HELLO! MY NAME IS GAYLE COATES. I AM A PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER. 

I enjoy shooting client portraits that reflect individualism, physical beauty, and most importantly, inner shine!

I GET MY INSPIRATION FROM FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY IN MAGAZINES. 

Photographers Annie Leibovitz and Sue Bryce inspire my studio photography style.


15+ Things About Me:

  • I started photographing at the age of 10 when my Dad handed me his Nikon camera. Thus it is an integral part of who I am and is the tool I use to create portraits that reflect the human spirit.
  • I cherish being a mom it's been my favorite "job" in the world.
  • I love hanging out with my sweet husband, kids, and friends.
  • I have lived in the Bahamas, California, Japan and now Texas.
  • I settled in the amazing city of Austin in 1994.
  • I am certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
  • I launched my plant-based living info website in 2017: Healthy for Austin
  • I earned my Elementary Teaching Certification at the University of Texas, Austin.
  • I like watching documentaries and reading historical fiction.
  • I enjoy listening to podcasters: Rich Roll, Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose.
  • I meditate for 20 minutes on most days to Deepak Chopra's "Ananda" app. After 2 years of practicing meditation I can "feel" or "see" more positive vibes in my thoughts and actions.
  • I journal for 5 minutes after meditating answering two questions: "What am I grateful for?" and "What are my intentions for today?".
  • I find my body to be much more flexible when I practice yoga regularly.
  • I feel stronger and happier when I am committed to a variety of exercise routines.
  • I love to help others on their journey to a more joyful life.