Chief Editor | Photographer
Brad is the owner/chief editor of Texas Music Photographers and a lifestyle and music photographer with over 15 years of experience. He is a retired military pilot who loves photography, travel, and music. He calls Boerne, Texas home where you can usually find him behind his camera at local music venues or arenas photographing Grammy, ACM, and CMA award winning acts. He travels extensively and his experience includes concerts/music festivals, portraits, weddings, corporate events, landscapes, and real estate. He has contributed to many national/regional publications and has had his work appear on albums and in various marketing mediums.
associate editor | Photographer
Andrew settled in the hill country town of New Braunfels, Texas after having lived in almost every corner of Texas throughout his life. A decade later and he has found his home where the Comal and Guadalupe rivers meet, He began his photography journey in 2016 shooting local Texas and Red Dirt shows at such legendary places as Gruene Hall and Floore’s Country Store. He has photographed over 200 artists, including ACM, CMA, and Grammy Award winners.
associate EDITOR | PHOTOGRAPHER
Born and raised in San Antonio, Denise is a proud Texan and supporter of live music. Although she can be most often found in the San Antonio/Austin area at a honky-tonk or music festival listening to Texas Country Music, Denise is a lover of all genres and her favorite part about contributing to local publications is being introduced to and exposed to different music.
Robert is a Professional Photographer and Realtor based in North Central Idaho. He started out almost 20 years ago as a Nature Photographer, specializing in wildlife. His photos have been featured in almost every major outdoor publication including Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, and National Geographic. With a life-long love of music, Robert began shooting concerts and musicians several years ago, from venues in his home state of Idaho to those spread out across the country. When not at work, Robert loves taking his two sons on outdoor adventures, rafting, camping, fishing, hunting, and traveling.
Danny is an award-winning Texas portrait and event photographer. An avid shooter since his teens, he spent years photographing a wide array of subjects before focusing on the subject he loves most – people. Since he opened Danny Vivian Photography in 2007 he has become a highly sought-after portrait, event, and commercial photographer. His music photography career began with an invitation from Willy Braun to shoot the 2012 Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam. That opportunity led to many others and since then he has traveled throughout Texas to shoot everything from artists in small clubs to major arena shows, shooting Grammy winners, CMA award winners, and Country Music Hall of Fame members in the process. Danny resides with his family in Victoria, Texas.
Greg began shooting in high school for the yearbook and school newspaper. Photography became a way he could turn what he saw with his eyes into art, and became the perfect medium of expression for him. He is an internationally published photographer and is a fixture in the Dallas/Ft Worth & Texas music scene, as well as shooting national artists like the Bellamy Brothers, Ronnie Milsap, Travis Tritt and many others.
Steven has taken his love for live Texas Country Music and combined it with his love for photography to turn it into a profession he loves. Since 2012, Steven has been a regular fixture at the venues in and around the small town of Belton, Texas, about an hour North of Austin. He has been nominated as Texas Music Photographer of the Year by the Central Texas Music Awards and is partner and frequent contributor to CenTexFun.com. He’s also a photography teacher and occasionally enlists the help of his favorite student, his 15 year old daughter and aspiring photographer, Bailey. Steven and fellow Texas Music Photographers Tim and Melissa Murphy of Crackers and Cucumbers Photography are frequent collaborators.
Tim & Melissa Murphy
Tim and Melissa Murphy, collectively known as Crackers & Cucumbers Photography, started their photographic journey when Tim picked up Melissa’s “kit” camera a few years ago and fell in love with it. Out of that, a passion for photography was born. They enjoy capturing the “moments”, whether it’s music, family or the views from their adopted hometown of Waco, Texas. They are not “native” Texans, but as the saying goes, they “got here as fast as they could.” Their love for Texas and Waco has led them to share their photographic memories and thus their photography business was born. They also serve as house photographers for The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill, in Waco and as staff photographers for Galleywinter. They’ve got numerous Texas/Red Dirt/Americana album covers under their belts, and Tim also co-hosts “Hello Texas” with best friend and fellow photographer, Steve Peters.
Audrey Aguillard began her photography career in 2014. Based in Angelina County, Texas, Audrey covers events in and around East Texas for FHR Radio Entertainment as The Texas Field News Entertainment Photographer. Audrey also regularly covers The Annual Josie Music Awards, where she was nominated for the 2017-2018 Photographer of The Year.
Zach was born and raised in a small town in south Arkansas. He started photography in college after taking a photo journalism elective and ended up enjoying it more than expected. He moved to Austin, TX in 2012 and started his career in IT. This is where his love for Red Dirt Country music and photographing local bands began. He and his wife enjoy seeing shows around Austin, Gruene, New Braunfels, and the surrounding Hill Country just about every weekend. If not at a show, he can be found fishing, hunting, or camping when he gets the chance. Woo Pig Sooie!
Melanie is the owner of MelakneeRows Photography. She grew up in Deer Park, Texas and got her BFA from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Her love for photography runs deep, starting in high school with a point-and-shoot Kodak. She enjoys music and loves to go to shows all over Texas. While the bulk of her experience is in country music, she enjoys shooting all genres.
