What My Clients Are Saying
World Class Clients
Before I share what my clients are
saying about ME, I must share something about my clients. I
have been truly honored to have the world's best clients!
Thank you for your business! Every person I have ever worked
with has been GREAT!
Here's what my clients are saying about my work:
- "Kevin is one of the very best portrait photographers I have encountered in my 40+ years around the Austin photo scene. When you see his work it's obvious that his clients have a ball working with him; he's a great guy and he knows his stuff. Five stars for sure." - Jon Leatherwood
- "Honestly, you're one of the best dang photo educators I've ever met! Plus...you're also the single best studio photographer I've ever met" - Dylan
- "Kevin Gourley was SUPER professional. His studio was very nice, clean, with a ton of great equipment. He offered drinks and snacks as well. The shots turned out AMAZING and I will use them all in the near future. Highly recommend using him. Cheers!"
- "Loved my photoshoot with Kevin! He made me feel so comfortable and helped me achieve the looks I wanted. I am usually camera shy, but Kevin made me love every second of being in front of the camera. I had a lot of great shots to choose from, and I was very happy with the final products. I even got to listen to Beyonce throughout the entire shoot to give me a little extra boost of confidence :) I highly recommend working with Kevin!" - Valerie Garate Miss Texas United America 2015
- "Kevin did a great job. He had awesome ideas to help form my vision and finalize my project. He was able to take my ideas and thoughts well and did an amazing job turning them into picture. I would definitely recommend working with him!"
- "You did an absolutely
fantastic job, the photos are great. ... Thank you so
much for your hard work on this."
- "I can recommend Kevin Gourley as an excellent photographer and photography instructer. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He puts his talent, heart and soul into all of his work. I promise that you will be very pleased if you work with him!"
- "Anna and I were so
impressed but not surprised with your talents and
products from her recent photo shoot. I have never
seen Anna so confident and skilled at what she has
worked hard for, being a professional model and actress.
You brought out the best of her skills, captured her
personality. charm and beauty all in photos that made us
all say, Ah-mazing!" Lettie Diaz Freeman, Anna Diaz
(Model/Actress Agence Talent, Austin, TX)
- "Dear Kevin, All I can
say is 'Wow!' The photos you took for my portfolio are
fabulous! Your professionalism and care for your art
make you a pleasure to work with. As a repeat customer,
I wouldn't have my photos done anywhere else! You
brought out a beauty in me that I didn't know I had!
Thanks so much!"
Diana Wilcox, Christian Singer-Songwriter
- "I just wanted to drop
you a note and thank you for the photographs. They look
terrific! You made us all look really good! Seriously,
thank you for making the experience effortless, fun and
most of all anxiety-free. You are truly a professional
and I enjoyed working with you. I know this gift will
bring my parents great joy. Thank you again Kevin."
- "My experience with
you was one that I will never forget! I have never seen
anyone put so much thought and effort into perfecting
their craft. You made the shoot fun and spontaneous, and
i was never bored or tired with taking the photographs.
I am still in awe of the photos you produced and all i
can say is thank you so much. I cannot wait to shoot
with you again, and at this point I wouldn't want to
with anyone else. You made me feel so beautiful. :)"
Thanks again. Alexis Coleman, Miss Teen Texas United
- "Kevin – I want to
thank you for doing such an AMAZING job on my photo
shoot!! I had the hardest time deciding on final
selections because there were so many wonderful images
to choose from! When my husband saw the pictures, all he
could say was “WOW”! You are the first photographer I’ve
ever worked with who has put so much time and effort
into ensuring every shot is perfect. My final photos
were all I dreamed they would be. Thank you for making
me feel so comfortable during the shoot, and letting me
be ME. I can’t wait to work with you again; looking
forward to that Corvette shoot! ;-) ~*Many hugs*~"
Rena Brubaker, Mrs. Texas United America
- "Just wanted to take
the time to say thank you so very much for allowing us
the opportunity to do this photo shoot. This was
Taylor's first professional shoot and I think we both
left amazed at your talents . From the incredible
patience to the great backgrounds and ideas, you are
truly a talented photographer. After seeing the finished
photos there are just so many great pictures to choose
from. Thank you again so very much." Alvenetta
- "I am really impressed
with your business and your exceptionally creative eye.
