About Me

I’m a Photographer, a Father, and a Husband

MY PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY STARTED FROM A PLACE OF PASSION AND LOVE

Hi there, I’m Tom Ortega. I’m an all around photographer, and graphic designer, a loving husband and a full time dad of one wonderful girl. We live in Brownsville, one of the most historical places of South Texas, along the shores of South Padre Island. Naturally, all my time is spent with family and friends and working on our hat brand, Motley Hat Co.

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YOUR EXPERIENCE IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE PHOTOS WE’LL CREATE

The secret to portraits is to get to know each other beforehand

It didn’t take long, till my creative hobby got noticed by friends and neighbors from the community, who wanted precious family moments captured in a similar, earthy, cinematic way. Since I knew them well, I could easily focus on their unique quirks and family dynamic.

This is an essential step that I’ve kept with all my clients. Before we agree to work together, we'll meet in person or have a few online calls, to get to know each other. It’s all about building trust prior to getting in front of a camera.

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