We are Damian & Paula Williams, founders, and photographers here at Sun Gold Photography. We started this amazing journey together over a decade ago and the journey has been nothing short of amazing. It is true that if you find something you love and figure out how to make a living doing it, you'll never work a day in your life. Not to say it's not hard work but it is unbelievably rewarding and life-changing to share in lives of others and capturing the essence of their love.
How did you become photographers?
I worked as a photographer at two of the most prominent photography companies in Jamaica, where I was able to develop my skill in creating professional imagery. After a few years when I decided to go on my own, I met the most amazing woman in the world who became, not just my wife and business partner, but the beginning of a whole new era in my life. I believe God brought us together for a reason, it was the birth of Sun Gold Photography, a business model that was not just about taking pretty pictures but rather building relationships with our clients and giving them the most amazing experience. You truly become a part of the Sun Gold Family the moment we connect.
What is your style of photography?
We love the creative aspect of photography but we also get a sense of satisfaction from the personal connection with the people we photograph. We had to find a way to bring creativity and personality together, and what better way to connect with new and amazing people, culture, from all demographic than weddings and portrait photography.
Wedding photography is our personal favorite because it is the doorway to touching the lives of others with the work that we do. There's no other feeling greater than hearing the hundreds of couples we photograph many years later saying things like "You were the highlight of my wedding day", "The photos you captured are so moving" – "I feel like I relived my the day through the photos". Preserving these memories for the families to relive and share for generations is just unparalleled, and nothing gives us greater satisfaction.
Why San Antonio?
Coming from the islands where we have that closeness and small-town feel, San Antonio was the obvious choice for us. Aside from the hill country being the most beautiful part of Texas, San Antonio has heart, beauty, history, and an undeniable friendly, family oriented atmosphere. We are based in the beautiful New Braunfels city limits, one of the fastest growing cities in Texas just twenty minutes outside of San Antonio. It is the most enchanting place to be.
What makes Sun Gold Photography different?
Aside from our fun, lovable Island spark which everyone seems to connect with, we really try to create an atmosphere for you to feel comfortable in. Being in front of the camera can sometimes be intimidating, so allowing you to be yourself, have fun, and get great photos while still being able to fully enjoy your Big Day is of the utmost importance! We love creative lighting effects so we try to incorporate lighting into most. Natural light is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lights for creating a beautiful portrait, however, we love to incorporate creative lighting effects to give you the most beautiful imagery anytime of day, or wherever you decide to have your special day captured.
Behind the lens!