Who I am

     My name is Harper Jones, and I am an engagement and wedding photographer in San Marcos, Texas, focusing on natural light and documentary style digital photography.

I am a proud mother of two; a little girl and a baby boy, and I’m a soon-to-be wife to the most amazing, caring, loving man I have ever known.  My fiance and I have a true love that inspires me to passionately capture and share the love stories of my clients.

I was born and raised in the Austin, Texas area, and even though I REALLY hate the heat, I can’t ignore the fact that it’s a great place to live.  Except for, ya know, the 100º summers.  That I could live without.

How I work

With Bride and Groom portraits, I take pride in my skill and ability to pose my clients in ways that are both natural and visually striking, while taking full control to insure that they are never unsure of what to do next.  When posing my clients for portraits, I alternate between two different methods:

1.) I quickly, but meticulously direct every detail of the pose, from head to toe, including direction on where to look, where to place your hands, how to stand, and how to hold your face.  I pay attention to the way the dress hangs, how the bride’s hair falls, and insure that the angles and positions are flattering for both clients.

2.) I take a loosely posed, but candid approach.  My goal is to bring out the true personalities of the couple, by providing quick but clear instructions for posing and photographing not only the directed pose, but also the movement before the final pose, and the natural laughter or chemistry that flows immediately after.

I work quickly and efficiently during portraits, keeping a close eye on the time to help you keep to your schedule.

      For low-light reception lighting, I prefer to use minimal artificial lighting of my own, and chase the ambient lighting of the venue to maintain the natural, almost moody look to my photos.  I generally make this possible by using an on-camera speedlight and bouncing it off of the walls and ceiling behind me, to avoid any harsh shadows and keep that warm creaminess to my night-shots.  Who knows if this is the way that I will always shoot in low-light, but right now it is a look that I absolutely love!!

  I enjoy capturing the details, both large and small, of the weddings that I am privileged to be a part of, and love the experience of witnessing the behind-the-scenes aspects of all of the events that I get to cover.

In the end, my ultimate goal is to provide my clients with as many beautiful photos as I can, capturing as many moments and details as possible from the time I arrive to the time I leave.  In particular, I want to provide gorgeous portraits and printed albums of the Bride and Groom that can be displayed and admired for the years to come.