Caleb Ruckel

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Caleb graduated from Southwestern University with a degree in Economics in 2015. Shortly after graduating he decided to throw caution to the wind and pursue a career as a photographer. When not working for Twist Tours, Caleb can be found working as a freelance photographer, hiking, or searching for a table with a wall outlet at any of Austin’s coffee shops.

Words of Praise

Caleb did an amazing job! Thank you for recommending him!

Caleb is awesome!  I shared my link with my team, they were very impressed!

I received the pictures and tours links.  Caleb was great!

Caleb was so professional and delivered really incredible photos – I will request him all the time!

I just wanted to say what a great job he did yesterday at the Calaveras house!! The pics look amazing and he got really good drone shots! Exactly what I was looking for.

Get To Know Me

How long have you been in the Austin area?
⤜ 26 years with a few breaks in between!

Who inspires you (in general / as an artist / your interpretation)?
⤜ My older sister. She has always pushed herself to live life on her own terms and she always seeks things that are outside of her comfort zone. Since I was young I’ve tried to emulate her and she’s what pushed me to pursue a creative career in the first place!

Breakfast Lunch or Dinner?
⤜ Breakfast. Tacos.

What was the best concert you’ve ever been to?
⤜ I was in the front row for the Foo Fighters taping of Austin City Limits and it was so incredible that I still can’t believe it really happened.

When you were a kiddo, what did you really want to be when you grew up?
⤜ An attorney.

Your favorite Austin Eatery // Coffee House // Brewery?
⤜ Uchi is absolutely perfect and you can’t beat Epoch for 24 hour coffee.

What’s your hidden talent?
⤜ Knowing WAY too much about all of the Disney theme parks around the world.

What’s your favorite thing about being a photographer?
⤜ It gives me the opportunity to meet and connect with so many new people. Whether it’s photographing homes or helping strangers to take a photo when I’m on vacation, I truly love how many people photography brings into my life.

Have you ever met anybody famous?
⤜ Tom Hanks and I waved at each other at Disneyland one time!

What is your go-to Potluck dish?
⤜ Buffalo chicken dip.

How many states // countries have you visited (or lived in!)?
⤜ 21 states and 7 countries.

What’s something that has surprised you about being a real estate photographer?
⤜ How much of an art it really is. Before starting to work with Twist Tours I thought it would be easy but making great images is a lot harder than you’d think.

What is one of the top items on your Bucket List?
⤜ The top thing on my bucket list is to take a month or two to live in Tokyo.

What’s something—big or small—that you’re really bad at?
⤜ Texting. All of my friends and my family give me such a hard time about how bad I am at responding to messages.

What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
⤜ I’d love to get back into reading as a hobby again. I buy so many books but just never actually make it through them.

What’s your most used emoji?
⤜ 🔥

Favorite Shoots