The photos were a real winner!!" Billy Bob
- "My shots look
amazing! I really appreciate the excellent communication
and loved the product! Thanks again!" Tanner
- "I wanted to thank you
for the beautiful job you did photographing me. I am
really pleased with the results!" EG
- "Kevin Gourley is easy
to work with, has inspirational ideas for shots, and is
just a genuinely great guy. His beautiful daughter Megan
assisted him the day my brother (a model) and I had our
photo session, and we had so much fun it was hard to
leave! I definitely recommend Kevin to everyone from
parents of squirmy toddlers to businessmen and
entertainers." Melanie Stovall
- "I got the pictures
today! They are perfect, and far better than I expected!
Thank you so much for everything. It was an amazing
experience and I look forward to working with you
again!" Nikki T
- "I recently hired
Kevin Gourley to take some commercial photos for our
company’s marketing brochure. Our office is in NY, but
we needed someone in Texas. I found Kevin Gourley’s
website and decided to give him a call; I’m glad I did!
He was very professional and went out of his way to
accommodate our tight schedule. The photos turned out
great! A wide variety of Crisp, Clear, Bright shots. I
would hire Kevin again with no hesitation." CG –
- "Kevin did a marvelous
job restoring a wedding photograph of my grandparents
that is well over 80 years old. This photograph had been
torn into several pieces. It had folds, missing areas
and places in which tape had been placed on the
photograph. I did a lengthy amount of research prior to
selecting a photographer for this restoration. I
selected Kevin because of his attention to detail,
desire to maintain the integrity of the original
photograph, quality products and processes he uses to
restore photographs and his true understanding of the
priceless treasure he was working with. I will be
bringing other photograph restorations to Kevin and
would not hesitate to recommend him not only for photo
restoration, but as a photographer as well, he truly is
talented as is evidence by the work on the walls of his
studio." Karen Wiseman
- "I love dealing with a
true professional who produces an excellent product,
knows their business, has the right equipment, and is
easy to work with. That describes Kevin Gourley."
- "Kevin made me feel
special and confident during the shoot. His
professionalism and down-to-earth attitude, focusing on
the goal of making me look like Brad Pitt, were the key!
I'm kidding to a point, but my head shot has even
impressed my wife! Thanks Kevin, I am recommending you
to all my friends!" Bob P
- "WOW!! The proofs look great! ... We sure did get a lot of great
pictures!... Thank you so very much!!! I really love
- "Thanks again for the
incredibly professional job you did on my pictures!"
Tom Stepp, Entertainer
- "Thank you for such a
wonderful photo shoot! I am so glad to have met you and
look forward to working with you in the future. I
couldn't have asked for a better photographer."
Jacqueline Johnson, Miss Teen Texas United America 2008
- "Great professionalism
and felt very comfortable working directly with my
clients. Thank you!" Sheila Upshaw, Journey
- "It is with great
pleasure that I offer a personal testimonial for Kevin
Gourley Photography. My name is Vicki Johnson, and I am
a Senior Publicist in the Feature Film Industry. Kevin
provided a photo session with my daughter, Jacqueline
Johnson, who is the reining "Miss Teen Texas United
America 2008." Everything from the custom studio to the
images created, were exceptional. Kevin is a master at
his craft, and he truly exudes a passion for his art. He
has impeccable work ethics, and in front of the camera,
he works magic with his clients. He allows others to
interject creativity, and understands the value of
capturing the essence of the individual. Kevin states
that he loves photographing people, and that is shown in
his work. My daughter’s photo shoot was amazing, and we
received some incredible pictures. Kevin Gourley is not
just a good photographer, but he is a giver, a man of
integrity, and has very approachable mannerisms. He is
definitely the man to create your memories in print."
Vicki V. Johnson Senior Publicist Local 600 Camera Guild
- "Kevin, I want to
personally thank you for turning me into a real beauty.
