Randy Smith Photography
Randy Smith Photography

Randy Smith Photography

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Introduction: In most cases my wife and I will cover your events so you can get 2 photographers for your event for the same price as one (depending on our schedules). We have over 15 years of event photography experience, working with some of the premier events in the Austin Area! We are staff photographers for SXSW for the last 8 years, have photographed charity events for Mack, Jack, and McConaughey, last 8 yrs, Komen Race for the cure, Any Baby Can, The Arc Austin, Austin Children’s Museum Thinkery, the Long Center for the performing arts, a multitude of events for JHL PR/Marketing firm, private member only events for several Country Clubs, just recently CrimeCon 2021 in Austin, to name a few. We have photographed Sports for The Round Rock Express, NCAA Division 1 Football, Baseball, for The University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Texas State University, Texas Christian University, and the Texas Stars Hockey Team. We conduct ourselves professionally and capture your events best moments! We source your digital delivery within days of the event! While we may not be cheaper in price, with us get get so much more, so check out our Photos Section of this profile to see what we have done.

Current Top Pro

Hired 40 times

Serves Taylor, TX

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2 employees

15 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, Google Pay, PayPal, Venmo

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

169 photos

  • Quinceanera Gown Photos

    Wedding and Event Photography

  • Julian's 7th Birthday Party

    Wedding and Event Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

31 reviews


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Rebekah H.

Wedding and Event Photography

I found Randy a week before my ring ceremony. The UT ring ceremonies run for a while three hours due to the large crowds and was honestly concerned the he would leave after 1 hr but Randy didn’t he stayed for the full three hrs as I waited in line for the first two. Looking back I’m surprise Randy didn’t just leave this tells you how patient and kind he is as a photographer he is very understanding and patient. Worth every penny! Be sure to book with him you won’t regret it!
Nov 20, 2021
Ras u.

Wedding and Event Photography

randy took pictures of my daughters first birthday party he was very professional, responsive and friendly i would recommend him to anyone who wants a great photographer !
Nov 16, 2021
Victoria B.

Wedding and Event Photography

AMAZING!! Very professional Photographer…very personable and went the extra mile with our photo session. Highly recommended!!
Oct 31, 2021
Layla K.

Portrait Photography

Randy was a great photographer! This was my first time getting professional photos taken so I was extremely shy and didn't know what to expect, but Randy showed me exactly what to do and catered to what I wanted. Him and his wife even stayed to wait for an Uber with me so that I wouldn't be alone in the park! They are so so so sweet and take amazing photos. I would highly recommend!
Nov 27, 2021
Carmen m.

Wedding and Event Photography

Randy was awesome! Immediately started taking pictures of our event and even helped us move tables around. He went above and beyond to capture all of our precious moments and we are truly grateful. So happy with him and will make him our go to photographer from now on. Super affordable as well. Will recommend with 5 stars!
Randy Smith Photography's reply
Thank you Carmen and Lauren! It was such a pleasure meeting snd photographing Max’s 2nd birthday party! Such awesome friends snd family as well! You folks just say the word snd I’m there! Thank you again!
Oct 24, 2021
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Randall Smith


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We do our best to offer you the best pricing we can, You are important to us and we want to be your photographers. Occasionally if my wife is available she shoots second camera for me on larger events. So you get extra coverage and no extra cost in those cases.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We discuss your project and what your shot list or wish list is for the event. We discuss the event details, date, time, arrival time, parking, etc. When we arrive at your event we will get right to work. We work hard to capture the moments you want and need. We send you a link to the digital files almost immediately after event, and begin adding them so you can review, once we have completed edits we notify we are done so you can download the whole folder. This allows you start looking at the shots usually starting hours after the event ends.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have photographed since I was 11 years old. My father was an amateur photographer, and he taught me the basics, and then hooked me up with the Air Force base photographer to go out on Saturdays to take pictures for the Air Force base we were stationed at. I learned a lot, but over time it fell by the wayside and I didnt pick up my camera much at all for years and years. Then with the advent of Digital Photography I found that I could put my photography to work for me. I was a senior graphic artist for a State Agency in Austin and had developed a knack for photography in my computer graphics. Over time I shot items that we used in artwork for the agency. After leaving I joined an Engineering firm as a Sr. Graphic Artist and photographer, which morphed into that an event photographer. I have over 27 years of graphic arts and photography experience, and I have taught my wife who is in many respects is better than I am at framing shots and capturing fun moments. We also have over 15 years of event photography, from SXSW and Austin Charity Events. To Golf Tournaments, and sporting events. We have covered it all. We also have a thriving Landscape photography print business.

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