REVIEWS

My mom and I had our pictures taken by Desiree for a Christmas card. She is very flexible with dates, times, and location. She is readily available and always responds to messages quickly. This was our first photo shoot, so a few weeks prior to the shoot, she took the time to call and give us some tips and talk about details. The pictures turned out awesome! Very detail oriented and has creative ideas for poses. Highly recommend her.

 

Mom and I,

My fiance and I had our engagement photos taken by Desiree and they turned out great! She really listened to the kind of locations we wanted to shoot at and took us to some great locations in Austin that really fit our personalities. We really enjoyed the session and had a lot of fun doing it! The final pictures turned out great! Would definitely recommend! Caleb Kyle

Caleb Kyle,

I have had Dez, shoot two of my family photo sessions! She has such a gift of being able to capture precious moments, that you can forever cherish! She will also give you ideas on props and locations to take pictures. We will be back for more family photos.

Brooke Herzog,

Desiree was a google find for a family vacation down to Austin, TX–Wow, she delivered the most amazing photos! We were so impressed by her promptness, attention to detail, direction and willingness to get great shots. We will forever treasure these fantastic photos, would highly highly recommend her!

Seth Solomon,

Amazing! Desiree did my senior pictures and I loved them. Plus the session was really fun and relaxed. I would highly recommend!

Alex Townsend,
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Desiree took my son’s senior pictures and they turned out fantastic! Was referred to her from a friend who has used her several times. She is very easy to connect with, communicate with, etc. Gave us suggestions on location, what to wear, etc. So very happy with the end product! We will treasure our pictures for ever!!

Tanya Werner,

The entire experience was great. She’s easy to work with, creative but ot over the top. Has suggestions on locations, hair stylist and makeup artist. Got the proofs back quickly and they turned out beautifully. Worth every penny.

Adriana Almand,
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WOW! First of all, Desiree photographed my daughter’s Senior pictures and we had SO MUCH FUN with her. She chose some super unique, edgy and cool places, and was able to really capture my daughter’s personality. I can’t even begin to decide which picture I like best. My father-in-law nailed it best, by saying each picture just gets better and better. Most important for me – my daughter is in love with her pictures! Thank you, Desiree, for being so incredible to work with.
I HIGHLY recommend Desiree for capturing all of your milestones – she’s truly the best! You won’t be disappointed.

Joanie Frieden ,

Dez did an incredible job photographing my daughter for her senior portraits! She made the session so special and her artistry shows in every shot. We are so lucky to have found her!

Shawn Selsky,
Taylor Ford

Desiree did such an amazing job!! Taking pictures with a toddler is not an easy task, but she was so sweet and patient with him. I love them and can’t wait to print them and hang them all over our home 🙂

Taylor Ford,
Brandi Summers

I wanted to surprise my mom (and first time grandmother) with maternity photos and Desiree came highly recommended. She knew the perfect location and they turned out exactly how I pictured in my head.
I loved the pictures and of course mom did too!

We will be using Desiree for newborn pictures when the little man arrives!
Thanks again Desiree!

Brandi Summers,
Desiree and her assistant were completely awesome. She took our wedding photos and they were seriously outstanding.

I was so happy and pleased with the way they turned out. She was easy going and made me feel calm as all the chaos was happening in the getting ready room. She captured so much of the night and so many action shots we couldn’t stop smiling looking through all of the photos.

She sent us a link and made a slide show for us and even sent two different USBs in little cute boxes for us to keep forever. Very impressed and would recommend her for any event or special moments you are looking to capture in the best way!

Thanks again, Desiree!

