Gracie Bryd Jones

Austin Photographer

I’ve always photographed what I love, and for me, that has been people. People and their stories are extraordinary. People always come first, before a rigid timeline or perfect image. My background and training years in photography started in college, continued in Africa as a documentarian, and in 2012 I started shooting weddings. I love the art of fine art photography and the adventure of a wedding day; the unpredictable moments of raw emotion as well as beautiful attention to design that all reflect one special couple. My approach is to use a fine art style, mixing a clean and refined aesthetic with the documentary and candid. In the end, creating images that are beautiful, artful and reflective of your story. I love intimate ceremonies, candlelight dinners, and coastal views.

I feel so blessed to document images that will be preserved for years to come. I give God glory for playing such an important role in capturing your wedding day memories.

Gracie Bryd Jones

Austin Photographer

I’ve always photographed what I love, and for me, that has been people. People and their stories are extraordinary. People always come first, before a rigid timeline or perfect image. My background and training years in photography started in college, continued in Africa as a documentarian, and in 2012 I started shooting weddings. I love the art of fine art photography and the adventure of a wedding day; the unpredictable moments of raw emotion as well as beautiful attention to design that all reflect one special couple. My approach is to use a fine art style, mixing a clean and refined aesthetic with the documentary and candid. In the end, creating images that are beautiful, artful and reflective of your story. I love intimate ceremonies, candlelight dinners, and coastal views.

I feel so blessed to document images that will be preserved for years to come. I give God glory for playing such an important role in capturing your wedding day memories.


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… with my husband of course, probably being homebodies, nesting, or going to explore a new restaurant.

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… when I lived in East Africa for two years, doing documentary work for small non profits and also serving. Also, I was able to visit China which was otherworldly!

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… the coast of Italy.

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… having a job that I feel truly matters and serves other people.

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE…to be totally transparent from the start and only marry someone who you want to be like and who’s heart inspires you and pushes you to be a better you.

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… I am near my family for a season, and also we are foodies so being in Austin, there is excellent food everywhere! Also its very laid back and outdoor focused here.

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… Southern California, East Africa, or Mexico.

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? About Time.

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… I ate octopus and roasted potatoes at Hartwood restaurant in Tulum Mexico, and it was the best meal I have ever eaten, aside from my dad’s cooking.

THE PETS I OWN ARE… I have one cat named Freda.