Creative Director + Photographer

About Me

History & Clients

Creative director + PHOTOGRAPHER + Community Builder

Weston Carls X Games

I moved to Austin in 2003 and four years later I graduated from The University of Texas with a journalism degree and a concentration in multimedia design.

I responded to a Craigslist posting for a design internship in May 2007 and over the next 11 years I served as the creative director for a monthly fitness publication, Austin Fit Magazine (AFM). Some of my duties included: creating the social media platforms in 2009 and was the voice and manager, curating content and storyboarded ideas, helping write content, managing the website and newsletter, designing the magazine, advertisements, in-house marketing, directing photography and photographing a cover feature in 2017 of Outdoor Voices founder, Tyler Haney.

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting influential people in the Austin community and made it a practice to utilize my journalism expertise to connect with the subjects–bridging their story to produce impactful content. I can proudly say that I’ve produced over 200 issues, directed 1,500 photo shoots, and produced over 10,000 pages of content for varying publications such as: Austin Marathon, AFM FITTEST, TFGNorth County Kids Magazine, Nashville Fit MagazineAustin Runner Magazine, and Austin Fit Magazine.

In the past, I helped create and manage a global philanthropic event that benefitted local communities. My friends and partners: Kyle, Ryan and I created the philanthropic Undie Run. Since the inception of the Undie Run in 2006, we’ve donated over 200,000 pounds of clothing to local social service agencies around the country and the world. In 2011, Virgin Mobile partnered with us to help raise over 20,000 pounds of clothing. In 2010, AXE was title sponsor and not only helped us donate over 25,000 pounds of clothing, but also donated $50,000 to the participating local communities across the country. We're proud to have started an international philanthropic movements that encouraged our youth to give back to their community. “Philanthropy just got sexy!”

I’m outgoing and lead an active lifestyle. I love testing and reviewing workout classes, fitness apparel and products, and healthy food everywhere I go.

Please visit me on my instagram account and see what milestones I've hit on the projects page.

Daily use of Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator), Dropbox, Google Business, HTML, and Social Platforms.


  1. John Paul DeJoria, Eloise DeJoria, & Alexis DeJoria
  2. Luci Baines Johnson
  3. Tyler Haney, Outdoor Voices
  4. Andy Roddick
  5. Willie Nelson
  6. Lance Armstrong
  7. BEVO XV
  8. Ricky Williams
  9. Colt McCoy
  10. Trey Hardee
  11. Sanya Richards-Ross
  12. Aaron Ross
  13. Cory Redding
  14. Emmanual Acho
  15. Leo Manzano
  16. Monica Brant
  17. Cat Osterman
  18. Sergeant Omar "Crispy" Avila
  19. Jess Pryles
  20. Tim Wooliver
  21. Bruce Collie
  22. Ross Bennett
  23. Ann Wolfe
  24. Alicia Marie
  25. Jamie Eason
  26. Ally Davidson
  27. Carly & Clayton Christopher
  28. Kristine Lilly
  29. Shauna Martin
  30. Brigitte Nicole Buckholtz
  31. Aubrey Marcus
  32. Whitney Miller
  33. Jena May
  34. Omar "Crispy" Avila
  35. Kacy Catanzaro
  36. Tyler Haney
  37. Ricky Berens
  38. Garrett Weber-Gale
  39. Brendan Hansen
  40. Kirk Watson
  41. Marion Jones

Client List

  1. Austin Fit Magazine
  2. Austin Fraser
  3. Austin Sculpt & Tone
  4. Austin Yoga MeetUp
  5. Bliss and Baker
  6. Chariot - Your Commute Solved
  7. CrossFit Central
  8. Everyday Ritual Co.
  9. Ford Motor Company
  10. HEAT Bootcamp
  11. Hill Country Indoor
  12. In Sweat We Trust Series
  14. Lee Merritt Swimwear
  15. Lexus
  16. Lincoln Motor Company
  17. North County Kids Magazine
  18. Premier Law Group
  19. Rae Cosmetics
  20. Relentless Bootcamp
  21. RIDE Indoor Cycling
  22. Sente Mortgage
  23. SmartWater
  24. STRONGCAMP by STRONG Fitness Magazine
  25. Stretch Yoga
  26. Stronghorn Fitness
  27. StudioHop
  28. Texas Waste Management
  29. Texican Cafe
  30. The University of Texas Club
  31. Thunderbird Real Food Bars
  32. VOORAY
  33. Vuori Clothing
  34. Wanderlust Yoga - Austin, TX
  35. Wild Heart Yoga
  36. Wink Med



"It was truly hard to pick - I love them all! This is one of my favorite sets ever! Thanks again for your hard work.
You are so much fun!!"
Amy Harrell

"Weston Carls did our engagement photos in November 2017, as well as our wedding photography in April 2018. I wanted to take a moment to speak to the level of professionalism and talent he exuded throughout the process. He went above and beyond our expectations and we greatly appreciated that. He kept us informed, was organized and met up with us on multiple occasions to discuss creative ideas to build our story. He was extremely easy to work with and made us feel comfortable in a situation that can be stressful and...well...uncomfortable. With his creativity and natural talent, he captured our favorite photos of all time that really portrayed “us.” We will forever have these special moments captured and look forward to hiring Weston for our future photography or videography needs! We thank you form the bottom of our hearts!"
Trisha & Michael Skinner

"I could not have been happier with the outcome of my photo shoot with Weston!  The pictures turned out better than I could have imagined, and he could not have made me feel any more comfortable.  He is super professional, while encouraging you to enjoy yourself. He was so accommodating with the times and locations, and was so easy to work with.  I will definitely be using Weston in the future for any of my photography needs, and highly recommend him." 
Darla Guffey

"Thanks for today - I was kind of dreading taking a bunch of pictures and the process was fun!"
Dr. Audrey VanDeWalle Tsogbe - American Chiropractic Clinic of Austin

"The reason I chose you to be my photographer was because I thought you'd be fun!"
Katy Gassaway, RYT

"You were amazing!!! Between juggling shooting on slippery rocks, swatting away the million mosquitoes and taking the pictures, you were such a #Pro."
Mo D.

"Was so hard to choose, so many good ones. We will be working together again very soon. I’m really impressed! 
Shea Boland

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