Carolyn & Jay,
My experience was amazing!! I traveled down to Texas to check out schools and get my senior pictures and it couldn’t have been a better experience. Not only did I get to see some amazing places in Texas but I absolutely loved the pictures she took and they really reflected who I am! Overall it was a great time and definitely a 5 out of 5 experience and I highly recommend her for any photo shoots!!!
Ally Langer,
Desiree took my senior photos recently and I am beyond pleased. She is extremely organized and helps you feel comfortable and confident. I would recommend her for any photo shoot, especially if having your pictures taken is a little out of your comfort zone like it was for me. We had a blast during the shoot and afterwards she works with you and edits each photo to your liking.
Kennedy Patch,
Absolutely loved our maternity pictures by Desiree. My wife and I felt like all we had to do was put ourselves at the shoot location and she took care of the rest. Highly recommend!
Expectant Couple,
942A9365-Edit To say I’m pleased with my daughter’s senior pictures is such an understatement. I just don’t have words to express how amazing Desiree is to work with and the phenomenal images we have to cherish. Graduation is stressful, so many things to coordinate and do. Dez made this part of it so easy. I waited until the last minute to do this and she was most accommodating. My daughter felt at ease with her right away and had fun with the shoot. She loves her pictures which is rare for her. She truly captured my daughter’s personality and soul for which I am forever grateful.
Diana,
“Desiree is so amazing! We found her online and fell in love with her style. She was so friendly and down to earth when we first met her, we just knew we picked the right photographer. The day of the wedding, she was so prepared and professional, I didn’t have to worry if she was going to catch ask the shots I wanted, I just knew she would get it all. The moments Desiree managed to capture were just stunning! Thank you so much for the fantastic job you did to capture each moment of our special day and make our family and friends feel so at ease. She even Photoshopped a dinosaur chasing the wedding party per my husband’s request and it turned out so great! You’re the best! Highly recommend!”
CD Isaacson,
942A3963-Edit I’d give her 10 stars if I could. We are not ones to purchase formal pictures, we like the ‘life shots,’ but Desiree did a phenomenal job, not to mention we had a blast for the half day we were with her. I’ve had several friends say they would not consider it until they saw my daughter’s senior photos. Over all a wonderful experience!!! Have to say her makeup and hair girl, Sean, is also fantastic !! I would not hesitate to hire them both again.
Elizabeth Jackson,
Madison I’m at a loss for words. Desiree is the most amazing photographer! She not only made me comfortable during our session but also excited and confident. She is super organized and keeps up with you before and after the shoots. I recommend her to everyone who needs pictures taken, she truly is the best at what she does.
Madison Sharp,
942A7956 Desiree is the real deal. professional,creative,and funny which helps all photo shoots! She made a potentially stressful experience a blast. Shaun Fitzgerald did fab hair and makeup.
Anne Wynne,
942A8582 Best photographer ever!!! I hired Desiree to take photos of me, my girlfriend (now fiance, woo!) and our doggies with a surprise proposal mixed in. She was great! She even met me out at the site I chose a few days prior to the shoot to help work out the timing and where the best shots would be. You can tell she really loves what she does. Desiree helped make a special day for my fiance and I last forever with her wonderful photos. Thank you!
Drew Bell,
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(1) My husband said “Desiree was great, that wasn’t bad at all.”
(2) My shy daughter immediately took to Desiree and had a blast being a model!
(3) I literally cried when I saw the pictures of our daughter. And I even liked a few of us…that’s saying a lot since we don’t usually like pictures of ourselves.

Desiree was AWESOME! Flexible when I had to reschedule the time, super welcoming and put all of us at ease to get great shots, quick return time, and always available when I called. If anyone is considering a photo shoot, hire this amazing photographer!

Rocia Pena,
We hired Desiree to do my daughter’s senior pictures and it was an amazing experience!

She helped us with all aspects of the process from where to take the pictures, ideas of what to wear, and someone to do her hair and makeup. We absolutely love the beautiful pictures and would highly recommend her to anyone!

