia N. Apr 6, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Larry M. Jan 13, 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!
  • Valerie V. Dec 26, 2012
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
  • Terra D. Nov 29, 2012
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    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! :)
    Replied to Terra D. - Nov 30, 2012

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

  • Diana F. Nov 19, 2012
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Yvette O. Oct 16, 2012
    Photography
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Flor H. Oct 8, 2012
    Photography
    Verified Review
    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!.
  • Sally C. Aug 12, 2012
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    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
  • Viridiana M. May 2, 2012
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    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 :)
  • Chris N. Jul 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!!!!
  • Stacy H. May 21, 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.
  • Stewart B. Apr 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!
  • Alison K. Feb 25, 2011
    Amazing photography that is very unique in the way that they bring out the personality and beauty of the subject! Highly recommended!!!
  • Terhea M. Feb 23, 2012
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Shorty was a great photographer.... He found great spots to take our shots! Can't wait to see the pictures!
  • Amy E. Dec 15, 2011
    Verified Review
    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!
  • Jennifer M. Nov 30, 2011
    Verified Review
    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! :)
  • Sarah M. May 31, 2011
    Verified Review
    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!

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
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!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
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!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
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.