Get To Know The Dude Behind The Camera
Based in San Antonio, TX
Photographing Stories Since 2010
The quick story about me
Hey there. I’m Anthony Gauna (pronounced GOW-nuh). I’m a wedding, portrait, and intimate lifestyle photographer based in San Antonio, TX. I picked up a camera in 2010 and turned this into my full-time career 2 years later. The photos you’ll find here are inspired by the connections built between me and the people I photograph. My hope is to photograph everyone’s stories as authentically as possible.
I live in a cozy apartment with my wife Amanda, our son Ethan, and our annoying cat Nermal. When I’m not working you’ll find me playing guitar at home or re-watching The Office, Parks and Rec, or Schitt's Creek with the family. I honestly spend a lot of time taking photos and nothing makes me happier than my camera. Not only does it allow me to create but it's also allowed me to support my family and pay our bills. When you hire me, you're supporting the people that matter to me the most and I appreciate that from the bottom of my heart.
My favorite quote by photographer, Ansel Adams:
“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
failed rockstar turned photographer
I love this job. I started this business in 2012 and I still can’t believe I get to call this my career. Before I even proposed, Amanda and I were on the search for the perfect photographer. Having our day documented artfully and not looking awkward was incredibly important to us. Yep. That’s us on our wedding day. It was literally the best day of our lives and was so much fun.
Why am I a photographer? Well, it’s kind of a long story. Basically, I wanted to be a rockstar and my band almost got signed, but broke up. In 2010, I picked up a camera and went to a dive bar to photograph bands performing (the same place Amanda and I got married actually). It was my way to blend art and music.
After having a few portraits in my portfolio, I was asked to photograph my first wedding even though I had never been to one. I was also bitter at that age cause I hadn’t found love (Amanda) yet. But after beginning to photograph more and more weddings, I was hooked. I was surrounded by people in love and they were surrounded by people who loved them. It was intoxicating. So much so, that 2 years after picking up a camera, I went full-time. What I do is about people. I believe you matter, you have purpose, and you deserve to have your story told.
Photo by: Christian David Turner
Deer Vibes Article (January 2020)
Brittney + Carla's Wedding (Fall/Winter 2020 Issue)
Where I've Been Featured
Uptown Drive Blog
4 Questions To Ask A Photographer (March 2019)
Aaron + Justin's Wedding (2019)
Top 9 San Antonio Engagement Photographers (2019-2020)
Wild About You Styled Shoot (2019)
San Antonio Weddings Magazine
Eddie + Ulysses Wedding (2018)
Eddie + Ulysses Wedding (Winter 2018)
Blog Post Interview (2017)
Magnolia Halle Wedding (2017)
Top 23 San Antonio Wedding Photographers (2016-2020)
Camera Gear Interview (2016)
San Antonio Weddings Magazine
Greta + Josh (July/August 2015 Issue)
Marlise + Jorge Wedding (March/April 2015)
Nicole + J'Michael Wedding (2013)
Laura + Mateo Wedding (2014)
"Once again, Anthony has completely outdone himself. I’ll never use anyone else for our photos! "
-Ashley + Bobby
Lauren + Forrest
"His work truly reflects the experience you will have with him. I will be using him for any important life event sin our life, meaning we will be flying back to Texas from Seattle to do just that. We didn’t just hire a photographer, we gained a friend."
Aaron + Justin
"We loved his unique booking process, which included a consultation where we all just chatted, had beers, and got to know each other before talking any business. In this way, Anthony makes you feel like family. He genuinely cares, he's responsive, and is super helpful throughout the entire process."