Gina Hauck,
942A4083 My daughter and I loved the experience that we had with Desiree shooting her senior pictures. My daughter enjoyed the hair and makeup and doing multiple locations and outfits. My husband and I wanted to get pictures of her that represented her personality and brought out the best of her. We did not want Glamour shots! Desiree really delivered in all departments. I was present for most of the time and watched her figure out what would portray my daughter’s personality in the best light. I am so happy with the results and would highly recommend her to anyone. She is warm and personal and made us feel at ease. We had a really great day with her.
Tanis Adams,
Amy After much research we picked Desiree to do my daughters senior pictures. They are everything we hoped for and much much more. Desiree spend time with us before the session to understand my daughter’s personality and what was important to her. Her session fee included having her hair and makeup done by a professional that was amazing. The weather was questionable the day of the shoot and Desiree communicated with us days in advance and the day of the shoot to make sure we were comfortable to proceed. She not only is an extremely talented photographer but a sweet and professional person. We met with her yesterday to view the photos and the video and I am overwhelmed with the results. I can’t stop viewing them and I cry every time. She has truly given us a gift with these photos that will last a lifetime. THANK YOU DES!
Amy Young,
942A1202-Edit We loved our experience with Desiree! We arranged for Desiree to take my daughters senior photos. She was extremely quick in responding back to us. Communication was a breeze. She listened to exactly what type of photos that we wanted and put that together with her own ideas. The outcome was beautiful. Desiree arranged for her hair and make up to be taken care of in our home before the photo shoot which definitely helped to take away that stress! We love our photos!
Tammie Blevins ,
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Desiree’s photos are beautiful, and she uses great makeup artists too. We’d been considering photographers who charged 3 times as much, and we didn’t like what we saw on their websites any better. She made my daughter feel beautiful–she is beautiful, of course, but there is an art to making the subject of a photograph relax–and we ended up with so many beautiful photos in so many different moods and poses that it’s going to be impossible to choose which ones we’ll print. And we get the great slideshow with music as well. So we don’t have to choose, digitally.I couldn’t recommend her more. She is a mother of 2 daughters, by the way. So she just really understands high school girls.
Debra,
942A9305-Edit-2 The minute my daughter told me she was pregnant I knew immediately that we were going to do newborn pictures. The only person that came to mind was Desiree Keelty! Desiree is the most amazing photographer I have ever met and she knew exactly what to do. She was so patient with Ariana Rae who was just under 3 weeks old. The pictures were so wonderful and will be cherished forever and ever! Thank you Desiree for everything! Desiree will be with our family for years to come.
Melissa,
942A9986-Edit1 My daughter wanted her senior pictures to be different and unique. After much research on the web, we found Desiree Keelty Photography. Everything about Desiree is driven by professionalism
and capturing the essence of her subject.
Desiree is very easy to work with. She made my daughter, Emma at ease during her session which allowed for beautiful pictures. She integrated Emma’s idea’s for poses and backgrounds made them work.
I highly recommend Desiree Keelty Photography for anyone who is needing to capture a significant time of their life!
Emma,
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Oliver Ban,
IMG_7674-Edit__1421431082_216.201.156.218 Desiree is an awesome photographer! She took us out on the town for tons of great shots with Austin downtown in the background, some vintage buildings, she told my daughter how to pose, etc. The results were fantastic! She looked like a model when all were done! Desiree wasn’t phased by the impending storm – it actually looked so great with the storm clouds above in the city shots! Even a few rain drops didn’t hamper us. She is efficient, knows places to go for great shots, which shots to do first, clothing suggestions, has a great make up person (Sally Janowitz). What an awesome experience for my graduating senior to feel like a ‘model for a day’.
Kendra Sechovec,
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Desiree is just fabulous, fun, very talented and professional and so easy going, which made it a very pleasant experience. We had my son’s and daughter’s senior pictures taken and they turned out absolutely awesome. Desiree made sure that my son’s session was fast and painless (she just knows those guys) and took all the time we needed to have my daughter’s pictures taken, with all the fun stuff and different locations.
I am so glad my daughter chose Desiree as our photographer and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
Traudl Hunt ,
2014112011-942A5666113346 We had such a great time working with Desiree! She is an amazing and talented photographer who can make you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. We had fun and also loved all of the images! We would recommend her to anyone!
Jenna Watkins,
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Desiree is amazing! She is very talented, professional, and personable so she is great to work with. Planning a wedding can be stressful. I looked into several photographers around the Austin area and just didn’t feel like I found the right one for me. My husband (fiance at the time) actually came across Desiree’s Photography information. After checking out her site, I decided to contact Desiree so that I could meet with her. After seeing examples of her work and just from talking to her, I could definitely see that she would be great to work with. Hiring a photographer for the biggest day of your life can be stressful. I felt comfortable with Desiree so we hired her to do our engagement photos and wedding. We were quite pleased with how well she captured all of the special moments. I am so glad that my husband actually helped with wedding planning and found a wonderful photographer like Desiree! Happy Bride and Happy Wife!
YaShenda Sheppard,
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Desiree was so easy to work with. She is so creative and talented. She made the shoot fun and painless…. The pictures turned out beautiful. She has an eye for catching all the right shots without wasting time posing for unnecessary staged duplication. I love how she uses the simplicity of natural light and a rustic natural landscape as the backdrop. We could not be more pleased with her work. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer who goes above and beyond to ensure she has met your approval.
Ashley Bell ,
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My, now wife, and I researched what seemed like EVERY photographer in the state of Texas leading up to our wedding and we are SO happy we ended up picking Desiree Keelty. We live in Houston, but couldn’t resist the hill country as the backdrop for our wedding so we had to coordinate a lot of our vendor’s from “a distance”. Desiree was absolutely one of the best vendors we had the pleasure to work with – she took the time to meet with us prior to our wedding and she definitely put our minds at ease with her professionalism and experience. That was all prior to the wedding – the 2nd day after our wedding Desiree sent us a “sample” shot that she took and we, along with our friends and family, were in complete awe of the quality! Just a few days later we received a slideshow of photos that Desiree put together and my wife and I literally spent the entire night watching it on repeat…amazing!

