Jordan Vonderhaar is an experienced adventure photographer, with a passion for capturing raw authenticity in the people and places he encounters. With 5+ years of experience in Austin, specializing in brand storytelling, Jordan brings energy and creativity to each shoot. From portrait sessions to product shots, Jordan strives to bring the underlying narrative of your brand to the forefront of each shoot.
As a sociologist, I am trained to look for the underlying story or pattern, in order to better understand a culture. I love looking beneath the surface of a shoot and bringing out the deeper narrative. I believe in the intrinsic value of human life, and in the value of the natural world, and it is an absolute joy to have a job that allows me to showcase the beauty in people, places, and the things people create.
I have done a lot of on-site shoots, where special attention to detail is required to bring out the best in a person and their environment. I have also done several styled product shoots, where a careful curation of setting and props can make for a compelling story in a photo-set. What sets me apart from other photographers, is taking the time to get to know a brand and being able to intuitively bring their story to life.
I have been selected as a guest host on the hugely successful @instagramtexas account, where I get to showcase my unique perspective on our wildly diverse state.
I currently hold the fastest known time for the Outer Mountain Loop in Big Bend National Park. The Outer mountain Loop is a 32 mile loop around the Chisos Basin with 7,500ft of elevation gain/loss, which is a popular backpacking route. I ran the entire loop in 7 hours and 19 minutes which is currently the fastest recorded time on the route. You can see the record at this link: https://fastestknowntime.com/route/outer-mountain-loop-tx