I'm Bill Ledbetter and I’m a wedding and family photographer living in Leander, Texas. In 2007 I left my 26-year career in the design engineering and semiconductor industry to pursue photography as a more creative expression of my passions. I have done many things over the years, but I have been photographing since the early 1980’s when I got my first 35mm SLR camera. I have always enjoyed the preservation of moments in time, and now with digital imagery we can capture, manipulate and output outstanding creations of beauty with such variety and creativity. I love the possibilities.
I spend most of my photographic energies on families, kids, weddings end events, but I also shoot other things. When I don’t have anything to do, I photograph, and when I get tired of that, I love studying what other people have done and are doing in the world of photography. Hopefully you can see what drives me in photography through my photographs and the words around them here. If you have thoughts or comments on what you see, please let me know!
As a professional, I am continually learning and interacting with other professionals so I can create the best portraits for my clients. To that end, I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America, and I have been a member of the Austin Professional Photographers Association (APPA) since 2008 where I served on the board of directors from 2011 as Director at Large, Vice President in 2012, President in 2013 and Chairman of the Board in 2014.
I am a member of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce as well; a great group of businesses and I really enjoy being a part of that community. In 2015 I became an affiliate photographer with the non-profit organization Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.
You can see all the kinds of things I've done in my career over on LinkedIn.