To summarize our experience, I will say that my wife and I have already made the decision that if we are blessed with a child, we will definitely be calling upon Desiree to do our maternity photos – even if we have to drive to Austin, it would be more than worth it!

Thanks for everything Dez!

Guy Comeaux,
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Flying in from California for our sons high school graduation, it was at the last minute that I decided I wanted to do a senior portrait/family photo session that would serve as something of a souvenir of our time in Austin. I knew what kind of photographer I wanted, one who could create art through the lens, communicate our personalities through the photographs. I didn’t want the stuffy, staged and posed photos we all grew up with. I wanted candid shots filled with laughter and love! Not being at all familiar with the Austin area, I looked through countless online albums before stumbling upon Desiree’s website and I knew right away, if she was available, this was the photographer I’d been searching for. Lucky for us, Desiree was available and the photos she took are everything I wanted and more! Desiree is absolutely one of the best! Her shots are original, captivating and gorgeous! I don’t have a single picture that looks staged or awkward because she makes you feel completely comfortable on the other side of her lens. Her images are so light and effortless. She is able to capture the moment perfectly and still maintain an eye for the creative in every single shot. My only problem now is trying to narrow down my choices to order prints for family and friends! Thank you Desiree!!
Anjanette Briton,
★★★★★ Desiree was so easy to work with. She asked our daughter where “she wanted to be photographed” and after photographing at those sights recommended a few of her own. Desiree is a real person and loves what she does! She caught things in my daughter’s personality that are not always seen with the regular person’s eye!!! We highly recommend Desiree and will definitely call her in the future! Thank you Desiree!
Katherine Bowman,
IMG_5870-Edit-Edit-Edit-0001 A photo shoot with Desiree is not just a photo shoot…..it’s an experience. A fabulous experience! Her senior photo shoots begin with a get to know you session. She combines that learned knowledge with her intuition and creates a very personal, spot on experience that results in the most beautiful, thoughtful and fun photos. Desiree picked the perfect locations, gave the perfect amount of guidance, created a fun and easy atmosphere and the photos were breathtaking! I just wish I had another senior so we could do it all over again!
Mary Elise,
IMG_2962-0001 Desiree Keelty is a wonderful photographer who loves what she does and it shows! We really enjoyed working her, she was very creative with my daughter’s senior photos and made her feel at ease and special. The photos were beautiful! I highly recommend Desiree and we will definitely use her again.
Amy Edwards,
3-3-testimonial Desiree Keelty is the best photographer I have ever worked with, hands down. We have had the great honor to have her shoot our business card photos, family photos, and even our wedding. She has a terrific eye, and an uncanny ability to get the shots that really matter. Her great sense of humor really puts everyone at ease and makes the whole situation more relaxed. She has earned my highest recommendation!
Theresa Bastian,
baby_photograph Desiree is an incredibly talented photographer who took the time to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. She brought unique ideas to the shoot to make our photos special and did great with our young daughter, too. I would highly recommend her for family and newborn photos. We will definitely call her again!
Mary Harper,
individual-photograph-session There are many photographers out there that perhaps do a great job, but Desiree has a quality that sets her apart. She is a person that you actually enjoy being around, and she appears to enjoy being with you also! She didn’t once look at a watch to see if our time was up, but was more interested in getting the best shots with the best lighting. And her finished products – the book, the photos, the slideshow – all very professional. But more importantly, they express her incredible creativity. She isn’t just taking pictures. She is creating an image that can’t be achieved without her artistic ability. We will go back to her later for Christmas card photos.
Patty LeCornu,
lizi I couldn’t be happier with our first family photographs.  Avery is the love of our life and Desiree was able to capture everything we love about him. I am in awe of the of our pictures.
Lizi & Morgan,
jayma Can’t say enough about Desiree’s work. She flew to Chicago to photograph my three children in various spots all around the city. She totally captured the personalities of my kids, as well as the vibe of the city. She has such a creative eye. Lot’s of people have technical training and a nice camera to go along with it but few are true artists. Desiree is.
Jayma Smith,
susan My family recently had Desiree Keelty take our pictures.  I love her relaxed and easy going nature.  We found her to be very easy to work with and our session felt like a little family gathering!  My boys commented afterwards that it was unlike any we had ever done before and fun natured!  Our boys are 25, 23 and 17 and we have had our share of photo sessions!
