Ed + Thao | Central Texas Photographers

We are a pair of photographers that are available for hire separately or together in Central Texas and beyond. Our expertise ranges from sports, events, weddings, and headshots to news, editorial, and commercial work. Together we have over 50+ years of experience.

We are willing to travel anywhere, but we are commonly found in San Antonio, Johnson City, Austin, San Marcos, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Leander, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Lago Vista, Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Kingsland, Burnet, Lampasas, and Bertram.

When we aren’t working we can be found fishing, paddle boarding, hiking, cooking, and enjoying our life in the hill country.

Ed at Iceberg Lake in Glacier National Park

Ed Ornelas

Edward A. Ornelas has been a photojournalist for more than 30 years. He spent the majority of his career with the Hearst Corp. in Texas, where he photographed everything from the San Antonio Spurs, the Sutherland Springs church massacre, life in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, Mexico, and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. His photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, ProPublica, AP, Getty, and many other regional and national publications.

Thao at Big Bend National Park

Thao Nguyen

Thao has been a freelance photographer since 2008 and has worked with companies like Whole Foods Market, General Motors, Amazon Now, Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express-News, University of Texas, Texas State University, ZocDoc, Grubhub, UberEats and has photographed events, conferences, fundraisers, sports, news, politics, food, portraits, and weddings.

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