thanks to Michelle's sister, Stacey, for the above image of us, 2009
Who We Are and Where We're Located
We're Michelle and Joseph Kilgus of Round Rock, Texas, the couple behind Eternal Forms Photography. That's us with our two boys!
Michelle is a native Texan, born and raised in South East Texas. I'm a proud Texas transplant by way of Illinois. We met in College Station while Michelle was attending Texas A&M and I was taking a break from graduate school. We moved to the Austin area in 2005 and absolutely love it here!
I previously managed photofinishing labs in the Bryan/College Station area and have had a love for photography for over twenty years. I've personally developed thousands of rolls of photographs for satisfied customers and have produced tens of thousands of beautiful images for our clients! Michelle is a creative and crafty "stay at home mom" with an eye for detail and has several years' experience providing signature customer service!
Why We Do What We Do ... and LOVE It!
We're parents of three children - one adult daughter (with two daughters of her own!) and two toddler sons. We love our family and can't really think of anything more important in life than the love families share. That's why we do what we do! We understand how important your family's memories are and just how fleeting your time together really is. It is a joy to capture other families' memories, to see their eyes tear up and to hear that they just can't stop looking at their photos!
But before our boys were born and before we were married, we were in a similar situation as you. We were shopping around for an affordable wedding photographer who produced quality work. We didn't have any referrals, didn't know of any photographers in Austin and turned to Google to help us. Michelle and I eventually hired a professional "rock-star" photographer to take our wedding photos in 2009. After a less-than-desirable experience working with our photographer and waiting over six months for our photographs, we vowed to get into the photography business (this time, behind the lens) and be an example of how we believe photographers should treat their clients. It was then that we really began to read about and hear personal horror stories of others who had been burned by their photographers. This just made us more resolved to do it better. We believe in honesty, communication and responsiveness, fast turnaround times, and in exceeding our client's expectations with our work and our service!
From free portrait consultations and custom-designed sessions to all-inclusive packages and our exclusive money-back guarantee, our clients soon experience a level of service that is lacking by many so-called professionals in our industry. But don't take our word for it, read through several of our client testimonials to hear what they experienced working with us!
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We've served the Austin area since 2010 and are grateful for every opportunity to meet new clients and new families and work with them to create images they will cherish forever. We'd love to speak with you in greater detail and get to know you and your family. We believe that trust is a vital part of every working relationship with our clients, so let's chat! Give us a call or drop us an email - we're happy to answer any questions you may have!