Hillary Love is a resident of Bryan, Texas but travels widely across the state shooting shows and other sights. She is a full-time EMS Instructor for a high school health sciences academy and is actively involved in emergency management as well. She began shooting in high school for the newspaper and yearbook with a Canon AE-1 (that she still has). Her primary focus is Texas Country music, specifically singer/songwriter shows, but she shoots a variety of live shows as well. Her photography interests outside of music include artistic nature photography and severe weather, mainly lightning. She has been published in several outlets with both her nature photography and her music shots. She is also in process of starting a web publication featuring hidden but noteworthy sites around Texas that she both photographs and profiles.
Patrick Tewey is a professional photographer based out of the New York City area. He travels extensively shooting live events and has the ability to capture, process, caption, and transmit digital images during and immediately after the event. This allows for use in up-to-the-minute updates on all social media platforms as the event is in progress. Patrick provides services for multi-day festivals, concerts, sporting events, special events, as well as filling any advertising and marketing needs. He also shoots meet-and-greets, portraits, and head shots. He is a published photographer whose music, sports, and nature photos have been seen in various major media outlets and organizations including Sports Illustrated, ESPN, The National Audubon Magazine, TheBoot.com, TasteofCountry.com, CBS Sports, The New York Post, and multiple University Sports organization media publications. He is also the lead photographer for the Taste of Country Music Festival, Mile 0 Fest, and the Red Dirt BBQ and Music Festival.
Chris began his photographic journey in 2010. Initially, he focused primarily on landscape and western lifestyle photography, but in 2016 he found a way to combine his passion for photography and his love of music by becoming a music/concert photographer. He has contributed to many publications and has had his work appear on albums and in various marketing mediums. Although based in the Lake Tahoe/Reno Nevada area, Chris travels extensively to capture stunning images.
Maribelle is a freelance photographer based out of Houston, Texas. She graduated high school at the young age of 16 and became the first person in her family to attend college. After obtaining her associates degree, she began a career as a paralegal. Maribelle has always had a natural creative spark and a love for photography and music, which led her to pursue her passion for concert photography in the summer of 2018. Since then, she has photographed concerts at music venues big and small, and has shot internationally and nationally known bands and artists, including Grammy and Latin Grammy winners/nominees, as well as several top Billboard, Country, and Latino artists.
Alex is a San Antonio-based portrait and concert photographer who takes great pride in capturing the true spirit, energy, and personality of those in front of his lens. His life-long love for music motivated him to begin shooting concerts at his family’s music venue (The Roundup) in the Texas Hill Country in the fall of 2017. Alex quickly became well-known among local bands, artists, and aspiring models as someone with a natural talent for portrait and concert photography. He is recognized as the official photographer for the Native American Entertainment Coalition Governing Chapter of Texas and has had his photos published in magazines and albums. He has shot numerous artists and bands of all genres, including Grammy winners and top Country and Billboard charted artists.
Ray is the managing member of DGW Services PLLC, providing photography, video production, engineering and technical services. He began capturing images around the age of 12, shooting with a 35mm film camera and a Super 8mm movie camera. His passion for photography and video production has led him to explore many outlets of creativity. In recent years this journey has resulted in a focus on regional performers. He has had the privilege of photographing and interviewing artists such as Johnny Lee, Wayne Toups, Bri Bagwell and many others. Most of his activity is centered around photography of bands performing in small local venues, covering benefits, and doing promotional work. After many years of video blogging, covering events in the Greater Houston area, he realized his greatest desire is to get to know and to help the performers who have sacrificed so much to pursue their passion and share their gift with others.
Scott was born in the '70s and raised in Massachusetts, but now calls Schertz, TX home. He is the son of a professional photographer and traveled the world with the USAF for 26+ years before military retirement in 2015. His freelance photography career began in high school and he has been shooting on assignment ever since. Scott’s assignments have put him on the sidelines of multiple NFL and college sports, professional rodeos, and at various other events and venues. Although his main focus has been photographing sports, he has discovered a passion for concert, music, fashion and lifestyle photography that has motivated and inspired his recent works. Scott is the product photographer for Full Throttle Saloon and serves as the Official Photographer for the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, SD. He considers himself lucky to be doing what he is doing and enjoys sharing his passion for photography with everyone that he works with. Scott is available for assignment, can travel and transmit on deadline.
Lauren was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She moved to East Texas in 2008 and graduated from Texas A&M University at Commerce in 2012. She began photographing part-time a few years later and grew her business, Texacana Photography, in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area shooting many of the Texas Country Music scene’s rising stars. She focuses on capturing moments with vivid color using the contrast of a dark stage and bright lights to her advantage. In October of 2018 she moved to Austin, Texas and has continued to shoot and expand her business in central Texas. When she’s not photographing she enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, chasing storms, chips, queso & margaritas.
Born and raised in the Lone Star State, Dave’s first experience in professional photography was as a photojournalist for the local newspaper in Cameron, Texas, from 1977 to 1984. In more recent years Dave has been an event photographer for a number of Texas and regional music festivals including Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival, Tommy Alverson’s Family Gathering, Red River Songwriters Music Festival, and Michael Hearne’s Big Barndance in Taos, New Mexico. In addition to music, Dave is an avid nature and landscape photographer, focusing on the great state of Texas, with special emphasis on the Big Bend region of west Texas. Dave’s music and landscape photography has been published in a wide array of books, magazines, and newspapers. He is a staff photographer for Texas Music Magazine, and a Contributor for Getty Images with a portfolio of images licensed for distribution. Dave’s images have also been used by a number of Texas music artists for album artwork and related marketing materials.