The finished product is beautiful and has fulfilled my desire for nice pictures.  I will gladly recommend Desiree and I will be using her again in the future!
Susan Kruger,
bill Desiree is one of the most creative and caring photographers I know, and I know a lot of photographers.  As past President of the Austin Professional Photographers Guild and a Professional Photographers of America “Photographic Craftsman”, shooting professionally for 28 years,  I know the difference. You will love her work and you will love Desiree.
Bill Bastas, Photographer/Founder, The Smile Never Fades
deneice LOVED HER WORK and her personality!! We hired her for my son’s graduation pictures and they turned out AWESOME!. My son was not so sure of getting his picture done, but she made him feel at ease and also let him use his Truck in some of them. She did some pictures at an old Texaco station, and they turned out great! She also took some out in a country field and Camp Ben!! We will use her again and soon for our Family pictures. Highly recommend her, you will not be disappointed.
Deneice Griffin,
bishop Just got the prints back from my daughters photo shoot! I love them! Desiree was so much fun to work with. She picked an awesome venue for the shoot, was so patient and friendly, and made the whole experience a joy! Friends and relatives were amazed at how beautiful the pics were and could not pick just one favorite pose but several. The pics were so crisp and clear it was as if you could reach out and touch her skin! It actually gave me goosebumps! Desiree truly deserves 5 stars!!!
Kris Bishop,
santos We hired Desiree to take maternity photos and as you can imagine the last thing I wanted to do was take photos while I was 8 months pregnant but Desiree was so accommodating and professional that it made for a very memorable and meaningful photo shoot. We received our pictures back in a week or less and we were absolutely in love with her artistic ability. She captured feelings in the photos not just images. We chose a photo package that came with our pictures on cd set to music of our choice and I think Mark and I must have watched it over 100 times that day. Since the maternity shoot she has also taken our save the date photos that included our son, recently, his 1st birthday smash the cake photo session and we are scheduled to have bridal photos and our wedding too. Without any doubt or question I knew I wanted her to be there to capture our wedding and its very comforting to know that I can honestly say that we love her work and have found our family photographer.
Jen Santos,
cherie Desiree is truly one of the most talented photographers I have ever worked with. My sister is Fire Woman of the rock band The Cult so we have worked with many amazing photographers. Desiree is a natural light specialist and has taken photos of me and my Harley Davidson that are framed trophies.  Even my business, Healincomfort, has reaped the benefits of her brilliance. I highly recommend with full confidence Desiree to capture moments only she can capture. It’s hard to explain you just have to experience her talent for yourself.
Cherie B. Mathews, Founder & CEO Healincomfort
Pam-Walsh Just reviewed our son’s senior pics & couldn’t be more pleased. Desiree Keelty not only has the eye for composition, but the skill & expertise to turn the images into artwork. Perhaps the coolest thing about what she does — beyond her sheer talent — is that she makes the shoot personal to the individuals.  Her senior photos, for example, tell a story about WHO the kids are, about what’s important to them, their gifts, their talents, their personality. She incorporates the “props” of their life — from cowboy boots to dance slippers, saxophones to skylines.  All this & she just makes it fun too! As my son said, “I like herm, Mom. she’s quirky!”
Pam Walsh,
brianna I’ve used Desiree for both personal and professional photography!  I’m very pleased with her service and am eager to work with Desiree again.

I first hired Desiree to take photographs of clients for my business (used for advertising and promotions) and boy was she amazing. Her photos are absolutely breathtaking!  Desiree was extremely professional, organized and creative.  She planned out our locations, shots and wardrobe options before we even started. The slide show she provided of the photos was beautiful!
In addition, we used Desiree for our Engagement Photos. On a chilly December afternoon, we drove to various trendy Austin hot spots, and laughed the day away!  It was a beautiful day filled with lots of love. Her photos truly captured my (now) husband and my relationship and personalities. So great!  Her slideshow was mesmerizing!!

We were so pleased and thrilled by Desiree’s work, that we flew her to Chicago to capture our Big Day!  Boy, she was AMAZING!  On a day filled with agendas and schedules, Desiree was spot on. She made our special day truly beautiful. Her photography captured just how lovely this day was.  We have photos of all the guests, the families, the wedding party, dancing and all the wedding decor. My husband and I are so impressed by our wedding photos!!  I am still receiving compliments on our slideshow and photos!

I look forward to working with Desiree again soon!   She is a true artist!  She is talented, organized and creative.  Such beauty and talent in all her work!

Brianna Leake , Owner, Premiere Dance Center

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