I am working a day job in the IT industry but I have been very involved with photography for over 35 years. I have had my B&W and a color lab in the early days, but I am truly enjoying and embracing digital these days. Relying on the latest top quality tools allows me to satisfy the highest expectations from a technical and an aesthetic perspective.
I love to photograph and work with people, especially kids. It is a wonderful experience to see kids embrace things they love, for example, sports (like dancing, soccer, football, etc.), acting (like in their school plays or on a real theater stage), or just being themselves in individual photo shoots.
I also have a lot of experience covering weddings, family or corporate events, and all sorts of portraits (such as headshots, business, families, seniors).
I live in the Austin, TX area, but am a native German citizen.
Events, Family, Lifestyle, Portraits, Seniors, Stage & Performance
Candid, Documentary, High Fashion, Natural Light, Photojournalistic, Traditional
Lisa DiStefano Lannan
I have known Axel now for 5 years. We have chosen to hire him for his photography skills for various things in those five years: dance competitions, live music shows, theater performances and now a senior portrait session. With all of these important events in our lives, he has captured the perfect shot. Axel is patient during those sessions and has been known to even wait that extra 15 minutes for that perfect sunset color. He is full of creative and imaginative poses to give you something unique and interesting. You can be assured too that Axel spends a great deal of time learning his craft and everything about his camera, his equipment and software so that he can give you the very best finished product. We look forward to using him for many more special moments and life milestones!
Jennifer Luck, Paramount Theatre
The Paramount Academy for the Arts has being using Axel for years and he never disappoints. He has a talent for capturing live performance and his editing skills are fantastic! I highly recommend Axel for capturing live events, as well as candid documentary style photography. Thanks Axel!
It was a great pleasure to have worked with Axel recently for one the most important events in my son's lives. He was on time to the event, very professional, captured many memories and exceeded our expectations. Impressed with the pictures we got during the event, we requested Axel to take our family portraits which we haven't gotten in a long time. He had done an exceptional job once again and delivered them within few hours. He was very professional, patient and very keen to details during the photo session. I would recommend Axel to anyone that I know anytime. We are very fortunate to have known him, worked with him and looking forward to work with him more. We wish him all the best and request him to keep creating most precious memories.
Prasanthi and Upendra Bandi
Axel B is puntual, patient and professional. Our son's special day is thoroughly captured by his exceptional abilities in photography. The deliverable was quick, of amazing quality and easy to share with our guests. He was very receptive to our needs and fulfilled our requirements to our complete satisfaction. We highly recommend him.
We highly recommend AxelB Photography. He photographed our son's 1st birthday party and did a great job. Most of our subjects were on the go but he managed to capture great moments of the evening even with this challenge. Our photographs were delivered faster than we expected which is always a great thing after an event. We would definitely use AxelB Photography again for future events!
I highly recommend AxelB Photography. The quality of work is exceptional and Axel is great to work with. I have hired Axel to photograph theatrical work, which is notoriously difficult due to low lighting and moving actors. Axel meets the challenge, exceeds expectations, and produces beautiful work. As a theatrical artist, I appreciate his artistic approach to angle, color and focus. His work simply does not disappoint.
I used Axel for a short notice project at work. He was very accommodating and professional. This led to us also using Axel for some family photographs that we were extremely pleased with. Axel also has volunteered his services at neighborhood events and his work there has the high level of quality he delivers elsewhere. Axel is talented photographer that clearly loves his work. He is prompt, professional, and reasonable on pricing. I highly recommend him for whatever project you have in mind.
Lakshmi Kalyani Nalla
Axel is an amazing, friendly and very patient person. The pictures he took of our 11 month old daughter are the most precious ones. He was cheering her all through the session and captured some of her best pictures. We liked him so much that we hired him again for our daughter's first birthday party. He learned about the place ahead of time and spotted some beautiful locations. He was calm and very patient all through the party, and captured our special moments so well. Delivered pictures promptly and are very easy to share online. I would definitely recommend him!!
Axel is a fabulous photographer and will make your pictures amazing. He knows the technicals about photography and has a great eye for what will look good to you. He has all the best equipment, too, so you can rest assured that you, your guests and all the important details will be captured in all their awesomeness. You will look at his shots years later and see the event like it was yesterday! He does excellent product shots as well, if you need great ways to make your product appeal to a large market.
Rona Ebert, ZACH Theatre
Axel is one amazing photographer, especially at capturing very special moments during a class or performance here at ZACH Theatre. I always end up with so many great shots, I have a very hard time choosing the final images for a brochure or poster design. He has shot numerous performances for children for us, (performed by adults) and has taken stunning shots of young performers on our stages both in rehearsal settings and live on stage with all the theatrical lighting in place. Being an ex-ballroom dancer, he knows right when to grab the best motion shots too. In addition, I rely on Axel for a lot of promotional still shots for upcoming shows in the Education Department. He is always willing to come to the theatre with all gear in tow, and is also a talented director with good suggestions for the best shots of each performer or model. Axel has a great sense of humor, is kind and is very devoted to his craft. I can't recommend him enough.