Hello, my name is Will Hollis Snider, and I am a photographer residing in Austin, Texas. As you’ve probably already noticed, I dabble in almost all forms of photography, but in the past few years a love has grown for photographing weddings.
My first foray into the world of photography began when I purchased my first DSLR so I could take high quality publicity photos and production stills of the plays that I direct and produce. After photographing a few of my plays and honing my style as a photographer, friends and family began taking notice and started asking me if I would take headshots for them or if I would photograph their weddings. It has only snowballed from there. I have now photographed over three dozen weddings and that number will probably double in the next two years.
I love capturing the raw emotion of moments. Pretty pictures of pretty people aren’t always enough. I like my photos to say something, pictures that tell a story. I believe this desire comes from my background in the theatre and my desire to tell stories in every way possible. I found that photographing weddings fill that desire for me. Every wedding and couple is different, and after photographing my first few weddings, I was hooked. I still find myself constantly experimenting and finding new ways to best tell the story of every wedding. I’ve become good friends with many of my past clients and I always look forward to meeting so many new people at every wedding I photograph.
I found the transition from the world of theatre to photography to be very easy. The skills needed to direct live plays come in handy in photography, from directing the subject of the photograph to composing an aesthetically pleasing frame. I’m still actively involved in the theatre scene in Austin and if you’d like to check out any of the plays I direct and produce, you can visit my theatre company’s website at www.cambiareproductions.com.
My photography has been published locally in the Austin American Statesman, the Austin Chronicle, on austinist.com, and has recently started receiving international attention by being published in Vogue Italia. Some of my theatrical photography has been published in Stage Directions and American Theatre Magazine.
If you like what you see and are interested in booking me for your wedding, event or other type of session, you’ll find my email and phone number on the contact page. I typically respond in under 48 hours. I really look forward to meeting you!