We are Alex and Risa Barrera. Together we have cultivated a passion for chronicling not only our life but the unique lives of others around us.

We are Instagram sweethearts! Yes, you read correctly, we met on the photo sharing social network of Instagram and married shortly after. It was a fairytale indeed, but that’s a story for a different time 🙂

We enjoy discovering the hidden nooks and crannies of our city, Austin. We get excited about covert vintage coffee shops, lush wooded forests, sunny days, blue skies, and quaint bakery shops.

But most of all, we enjoy taking life in together.

Whether it’s on the soccer field with a GoPro, recording videos on YouTube, walking around a local event with a camera wrapped around our neck, one thing is for certain… Our passion is to document the world around us.

Together, we desire to encapsulate the brief moments of your life and turn them into lasting memories that will endure a lifetime.

This is our story… Let us get to know yours.

Matt + Darby

Alex & Risa are truly amazing! My husband and I began planning our wedding with only 6 weeks before the big day. As you can imagine, finding vendors in such a short amount of time was stressful, but Alex & Risa were incredibly helpful and accommodating throughout the entire process. Hiring a great photographer was my top priority at our wedding, I wanted someone who would capture every moment - and the Barrera's did just that and more!
Alex has an incredible eye for photography and made my husband and I feel super confident in front of the camera. We were so nervous at our engagement shoot, but after seeing the beautiful pictures Alex & Risa took - we knew we made the right decision.
They are a great team and do an amazing job at putting nervous "newbies" in front of the camera at ease, all while making it a fun experience! Any time we had questions or concerns they were a simple message away and very timely and responsive. Super professional, friendly, and talented!


Taylor + Jaimie

Working with Alex and Risa felt like working with two of our friends. They're so kind, creative and hardworking. ALL the pictures they have taken for us have come out beautiful. Their attention to detail and color is amazing! As a bride/groom, you are with your photographers a lot during the wedding planning process; from engagements to bridals to all day long on the day of, so make sure you pick people you like hanging out with... AKA Alex and Risa! :)


KC + Sarenna

We planned our wedding in just a few weeks and were worried we wouldn’t find a photographer in time. Alex was more than accommodating and worked with us on our last minute schedule. We met before the wedding to talk about what shots we were interested in, etc. The day of the wedding Alex and his wife made us feel at ease and we had such a good time shooting with them. They had great ideas and even snuck us off after the ceremony for a quick urban shoot that turned out amazing. Our pictures were returned promptly and the website was super easy to navigate and share with our loved ones. We loved every single one of the pictures and had such an incredible experience with Barrera Photography. 10/10 would recommend to anyone and everyone!!!


Andrew + Malerie

We are so glad we chose Alex and Risa as our wedding photographers! Picking out wedding photographers can be so overwhelming, but as soon as we came across Barrera Photography, we knew their style was just what we were looking for!

They were seriously SO easy to work with and SO much fun! We are so thankful to have had our wedding day captured in such a beautiful way!


Nick + Josie

Alex & Risa are literally the best! They were incredibly kind and generous with their time and energy on our wedding day and beforehand to help us prep. Their effort, dedication, and attentiveness to photographing our wedding and special moments throughout the day was baffling- everything was captured so wonderfully! They made an already beautiful day even more beautiful with their talent but also their presence. The photos are phenomenal- their creative aesthetic is so tasteful, elegant, and intimate. We are forever grateful for Alex & Risa and recommend them to everyone!