Hi there! I'm Austen Hunter, a passionate photographer based in the beautiful city of Pensacola, Florida. My journey in photography, which began as a self-taught endeavor, has led me to become an internationally published and locally recognized professional. My signature style is characterized by vibrant, posed, clean portraiture, capturing individuals in their best light and revealing their unique personalities. My background as a US Air Force veteran has instilled in me a meticulous attention to detail and an ability to connect with a diverse range of people. I strive to create not just photographs, but lasting memories and stunning works of art.
HOW IT ALL STARTED...
My journey into photography wasn't a conventional one. Though always inclined towards creative expressions like drawing and playing guitar, it was a casual date with my now wife, Sarah, that led me to explore photography. Knowing her love for capturing moments, I borrowed a friend's camera for our museum date. Little did I know, this act would not only enrich our date but also unveil a new avenue of creativity for me. As I delved deeper, I found a particular allure in crafting images with bright off-camera flash, evoking a dramatic flair reminiscent of renaissance paintings.
My time in the Air Force, working in public affairs, allowed me to hone my photography skills further as I captured numerous military moments. The combination of these experiences gradually morphed into a profession, and with Sarah's indispensable support behind the scenes, we've built a thriving photography business. Our humble venture, born from a simple desire to make a date memorable, now serves as a conduit to immortalize precious moments for many.
A FEW SELF-PORTRAITS
As much as I love taking photos, I enjoy being the subject too, sometimes!
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
AHP PHOTOGRAPHY PHILOSOPHY
ACE THE ESSENTIALS
I know how to bring out the best in my clients through a combination of expert lighting and professional coaching; guiding them through poses & expressions that showcase their natural charm.
MAKE IT FUN
Photography is about an experience in the moment. Expect your session to include music, casual conversation, jokes, and lots of laughs help you feel at ease and positive.
FOCUS ON YOUR GOALS
My team and I prioritize our clients' goals during every session. We'll work with you to get you the images you want, whether it's a professional headshot for work or a family milestone you want to remember.
Modern Portraits, Timeless Traditions.
AHP photography philosophy, continued:
Portraiture has been a revered art form for centuries, tracing back to ancient civilizations where it was utilized to depict the likeness and status of individuals, most notably the aristocracy and nobility. As we journeyed through time, the Renaissance era saw a marked evolution in portraiture, with masterful artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt capturing the essence and humanity of their subjects, elevating portraiture to a form of fine art. This tradition carried through the ages, each era adding its unique touch to the evolution of portraiture.
At Austen Hunter Photography, we're deeply inspired by this rich lineage of capturing the human essence. Our approach marries the classical ethos of portraiture with modern techniques to offer a unique, personalized photography experience. Through off-camera lighting, precise composition, and posed portraiture, we craft images that not only capture your likeness but tell your story, embodying the essence of who you are.
Our goal is to make the enriching experience of professional portraiture accessible to all, not just the elite. As you step in front of our lens, you're embarking on a journey of self-celebration, creating timeless memories that honor your unique narrative. With us, you're not just getting a photograph; you're investing in a legacy, an heirloom that will be cherished for generations to come.
AHP PHOTOGRAPHY MILESTONES
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NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU!
If you've scrolled this far, you clearly value the power of a great image. You're just the person we love to work with. Book your session now, and let's embark on this photographic journey together!