At Surfin Birds we believe in providing you with a team of trustworthy and passionate photographers and videographers, who excel in their creative fields, who have a relentless pursuit of delivering an unmatched customer service experience and who have a deep drive to build value, create emotions and to inspire you through powerful images and film.
Who we are
We are Betti Plach-Maldonado and Ryan Maldonado. A creative team with a deep passion for photography and film. What started off nearly a decade ago as a single person photography business, has since grown into a trusted photography brand powered by multiple photography teams who excel in their creative fields.
We realised early on in our business that teamwork exceeded individual work and with that we provided our clients with an unmatched customer service experience, we were able to offer more products and services and we were more readily available for our clients. Today those values stand in our mission statement.
Who we serve
We have provided our services to hundreds of happy wedding couples and a vast array of businesses who understand that photography builds value for them and their business. While we mainly work in the fields of wedding photography, real estate photography, architecture photography and business event photography,
our creative teams have photographed everything from boudoir to family portraits and from business portraits to touring with Metallica photographing VIP events. No job is too big or too small and we approach each client with the same values and beliefs that are outlined in our mission statement.
Why we love what we do
We love weddings because we love working with happy people and weddings are full of them. For our teams there is nothing that brings us more joy than by providing our wedding couples with the photos of their dreams. Photos that whenever they look at them will bring a big smile to their faces.
For our business clients. Being able to watch our work create and build value for their business gives us a feeling that makes us very proud to do what we do. We contribute to the growth of other businesses by showing their work, successes, and milestones they have achieved and for us that is what businesses should be all about, helping each other succeed.
Last and most importantly we do it for the lasting relationships we build with all of our clients. We love when our wedding couples call us for maternity photos, family photos or updated couple portraits or refer us to their friends who are getting married. Most of our business clients have been with us for years, because they know they can count on us and we will always go beyond their expectations.
We understand that you may go weeks, months or even years without needing a photographer, but when you do need one, we want you to know you can always count on Surfin Birds to be there.
Betti – our motor: Betti founded this photography business eight years ago. Together with her husband Ryan she is the co-founder of Surfin Birds. She is the mom of the company and is responsible for all projects in Austria. Betti loves chocolate cake, dogs and naps in the afternoon.
Ryan – our brain: Together with his wife Betti he is the co-founder of Surfin Birds. He is responsible for strategy and growth of the company – both in Austria as well as the US. Ryan loves american football, BBQ and 90´s gangster rap.
Eva – our zen: Eva takes care of most of our photography projects in Carinthia, which is also her home state. She has over a decade of experience in photography and has a distinct love for detail. Eva loves art, her horses and especially her cup of coffee in the morning.
David – our bundle of energy: David is a photographer and videographer at Surfin Birds with over five years of experience. He gives young spirit and endless energy to the company. David loves to eat and play e-sport games, best combined.