The Rand in San Antonio

June 19, 2015

I got into this building called the Rand in San Antonio and went rogue. Well, I was commissioned to be there but no sooner than I had been given the orders was I standing there alone, in this building dating back to the 20’s, under extreme renovation. I crawled through the mayhem, psyched myself out in the basement alone and accidentally swallowed a puff of not-sure-what-that-was debri after coughing my way through a super thin walk-space. I decided to geek out with HDR on this shoot, to exemplify the incredible features. There were two working floors, for Geekdom, this too-legit-to-quit co-working space that always has this energy to draw …
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Something interesting happened to me a few weeks ago, something that hasn’t happened to since I’ve lived in Houston, over 6 years now. I finally felt home. Houston’s always been “that city I moved to” after college. I didn’t know if it was home or if it was just a stepping stone in life. I may move again, but Houston became home in the middle of this shoot when I asked this little boy’s mom, Darci, how she found me.

She said someone “Misti” had referred her back from around “Abilene”, my hometown. After we ran through a list of last names, this explosion went off in …
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I met Courtney and John some years back and instantly gravitated towards them. After talking,  I learned they were in law school at the time and they learned that I was a photographer. Little did I know the opportunity I would get to have with them years later. John reached out to me one day, said he had a plan and he needed my help documenting it. Told me he was going to catch Courtney off-guard at work and that he had an awesome crew there at the courthouse to help him do it.

So I met John outside the courthouse and we perused the halls to Court …
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If you have ever hung out with this duo, you’d instantly see the down to earth yet charismatic energy they bring. A personable businessman who might as well run for mayor (this dude knows EVERYONE), Hundley always has something intriguing to say and, as he meets new people, he is commendably quick to introduce this beautiful brown-eyed wonder with a noticeably genuine smile that he will soon call his wife, Ashley. Quite the PowerCouple they are, the way they play off of each other you know, maybe even House of Cards style, Idk!, laugh with each other and make anyone around feel perfectly at ease. It excites me the …
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I recently had the wonderful pleasure of photographing this super cool couple right in the heart of EaDo (East Downtown), Houston. We roamed around on back streets, I met the pup and kitty and got to document an important time in their lives (my favorite part of it all).

These guys are expecting their first mini into the world soon and I couldn’t be happier for them. It’s been a few months since I have photographed a maternity shoot and am so glad they asked me to do it. It was calming and help to put much into perspective, reminding me how important family is and just …
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Maigen Sawyer


I create brand aesthetics and help clients use them to tell a story about a
product, their company, or a vision. My workstyle is best when I am designing
aesthetics for ideas new to the market or photographing life-changing events.

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