Family Portraits in Fredericksburg, Texas

!!! Its our 18th Anniversary !!!

I am so proud to say that HILL COUNTRY IMAGES opened in January 2001, & we’ve been creating portraits in the Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country area for 18 years!!!  What an amazing ART JOURNEY it has been!  So many people, so many images, so many life stories!

” Every life has an incredible story to tell and good photography helps to record your life for the next generations!

As a print artist with 18 years of solid experience, creating archival quality artwork for my clients is my true joy – its a passion!

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Texas Hill Country Images: Stock Photography for business advertising


Texas Stock Photos are great for updating and adding color and spirit to your business advertising needs including: websites, social media, and printed ads!

6379Alone at Dusk.jpgThe Alamo at Dusk ©  KWeigand

SMALL DIGITALS are super affordable, and perfect for websites & social media.
Not for printing.

MEDIUM DIGITALS for small print, such as mailers, brochures, or small magazine ads.

LARGE DIGITALS for various sized & multiple use marketing campaigns.  Choose this size especially for any 11×14 and larger prints including posters.  The same file can also be used for smaller signs, mailers, as well as websites & social media.

Here’s an example of our Texas Hill Country sunset photos that Lone Star Beer used in their print and online advertising.
Photo taken near Doss Texas. © Hill Country Images


Our Texas Stock Gallery offers instant downloads of the LOW-RES files – its fast and easy through the online shopping cart.

Visit the Texas Stock Photo Gallery 

And if you are looking for a specific Texas photo,  send email with a brief description of what you are looking for.   We have a large inventory of images.

Thank you!


© Images are property of Hill Country Images
Do not reproduce or print our online photos without written permission from the artist.

Spring Family Portrait Sessions in Fredericksburg Kerrville & Tx Hill Country.



Spring Portraits by Kathy Weigand

• No Session Fees

We are so blessed to live in the Texas Hill Country where the backgrounds are so naturally beautiful, and we have a large variety of styles to choose from! From trees, rivers, granite boulders, fields, sunsets, old barns, country roads, etc …    If you need to update your family artwork, then simply email me for more info.

Travel available.

Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Ingram, Hunt, Bandera, Boerne, Comfort, Johnson City, Luckenbach, Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Llano, Junction, & beyond!

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Alaina & John – A Luckenbach Tx Secret Elopement! Hill Country Images

Congratulations to Alaina & John on their Luckenbach Texas secret elopement! Yes, it was a secret day! Shhhh!

I’m so happy that I had the chance to meet them and be part of their awesome day!

We started inside their cozy rustic cabin at Settlers Crossing.  Its a B&B on Hwy 1376 near Luckenbach.

When I noticed the natural light flowing in through the small window –  it spoke – no, it screamed at me!   I wanted to create a black & white moment, with darker shadows so the light would filter through nicely.   I asked Alaina to walk down the stairs and pause…. The natural light was so sweet.

She is awesome.

A beautiful bride + a gorgeous dress + beautiful light = artwork!

No flash, ambient light only, hand-held.  Very minor Photoshop, grain added for that classic film look….  printed on the thick fine art smooth matte paper.

As a fine art print, it is timeless & simply beautiful!    A personal favorite.

Next, I wanted a variation.  I added two flashes, and Alaina did the rest with that beautiful look over her shoulder.  She is stunning!


Then we went outside…



At Luckenbach, Tx…
Their wedding ceremony was held under those old oak trees in the evening light.




Thank you Alaina and John for sharing your perfect day with me!


© Hill Country Images
Kathy Weigand, M. Photog.

Texas Hill Country Photography, based in Fredericksburg Tx.

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Medusa Photoshoot: Fredericksburg Texas Professional Portrait Photographer


I wanted to try & set up a different photoshoot … and I thought about the Greek Mythology legend …  Medusa!

It took planning, and thankfully, I had a lot of great help!

We started at Jay & Co Salon in Fredericksburg Tx.
Brandy Pate did an amazing job on model Katrina’s make-up & hair!

