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A Little Something About Us

For as long as I can remember, I've always been "the guy with the camera",  but I became seriously interested in photography when our daughter got involved in high school sports. I honed my skills on the wrestling mats all around the country. Eventually, I transitioned into Wedding Photography, Portraiture and Boudoir. I  continue my education through attending photography conferences and workshops and by working with other photographers.


I've been married to my beautiful wife Gina for over 27 years! We have six wonderful children and six grandchildren. We enjoy traveling the world  as well as spending family time in our backyard.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Don't forget to follow me on your favorite platforms as @magnoliagruene. I look forward to hearing from all of you.

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Call or Text: 830-402-5102

Photographer in Gruene, Texas

Client Reviews


Jorge Gallegos - San Antonio, Texas

"As a musician I can get so caught up in the details of the music that I forget about the little things. I was recording a live album and needed someone to capture moments (the little things). Magnolia Gruene stepped in and delivered! Incredibly captured moments that I get to cherish and share with my friends, family, and fans. They were so good that we hired them to capture moments for my little sisters engagement, and wedding photos."

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Jacob Puente - New Braunfels, Texas

"Had an amazing session with my fiance and couldn't be more satisfied with how the photos turned out. Mr. Guerrero took his time with each photo, definitely recommend for any future photo sessions!"


Brionna Knight - New Braunfels, Texas

"I just had my wedding photos taken and they were AMAZING! I am so in love with them all. He really listened to me in what I was expecting out of my pictures and he ran with it! My wedding was not your typical wedding. He dove in head first and took on the challenge. He is always available and responds very quick with answers to your questions. I am so very pleased with my photos and could not of gotten a better photographer,"

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Mary Frances Byers - Shelby North Carolina

"My wedding photography turned out amazing. They got several great candid shots and their posed shots truly captured the love we have for each other. Wonderful people."


Chelsea Lugo - Uhland, Texas

"We use Magnolia Gruene for all of our photography needs - from events to prom and family portraits. He killed it AGAIN with our daughter's prom pictures. Always more than thankful for hard work he puts in & the amazing results."

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Sherry Lerch - New Braunfels, Texas

"Best photographer ever. We always have such a great time with Johnny and Gina. Photos are always amazing and reflect the fun we had while taking the photos. You don't have to worry about where to take your photos. He always has great ideas and a variety of locations. Thanks again for the great family photos. Can't wait til next year!


Allison Koehler - New Braunfels, Texas

"The best choice I made for my wedding! He was so much fun to be around, had our whole album ready within DAYS, and best of all the photos were phenomenal! He will now be my go to photographer."

Holly Billings - New Braunfels, Texas

Such a great photographer! He got everything we wanted and more, can’t say enough nice words about his work, truly talented in his field.

Jenny Wiggins - New Braunfels, Texas

Our daughter’s senior summer photo session turned out amazing! I highly recommend Magnolia Gruene and can’t wait for the fall session. They offer sessions throughout the year to capture each season and special occasion.

Joy Hill - New Braunfels, Texas

Working with Magnolia Gruene Photography was such a pleasure. They were very flexible, great communicators, and they really went the extra mile to get absolutely amazing senior pictures of my daughter. I will definitely use them again and would definitely recommend them!

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