it’s nice to meet you
Hey there, my name is Ila (pronounced eye-luh) and I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer! While I’m based in Austin, Texas, I absolutely LOVE photographing life’s special moments anywhere in the world.
Originally, I’m from Corpus Christi, Texas, but I’ve lived in central Texas for the past 10 years. I graduated from Texas State University in 2014 with my Bachelor’s degree in TV & Radio and then quickly learned that wasn’t the career for me. I spent the next 4 years doing marketing at the Texas State Study Abroad Office while I got my Master’s degree in Digital Media where I learned web design. From there, I worked as a Technical Marketing specialist in SEO and STILL did not feel like I had yet found my passion.
During my two years working in SEO, I started shooting my friend’s graduation photos and 2nd shooting at weddings for some amazing photographers. That’s when FINALLY realized that I had found what I was truly passionate about – wedding and lifestyle photography! Taking graduation photos for three years and 2nd shooting weddings for two years taught me so many important lessons that I still use today.
Fast forward to May of 2020, in the middle of a pandemic, I decided to go full time with my photography business. (Maybe not the best timing, but hey, life didn’t just stop because of a quarantine!) I’ve never felt like I made a better decision in my entire life. 🙂
When I’m not living and breathing photography, you can find me taking spin classes at my favorite gym, listening to true crime podcasts, or checking out the newest restaurants in town (especially when this pandemic is over).
I absolutely love meeting new people and making new friends. Let’s hang out!
MY CLIENTS HAVE THE SWEETEST THINGS TO SAY
“Ila isn’t just a great photographer, she puts her heart into each photo session with you. She truly wants to capture your personality and present that in her photos. I absolutely recommend getting her to capture those important memories that you want to cherish forever.”