Adding a bunch of rubber snakes in someone’s hair isn’t very easy, she has a lot of patience.

We had so much fun when the other ladies had  to stop by Brandy’s chair to see what in the world we were doing.   You just don’t see a bunch of snakes in someone’s hair very often!

So many laughs!

When Katrina was outside on the street – she could’ve stopped traffic!

Katrina & I drove over to the Fredericksburg Theater Company for the photoshoot…. thank you Kerry Goff for providing us some space and props!

We set up the studio lights, and changed her outfit… yes… we used trash bags!!!  Simple & clingy, looks like a snakes skin actually.   Very cool.

We had a blast trying out different angles, lighting, etc…   Thank goodness those props are lightweight … even that huge rock!

Clothing:  black trash bags,  duct tape,  clamps,  patterned leggings, & heels
Accessories: snake bracelet


Katrina nailed it!!!  Even with a lot of interested on-lookers!

It was a great day!!!

make-up/ hair:  Brandy Pate at Jay & Co in Fredericksburg Tx
model : Katrina Weigand Demmert
location/props:  Fredericksburg Theater Company

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The ‘M’ Family: Fredericksburg Texas Outdoor Family Portraits @ Settler’s Crossing B&B

Recently, I had the honor of meeting the ‘M’ Family, who were staying at the scenic Settler’s Crossing, (out towards Luckenbach) just outside of Fredericksburg Tx.  They were on a family vacation and had traveled here for some R&R, and family portraits!  The weather was amazing, and the children did great!  Arn’t those kids so adorable?

I was so blessed to meet them!  What a wonderful day!

Here are a few of my favorites from their session…

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To book your own FAMILY SESSION please call 830-342-7161 or email us.

All images are © Kathy Weigand.
Do not print, or reproduce without written permission from the arttist.

2013 PPA Print Competition Winners

Its Official!

Three images have recently earned Print Merits at the 2013 Professional Photographer Assoc (PPA) International Print Competition and will be displayed at the huge PPA Imaging USA Conference, January 12-14 2014 in Phoenix Arizona.

A panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top images from nearly 5,000 total entries at the Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia.
Judged against a standard of excellence, the PPA uses 12 Elements as the “gold standard” to define a merit earning image.    Merits earned are applied to earning the prestigious Master Photographer Degree.

All of these prints are available for purchase at   Click on ‘The Weigand Collection’ & ‘Photographic Prints’

Here are this year’s winners …

Colorado Golden Mine

Title:  Colorado Golden Mine
This shot was taken near Ouray Colorado.  It looks like a warm day, but it was freezing cold – in the teens!

Italian Wine

Title:  Italian Wine

I admit I was nervous with this entry.  Since it is such a simple Still Life image reflecting the style of the Old Masters, would it have enough impact for the judges as soon as they first viewed it?   First impressions are so important, and now-a-days, it seems like the vast majority of print competition images are fantasy style images, heavily photoshopped, with deeply saturated colors, and tons of textured layers.  Photoshop brings out the imagination in us artists!

When I first envisioned this series of Still Life’s, I knew that the Old Masters only used natural light, and that is what I wanted to use… no flash, no big studio lights, just the simple sunlight.   I had to get up before dawn and have everything set up, ready for the first rays of light to shine in at that low angle.  If I would have waited until later in the day, the light would be different.  Very little Photoshop was applied.   I love how that one grape in front is less than perfect… but arn’t we all? lol!

Also, this particular image has a special meaning to me… the Italian vase belonged to my Grandmother and I miss her dearly.

I was so excited to learn that it too had scored a Merit!

Title: Storm Over the Homestead

Storm Over the Homestead

The first time I photographed this amazing scene it was a clear blue sky at sunset… not very interesting for me as a photographer.   So a year or so later, I stopped again at this old Homestead just outside Fredericksburg Texas and this time the clouds were rolling in fast!  Great lighting and drama in the sky!

My kids were in the car, bored, which is normal when I’m out with my camera.  But I was as happy as could be getting this shot with my tripod from the side of the road!

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