My husband and I are so proud of your recent work with
the Ms. Texas and Ms. Hemisphere shoot. We especially
LOVE the cowboy hat pictures! Your lighting and eye for
creativity and color is unique and captivating.
What's so special about you? You see beauty in every
THING, every ONE and every WHERE. You believe 'we all
have an opportunity and a responsibility to do what we
can to make this world a better place.' And you live
your testimony. Simply, you inspire me. I will always
highly recommend your work and support your commitment
to reach out into the world and give something of
yourself back. You are touching lives with your gifts
and talents, the ultimate profession. I am proud and
blessed to have had the honor to experience your work."
All my best, Shauna Westfall Ms. Hemisphere 2007
- "Kevin, I enjoyed
being at the recent photo shoot and to see you in action
with your photography. You took time, patience and
showed your unique expertise in making each picture the
best it could be! I can highly recommend you to my
friends as well as those contestants and potential
contestants for our pageants. Keep up the good work!"
Annette Rushing State and National Director, United
- "Kevin, I absolutely
love the photos. The location, ambiance and photography
is breathtaking... Thanks for making me feel so
comfortable and for your creative influence. You made my
dream of beauty a reality!
Warm Regards, Roslyn Baker, Mrs. Texas United America
2007 - 2008"
- "Kevin, We received
the photos today. They are fabulous! Thanks so much for
the professional job that you did with Emory. Your work
is wonderful. Based on feedback we have received in New
York last week and also here in Austin, photographing
the 3 age “looks” was a very good idea. We will
certainly be a repeat customer at some time in the
- "These are absolutely
the best professional family pictures we've ever had!
I am soooo excited. You captured exactly the feeling
that I was looking for--natural and relaxed.
Thanks for letting [our son] Tucker be in charge of his
I will recommend you to everyone I meet!"
- "I wanted to drop you
a quick note to thank you for a great job on the
pictures! I am enclosing a new business card with the
picture on it."
E. J. McKinney
- "We’re extremely happy
with the photos and feel the [ad] campaign will be a
huge success. Thanks again for all your help. It was a
pleasure working with you."
- "The pictures look great and we’ll be able to use them in a variety of
- "Kevin, you have been
most professional and timely in providing some of the
most quality images I have seen in some time. It was an
absolute pleasure to work with someone who cares so
deeply about the product they offer. Thank you so much
for all you have done for me!!"
- "Kevin Gourley's eye
for lighting and color is amazing. Working with him is
such a delight. He makes me feel comfortable as a model
and confidant in his abilities as a photographer. I know
the shots are going to be wonderful, yet I am still
delighted and surprised just how wonderful they are when
I when see them. He's the best."
Kelly Burns, MRS. WILLIAMSON COUNTY UA 2006
- "I was so comfortable
working with Kevin! I was relaxed, confident and had a
great time at my photo shoot. It's amazing I had so many
quality pictures turn out at the same time."
Colby L. Pyle, MRS. TEXAS UA 2006
- "I wanted to tell you
that I looked at our daughter’s pictures, and I just sat
there and cried! Kevin, they were even more beautiful
than I could have dreamed…what a treasure! I just can’t
begin to tell you how much we appreciate how you have
captured this special time for us. Thanks to you, we
will always be able to remember this special time in her
life…and almost more importantly, thank you for giving
our daughter this gift."
- "The pictures were
amazing… I love them all so much it has been hard to
- "You have created a
memory for us that we will cherish forever!"
- "I can't begin to tell
you how happy and grateful we are... You by far
surpassed our expectations in every way. Thank you
for your amazing professionalism and masterful skill..."
- "Awesome photographs!"
- "You are a genius!!!
We love them all."
- "Admire your work...
- "You do beautiful work."
- "Your pictures are very
- "Great working with
you... great portfolio...!"
- "I don't know what to
say! They are beautiful! ... the color, the light and
your eye are amazing! I am thrilled."
- "Excellent work!"
- "Great photos... very
- "I wanted to thank you
again, it was a pleasure working with you and the
pictures were amazing!"
- "Thanks for being so
patient and great to work with."
- "I love the
pics, you are EXTREMELY talented!"